Overall situation: An estimated 4.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, 2.5 million are children. Most poor households in Somaliland are still slowly recovering from the widespread damage caused by the cyclone in July 2018.
Displacement: At least 500 newly displaced families arrived in Qansahley IDP camp in Dolow. There are 42,000 other IDP families sheltered across 371 IDP settlements in Baidoa. The new displacements were a result of increased conflict in Southwest and Jubaland that forced families to flee their homes.
Malnutrition: At least 294,000 children under five years old are at risk of malnutrition, 55,000 of these face Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and will need appropriate nutrition treatment.
World Vision response: Since the beginning of 2018, World Vision’s response has assisted 1,261,537 people including 590,678 children through food security and livelihoods, health, nutrition, water and hygiene and education programmes.
Overall funding situation: While the income in 2017 was steady throughout the year, due to the continued hunger crisis, spike in disease outbreaks and increase in internal displacements, contributions have been modest in the second half of 2018 as the overall food security situation improved. Despite improvements in the humanitarian situation, continued support from donors will be required to sustain lifesaving assistance early in 2019, alongside scaling livelihood and resilience support.