UNHCR Somalia Factsheet - May 2017
46,000 Individuals displaced by the drought
149,327 Drought affected individuals assisted
53,754 Individuals benefited from cash assistance
2,369 Individuals enrolled in community-based projects
UPDATE ON ACHIEVEMENTS
Response to drought: In May, UNHCR provided assistance to 149,327 individuals affected by the drought: 49,640 individuals were temporarily provided with drinking water ; 48,348 individuals benefited from core relief items (CRIs) ; 41,408 individuals benefited from newly established supply of potable water and improved sanitation and hygiene conditions ; 8,530 individuals benefited with one-time unconditional cash grants ; and 1,401 individuals were reached with gender-based violence (GBV) interventions
Drought displacements: In May, UNHCR recorded around 46,000 individuals newly displaced by the drought. Bay and Banadir regions remain the two areas most affected by new arrivals with 4,900 and 9,000 arrivals, respectively, during May. Since November 2016, around 739,000 drought displacements has been recorded, the majority of them arrived to Bay (162,000 individuals) and Banadir regions (160,000 individuals). .