- Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya UNHCR Dadaab bi-weekly Update 16 - 31 December 2016
- Govt: National Drought Early Warning Bulletin (December 2016)
- Kenya: Food Security Outlook Update December 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- UNHCR Kenya Comprehensive Refugee Programme 2016
- UNHCR Somalia Situation Supplementary Appeal Jul-Dec 2016
- Govt. Kenya: El Niño contingency plan 2014-2018
- UNHCR: South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan January – December 2017
- UNHCR: South Sudan Situation Supplementary Appeal January - December 2017
AWD/cholera outbreak amid water shortages.
Access and bureaucratic impediments persisted in 2016.
US $3.2 million from SHF to boost drought response.
# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis - 1m
# of people in food security stress - 3.9m
# of acutely malnourished children under age 5 - 308,000
# of internally displaced people - 1.1m
The WASH Cluster targeting 9.2 million people for Emergency WaSH interventions in 2017
Cluster gave logistics capacity building trainings to over 600 staff since March 2016
Ethiopia and Kenya discuss sustainable cross border peace and economic transformation
During November, the refugee outflow to neighbouring countries continued, with an average of 2,480 South Sudanese arriving in Uganda daily, the majority from the Greater Equatoria region. At the same time, fighting continued to drive internal displacement. In Central Equatoria, several thousand people fled from locations such as Morobo, Lainya and Yei to Kajo-Keji, while in Western Equatoria insecurity in Yambio caused the temporary displacement of some 750 people.
El Niño in East Africa
• Thousands of South Sudanese continue to flee to Uganda.
• Three years since the conflict in South Sudan began, humanitarian needs continue to rise.
• A measles outbreak has been confirmed in Wau, bringing the total number of outbreaks country-wide this year to 13.
• Humanitarians find aid hub looted during visit to Nhialdiu.
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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