Somalia (including Puntland and Somaliland)

Political instability and drought make conditions in Somalia among the most challenging worldwide for humanitarian aid agencies.

Two INGO aid workers killed in Mogadishu
04 April 2024: In Mogadishu city, Daynile district, Banadir region, two INGO aid workers and their security guards were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in to deliver food to an IDP camp hit an IED planted by Al Shabaab. Source: VOA News. Return to Somalia home page. more
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2021-2023 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Factsheet

Based on Insecurity Insight data, the SHCC identified 21 incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care in Somalia, including Puntland and Somaliland in 2023, 12 in 2022 and nine in 2021, compared to ten in 2020, when the last SHCC report chapter on Somalia was published. In 2023, 12 health workers were killed and health facilities were damaged on eight occasions. Violence between Somaliland armed forces and local Dhulbahante militias damaged health facilities in the contested Las Anod region during 2023. Violence towards health workers was more widely dispersed across Somalia.  The factsheet is available in English.

Our data is available to download and can be explored visually using our interactive Attacked and Threatened: Health Care at Risk map.

Conflict and Hunger

Insecurity Insight monitors conflict events affecting food insecurity in Somalia and complies these in the Food Insecurity and Violent Conflict (FIVC)-Somalia dataset which is accessible on Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX). The categorisation of events in this dataset follows the Monitoring and Evaluation of Food Insecurity in Conflicts (MEFIC) framework, an analytical approach for understanding the links between conflict and food insecurity.