- OCHA Mid-Year Monitoring Report: 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan - Somalia (Covering January to June 2016)
- FSNAU Somalia Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Post Gu 2016 | Technical Series Report No VII. 69 October 19, 2016
- IOM Somalia: Displacement Tracking Matrix Trends (DTM Round I), Preliminary Report, June 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Update Call for Aid - Drought & El Niño July-September 2016
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- 2016-2018 Humanitarian Strategy
- UNHCR Somalia Situation Supplementary Appeal Jul-Dec 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Yemen Situation Emergency Response (Jan-Dec 2016) Supplementary Appeal 2016
- FAO Rapid Results Drought Response Plan - Somaliland and Puntland
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
- OCHA Somalia
- UNHCR Somalia displacement portal
- FSNAU (FAO Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit Somalia)
- SWALIM (Somalia Water and Land Information Management)
- New Deal Somalia
- UNSOM (UN Assistance Mission in Somalia)
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Food Security Cluster: Somalia
- Logistics Cluster: Somalia
By Laetitia Bader
“We can’t afford to keep fleeing,” said “Halima,” a 35-year-old mother of four who recently fled fighting in the contested town of Galkayo in central Somalia. “Those fighting might have big houses to hide in, but we live in tents and the bullets can easily reach us.”
Brussels, 25 October 2016
Four new actions worth €66.5 million will be funded under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to address the destructive impacts of the El Niño phenomenon in the Horn of Africa region, such as floods and droughts.
Calm has returned to southwestern town of Afgooye following last week’s attack on a police station.
Col. Ronald Bigirwa, the African Union Commander of Uganda’s battle group 18, headquartered in Arbiska, three kilometers from the southwestern town said the situation was stable and peaceful. He dismissed media reports that Al-Shabaab militants had overrun the town, after detonating a vehicle loaded with explosives at the police station.
The three days accumulated rainfall forecast is calling for light rains of up to 20mm in the southern parts of of Somalia and a few pockets of Bari region in the north. Moderate rains are expected in the Ethiopian highlands during the same period. The rest of the country will remain dry during the forecast period.
Saudi Arabia - With support from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KS-Relief), IOM is building up the institutional capacity of immigration and coastguard officials in Somaliland who are at the forefront of the humanitarian response to help thousands of migrants and refugees fleeing the conflict in Yemen.
As of 30th September, 13,643 Acute Watery Diarrhoea/Cholera cases and 497 deaths had been reported. Of these 6,471 (47.4%) were women while 7,918 (58.0%) were children below 5 years.
In September 2016, Health Cluster (HC) partners reached 383 498 people with primary and secondary health services through humanitarian and development health programs.
In recent years illicit arms flows have been given significant attention at the global level, culminating in September 2015 with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and, more specifically, SDG Target 16.4, which commits states to significantly reduce illicit arms flows by 2030.
Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could halt severe water shortages - UN Environment
- Rivers begin to dry up as the loss of Mt Kilimanjaro's forests triggers water crisis
- Climate change has destroyed 13,000 hectares of the mountain's forests since 1976 – equivalent to cutting off a year's supply of drinking water for 1 million people
- East Africa's glaciers expected to disappear within a few decades
19 October 2016 – Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could help protect vital water supplies that …
Violence broke out in Gaalkacyo on 7 October 2016, leaving 11 people dead and dozens injured. Over 75,000 people have now been displaced. Sporadic fighting continues as the peace agreement reached by clan elders and the business community on 9 October has failed to hold. The Federal Government of Somalia’s efforts to restore peace in Gaalkacyo are under way. Justin Brady, the Head of Office for OCHA Somalia, travelled to Gaalkacyo on 17 October to assess the situation. He shares his story.
Instances of internal displacement caused by conflict, violence, and disasters between 6 - 19 October
A second batch of AMISOM troops arrived today in Adaado, the capital of the Interim Galmudug Administration.
Receiving the troops at the airport, Galmudug Vice President, Mohamed Hashi, confirmed that they would provide security during ongoing elections for the Lower House which began yesterday.
“These (AMISOM) troops would be working with the Somali national army and the National Security and Intelligence Agency (NISA), in this region. They will provide security during the election in the areas where the elections would be taking place,” the Vice President said.
Uganda is host to over 665,040 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.
Over 153,000 children have received deworming and Vitamin A supplementation in the refugee districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Koboko, Isingiro and Kyegeggwa since July 2016.
Since July, over 40,600 children have been screened for malnutrition in 5 refugee districts with 559 children found to be severe acutely malnourished.
In the month of September, Karan rains were reported in northwest but with moderate to light intensity in most livelihoods. Localised areas of Guban pastoral received enhanced rains while some of the agropastoral areas such as Borama and Baki received insignificant light rains. Some of the rain gauges recorded above average rains and include: Gebiley (103mm), Dhubato (96mm), Wajaale (70mm), and Borama (39mm).
SoSh (Somali shilling)-using areas: Consumer Price Index (CPI) remained stable in Central; while it changed at mild rates (1-2%) in northeast and south month-on-month. The CPI rose compared to one year ago annually from (5-12%), primarily due to increase in red sorghum prices.
SISh (Somaliland shilling)-using areas: The CPI remained stable month-on-month but increased year-on-year (12%) due to increase in cereal (mainly red sorghum) price in the past 12 months.
A few places in Somalia have received rains in the last few weeks. However, the rains have been erratic and short lived.
The three days accumulated rainfall forecast is calling for light rains of up to 20mm in the central parts of Somalia and the Ethiopian highlands. The rest of the country will remain dry during the forecast period.
By Manipadma Jena
NEW DELHI/BONN, Oct 18 2016 (IPS) - One of the critical challenges facing the world today is that emerging migration patterns are increasingly rooted in the depletion of natural resources.
Entire populations are being disempowered and uprooted as the land that they rely on for their survival and for their future no longer provides sustenance.
24 October 2016, Amman | Today, on World Polio Day, polio eradication partners celebrate the successes of the programme to date and rally for the additional support needed to wipe out the disease for good. In the Middle East, polio partners WHO and UNICEF acknowledge the hard work done to keep the region polio free, but urge all countries to maintain vigilance and to guard against the virus being re-introduced.
Bossaso is the capital city of Bari region in Puntland State of Somalia and the economic capital of Puntland. It has the main sea port and large business centers, providing livelihoods for many people from various parts of Somalia, including IDPs. It is been used as a transit point for mixed migratory movements coming from Southern and Central Somalia, and Ethiopia, who are enroute to Yemen and other Gulf States.