By October 2017, 886,000 people were estimated to be at an emergency level of food security (IPA Phase 4), with rates malnutrition especially high in Mudug, Galgaduud, and eastern Somaliland. Meanwhile, a deadly cholera outbreak in parts of South-Central and later Somaliland led to over 77,000 cases and 1000 deaths.
Overall the eight-week radio programme reached 24, 258 people across 71 districts in Somalia. Out of this total 43.4% of participants were female and 19.0% were Internally Displaced Persons (the proportion of IDPs in total population is 17.1%).
As a result of the monitoring and feedback channel, UNICEF Somalia was quickly alerted about barriers to cash collection and reimbursement, such that they could rectify any incidents swiftly.