Resilience and vulnerability in the Somalia crisis: three key findings


Since 2011, Somalia has faced recurrent crises that have been complex and protracted, combining conflict and natural disasters and exacerbated by climate change. The latest humanitarian assistance figures – as documented in our Key trends in global humanitarian assistance factsheet – demonstrate that humanitarian aid to the Somalia crisis has more than doubled in the […]

Vulnerability and resilience in Somalia


The 2011 famine and 2016 severe drought conditions in Somalia drew the attention of development actors to issues and options for addressing recurrent shocks and the roles that different people can play. This paper summarises the key lessons drawn from a study that examined how different people responded to and survived the recurrent shocks during […]

Horn of Africa crisis: how much are affected people receiving?


I’ve quickly put together some figures on how much funding was contributed to major recent humanitarian crises using data on funding reported to the crisis to the UN OCHA Financial Tracking Service (FTS) – that includes funding inside and outside of any UN appeal – and the total number of affected people recorded by the […]