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27 Feb 2017 description

Poorer countries host most of the forcibly displaced – report

According to a new UNHCR study, most of the 3.2 million who were driven from their homes in the first half of 2016 found shelter in low or middle income countries.

GENEVA – Conflict, persecution and violence newly uprooted at least 3.2 million people in the first half of last year, and low- and middle-income countries played the greatest role in sheltering the world’s displaced, a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has found.

27 Feb 2017 description

Refugees and migrants face heightened risks while trying to reach Europe – UNHCR report

In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, details the impact of the increased border restrictions introduced in 2016 on refugee and migrant movements towards and inside Europe. It shows that people continued to move but undertook more diversified and dangerous journeys, often relying on smugglers because of the lack of accessible legal ways to Europe.

27 Feb 2017 description

Food insecurity and poverty pose major challenge to goal of ending hunger by 2030 in sub-Saharan Africa

FAO report stresses need to increase agricultural productivity

24 February 2017, Freetown - Some 153 million people, representing about 26 percent of the population above 15 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa, suffered from severe food insecurity in 2014-15, according to a new FAO report.

27 Feb 2017 description

Regional mixed migration summary for January 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

27 Feb 2017 description


Voluntary repatriation

  • In total, as of 15th February, 49,376 Somali refugees returned home since 8th December 2014, when UNHCR started supporting voluntary return of Somali refugees in Kenya, out of which 10,062 were supported in 2017 alone. Road convoys were organized from Dadaab to Dhobley respectively on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For the time being, flights from Dadaab to Somalia remain suspended owing to the security alerts in Mogadishu since 23rd December 2016.

27 Feb 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

27 Feb 2017 description

Cairo, 27 February 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up its response in Somalia to provide critical health services for 1.5 million people currently affected by severe drought conditions and a worsening food crisis. However, the Organization urgently requires US$ 10 million as part of the United Nations appeal for the first 6 months of 2017.

27 Feb 2017 description
report Kimetrica

In 2013, Somalia was affected by an outbreak of poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) with 194 cases followed by five cases in 2014. Although the last case of WPV1 in Somalia prior to this outbreak was reported six years ago, the country has experienced a continuous transmission of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) since 2008. The last outbreak of WPV1 initiated in May 2013 and has resulted in 199 WPV1 cases in South Central zone and Puntland including the five cases in Jariban district of Mudug region in 2014 in the months of May and June.

27 Feb 2017 description

What is SCOPE?

Since February 2015, WFP Somalia has been using SCOPE, a digital beneficiary and transfer management platform that supports programme intervention cycles from beginning to end. It is a cloud-based solution used for biometric registration of beneficiaries, intervention setup, distribution planning, entitlement transfers and distribution reporting.

27 Feb 2017 description

Mogadishu, 23 February 2017 - One hundred and six Somali refugees returned to Somalia today after fleeing the ongoing conflict in Yemen.

The returnees, who consisted of the elderly, women and children, arrived at Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport on Thursday morning on a commercial flight from Berbera, Somaliland, thus ending a difficult journey that began by boat in the Yemeni port of Aden.

27 Feb 2017 description


  • WFP has already mobilized its team on the ground to provide a robust and comprehensive response in all affected areas.

  • WFP has already started airlifting essential nutrition supplements, high energy biscuits and other in-kind food commodities to hard-to-reach locations in southern Somalia for immediate drought relief assistance.

Situation Update

27 Feb 2017 description


  • Due to worsening drought conditions, Acute Watery Diarrhoea/Cholera cases continue to spread to various parts of Somalia, particularly Lower Shabelle, Bay and Puntland. Most of the districts reporting cholera cases are along the Shebelle River where there is severe water shortage caused by drying up of the river.

  • During the reporting period, 913 suspected AWD/ Cholera cases and 10 deaths (Case Fatality Rate of 1.1 percent) were recorded from 38 districts across eight regions.

27 Feb 2017 description

An analysis based on actual persons registered in the UNHCR refugee database (proGres)

26 Feb 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

Mother-of-four says the drought in Somalia is the worst she has seen.

“We’ve had droughts here in the past but I don’t remember one as bad as this – and look at my age,” says 50-year-old widow Sareedo Barre Haji Muse.

“We lost our animals. Even our donkeys have died. This is the last one.”

In the Puntland state of Somalia, Sareedo used to own nearly 500 goats and sheep, living off the sale of their milk and meat.

26 Feb 2017 description

Addis Ababa February 25/2017 Ethiopia provided relief support for people affected by drought in Somaliland, the autonomous region of Somalia.

Mitiku Kassa, Commissioner for Disaster Risk Management told ENA that the support for drought affected people in Somaliland included biscuits, milk and grains.

Some 8,000 quintal various grains, 26,611 cartons of milk and 100 quintals of biscuits were provided to the people hit by drought in Somaliland, he noted.

26 Feb 2017 description

123.8 M required for 2017

4.3 M contributions received, representing 3% of requirements

119.5 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

All figures are displayed in USD