Humanitarian Health Action

Somalia situation reports


  • 16 March 2017

    Somalia Health Cluster bulletin

    The Government of Somalia, in collaboration with WHO and UNICEF, launched the first Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign on 15th March, targeting over 450 000 people in seven high-risk areas around the country. During the week-ending 12 March, there was a sharp rise in the number of Acute Watery Diar-rhoea (AWD)/Cholera cases to 3,126 cases and 71 deaths from 1,839 cases and 48 deaths during the week-ending 5th March.

  • 23 February 2017

    Alert: Pre-famine in Somalia

    Somalia is on the brink of famine. An immediate scale-up of the drought response is required to prevent the worst-case scenario. A pre-famine alert was issued for Somalia on 2 February 2017 by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator. Over the past six months, the food security and nutrition situation has deteriorated significantly and a third famine in 25 years is a real possibility. More than 360,000 acutely malnourished and 70,000 severely malnourished children currently need urgent and life-saving support.


  • September - October 2016

    Regional health situation update

    Yemen: Providing health care to children on the brink of starvation; Syria crisis response update (October 2016); Cholera resurgence in the Eastern Mediterranean Region; Somalia: WHO supports first national public health laboratory


  • May - July 2014

  • March - April 2014

  • January - February 2014

    WHO and IOM join hands to build sustainable capacity of health authorities in Somalia Child Health Days conducted in Puntland to improve child health and immunization. 5100 people screened and 1500 operated during Gift of Sight campaign in Kismayo. 63 Lady Health Workers completed training in Garowe. Inauguration ceremony of new WHO office construction in Garowe. Somali students submitted drawings for the Word Health Day 2014 art competition