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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

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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Somalia + 3 others
Over 130,000 people displaced in Somalia so far this year as IDPs bear brunt of food insecurity crisis

Forced displacement within Somalia and across its borders shows no signs of easing, as forced evictions, drought, conflict and lack of livelihoods have forced over 130,000 people from their homes since the start of the year.

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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2015

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Madagascar + 21 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for August with a Forecast till Mid-October, 2014

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in winter, spring and summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region in August and only low density adults were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad, and a similar situation is highly likely in northern Mali where the ongoing security situation continuous undermining survey operations. No locusts were reported in Algeria, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia during this month.

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SAACID Monthly Health & Nutrition Bulletin - August 2014

Report
SAACID

SAACID, in partnership with UNICEF, operates a health and nutrition network across Mogadishu City; treating severely malnourished children under 5 years of age, providing counselling and micro-nutrient supplementation to pregnant and lactating women, immunization services, TB treatment, and hygiene promotion. This bulletin provides figures and highlights from this month’s activities.

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In Somalia, emergency airlifts supply towns unreachable by road

A major logistics operation is underway in Somalia to bring urgent aid to areas cut off from international help.

By Athanas Makundi

Cargo flights to previously cut-off areas of Somalia have enabled UNICEF to provide essential vaccines, therapeutic food and medicine for malnutrition, and school supplies for thousands of children.

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Report of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Bahame Tom Nyanduga (A/HRC/27/71) - Advance Edited Version

The Independent Expert on the human rights situation in Somalia assumed his mandate in early June 2014, following his appointment by the Human Rights Council on 8 May 2014. As soon as he was appointed, the Independent Expert undertook extensive background research on the prevailing socioeconomic, political, security, humanitarian and human rights situation in Somalia.

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Ethiopia + 3 others
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 15 September 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • On 9 September, the Federal Flood Task Force revised the Flood Alert which was first issued on 18 August to urge Government and humanitarian actors to implement flood prevention and preparedness measures in at-risk communities.

  • Despite on-going reports of a deteriorating food security in Somalia, there was no major change in the Somali refugee arrival trend in eastern Ethiopia so far.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Kenya + 4 others
Drought, famine and food insecurity solutions for East Africa to be revealed at Nairobi conference

Innovative solutions to prevent and tackle drought, famine and other major humanitarian crises will be top of the agenda at this week’s Humanitarian Partnership Conference 2014.

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Uganda + 1 other
Uganda seizes explosives, suicide vests from suspected al Shabaab cell

Source: Reuters - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:42 GMT

Author: Reuters

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Police in the Ugandan capital Kampala seized "substantial amounts of explosives" and suicide vests in raids on a suspected al Shabaab cell that was planning an imminent attack, a Ugandan official said in an interview on Sunday.

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For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 4 September 2014)

Over 1 million people in Somalia face acute food insecurity. This is a 20 percent increase, from 857,000 people, six months ago. This brings the number of people in need of humanitarian aid or livelihood support to over 3 million, according to new findings from the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network. The worsening situation is due to a lethal mix of drought, surging food prices, increasing malnutrition, insecurity and slow funding.

MALNUTRITION ON THE RISE

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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People with disabilities hold peace dialogue in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, 11 September 2014 - People with Disabilities in Mogadishu have today made an appeal to fellow citizens in Somalia to bring to an end all acts of conflict, as they sought to highlight their plight.

According to the Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN), there are an estimated 30,000 people living with disability (PWD) in Mogadishu.

A section of the people living with disability participated in a dialogue in which they discussed the challenges they have endured during the many years of war in Somalia and the importance of peace in their lives.

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"No peace means no life" - Somali women call for peace

Mogadishu, 10 September 2014 - Women in Mogadishu have today raised their voices, calling for peace.

This was during a dialogue hosted by the Banadir Regional Women’s Authority - which is charged with advocating for the safety and rights of women in the Banadir Region - on the issues affecting women and how they can advance the cause of peace.

Women drawn from all the districts of the Banadir region convened in Mogadishu with the day’s discussion centered on the theme “No peace means no life”.

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World + 34 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief August 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2015 External needs in FEB. ?

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Somalia + 4 others
Horn of Africa: Polio Campaign Awareness Map (as of 11 Aug 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Somalia facing increased crises

More than 1 million people in Somalia are facing acute food insecurity, and the situation in the country is beginning to resemble the period prior to the famine in 2011. At that time, the international community was unprepared for the scale of the crisis, and that mistake must not be repeated, warns the Danish Refugee Council.

A combination of instability, drought and increased food prices now poses a serious threat to IDPs and other vulnerable groups in Somalia with 1 million people are at risk.

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Somalia + 1 other
Humanitarian assistance to Somalia

The Australian Government will provide a further $5 million in humanitarian assistance to Somalia. The funding will be delivered through the United Nation's Somalia Common Humanitarian Fund to provide Somalis in need with emergency food, water, sanitation, shelter and medical assistance.

This contribution brings Australia’s total humanitarian and state‑building assistance for Somalia to $15 million in 2014.

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World + 20 others
Gains made protecting children in situations of armed conflict overshadowed by new global crises, Special Representative tells Security Council

SC/11552
Security Council
7259th Meeting* (AM)

Acknowledgement of Abuses Not Enough Survivor Says, Calling for Perpetrators to Be Held Accountable

In an all-day debate in the Security Council, over 60 speakers urged accelerated action to prevent and ensure accountability for the killing, recruiting and other abuse of children in situations of armed conflict that continued despite greater awareness of the scourge.