During the six months following the launch of the 2009 Consolidated Appeal, significant changes occurred in the political arena while the humanitarian situation in Somalia remained much the same. The overall food security situation in Somalia was the worst seen in 16 years and continued to deteriorate, with 43% of the population – 3.2 million people – remaining in need of humanitarian and livelihood assistance.
Increased emergency humanitarian aid in the latter half of 2011 proved to have a significant impact in Somalia, where the number of people living in crisis conditions had jumped from 2.4 million at the start of the year to four million by September 2011. The deterioration in the humanitarian situation is principally due to failed rains and continued obstacles to humanitarian access. Without the generous response of donors since the onset of the famine in July, the situation would have become far worse.
Deyr (Oct-Dec) and Gu (April-June) rains; political developments; the security situation, especially in Mogadishu; elections in Somaliland Target beneficiaries: 3,640,000 total (urban/rural), including 910,000 in Humanitarian Emergency; 1,180,000 in Acute Food and Livelihood Crisis and 1,550,000 internally displaced Funding request per beneficiary: $189 Total funding request: $689,008,615