The Somalia Consolidated Appeal Plan (CAP) was launched on 4 December in Mogadishu, marking the first time the CAP was presented inside Somalia. The funding appeal aims to address immediate needs of Somalis in crisis and strengthen resilience of communities in a country which has been plagued by conflict, drought, floods and food insecurity for two decades. For the first time, the humanitarian strategy spans three years, from 2013 to 2015. This allows for greater continuity in programming which is vital to address the protracted nature of the crisis.
The first polio immunisation since 2009 was conducted between 25-27 November in Kismayo. The objective of this campaign was to increase immunity among children below the age of 5 years through conducting house to house vaccinations. Children in the area had not been vaccinated against polio or measles for the past three years.