Somalia - July 2019 Situation Report

Somalia - July 2019 Situation Report

  • Overall situation: World Vision continued to provide multisectoral assistance to people affected by the crises in Somalia and strengthen the link between humanitarian interventions, resilience-building and development programs. Despite improvements in the humanitarian situation due to the increased rainfall and sustained humanitarian action, the needs are still great due to displacements and impact of the drought and floods in some areas. World Vision needs an additional USD $6.1 million to scale up activities across key sectors of health, nutrition, water and hygiene and education programmes.
  • Food security: Somalia continues to experience extreme levels of food insecurity with 5.4 million people of the population being food insecure in July. The delayed start and poor performance of the 2019 Gu’ (April-June) rains resulted in severe drought conditions. The Government and aid community are together implementing a Drought Impact Response Plan which will provide critical life-saving assistance.
  • Malnutrition: The number of children likely to face acute food insecurity in Somalia continues to rise with an estimated 0.9 million affected.
  • Urgent scaling up of humanitarian assistance is required. Without adequate and timely funding, World Vision will not be able to respond to the continuous nutrition crisis or to reach the most vulnerable children in need of health, education, protection and WASH services. Additional funding will help to provide critical services to the drought-affected areas and the internally displaced persons facing the spread of diseases.