The humanitarian situation in Somalia has seen rapid deterioration since 2016 due to unprecedented drought. Poor rainfall has contributed to crop failure, livestock depletion and extreme food insecurity for at least a quarter of the population. At the same time, Somalia continues to be affected by protracted conflict, and the combination of these two crises have exacerbated displacement trends, with an estimated 1.1 million people now displaced from their homes.
REACH began working in Somalia in 2012. The complex security situation in Somalia has significantly limited humanitarian access, which has resulted in substantial information gaps. Filling these gap is at the core of the activities conducted by REACH as it works to provide timely data on the humanitarian needs of the displaced populations in order to support humanitarian clusters and actors.