The humanitarian situation in Somalia is rapidly deteriorating and renewed famine is a strong possibility in 2017. The severe drought is a result of two consecutive seasons of poor rainfall, leading to increasing cases of malnutrition as well as drought-related diseases such as acute watery diarrhoea, measles and diet-sensitive chronic conditions.
In addition to worsening food security and nutrition outcomes, Somalia is suffering from ongoing measles and AWD / Cholera outbreaks. The AWD / Cholera outbreak is currently spreading to new villages and districts, in particular along the Shabelle River and drought affected areas. The drought and subsequent water shortage and malnutrition are exacerbating the spread of the outbreak.
This website provides a resource for the latest health cluster bulletins, cholera bulletins and updates and other WHO response information.