Horn of Africa - RW updates
The humanitarian crisis in Somalia remains one of the largest and most complex in the world with climatic shocks, armed conflict and protracted displacement. While over 3 million people still require humanitarian assistance, humanitarian access remains extremely challenging.
In October, Jowhar and Balcad districts in Middle Shabelle region experienced flooding due to seasonal rains leading to temporary displacements in some villages. Humanitarian partners have worked to provide assistance to the affected people, despite logistical challenges and localised insecurity.
Strong winds and heavy rains in Puntland leave an unknown number of people dead and thousands affected.
Outlook for food security remains cautious in parts of Somalia due to erratic rains.
Humanitarian air service seeks urgent funding to maintain its support to humanitarian activities.