Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment

Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment

April 3, 2018

In Somalia, famine remains a recurring risk. Decades of insecurity, political instability, drought and food insecurity have disrupted desperately needed services, devastated human capital and physical infrastructure, and contributed to systematic impoverishment and displacement of the population. This confluence of factors has created an exceedingly complex crisis in the Horn of Africa, and it demands an equally complex analysis of the underlying drivers of drought, their impact on the Somali people and the strategies that can pave the way toward recovery and resilience. While the Somali authorities prioritize meeting the urgent humanitarian needs of its citizens, they also see the need to focus on medium- and long-term development objectives.

The Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA), together with the Recovery and Resilience Framework (RRF), is a process led by the Government of Somalia and supported by the World Bank, the United Nations and the European Union. Together, these tools aim to reduce the country’s vulnerability to climate shocks, strengthen resilience, and significantly reduce the future risk of famine.

The DINA comprises three volumes:

• Volume I: Synthesis report

• Volume II: Sector assessment annex

• Volume III: FMS-level annex