- IFRC: Kenya: Drought Emergency appeal n° MDR64008
- Govt: National Drought Early Warning Bulletin - November 2016
- WFP Kenya Country Brief, Oct 2016
Appeals & Funding
- UNHCR Kenya Comprehensive Refugee Programme 2016
- UNHCR Somalia Situation Supplementary Appeal Jul-Dec 2016
- Govt. Kenya: El Niño contingency plan 2014-2018
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016: 6.1M
PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016: 5.1M
PEOPLE REACHED IN Q1 2016: 2.89 M
In the second quarter of 2016, the humanitarian situation in South Sudan remained critical, with the onset of the lean season, fighting and displacement in new locations, the spread of measles and the beginning of a cholera outbreak in June.
Drought conditions worsen across the country
Conflict displaces thousands of people
Kenya extends Dadaab refugee camp closure
Partners scale down due to lack of funding
Drought worsens humanitarian situation
Authorities appeal for humanitarian assistance for worst affected areas Drought conditions continue to worsen in Somalia.
HUMANITARIAN NEEDS & KEY FIGURES
• US$120.7 million funding gap still exists for activities under the 2016 HRP.
• More than 89,000 people benefited from life-saving medicines and medical supplies provide by WHO across Libya.
• 6,770 MT of food for more than 113,000 people distributed in October but funding gaps remain.
• 304 migrants voluntarily repatriated in October to Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya and Gambia.
• Close to three million South Sudanese have now fled their homes since December 2013.
• Thousands displaced by clashes in Unity.
• Food security experts warn of unprecedented levels of food insecurity in South Sudan in 2017.
• Communities along the River Nile are worst affected by the cholera outbreak and account for 91 per cent of reported cholera cases.
Displacement spikes following insecurity
IN 2016, HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLANS (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7 billion and have received $2.6 billion. In total, MENA HRPs are 38 per cent funded. Three new FLASH APPEALS address specific situations: in Iraq where the humanitarian impact of the Mosul operation requires $284 million; in Afghanistan where $152 million is needed to assist returnees from Pakistan; and in Libya where $10 million is needed for Sirt.
This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region. It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2016. It is the fifth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in April 2016.
Although the El Niño weather event has passed its impact continues to be felt in the region: food insecurity doubled from 12 million in August 2015 to 23.4 million today. Humanitarian partners are targeting 1.25 million children under five for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) this year, of which nearly 83 per cent are from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia. Violence and rising food insecurity in South Sudan and Burundi have displaced nearly 290,000 people (205,541 refugees and 84,459 internally displaced) in the last 3 months alone.
Key Achievements toward Strategic Objectives
The Somalia Humanitarian Country Team set three strategic objectives for the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan. These are:
Five million Somalis are now food insecure
High malnutrition levels persist
Access challenges remain
Returning Somali refugees receive humanitarian assistance
No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis - 1.1m
No. of people in food security stress - 3.9m
No. of acutely malnourished children under age 5 - 300,000
Source: FSNAU February 2016
No. of internally displaced people - 1.1m
This is a bi-monthly update that compiles innovative policy, practice and partnerships that aim to strengthen engagement of disaster-affected communities in humanitarian action from the Southern and Eastern Africa region. The aim of the publication is to create awareness about these initiatives and share good practices. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks. Contributions of similar articles are invited.
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Nearly 7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in South Sudan and neighboring countries. Since the beginning of the conflict in December 2013, CERF has allocated a total of $203 million.
With CERF support, UN agencies and partners have delivered $88 million worth of live-saving assistance in South Sudan and $115 million to South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries.
In August 2016, thousands more civilians in South Sudan were forced to flee their homes due to fighting, mainly in the Equatorias and Unity. In all, about 60,000 people fled South Sudan as refugees to neighbouring countries during August, including nearly 50,000 to Uganda. In Central Equatoria, about 12,100 people were displaced in different locations according to partners' estimates. In Western Bahr El Ghazal, more than 2,500 people newly arrived at collective sites in Wau town, while access outside of the town remained restricted.
This is a bi-monthly newsletter for humanitarian partnerships and community engagement on humanitarian action in the southern and eastern Africa region. The newsletter highlights innovative policy, practice and partnerships that improve non-traditional partnerships and empower communities, with the aim to ultimately contribute to a better and more efficient humanitarian response. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks and contributions of similar articles are invited.
Drought conditions, disease outbreaks, displacement, refugee returns and food insecurity continue to drive humanitarian needs in Somalia. An estimated 4.7 million people (38 per cent of the population) are in need of assistance.
AWD/ CHOLERA DECREASES
There has been a significant decline in Acute Watery Diarrhoea /cholera cases and deaths. Despite this, new cases were reported in parts of Belet Xawo, Bulo Burto, Belet Weyne, Janale, Qoryoley and Marka districts. This underscores the need to remain vigilant as gains are easily reversible.
La planification humanitaire pour 2016 prévoit 4,3 millions de personnes dans le besoin dont 1,5 million ciblées pour une assistance humanitaire, reflétant des niveaux élevés de vulnérabilité dans tout le pays.
In July 2016, fighting erupted in the capital of South Sudan, Juba, and multiple other locations across the country, causing large-scale displacement. In Juba, humanitarian partners estimate that more than 36,000 people were displaced at the height of the fighting from 7 to 11 July, more than 14,000 of whom remained displaced at the end of July.
Puntland authorities appeal for assistance to respond to drought.
More than 24,000 Somali refugees return home from Dadaab since 2014
Early warning for La Niña
Boost for IDP response
No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis - 1m
No. of people in food security stress - 3.7m
No. of acutely malnourished children under age 5 - 305,000
Source: FSNAU February 2016
No. of internally displaced people - 1.1m