Somalia Humanitarian Emergency

Women and their children
UN Photo/Tobin Jones

Between January and June 2018, the humanitarian situation in Somalia remained grave due to residual impacts of drought, ongoing displacement, conflict and seasonal floods. Heavy rainfall in April and May resulted in severe flooding in central and southern regions affecting over 830,000 people, and displacing 290,000 of them, and impacted crops, shelter and infrastructure Disease outbreaks such as AWD/cholera and measles continue to represent a major threat to children. Overall, more than 2.6 million people have been displaced, including over 1 million in the last year alone and displacement is continuing at critical levels. Gender-based violence continues to be of major concern. UNFPA is actively participating in the sexual and reproductive health / Minimum Initial Service Package working group.

Country Population: 10.8 mil

Humanitarian needs

4.20 million
1.05 million
1.38 million
Last updated on - 01 December 2018
UN Photo/Tobin Jones

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    GBV survivors reached
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

Emergencies related listing

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.