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UNFPA Somalia Situation Report March-April 2019

Somalia is on the verge of a major humanitarian emergency. The country is facing severe climatic conditions, combined with other persistent drivers of humanitarian crisis such as armed conflict, protracted and continued displacement and a spike in evictions of internally displaced persons (Drought Response Plan 2019). This comes barely two years after the prolonged 2016/2017 drought destroyed livelihoods and displaced almost one million Somalis but also triggered a massive and successful scale up in humanitarian response to avert famine.