Humanitarian Health Action

Health partners in Somalia concerned over scaling down of life-saving health services due to funding shortages

Archive photo by IRIN/Kate Holt
Archive photo/IRIN/Kate Holt

23 July 2015 -- Health partners in Somalia have expressed concern that they will face difficulties in continuing to provide life-saving health services at the scale required as a result of declining humanitarian funding for 2015 and the forecast for 2016. Despite continued early warnings and appeals for timely and adequate funding, health is currently funded at 8.5%, the lowest since 2008.