Humanitarian Situation in Somalia and Revision of the Consolidated Appeal for Somalia 2006

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Members of the UN Country Team in Somalia - Mr. Christian Balslev-Olesen (UNICEF), Acting Humanitarian Coordinator and UNICEF Representative, UNICEF Somalia; Mr. Graham Farmer (FAO), Officer in Charge, FAO Somalia; Mr. Elballa Hagona (UNDP), UNDP Country Director, Somalia; and Mr. Philippe Lazzarini (OCHA), Head of Office, OCHA Somalia - briefed the IASC Weekly meeting on 30 March on the overall humanitarian crisis and response in Somalia with particular emphasis on the current drought and the funding situation including the revised CAP for Somalia. A revised CAP for Somalia in 2006, to be launched on 7 April 2006, is targeting 2.1 million (double the number of people compared to the original appeal launched in December 2005) in need of critical humanitarian assistance. For a summary of the presentation read the IASC Weekly summary notes. Furthermore, a briefing package on the situation in Somalia, prepared by the UN Country Team consisting of presentations, fact sheets, newsletters, press releases, etc. is available on the IASC Website under the Weekly meeting, 30 March 2006.