- OCHA Somalia Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia Nov 2015 | Issued on 20 Nov 2015
- FSNAU Somalia Climate Update: October 2015 Monthly Rainfall and NDVI (Issued Nov 20, 2015)
Appeals & Funding
- Somalia 2015-16 El Niño Contingency Plan, Sep 2015
- Strategic Response Plan 2015
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
Missing Migrants Project is the only global database sharing key data on deceased and missing migrants around the world. This info-graphic focuses on migrant arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region. #MissingMigrants
Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Saturday 11/28/2015 - 13:49 GMT
Rival militia forces have clashed in central Somalia, the United Nations said Saturday, as it called for troops to pull out from contested zones in the town of Galkayo.
Fighting broke out between gunmen loyal to the Puntland and Galmudug districts, with reports of heavy gunfire as well as mortars or artillery, and hundreds of civilians fleeing.
The livestock sector is central to the economic and cultural life of the Somali people. The sector provides food and income to overpercent of the country’s population. Burao and Galkayo are the largest livestock markets in the Horn of Africa especially for export sheep and goats from the Somali region of Ethiopia and parts of southern Somalia. The majority of the livestock exported through Berbera and Bosasso seaports transit or pass through these markets.
Maize, sorghum, rice, and cowpea are the most important staple foods for Somalis. Maize and sorghum are the preferred staple in agriculture areas, while rice is more popular in pastoral and urban areas. Cowpea is an integral component of all households’ diets. Mogadishu is Somalia’s largest market with links to most markets in the country. Baidoa is a significant sorghum producing and consuming area. Qorioley is a large maize production area. Burao, Galkayo, and Dhusamareb are exclusively pastoral where people depend on purchases of domestically produced sorghum and imported rice.
Next week, Mozambique, formerly one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, will formally declare it has completed mine clearance on its territory, the 29th country to do so since the 1990s. This leaves 60 countries and territories still contaminated according to Clearing the Mines, a review of mine action programmes around the world published today by Norwegian People’s Aid. The report’s authors have calculated that by 2020 another 20 countries should have completed mine clearance and the urgent humanitarian threat removed from the other 40.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
The amount of rainfall in most areas of Juba and Shabelle river basins inside Somalia and in the Ethiopian Highlands continued to reduce, according to the FAO-Managed Somalia Land and Water Information Network (SWALIM).
Except for Jowhar, the river levels are currently within normal range in most sections of the two rivers. While the flood risk from River Juba remains moderate, there remains a risk of flooding along the lower and middle reaches of River Shabelle, mainly due to existing open river banks and weak river embankments.
They eke out an existence in the face of myriad humanitarian, environmental and political challenges. Now people in rural Somaliland face a debilitating drought that threatens to change their way of life forever
Hassan Haji Towakal has lived in one of the world’s toughest environments for 80 years. He has seen many droughts, but the recent prolonged lack of rainfall is the worst he has experienced in Somaliland, the breakaway country situated in Somalia’s relatively peaceful northern corner.
The reasons and the contexts which hinder girls and boys’ right to education are different and constantly evolving. In certain situations, such as conflicts, children miss out on education because their schools become easy targets for armed groups to capture and recruit the boys as child soldiers, and the girls as sex slaves and cooks. Other times, the reason why girls stay out of school is not fear of abduction but shame – shame to interact with others because they lack sanitary pads, for example.
As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence campaign IOM’s Protection and Assistance Unit will be distributing brochures and conduct awareness-raising sessions, targeting 100 college students throughout the 16 day period.
To date, IOM in Djibouti has assisted over 4,500 migrants with emergency shelter, food, NFIs, medical assistance and Onward Transportation Assistance (OTA).
High levels of humanitarian needs persist in Somalia with about 4.9 million people in need of life-saving and livelihood support and 1.1 million in protracted internal displaced. Some 308,000 children under the age of 5, or one in eight, are estimated to be acutely malnourished. Hereof, 56,000 are severely malnourished and in urgent of need of medical treatment and therapeutic food.
Tuva Raanes Bogsnes (25.11.2015)
NRC has received the verdict in the court case related to the attack and kidnapping in Dadaab, Kenya in June 2012.
Oslo District Court has awarded Steve Dennis compensation for financial and non-financial loss of NOK 4.4 million. The court found that NRC was grossly negligent in regards to the safe-guarding of staff during the visit of the Secretary General in Dadaab in 2012.
On 24 November, Stephen O'Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs released a statement on Houthis and popular committees of blocking deliveries of aid to the country's third city of Taiz where 200,000 civilians are living under siege since several months. The UN USG is concerned about reports that some of the aid has been diverted away from the people it was intended for.
The emergency committee of the International Health Regulations (IHR) has met for the seventh time and assessed that the international spread of polio continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). They also expanded the temporary recommendations to outbreaks of circulating vaccine derived poliovirus, due to the importance of stopping all types of poliovirus as we near the finish line of polio eradication. Learn more about cVDPVs.
Djibouti, 26-11-2015: Officials of the African Development Bank and Ministers of the Federal Republic of Somalia in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have today November 26, 2015 launched the Somalia component of Phase II of the Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihood Program.
Western Region (CLCPRO)
Mogadishu, 26 November 2015 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, condemns the hijacking of a fishing vessel off the coast of Somalia on 22 November, 2015.
“I condemn in the strongest terms any form of armed robbery or piracy at sea,” declared SRSG Kay. “While Somalia continues to experience significant political progress, significant security gains and efforts to advance economic recovery, I am concerned that any increase in piracy could erode the progress achieved to date.”
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MAY 2016
Flooding risks continue to be elevated in Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania
Africa Weather Hazards
Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to above-normal river levels along the Shabelle and Jubba River basins. Although a reduction of precipitation has been observed in mid-November, additional rains are expected to sustain the risk for flooding in the region.