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12 Jul 2016 description

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.

07 Jul 2016 description
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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.

03 Jul 2016 description

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.

24 Jun 2016 description


  • Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.

  • Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.

  • Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.

  • Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.

13 Jun 2016 description


At the invitation of H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia paid a three day Official Visit to Kenya from 6th to 8th June, 2016.

05 May 2016 description

In March 2016, fighting in Western Bahr el-Ghazal continued to forced thousands to flee their homes in and around Wau. In Gette payam, Jur River County, more than 5,000 IDPs are reported to be living in makeshift structures in four newly establish settlements after fleeing fighting in the border area between Bessilia and Gette payams during the month. In Jonglei, inter-communal fighting in Pochalla North and South counties from 21 to 31 March left thousands of people estimated to be displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance.

29 Apr 2016 description

In this issue

  • Implementing the Agenda for Humanity P.1

  • IGAD-SADC and conflict prevention P.2

  • The Great Lakes Pact and Rule of Law P.3

  • Domesticating the Kampala Convention P.4

  • Burundi Humanitarian Hotline installed P.6

  • Launch of Humanitarian-Private Sector Platforms P.6

  • HoA Initiative: Financing Humanity P 7


# of IDPs 11 m

# of refugees 3.4 m

06 Apr 2016 description

Safi Kisasa, 43, is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. When she arrived in Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya in 2011, she had only the clothes she wore and limited options for survival. But she was determined to find work. “I had these two hands which I was willing to make use of, to make life worthwhile to support my family,” Safi told OCHA.

21 Mar 2016 description

In February 2016, fighting triggered a new wave of displacements. In Upper Nile, violence in Malakal Protection of Civilians (PoC) site on 17 and 18 February resulted in the deaths of at least 25 people, while more than 120 were wounded. At least 3,700 families’ shelters were destroyed or damaged during the fighting and fires, along with multiple humanitarian facilities, including clinics, water tankers, nutrition centers and schools. About 26,000 people fled inside the UNMISS base, while around 4,500 fled to Malakal town.

09 Mar 2016 description

An estimated 6.1 million people are in need of protection and humanitarian assistance across South Sudan.

Since the beginning of the crisis in December 2013, CERF has supported the humanitarian operation in South Sudan with $US 88,117,674 and provided critical funding to address the needs of more than 663,000 South Sudanese refugees who fled into neighbouring countries and host communities in Uganda ($29.9 million), Sudan ($29.3 million), Ethiopia ($32 million) and Kenya ($17.6 million).

08 Mar 2016 description

Nairobi, 8 March 2016: The world is currently facing an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises, putting more strain on responders. The number of people targeted for assistance has more than doubled over the past decade, with the global funding requirements increasing at a much faster rate. An estimated US$20 billion is needed in 2016 to meet the needs of some 87 million people in need, compared to $18 billion that was required to reach 52 million people in need in 2014.

02 Mar 2016 description

As at 29 February, the funding requirements for humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are US$20.1 billion to meet the needs of 89.3 million people across 37 countries. The increase since January is due to the release of the Yemen response plan which seeks $1.8 billion to respond to humanitarian needs of 13.6 million people. The global figures are likely to increase further in the course of 2016.