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World + 17 others
Commission Implementing Decision of 22.10.2014 amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2013) 9533 of 03.01.2014 on the financing of humanitarian aid operational priorities from the 2014 general budget of the European Union (ECHO/WWD/BUD/2014/01000)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 ("the Humanitarian Aid Regulation"), and in particular Article 2, notably 2 (c), Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ("Overseas Association Decision")2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

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Somalia + 1 other
Somalia Rainfall Forecast - Issued: 30 October 2014

Light to moderate rains are expected in parts of south and central Somalia. The Ethiopian highlands whose rainfall contribute significantly to the Juba and Shabelle river flow inside Somalia are also expected to receive light rains during the forecast period. The northern parts of the country are expected to remain dry in the coming three days.

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Zimbabwe + 6 others
UNHCR and WFP Joint Assessment Mission Report: Tongogara Refugee Camp, Zimbabwe

The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) was conducted over the period from February until June 2014 with the aim of obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of asylum seekers and refugees with regards to their food and nutrition security as well as livelihood opportunities, and providing recommendations for the next 6 to 12 months. This JAM report aims to provide information for programming through the design of a joint -programme cycle for UN agencies and their partners under the coordination of the Government of Zimbabwe.

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UK Minister visits Somaliland to promote the rights of women and girls

Lynne Featherstone re-affirms strength of the UK’s partnership with the region.

International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone has visited Somaliland to re-affirm the strength of the UK’ s partnership with the region and to reinforce the importance of making sure girls and women are at the heart of the development agenda.

Britain and Somaliland have a common interest in tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG), especially female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM).

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UK Minister visits Somalia to promote the rights of women and girls

Lynne Featherstone re-affirms strength of UK partnership with Somalia on visit to Mogadishu.

International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone has visited Mogadishu to re-affirm the strength of the UK’s partnership with Somalia and to reinforce the importance of making sure women and girls are at the heart of the country’s development.

Britain and Somalia have a common interest in tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG), especially female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM).

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Senegal + 9 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, October 30 – November 5, 2014

  • Another week of poorly distributed rains across the Greater Horn has led to strengthening deficits in southern Somalia.

  • In southern Africa, a delayed start of monsoonal rains observed in parts of Angola and South Africa.

1) As the rainfall season ends across Senegal and harvesting begins, impacts from poorly distributed rains during the summer months and a delayed onset to the rainfall season in July which resulted in deteriorated conditions could impact crop yields.

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UN Secretary-General and World Bank Group President arrive in Mogadishu, pledge support for regional peace, security and development [EN/SO]

Mogadishu, 29 October 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, arrived in Mogadishu to pledge support for Somalia’s transition and for efforts to strengthen security and development across the wider Horn of Africa region.

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Somalia: IDP Shelter Density in Daynile and Dharkenley District, Mogadishu (28 October 2014)

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UNOSAT

This map illustrates IDPs structure density in the Daynile and Dharkenley districts in Mogadishu, Somalia, as detected in a Pleiades satellite image collected on 9 October 2014. UNOSAT analysis detected a total of 17,010 IDPs structures in these areas, which includes 8,445 temporary housing structures, 176 tukul-style structures, 1,264 shelters and 7,125 buuls. It is likely that subtle differences between temporary housing structures and shelters will lead to significant confusion between those two classes, though the overall structural count is accurate.

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World + 6 others
The “empty void” is a crowded space: health service provision at the margins of fragile and conflict affected states

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BioMed Central

Abstract

Background: Definitions of fragile states focus on state willingness and capacity to ensure security and provide essential services, including health. Conventional analyses and subsequent policies that focus on state-delivered essential services miss many developments in severely disrupted healthcare arenas. The research seeks to gain insights about the large sections of the health field left to evolve spontaneously by the absent or diminished state.

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Nutrition Situation: Post Gu 2014 Analysis Technical Series Report Number VII 55, October 28, 2014

The prevalence of acute malnutrition is affecting 218,000 children, including 44,000 who are severely malnourished, with the majority located in the South and Central Region.

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Somalia + 1 other
Somalia Flood Watch Issued: 28 October, 2014

During the week ending on 27th October, 2014, moderate to heavy rains were experienced in both Juba and Shabelle river basins inside Somalia and within the Ethiopian highlands leading to floods in some parts.

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Somalia: Informal IDP Shelters in Border Town of Doolow (as of 28 October 2014)

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UNOSAT

This map illustrates IDP shelter changes near Doolow, Somalia as visible in satellite imagery acquired 15 September 2014. As of 15 September 2014, within Qansalay IDP settlement south west of Doolow, 904 shelters and 11 administrative buildings were detected and within Kabasa IDP settlement east of the city, 1,457 shelters and 20 administrative buildings were located and marked. Settlement conditions have changed greatly since previous analysis. As 3 March 2013, 99% of the shelters were improvised structures (buuls).

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Somalia: Informal IDP Shelters in Kabasa Settlement, Doolow ( as of 10 October 2014)

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UNOSAT

This map illustrates IDP shelter changes near Doolow, Somalia as visible in satellite imagery acquired 15 September 2014. As of 15 September 2014, 1,457 shelters and 20 administrative buildings were within Kabasa IDP settlement east of Doolow. Settlement conditions have changed greatly since previous analysis done by UNOSAT using an image collected 3 March 2013, when 99% of the shelters were improvised structures (buuls).

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Somalia: Informal IDP Shelters in Qansalay Settlement, Doolow, 10 October 2014

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UNOSAT

This map illustrates IDP shelter changes near Doolow, Somalia as visible in satellite imagery acquired 15 September 2014. As of 15 September 2014, 904 shelters and 11 administrative buildings were detected within the Qansalay IDP settlement south west of Doolow. Settlement conditions have changed greatly since previous analysis done by UNOSAT using an image collected 3 March 2013, when 99% of the shelters were improvised structures (buuls).

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World + 49 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 22–28 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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How WFP is Responding to Acute Needs in the Gedo Region of Somalia

Food security is worsening across Somalia, with Gedo in the south one of the worst affected areas; severe water shortages and critical levels of malnutrition are being reported.

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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief, October 2014

Food shortages and weak purchasing power will limit food availability and access, particularly for the urban poor and for households with ill or deceased family members, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Somalia + 7 others
Corne de l'Afrique : l'ONU et ses partenaires vont fournir une aide importante pour le développement

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UN News Service

27 octobre 2014 – Lors d'une visite lundi dans la Corne de l'Afrique, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, le Président de la Banque mondiale, Jim Yong Kim, et des représentants de plusieurs organisations internationales et régionales de développement ont annoncé lundi une aide financière de 8 milliards de dollars au cours des prochaines années pour la région.

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Somalia + 2 others
Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia (S/2014/699)

I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 15 of Security Council resolution 2158 (2014), in which the Council requested me to keep it informed of the implementation of the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) every 120 days. The report covers major developments that occurred from 1 May to 31 August 2014.
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Somalia + 7 others
Leaders Commit Billions in Major New Development Initiative for the Horn of Africa

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UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress