Somalia Joint Multi-Cluster Needs Assessment: Sool Region Profile - August 2018

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Prolonged drought conditions, since early 2016, have resulted in a substantial livestock herd depletion and a reduction in cereal production in Somalia, impacting negatively on households' access to food and income. In addition, above average rainfall in the first half of 2018 caused severe flooding across parts of South Central Somalia and coastal areas of Puntland and Somaliland, causing destruction to agricultural land and displacement in affected areas. Parallel to these climatic trends, insecurity continues to limit humanitarian access especially in South Central Somalia.

In light of this evolving context, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in partnership with REACH conducted a Joint National Multi-Cluster Needs Assessment (JMCNA) to assess humanitarian needs and access to basic services in Somalia. Households were sampled for statistical representativeness stratified by internally displaced person (IDP) and host community households at the district level, with a 92% confidence level and a 10% margin of error.

This factsheet presents analysis of data collected in Sool Region between 30 June and 12 August 2018. A total of 226 households were surveyed across the region. Findings relating to host community households are representative with a 95% confidence level and a 8% margin of error while those relating to IDP households are representative with a 90% confidence level and a 9% margin of error.

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