The latest estimates from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for the number of Somali refugees resident in countries neighbouring Somalia are as follows:
Number Djibouti 8,642 Yemen 50,000 Eritrea 4600 Ethiopia 19,572 Kenya 182,000
In February 2008 UNHCR estimated that the numbers of internally displaced people in Somalia were 776,600. This does not include those who have been recently displaced by drought, floods and clan conflict as these are believed to be temporary. This leads the UN to estimate total numbers of displaced at approximately 1 million.
The humanitarian situation remains critical. In Somalia the relief effort is constrained by conflict and insecurity-related obstruction of supplies. Nevertheless, UN and NGO relief agencies are providing shelter, food, emergency health services and clean water, which help to address the most urgent needs, and reduce suffering.