Somalia

Somalia

Highlights 2011

  • OCHA continued to mobilize response to vulnerable people in the areas most affected by the 2011 drought. As several parts of southern Somalia became accessible to humanitarians in 2012, OCHA led early missions to ensure delivery of aid to disaster-affected people. 
     
  • The Head of OCHA Somalia has been based in Somalia since mid-2012–a move that started a phased transfer of key coordination capacity to strengthen humanitarian coordination mechanisms, most notably in southern and central Somalia.
     
  • In December 2012, the humanitarian community launched a three-year Consolidated Appeal (CAP) for Somalia. The humanitarian strategy is the first of its kind to take a multi-year approach to the humanitarian crisis. This is critical in order to address the protracted nature of the emergency by building people’s resilience to recurrent and predictable shocks.

Although famine conditions no longer exist in Somalia, more than 2 million people face food shortages. © IRIN/Kate Holt