• Increased insecurity continues to curtail the delivery of humanitarian assistance. On 10 October, fighting broke out between the Al Shabaab and the TFG/AMISOM forces in Mogadishu.
• The measles immunization campaigns have reached more than one million children since July, out of a targeted 2.9 million children to be reached by December 2012. With the current access restrictions, UNICEF predicts it will be very difficult to reach these remaining children.
• The rains have started and are an added factor which will delay supply movement. Many displaced people in Mogadishu’s IDP camps are facing appalling living conditions after torrential rains which started during the week poured into parts of the country’s south, with reports on worsening hygiene/sanitation conditions and potential risks for disease outbreaks.
• A total of 73,732 households received monthly blanket supplementary food rations benefitting approximately 442,392 people, including 88,478 children under five years of age, in Bay, Bakool, Hiran, Middle Juba and Lower Shabelle. In addition, 35,811 HHs (214,866 people) have been admitted into the wet feeding programme to date.