Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 11 April 2018)
Drought continued to worsen during the hot, dry Jilial season in the first quarter of 2018. The Gu rains have started early in most areas and are likely to ease the immediate impact of water availability, however, they will likely worsen conditions for IDPs in overcrowded settlements. The IDPs, mostly women and children, live primarily in improvised shelters, exposing them to inclement weather, with poor hygiene facilities, thus heightening the risk of communicable diseases. Humanitarians are providing life-saving aid to people in need, but gaps exist.