Launch of the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan for Somalia

GENEVA, Switzerland,

What: Launch of 2016 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan

Who: Peter de Clercq, Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia

When: 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Where: Mogadishu, AMISOM VIP conference room at the MIA; Nairobi, the Tribe Hotel

About 4.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. This includes 1 million people who face food insecurity, while 3.9 million remain highly vulnerable to shocks. The El Niño phenomenon, which affected some 145,000 people in 2015, has also exacerbated the humanitarian situation.

The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia will launch the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Somalia on Tuesday, 19 January, 2016. The HRP is requesting for US$885 million to reach 3.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, while at the same time linking humanitarian action and durable solutions.

In 2015, humanitarian partners were able to reach nearly 2.5 million people with some of the most urgent life-saving assistance.

We are inviting you to the launch of the plan that will take place from 10:00 until 11:00 am, Tuesday 19 January, 2016.

SOURCE

Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)