Somalia is experiencing a prolonged and complex crisis characterised by conflict, displacement, drought and disease.
Food insecurity and population displacements caused by climate change and conflict continue to increase the humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable communities.
Violence between communities, which flared up in 2017, continues in several regions of Ethiopia and displacement resulting from conflict is rising. Hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring countries are living in Ethiopia, adding further strain.
Months of extreme weather and climate shocks, including droughts, floods, and most recently, swarms of desert locusts, are destroying crops and homes, gravely affecting communities and their livelihoods.
The country is now dealing with the new threat of Covid-19, which further threatens the economic situation for communities and has put immense pressure on the country’s already fragile infrastructure.