Three year commitment to assist
Norwegian Refugee Council
December 7, 2012 Markacadeey
NRC and humanitarian partners have launched a USD1.3 billion appeal to meet
people’s acute needs in Somalia next year.
For the first time in history, the Consolidated Humanitarian Appeal (CAP) for
Somalia was launched in the country’s capital, Mogadishu this week. Also for the
first time, the CAP will be covering three years instead of one.
With 3.8 million people in need of assistance, the humanitarian crisis in
Somalia is one of the largest in the world. More than 1.3 million people are
internally displaced and over 1 million Somalis are refugees in neighbouring
countries. The 2013-2015 humanitarian strategy targets immediate humanitarian
needs and aims to enhance resilience and address the protracted nature of the
humanitarian crisis in Somalia. The appeal for 2013 is USD1.3 billion for 369
humanitarian projects, implemented by national and international
non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and UN agencies operating in Somalia.
NRC has applied for $153 million for the three years covering the CAP. For next
year alone, NRC aims at providing humanitarian assistance to 685,000 internally
displaced Somalis in the sectors of Education, Shelter, Food security, Non-Food
Items, Water, sanitation and hygiene, and Information, Counselling and Legal
assistance. The key strategic direction of each project is gradual transition
from emergency support towards durable solutions.