In 2013, Somalia was affected by an outbreak of poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) with 194 cases followed by five cases in 2014. Although the last case of WPV1 in Somalia prior to this outbreak was reported six years ago, the country has experienced a continuous transmission of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) since 2008. The last outbreak of WPV1 initiated in May 2013 and has resulted in 199 WPV1 cases in South Central zone and Puntland including the five cases in Jariban district of Mudug region in 2014 in the months of May and June.
BACKGROUND TO THE PROJECT AND KIMETRICA’S ROLE
AT A GLANCE
1/3 of ration card holders join to form larger household units. A census to update household statistics in the UNHCR database could facilitate better planning and potentially result in resource savings.
6.3% of adults have received vocational training. An assessment to understand vocational training needs and explore possible livelihoods is advised.
WFP plans to replace a percentage of the cereal ration of the in-kind General Food Distribtuion (GFD) provided to refugees in northern Kenya with a voucher that would enable them to buy other food commodities. This will initially be 10% of the cereal ration steadily increasing to 30% if markets respond well to the increased demand.