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29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights of GAO-16-819, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

Why GAO Did This Study?

29 Sep 2016 description

The contents of this fact sheet are drawn from decisions that were reached about the electoral process during last year’s series of nationwide consultations about electoral model options and subsequent meetings of the National Leadership Forum.

29 Sep 2016 description

Above-average Gu/Karan harvest in northwestern Somalia improving food security

Key Messages

29 Sep 2016 description
report PAX
Executive Summary

A large number of people in the Horn of Africa have grown up in the midst of armed conflict. They are never far from violence and danger. The abundance of weapons in the region and the constant influx of new arms play a large role in these conflicts. In the report 'Armed and insecure', PAX provides a unique overview of the manner in which armed conflict and the arms trade reinforce each other.

28 Sep 2016 description

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating strongly condemns the murder of the Radio Shabelle journalist Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali in the Somali capital yesterday by two unknown gunmen.

The perpetrators have not yet been identified. A highly regarded reporter and producer, Mr. Ali became the second Somali journalist to meet a violent death this year. A total of 31 Somali journalists have been murdered since August 2012, according to the UNSOM Human Rights and Protection Group.

28 Sep 2016 description
report Insecurity Insight

Between January 2015 and June 2016, open sources reported 356 severe events in which 816 aid workers were reported killed (308), kidnapped (204) or assaulted or injured (304) in 35 countries. The highest number of severe events was reported from South Sudan (55), whilst the highest number of affected staff was reported from Afghanistan (196 individuals), followed by Syria (122 individuals). You can find the geographic distribution of aid worker casualties on our world maps.

28 Sep 2016 description

In 2015 and until August 2016, an increasing number of people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety. More than 1 million people arrived by boats in 2015 and more than 280,000 people between January and August 2016.
A 61 per cent come from the world’s top 10 refugee-producing countries.

Main trends:

28 Sep 2016 description


  • WFP requires funding urgently to respond to unfolding nutrition crisis in northern Kenya

  • The number of people found to be acutely food insecure doubled to 1.25 million

  • The refugee population in Dadaab reduced by 58,000 after a verification exercise.

WFP Assistance

28 Sep 2016 description

Mogadishu, 27 September 2016 – The quiet Somali capital is now a hub of electoral activity as the country readies for a more inclusive electoral process that will demonstrate its commitment to democratic reforms. This year’s electoral process promises to be a competitive race, as dozens of local and diaspora Somalis enter the arena.

The biggest focus is on the presidential race, where incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke are also having a go at the presidency.

27 Sep 2016 description

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Tuesday 9/27/2016 - 21:02 GMT

A Somali journalist working for a popular Mogadishu radio station was killed Tuesday by unidentified gunman in the capital, his employers said.

Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali, employed by the Shabelle station, was shot several times while he was visiting his parents in the Yaqshid district in northern Mogadishu.

The victim worked with the country’s popular Shabelle radio whose owner Abdimalik Yusuf Mohamud said he was a professional, dedicated to his work.

27 Sep 2016 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Monday 9/26/2016 - 17:33 GMT

Yemeni authorities on Monday deported at least 220 African illegal immigrants, mainly Ethiopians, from the southern port city of Aden, security officials said.

The migrants had been rounded up over the past two weeks and were put on a ship bound for Somalia, from where they apparently came, an official in Aden said.

The boat left from the port at Aden's refinery.

Hundreds of illegal migrants have arrived in south Yemen over the past few weeks despite the ongoing war that has ravaged the country.

27 Sep 2016 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
7778th Meeting (AM)

Al-Shabaab Expected to Intensify Attacks, African Union Official Warns, Stressing Need to Regain Control of Key Areas from Insurgents

Despite yet another delay in Somalia’s planned elections — the first national polls held since 1969 — the country remained committed to advancing hard-won democratic progress and electing a new President on 30 November, the Security Council heard this morning as it was briefed by top officials from the United Nations, the African Union and the Somali Government.

27 Sep 2016 description

This document was produced on 10 Septembert and the data displayed, refers to the month of Augus 2016

27 Sep 2016 description

Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 15 September 2016, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 11,271 people in different locations along the Libyan coast, mainly Al Zawiyah, Tripoli, Tajoura and Zwara. Since January 2016, Libyan local authorities confirmed the death of at least 660 people presumed to be aslyum seekers and refugees who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean.

27 Sep 2016 description


  • There was an 18% increase in the total number of consultation from 63,943 in week 35 to 76043 in week 36. Majority of the consultation were seen in Somali land and Central zone

  • There was a 47% increase in the number of AWD cases reported from 69 in week 35 to 102 cases in week 36. No deaths attributed to AWD was reported during the week

  • There was a 42% increase in the number of measles cases reported from 101 in week 35 to 142 in week 36. No death was attributed to measles during the week.