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
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

5.40 million
1.35 million
178,200
1.77 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UN Photo/Tobin Jones

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    180,498
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    15,711
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    34,675
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    500,000
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    125,811
    GBV survivors reached
    36,940
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    6
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    40
    Number of safe spaces
    57
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    22
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    40
    Dignity Kits distributed
    15,711
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    105
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    46
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    86
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    36
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    24

Emergencies updates and resources

Disclaimer
  • 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.