Somalia Humanitarian Emergency

Women and their children
UN Photo/Tobin Jones

Somalia's long running humanitarian crisis is fueled by multiple factors, particularly armed conflict and inter-communal violence. The deterioration of socioeconomic institutions has left communities without access to basic health care and safety, and drought conditions are only likely to exacerbate the country's humanitarian needs. In addition, the repatriation of Somali refugees from Kenya has created an extra burden on the struggling social and health sectors. In these emergency settings, UNFPA and partners work to provide life-saving sexual and reproductive health services and to establish mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 10.8 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

4.90 million
1.23 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UN Photo/Tobin Jones

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of mobile clinics
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
  • Capacity building
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management

Emergencies updates and resources

  • 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.