- UNHCR: Dadaab Refugee Camps: Bi-weekly Update 01 - 15 September 2016
- FEWS NET Kenya Food Security Outlook Update, August 2016
- ACAPS Briefing Note – Kenya: Drought in Kilifi, Mandera, Marsabit, Tana River, Turkana, and West Pokot counties, 6 September 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)
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.
Kenya: FilmAid Broadcasts Olympics in Kakuma Refugee Camp
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
UN Humanitarian Chief visits South Sudan and calls on all parties to uphold their responsibilities to protect civilians.
Since fighting erupted in Juba in mid-July, tens of thousands of people have fled South Sudan to neighbouring countries.
Cholera has been confirmed in Juba and Terekeka in Central Equatoria and the Duk Islands in Jonglei.
Malaria cases exceed 2015 levels.
Drought conditions, disease outbreaks, displacement and returnees continued to drive needs across Somalia. The food security situation in southern and central regions is worryingly worsening. This is happening against the backdrop of an already fragile humanitarian situation.
Some 4.7 million people continue to require life-saving and livelihood support.
FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION SITUATION
In June, displacement of civilians due to conflict continued in the Greater Bahr El Ghazal and Greater Equatoria regions. In Western Bahr El Ghazal, heavy fighting in Raja town on 15 June, reportedly caused civilians to flee in multiple directions, including to nearby counties, across the border to Sudan, and to Aweil West, where local authorities reported the arrival of more than 3,700 displaced people.
- Refugee returns from Kenya to Somalia continue
- Post-Gu assessment projects a gloomy food security outlook
- AWD/cholera cases decline due to robust response
- Humanitarian funding to Somalia declines but needs remain high
Refugees continue to trickle back home
Some 11,000 Somalis return from Kenya in the first half of 2016
Some 4.7 million people continue to require life-saving assistance and livelihood support in Somalia. The number of poor households faced with acute food insecurity in Somalia is expected to increase until September 2016, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.
In May, flash points in the Greater Bahr El Ghazal and Greater Equatoria regions continued to generate humanitarian needs. In Western Bahr El Ghazal, tens of thousands of people remained displaced in and around Wau, and sporadic clashes were reported during the month. In Central Equatoria, fighting in early May in Lobonok Payam between cattle keepers and youth caused displacement, while fighting in Mangalla Payam reportedly displaced some 2,600 people north to Terekeka.
In April, the humanitarian situation in South Sudan remained highly fluid. Measles continued to spread, with outbreaks recorded in 11 counties by the end of the month. There were continued reports of fighting, destruction and displacement in and around Wau in Western Bahr el Ghazal, with more than 10,000 people reportedly displaced in villages to the south and south-west of Wau following skirmishes in Farajalla, Gedi, Taban, Bazia and Baggari.