SOMALIA HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN (HRP)
Projects in the 2015 HRP have so far been funded at US$271 million, or 31 per cent of the $863 million requested. An additional $107 million has been received for humanitarian activities outside the HRP.
As a result, at mid-year an estimated 658,000 people or over 23 per cent of the 2.8 million target beneficiaries were assisted through various activities. The number of people unable to meet their minimum food needs decreased from more than one million six months ago to 731,000. Countrywide acute malnutrition decreased from 14.9 to 12 per cent.
Humanitarian donors have been very supportive and continue to demonstrate high levels of engagement in ensuring that aid reaches the people in need in Somalia. However, the current funding is not sufficient, it only enables partners to meet part of the enormous humanitarian needs. More funding is necessary to avoid setbacks in the progress made in humanitarian action and to ensure programme continuity.
Requirements and funding per cluster (million $)
Critical needs, including food security, health, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) remain seriously underfunded with less than a third of the requirements funded so far. The funding shortfall leaves approximately 400,000 vulnerable people in Somalia without much needed assistance.
COMMON HUMANITARIAN FUND (CHF) ALLOCATIONS
In 2015, the CHF has received $26.8 million to date. The CHF has prioritized $24.8 million through the standard allocation and reserve to support 60 life-saving and time-critical projects implemented by 34 partners and benefiting more than 500,000 people. A further $4 million is expected from donors to complete the disbursement for 19 remaining CHF projects.
Flexible funding provided through CHF remains critical for the humanitarian community to quickly respond to unforeseen needs or gaps in the response.
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