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UNFPA Somalia Humanitarian Situation Report - 30 August 2020

Somalia continues to face triple humanitarian threats; desert locust, floods and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Among the 5.2 million in need in Somalia this year, 3.5 million are women of reproductive age. As of 29 August, 2020, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Somalia had reached 3,310 with 2,579 recoveries and 93 fatalities. Although some COVID-19 restrictions have been eased in the country, the food insecurity situation has already deteriorated due to the ongoing locust infestation. The triple crises have exacerbated pre-existing vulnerabilities of women and girls and affected livelihoods for the poor families and internally displaced persons in most parts of the country. Also, the number of women and girls facing abuse including sexual violence has significantly increased due to restrictions on movement, as well as economic and social stresses induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.