In Somalia, significant humanitarian needs persist as a consequence of seasonal shocks, insecurity, and inadequate access to and provision of basic services. An estimated 5 million people out of a total population of approximately 11 million are food insecure and need life-saving and livelihoods support.


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Humanitarian Strategy Somalia 2016-2018

The three-year humanitarian strategy for Somalia for 2016 to 2018 will aim to lead to significant long-term reductions in the level of humanitarian need in Somalia.

Humanitarian Response Plan Somalia 2016

HRPs are required for any humanitarian crisis requiring the support of more than one agency, and are prepared by humanitarian country teams (HCTs) based on a humanitarian needs overview.

Humanitarian Needs Overview Somalia 2016

HNOs present a comprehensive analysis of the overall situation and associated needs.


The El Niño climatic phenomenon has exacerbated drought conditions in the region, particularly in Somaliland and Puntland, and have affected an estimated 1.7 million people in 2016. Moreover, conflict and insecurity remain one of the drivers of needs in Somalia with frequent attacks on communities, causing displacement and human suffering.

The Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) invited the STAIT mission to look at a number of areas:

The team included representatives from STAIT, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Action Contre la Faim (ACF), the Global Child Protection Area of Responsibility (AoR), and the Global Food Security Cluster. The mission members met with over 250 people bilaterally, in self-assessment exercises, and focus groups. This included the HCT, the inter-cluster group, clusters, donors, national NGOs, international NGOs, and individuals directly affected by the crisis in Mogadishu (Somalia), Nairobi (Kenya), Garowe (Puntland) and Hargeisa (Somaliland).

The HCT developed an action plan during the retreat on the final day of the mission, based on key issues identified during the mission. The plan sets out a series of actions that the HCT has committed to implement.  Some of the main issues are listed below.  The HC will report on progress to the EDG in April, 2017.



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