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04 Dec 2018 description
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Highlights - Deyr seasonal rains have underperformed so far.

  • Over 4.2 million people will need assistance in 2019.

  • Lughaye, six months after Cyclone Sagar.

  • IDP woman attains self-reliance.

  • Sustained humanitarian funding leads to reduced needs.

Deyr season records poor rains

Seasonal rains have underperformed so far

05 Nov 2018 description
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  • Aid agencies step up livelihood, resilience support
  • Conflict related displacement spikes in Lower Shabelle
  • Evictions continue in Mogadishu
  • Major disease outbreaks contained
  • Polio immunization continues
  • Mental health care must be prioritized
  • Sustained funding needed to support the aid operation

Aid agencies step up livelihood, resilience support

04 Oct 2018 description


• The Deyr rainy season begins.

• Needs high among IDPs & rural populations

• Humanitarian Needs Overview process kicks off

• Promoting literacy & skills development.

• Operating environment continues to be challenging

• Life-saving & restoration of facilities continue, four months after Cyclone Sagar

• The Humanitarian Response Plan critically under-funded.

The Deyr rainy season begins

05 Sep 2018 description


• Food security improving, but nutrition levels remain critical.

• Rise in forced evictions raises concern

• Children < 5 targeted in nationwide polio campaign

• Somalia marks World Humanitarian Day

• SHF releases $7.5million for the north

Food security improving, nutrition situation remains worrying

31 Jul 2018 description


• Resilience building key to ending need.

• Achievements in the first half of 2018

• Brussels hosts Somalia Partnership Forum

• Humanitarian access challenges persist.

• More resources needed to boost humanitarian response.

• The Response Plan revised

Resilience building key to ending need

06 Jul 2018 description


  • Children at grave risk as violations spike.

  • Interview with outgoing DHC.

  • The Gu rainy season ends, but needs remain high.

  • Humanitarians step up vaccination campaigns.

  • Lack of funding hampers aid operation.


  • # of people in need 5.4m

  • # of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis (IPC Phases 3 &4) 2.m

  • # of people Emergency (IPC Phase 4) 0.5m

03 Jun 2018 description


  • Cyclone Sagar leaves a trail of destruction

  • Flooding worsens fragile humanitarian situation

  • Some IDPs in Baidoa return to take advantage of the Gu rains.

  • Pooled funds boost response but gaps remain

Cyclone Sagar leaves trail of destruction

02 May 2018 description


  • Over half a million people affected by flooding, 200,000 of these have been displaced

  • Securing key roads for humanitarian supplies

  • Spearheading humanitarian response in Puntland

  • AWD/cholera cases spike

  • Humanitarian funding levels remain low as needs rise

Over half a million people affected by flooding

30 Mar 2018 description


  • Priority areas for humanitarian response.

  • Humanitarians boost response to contain disease outbreaks.

  • IDPs living in fear of eviction

  • International community pledges humanitarian aid for Somalia.

Priority areas for humanitarian response

Humanitarian situation deteriorates as drought worsens.

06 Mar 2018 description


  • Localized drought conditions worsen as hotspot areas bear the brunt.

  • Over 1.2 million children will be malnourished in 2018.

  • London conference draws attention to Somalia crisis.

  • Somalia Humanitarian Fund supports early action, but more is urgently needed.

Areas in the north face high levels of food insecurity

31 Jan 2018 description


  • Famine risk declines, but needs remain high.

  • $1.5 billion needed to sustain life-saving and livelihood support

  • Efforts to boost famine resistance

  • Displacement worsens vulnerability

  • Localization of aid

Famine risk declines, but needs remain high

Some 5.4 million people are now in need of assistance

27 Dec 2017 description


  • Humanitarian needs severe, long-term intervention required.

  • 2017 in review: famine averted.

  • Nutrition assistance reaches one million people.

  • Medical supplies to be prepositioned.

  • Polio vaccination campaign begins

  • Call to respect neutrality

  • The role of the diaspora in famine prevention

  • SHF releases an additional $12.3 million

  • Somalia Humanitarian Funding Trends 2010-2017

29 Nov 2017 description


• Food security needs nearly double five-year average.

• Late Deyr rainfall falls short, risk of fifth poor rains.

• Number of newly displaced people decline in October.

• Plans underway to kick start measles vaccination campaign.

• Additional funding required to support humanitarian assistance.

Food Security Outlook

Food security needs nearly double five-year average

30 Oct 2017 description


• Mogadishu bomb attack kills 358 people.

• Deyr season slow start and risk of famine persists

• Drought disrupts rural pastoralist livelihoods.

• Number of displaced people in Mogadishu on the rise.

• Rising access constraints and violence against humanitarian workers.

• Measles cases remain at epidemic levels as new AWD/cholera cases reduce


# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 7 3.1 m

# of people in need 6.2 m

26 Sep 2017 description


  • 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

31 Aug 2017 description


  • 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

31 Jul 2017 description


  • 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.


05 Jul 2017 description


• Poor Gu rainfall performance likely to impact July harvest

• Nutrition situation remains worrisome

• Humanitarians engage authorities to ease access impediments


# 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

02 Jun 2017 description


  • Over 6.7 million Somalis need humanitarian assistance

  • Some 1.4 million children projected to be malnourished in 2017

  • Disease outbreaks not slowing down


# 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)

04 May 2017 description


  • Over 620,000 people displaced since November 2016

  • Humanitarian situation continues to worsen

  • Humanitarian partners scaleup response


# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 2.9m

# of people in food security stress 3.3m

# of acutely 363,000 malnourished children under age 5

Source: www.fsnau.org (February 2017)

# of internally displaced people before November 2016 1.1m