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26 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Displaced persons among worst affected by drought.

  • Over 100,000 displaced people evicted from settlements in 2017, according to the Norwegian Refuge Council.

  • AWD/Cholera cases have declined from a peak of over 5,300 cases in June to 93 cases in August.

  • Strengthening localization of humanitarian response.

Displaced populations hard hit by drought

15 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA Somalia in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 24 August to 6 September 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 21 September 2017.

Highlights

31 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Threat of famine persists, according to latest FSNAU assessment results.

  • Efforts underway to address displacement and durable solutions.

  • Forced evictions heighten protection risks for IDPs.

  • Spike in abductions hinder access on major supply routes.

  • Somalia declared Polio free for third consecutive year.

  • AWD/cholera cases decline; pockets of concern remain

Latest assessment results indicate famine persists

11 Aug 2017 description

Food Security

The number of severely food insecure people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia has increased to 14.3 million, following the publication of new data on the situation in Kenya.

31 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Critical humanitarian needs to persist to end of 2017.

  • Early preparedness for a possible El Nino underway.

  • Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) prevalence spike in IDP settlements.

  • AWD/cholera cases and related deaths decline, but pockets of concern remain.

  • Drought-induced displacements on the increase.

  • More funding required to sustain humanitarian response until end of 2017.

FIGURES

28 Jul 2017 description

Each year, millions of people are forced from their homes by conflict, violence and disasters. Some cross borders to seek protection as refugees, but the majority remain internally displaced within their own countries.

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25 Jul 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA Somalia in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 5 to 24 July 2017.

Highlights

18 Jul 2017 description

Rainfall

In Somalia there are unfavourable prospects for this year's main Gu crops, after the Gu rains were late and poorly distributed over most areas of the country. In the Lower Shabelle region, the main maize producing area, seasonal rainfall was about 50 per cent belowaverage with drought conditions currently affecting up to 85 per cent of the cropland.

05 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Poor Gu rainfall performance likely to impact July harvest

• Nutrition situation remains worrisome

• Humanitarians engage authorities to ease access impediments

Figures

# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 3.2m

# of people in food security stress 3.5m

# of acutely 363,000 malnourished children under age 5

Source : www.fsnau.org (February 2017)

# of internally displaced people before November 2016 1.1m

05 Jul 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA Somalia in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 20 to 27 June 2017.

Highlights

• Drought conditions are deepening as a result of poor Gu rains and are now expected to continue until the coming Deyr season in October. According to the Gu 2017 Rainfall Performance report issued by the FAO-led Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM), the much-anticipated Gu rainy season was generally poor and considerably below normal, across the country.

04 Jul 2017 description

Somalia: An estimated 761,000 Somalis have been internally displaced by drought between November 2016 and 23 June 2017. More than 22,000 displacements were recorded between 1 and 23 June, of whom 13,500 individuals arrived in Baidoa town from remote villages in Berdaale, Dinsoor and Qansahdhere districts in Bay region and Rabdhuure district in Bakool. The cities of Baidoa (174,280) and Mogadishu (161,100) host 44% of these displaced people.

22 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

• Rainfall totals were more than 30 per cent below average across large areas of Somalia, and more than 50 per cent below average in the worst-affected areas, according to the Global Food Security alert issued by FEWSNET on 21 June.

• A total of 3.51 million people have been reached with temporary or permanent access to safe water since the beginning of the year. This represents 75 per cent of the 4.5 million people targeted for access to safe water.

20 Jun 2017 description

Rainfall

Somalia: The significant reduction of rainfall across Somalia in the first week of June marks a possible end to the Gu rainy season. The reduction of rainfall within the Juba and Shabelle River basins in Ethiopia and Somalia has led to decreasing river levels which are expected to stabilize in the coming week.

16 Jun 2017 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia continues to deteriorate and an elevated risk of famine persists in some parts of the country, only six years after the devastating 2011 famine led to the death of over a quarter million people, half of them children. Over 6.7 million people are now estimated to need humanitarian assistance. This is more than half of the population of Somalia.

16 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • According to the FAO-managed Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM), the significant reduction of rainfall across Somalia during the week starting 4 June is a possible indicator of the end of the Gu rainy season.

  • New AWD/Cholera cases continued to be reported in Wadajir district, Banadir region, Luuq in Gedo region, Dhuusamarreeb in Galgadud region, Baidoa in Bay region and Buhodle Ayn in Puntland. Overall, some 51,036 AWD/cholera cases and 782 related deaths have been reported in 2017.

13 Jun 2017 description

(Nairobi, 13 June 2017): International partners have made financial pledges in support of humanitarian response efforts in the drought-hit Horn of Africa after a visit to Ethiopia,
Somalia and Kenya.

A delegation led by the African Union and the United Nations concluded a five-day visit to the Horn of Africa in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, after visiting drought-affected communities in Ethiopia and Somalia. It included representatives from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the African Development Bank, the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and the World Bank.

09 Jun 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA Somalia in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 31 May to 5 June 2017.

Highlights

 Localized average to above-average rainfall has been received in parts of northern and central regions of Somalia, resulting in improved pasture and water resources in these areas, according to the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWSNET) Seasonal Monitor for Somalia issued on 3 June.

02 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 6.7 million Somalis need humanitarian assistance

  • Some 1.4 million children projected to be malnourished in 2017

  • Disease outbreaks not slowing down

FIGURES

# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 2.9 m

# of people in food security stress 3.3 m

# of acutely malnourished children under age 5 363,000 Source: www.fsnau.org (February 2017)

01 Jun 2017 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia is deteriorating and there is renewedrisk of famine in 2017, only six years after a devastating famine in 2011 led to the death of more than a quarter million people, half of them children. Over 6.2 million people are estimated to be in need of assistance, more than half of the population of Somalia. Disease outbreaks are affecting most of the country and more than 620,000 people have been displaced from their homes due to drought since November 2016, including 5,000 who have crossed into neighboring Ethiopia and Kenya.