Dry hot conditions continue to prevail across Somaliland, leading to rapid deterioration in rangeland resources as well as access to water and food security across Somaliland (FEWS NET Feb 2019).The consensus forecast released at the end of August 2018 by the Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF50), indicating a greater likelihood of normal to above-normal Deyr (Oct-Dec) rainfall, did not materialize. Indeed, the Deyr rains started late and were significantly below average across most of the country, with large parts of central Somalia and some parts of northern Somalia receiving 25 to 50 percent of average rainfall according to IPC 15/02/2019. Driven by the impacts of below-average Deyr seasonal (October to December 2018) rainfall and large-scale destitution and displacement from the 2016/2017 drought and protracted conflict, more than 1.5 million people in Somalia are expected to be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse through June 2019. In addition, 903,100 children under the age of five are likely to be acutely malnourished in 2019, according to findings from the post-Deyr seasonal assessment conducted in November and December 2018 by FNSAU As such, SRCS will be targeting 5,100 people1 or 850 households in Xagal (Woqooyi Galbeed) and Baki villages (Awdal). A community-based approach will be used for targeting the people in need of this DREF operation. This will help to identify the most vulnerable people already in IPC phase 4 emergency situation. The number of households targeted in each village was informed by the numbers provided in fig 1.1 above, where there are more households in IPC 4 in Awdal than in Woqooyi Galbeed. As such, the NS has decided to target approximately 70% of the affected households in Baki, and some 58% of those affected in Xagal to ensure a positive impact of this response in these communities. 19 branches spread across the country (6 in Somaliland, 3 in Puntland and 10 in South Central) with two coordination offices located in Mogadishu and Hargeisa.
Reducing food consumption gaps,
Eradicating acute malnutrition rates,
Saving lives and protecting livelihoods
Number of people to be assisted: 5,100
Total number of people affected: 1.5 Million