Somalia

Somalia

Highlights 2011

  • By strengthening coordination structures in southern Somalia, OCHA helped ensure that an unprecedented increase of assistance lifted half a million people out of famine. The number of beneficiaries receiving food assistance tripled, from 770,000 in July to 2.6 million in October.
     
  • Through strong ties with non-traditional donors and a range of NGOs, OCHA expanded its donor base and facilitated relief to areas often inaccessible to UN agencies and humanitarian partners.
     
  • Pooled funding (CHF and CERF) reached $138 million, which was 16 per cent of total Somalia CAP funding in 2011.

Families queue for food in Badbado IDP camp, Mogadishu. © Kate Holt/IRIN