Period covered by this Operations Update: 23 September 2011- 31 July, 2012.
Appeal target (current): CHF 4,158,792
Appeal coverage: 100% (93% up to end July);
• This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 23 September, 2011 for CHF 4,158,792 for 12 months to assist 150,000 beneficiaries.
• Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): DREF was not requested as the Emergency Appeal was a bridge of an ongoing drought operation started in January, 2011 under the country plan.
• Operation updates were issued on 20 October, 2011, 31 October, 2011 and 30 January, 2012. A 6-month Summary was issued on 31 March, 2012.
This operations update is to inform partners and donors on the progress achieved ten months after the launch of the Emergency Appeal. A revised appeal is currently under preparation that will extend the Appeal timeframe to allow for the completion of the water sector development activities and address new vulnerabilities arising from the continuation of the drought cycle following below average Gu rainfall April-June 2012 and the predicted failure of the coming rainy season October-December 2012. The Appeal is currently attracting more contributions due to the deteriorating food security situation. The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) Somalia Food Security Alert analysis suggests that a Crisis (IPC phase 3) is ongoing and is likely to persist through December, 2012.