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Somalia    Somalia   

Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the Northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa's mainland. Wikipedia

Capital: Mogadishu

Population: 15.89 million (2020) World Bank

Currency: Somali shilling

President: Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo

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The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has reported that the recent fighting has caused the displacement of over 126,000 individuals, resulting in the deaths of 40 people and injuries to more than 60. The Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) estimates that approximately 51,000 families have left the area in search of safety. The town is the capital of the Sool region and has four official districts with around 480,744 households.

Around a month ago, there were already 20,000 people displaced due to the resurgence of clashes. Currently, people are leaving the city in large numbers and seeking refuge in surrounding areas with host families or informal camps. People are not able to pack their belongings and reports indicate that they are forming spontaneous settlements and sleeping under trees. Others are taking shelter with relatives, clansmen, or friends. This situation has worsened the already fragile conditions for those experiencing drought impacts and food insecurity. The conflict has exacerbated the ongoing situation of drought and severe food insecurity, exposing already vulnerable individuals to further displacement, challenges, food insecurity, and health risks.

For many who are fleeing the violence, this is the second time they have had to move after arriving in the city in search of food and water. Unfortunately, assistance is limited due to multiple aspects. Assistance to some vulnerable individuals is challenging as they remain in areas with ongoing fights. The need for urgent assistance is crucial in ensuring that those affected by the conflict can access the necessary resources to ensure their safety and well-being.

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Humanitarian Impact
  20,000
      Affected Persons
  7
      Children
  20
        Deaths

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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