Somalia - July 2018 Situation Report

  • Food security:The food security situation has improved significantly in most parts following the enhanced rains received during the Gu rains (April – June). However, 5.4 million people particularly populations in IDP camps and northern Guban regions still need humanitarian assistance. Of these, 1.2 million children are projected to be at risk of malnutrition.
  • Floods alert: World Vision continues to respond in areas affected by floods and cyclone in central and northern Somalia. So far 73,596 people out of the 102,500 people targeted have been assisted. While communities displaced by the floods and the cyclone have returned to their homes and farms, further support is needed to help them rebuild their livelihoods and restore their safety net. This will require a sustained multi-sectoral support for the next six months (July - December).
  • Diseases outbreaks: A gradual increase in Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera and malaria cases have been recorded in all the regions of Somalia. Since December 2017, 5,968 cases (48% children below two years old) have been reported including 41 associated deaths. Additionally, 6,778 cases (2,956 children under the age of 5) of malaria have been reported since the beginning of 2018.
  • Conflict displacements: Protracted conflict in southern and central regions of Somalia continues to displace populations, disrupting markets and the transport system. UNHCR estimates 2.6 million people to be internally displaced. Nearly 2,700 households are displaced following the armed standoff between the Somaliland and Puntland states in Turkaraq, Sool region.
  • World Vision response: Since the beginning of 2018, World Vision has supported 540,168 people (203,246) children through food security, health, nutrition, water and hygiene, education and provision of Non-Food Items. For more information, download our July 2018 situation report.