This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 3,308,035 Swiss francs (increased from 1,291,576 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) support the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in assisting 150,000 people for 10 months. The expanded operation will focus on the following sectors: health; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); livelihood, nutrition, food security; shelter (including household non-food items). It also reflects a substantial increase in the target population, timeframe for implementation, number of activities, and an enlarged geographic scope. The current funding gap is 2,613,274 Swiss francs. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation, and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments. August 2015: Poor post Gu season1 exacerbates drought conditions leading to reduced pasture land, water shortages, and deaths of livestock, increasing the number of acutely food insecure people to emergency levels.
January 2016: Governments of Somaliland and Puntland declare the drought situation as an emergency.
February 2016: IFRC deploys Surge Capacity to support the SRCS on needs assessments.
25 March 2016: IFRC Emergency Appeal for 1,290,936 Swiss francs to assist 78,990 people is launched.
February 2017: FEWSNET2 report states that Famine (IPC Level 5-Catastrophe) 3 is expected if the 2017 Gu season sees minimal rain highlighting the critical connections between drought and food security and nutrition as well as water and sanitation and hygiene promotion. Bari, Nugaal, Sool and Sanaag: WASH, CTP, NFI
Somaliland & Puntland: Health
The immediate access to health services will be provided through mobile clinics. The food needs of the targeted population will be met through provision of food and water assistance using Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) based on availability of funds. Safe and clean water will be provided through rehabilitation of water points (boreholes and berkeds5) available in the proximity of the beneficiaries including sensitisation of beneficiaries on water treatment and usage. Capacity strengthening of the SRCS will be carried out to ensure the proposed activities are carried out effectively.
The overall objective is to assist 150,000 people to meet their basic humanitarian needs focusing on health, nutrition, livelihoods and access to safe water for the drought affected population in six regions of Somaliland (Woqoyi Galbeed, Toghdheer, Hargeisa, Sahil, Sool and Sanaag), and two regions of Puntland (Bari, and Nugal).