UNFPA Somalia Weekly Situation Report #009 – 10th to 17th May, 2017

No. of pages: 4

Publication date: 18 May 2017

Author: UNFPA Somalia

Over 6.7 million people are estimated to be in need of protection and humanitarian assistance, more than half of the population of Somalia.

The rainy season so far has resulted in rainfall close to normal, but as it comes in the wake of severe drought major disease outbreaks are spreading, with over 36,000 cases of Acute Watery diarrhea (AWD), cholera and about 7,000 suspected cases of measles reported since the beginning of the year.

Of the 6.7 million people in need, it is estimated that more than 1.5 million are women of childbearing age and nearly 130,000 pregnant women may require urgent care.