East Africa Emergency Appeal

In Somalia poverty, armed conflict, political instability and natural disasters continue to drive humanitarian needs resulting in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance reaching 5 million – 40 per cent of the population. Over 1.1 million people are internally displaced and Somalia remains among the poorest and food insecure nations globally. [http://www.globaldtm.info/somalia/]

UMR is implementing a project for drought-affected IDPs and host communities in and around Mogadishu & Luug District, Gedu region by enabling people to access food as they wait for other humanitarian interventions. The targeted beneficiaries were provided with family/household rations equivalent to the ones provided by WFP and recommended by the Somalia Food Security Cluster. The ration included 25 kgs of rice, 25kgs of sugar, 5 liters of cooking oil, 2kgs of tea leaves and 5kgs of powdered milk.

“Immediate support is required to prevent a significant deterioration of the humanitarian situation.” – Peter de Clercq U.N. humanitarian coordinator.