According to UNOCHA humanitarian bulletin (Dec 2018), over 4.2 m people will need humanitarian assistance and protection services in Somalia in 2019. The humanitarian situation in Somalia is wanting and continues to be affected by climatic shocks, protracted conflict (as a result of Al-Shabab attacks) and face other issues resulting in massive internal displacement and human suffering.
ACT Somalia Forum members namely Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), Diakonia Sweden and Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) have submitted a joint 18 months appeal aimed at enabling affected communities establish sustainable livelihoods, improve access to safe water/WASH facilities and enable affected communities improve their coping mechanisms and resilience. In addition, the project will support school children to access quality education as a long-term resilience strategy of supporting diversified livelihoods.
SOM191 appeal budget is US$ 5,032,687 and the balance requested by members is US$ 4,972,987.