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Access to water is a basic human need, and achieving full coverage remains a challenge in many areas of Somalia. For this reason, and in view of the persistent drought across the Horn of Africa region, there is need for the Somali government, humanitarian and development partners to work together ...
The Horn of Africa has been hotter and drier than normal in January following an early cessation of seasonal rains around mid-December. This is likely to result in further deterioration of pasture and water resources, most notably in pastoral and marginal agricultural areas of Somalia, Ethiopia and parts of ...

One million Somalis were displaced by drought and conflict last year, according to OCHA, the UN office that coordinates humanitarian aid. The rains in Somalia have underperformed for four successive seasons and today everyone – from farmers in the previously fertile south to pastoralists herding camel ...
The Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA), a process led by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in partnership with the Federal Member States (FMS), the World Bank (WB), United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), aims to reduce the country's vulnerability to climate shocks, ...
Since the 1990s, Somalia has undergone three periods of protracted drought and two periods of famine against the backdrop of civil war. In 2017, the President of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) declared a state of national disaster due to nationwide drought. Government leadership, combined ...
Oxfam declared the Horn of Africa Drought as a major crisis in January 2017. Based on the prioritisation, the response actions commenced and scale up of the intervention started. Oxfam is responding in all three countries - Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, targeting people in need. The target is to provide ...

Garowe, 18 February 2018 – The top United Nations humanitarian official in Somalia has commended the drought relief and recovery efforts of the authorities in the northern state of Puntland, while cautioning that the current humanitarian crisis was far from over. “We took stock, together with [Puntland's] ...
Mogadishu – The Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is supporting IOM, the UN Migration Agency to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to drought-affected displaced populations in Somalia's South Central, Somaliland and Puntland regions. Somalia continues to face drought ...
Although famine was averted in 2017, thanks in part to a massive scale-up in humanitarian assistance, famine remains a looming risk in the coming months and years. Decades of insecurity, political instability, drought and food insecurity have disrupted desperately needed services, devastated human ...
Somalia is in the grip of an intense drought, induced by four consecutive seasons of poor rainfall. In the worst affected areas, poor rainfall and lack of water has wiped out crops and killed livestock, while communities are being forced to sell their assets, and borrow food and money to survive.
Somalia has 2.1 million internally displaced people, half of whom fled conflict and drought in 2017 alone. Many are living in informal settlements in urban areas. Since 2011, Human Rights Watch has documented serious abuses against displaced communities in Mogadishu including forced evictions, ...
Challenges which need to be addressed in a context of widespread poverty and underdevelopment, as well as continued multi-layered conflict coupled with recurrent drought. As a result, serious protection concerns persist in Somalia, putting civilians' lives at risk, forcing many to flee, exposing them to ...
This includes the drought-induced famine of 2011-2012, during which over 200,000 people are estimated to have died, as well as the conflict-induced famine of 1992 which resulted in the death of over 300,000 people. Since 1991, Somalia has been trapped in a vicious cycle of deep structural stresses and ...
About 6.2 million people in Somalia - half the population - need emergency aid, such as food, water and shelter, due to unprecedented drought and ongoing conflict, the United Nations said on Wednesday, appealing for $1.6 billion. The drought - spanning four consecutive poor rainy seasons - has forced ...
The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought. December data collection in Nugaal ...
Somalia: Satellite imagery reveals devastation amid forced evictions of thousands who fled conflict and drought ... structures, including several schools, were demolished in sudden forced evictions that left more than 4,000 families homeless on the outskirts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu in late December.
Two weeks after being forcibly evicted from their shelters, thousands of vulnerable families are still living rough in the outskirts of Mogadishu. Somali security forces went in and destroyed 23 camps for internally displaced people, housing more than 4,000 Somalis, on 29 and 30 December last year ...

With their coping mechanisms severely eroded, drought-affected populations will continue to rely on humanitarian assistance in 2018. More than 870 000 Somalis are refugees in neighbouring countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Djibouti or Ethiopia. Despite the drought, voluntary repatriation from Kenya has ...
02 The total number of people in need of humanitarian asistance has risen to over 15 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia due to the variation of rainfall. FEWSNET and FSNAU reports indicate Ethiopia 8.5 million, Somalia 6.2 million and Kenya 3.4 million will require humanitarian assistance.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The UK's International Development Secretary traveled to Somalia on Sunday 21 January, for meetings with the Federal Government of Somalia, international partners, and civil society. This was Ms. Mordaunt's first visit to Somalia as International Development Secretary. During the ...
About 32,000 people have been displaced by conflict and severe drought ravaging several parts of Somalia in October, the UN humanitarian agency said on Thursday. The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its latest bulletin this is a slight decline in the number of newly ...
Pastoralists have long been accustomed to the harsh environment in Somalia, but the prolonged drought has brought many to the edge of starvation. Sun-bleached carcasses of livestock dot the area, remains of what were once high-value assets that offered meat, milk and income for families. The animals ...
Mogadishu, 29 November 2017: The unprecedented drought, spanning at least four consecutive poor rainy seasons, has resulted in severe and growing humanitarian needs across Somalia, according to the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) released today by the Somalia Humanitarian Country Team.
The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought. October data collection in Lower Juba ...
A joint initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) will boost agriculture value chains and enhance drought resilience in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda. The initiative is part of a broad coalition to boost collaboration between the two institutions in agriculture, ...
... • According to FEWSNET, moisture deficits have grown in the larger part of the Horn of Africa due to poor rainfall since late September. Over central and southern Somalia, a dry weather pattern is forecast, which could worsen conditions on the ground.1. • Over 15 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia and ...
Drought-related displacement of people and livestock continues. In Somalia, some 943,000 people have been internally displaced due to the drought from November 2016 to 22 October 2017, according to preliminary figures, while some 168,000 people have been displaced by conflict in 2017.
MOGADISHU, 27 November 2017 - The Government of Japan has provided generous funding in an Emergency Grant Aid, to support UNICEF's ongoing lifesaving work for women and children hit by the devastating drought in Somalia. The US$3 million grant will fund essential health, sanitation and ...
The camps are already overfilled with drought-stricken people, barely surviving in flimsy shelters,” said the Norwegian Refugee Council's (NRC) Country Director in Somalia, Victor Moses. “The double shock to people fleeing both conflict and drought means that they have to endure multiple crises at once, ...
“We are seeing a spike in families fleeing fighting that are arriving in overcrowded camps in Mogadishu. The camps are already overfilled with people affected by drought.” Victor Mose, the NRC's country director in Somalia, said in a statement Monday. Moses said people affected by both the conflict and ...
The risk of famine persists in the worst drought-affected areas as the food security and nutrition situation continues to deteriorate, especially in ...
Save the Children Somalia/Somaliland country office counts only beneficiaries reached directly through health, nutrition, child protection, ...
There are currently 2.6 million people displaced by drought and conflict in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya: 2 million of whom are internally ...
Since November 2016, Somalia faces severe drought, forcing almost one million persons to flee from their homes. UNHCR immediately ...
This report is produced by OCHA Somalia in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 24 August to 6 September 2017 ...
When you look at 7-month-old Samira (name changed), it's hard to think of anything other than whether she'll survive.
Drought has displaced 766,000 people in Somalia since November, and the country is also facing one of its worst outbreaks of cholera.
Prolonged drought conditions in the region has led to increased number of new settlements. This can also be attributed to loss of livelihoods, ...
Over the last year, 800,000 people in Somalia have been displaced due to drought and famine according to Refugees International. Part of the ...
Baidoa in Somalia has seen no rain in two years. Cattle are dead, wells are dry and fields are empty – certain diseases such as cholera have ...
The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to ...
The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains critical until the end of the year. Continued large scale assistance is required to keep Somalia ...
MORE than 200 people have died after raging outbreaks of cholera and measles in drought-stricken Somalia. At least 1 155 deaths from ...
... (THY) flew 60 tons of dietary supplements for malnourished Somalian children yesterday as part of an aid campaign to drought-hit Somalia.
They're giving out money - not food - to end a drought that threatens (allegedly) 6.7 million people in Somalia. It sounds silly, right? Surely, if there's a famine, ...
Somalia is suffering from its worst drought in 40 years. The crippling effects of the drought are compounded by militant violence and lack of ...
Up to 50 migrants from Somalia, Ethiopia 'deliberately drowned' by smuggler ... by homegrown extremist group al-Shabab and deadly drought.
Turkey is set to open the largest military camp in Somalia, where locals are battling an Islamist militant group in addition to drought and disease ...
From Baidoa, Somalia: 'We have no hope' – in pictures ... The worst drought in 40 years has a cruel grip on Somalia. A struggling young ...
1 (Xinhua) -- The number of people who have been displaced by the severe drought ravaging several parts of Somalia has risen to 766,467 ...


 

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