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04 Aug 2015 description

Almost 100,000 people have fled Yemen since conflict erupted there in late March but UNHCR’s regional response to this outflow is just one fifth funded. In Somalia, where over 28,000 people have arrived, just five percent of the required funding has been received. While many of these people have not sought help as refugees, around 54,000 have registered with UNHCR and government authorities for assistance of various kinds.

04 Aug 2015 description

Somalia - IOM has distributed solar lanterns to some 347 internally displaced people (IDPs) living in camps in Bossaso, Galkayo and Garowe, Somalia. The lanterns provide essential light at night in “off-the-grid” locations with little or no access to electricity.

To date, IOM Somalia has distributed over 7,000 solar lanterns mostly in IDP settlements. The programme, which helps some 42,000 people, has been supported by individuals, corporate partners and the Government of Japan.

04 Aug 2015 description
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This report looks at Somali women’s experiences with conflict, peace, violence, insecurity and state rebuilding. It uses an approach geared towards gender-just peace-building to understand the ways in which Somali women have fulfilled their role as agents of change, while navigating the challenges posed by women’s exclusion from many forms of public life (government, civil society, universities, open markets etc).

03 Aug 2015 description

The Electoral Process for 2016 shall be through a broader and more inclusive process that has been accepted by existing and emerging Member States. The process should ensure an outcome that is representative of Somalia society today (in terms of geography and demographics). Members appointed through the process shall satisfy clear, agreed criteria.

03 Aug 2015 description

Mogadishu, 3 August 2015 – The United Nations, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU), African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the United States of America and the United Kingdom welcome the commitments made at the High-Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) in Mogadishu. Thirty-two delegations attended this landmark event, making it the largest international conference to take place in Somalia in decades.

03 Aug 2015 description

July 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia

August 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Turkey, Yemen

-Conflict resolution opportunities
Iran, South Sudan

03 Aug 2015 description

Introduction

Generally the middle Juba is more stable than other region like lower Juba. Middle Juba falls on the south west of Somalia, The region border lower Juba, Gedo, Bay and lower Shabelle.

The region consists of three districts namely:

  1. Bu'aale (The regional Capital)

  2. Jilib 3. Sakow (is the largest district in the region)

DESCRIPTION OF THE COMMUNITY

03 Aug 2015 description

Introduction

Generally the middle Juba is more stable than other region like lower Juba. Middle Juba falls on the south west of Somalia, The region border lower Juba, Gedo, Bay and lower Shabelle.
The region consists of three districts namely:

  1. Bu'aale (The regional Capital)

  2. Jilib 3. Sakow (is the largest district in the region)

DESCRIPTION OF THE COMMUNITY

03 Aug 2015 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

02 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

UN: Act to Empower Women in Conflicts

Enable Political Participation, Improve Services for Rape Victims

(New York) – The United Nations and member countries should tackle problems that women in armed conflict endure around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark resolution on women, peace, and security, which the Security Council will debate in October 2015.

01 Aug 2015 description
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The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Aug 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market availability was adequate in June with supplies from 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Regionally-produced staple food prices increased seasonally, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by conflict in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring areas, the CAR, and northern Mali.

01 Aug 2015 description
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The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Aug 2015 description
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Population in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and higher likely to increase through December

KEY MESSAGES

  • The population in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) will likely increase slightly through December 201. The most food insecure people will be in riverine areas of Middle Shabelle Region due to flooding and agropastoral areas in Awdal, Hiraan , and Middle Juba Regions due to erratic April to June Gu rainfall .

31 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Maghreb & Middle East

Yemen crisis

Since the scale up of the conflict in March, nearly 25,000 additional people are going hungry each day in Yemen as the blockade and fighting restrict food, fuel and other vital supplies. One in two people – nearly 13 million people – are now struggling to find enough to eat, and half of them are on the brink of starvation.

31 Jul 2015 description

Mogadishu, 30 July 2015 – The second Ministerial High-Level Partnership Forum was held in Mogadishu 29-30 July 2015, co-chaired by HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Somalia, Nicholas Kay.

31 Jul 2015 description

30 July—July 30th marks World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Since 1997, IOM has provided approximately 70,000 people with humanitarian, medical, legal, and migration support. Since the beginning of 2015, IOM has assisted over 4,250 people around the world, many of whom have been fleeing conflict.

31 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • In the past week, IOM installed six water points in Abyan governorate reaching over 3,300 individuals.

  • On 29 July, IOM deployed an assessment team to Mokha, Taizz governorate to evaluate the needs and identify Somali refugees stranded in the area.

  • To date, IOM has successfully evacuated 3,132 Third Country Nationals from Yemen through 14 IOM-charted flights and seven IOM-charted boats.