Poor post-Gu (long rains) exacerbates drought conditions leading to reduced pasture land, water shortages, and deaths of livestock. This has increased the number of acutely food insecure people to emergency levels, with 38% of the Somalia population acutely food insecure, and 304,700 children under 5 years of age acutely malnourished. Reports indicate that 4.7 million people are food insecure with an estimated 930,000 already in IPC Phase 3 (crisis) and 22,000 in Phase 4 (emergency). Without humanitarian assistance the situation will deteriorate.
This Emergency Appeal supports the Somali Red Crescent Society to deliver assistance and support to 78,990 drought-affected people, with a focus on health and care, water, sanitation and hygiene, food security, nutrition and livelihoods.
Moneytransfers are offered to 5,400 people, health services to 78,990 people and nutrion screening to 15,798 children. These and all other activities focus on vulnerable populations of Somaliland and Puntland.
Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
Disaster Management Phase