- OCHA: Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia July 2015 | Issued on 20 August 2015
- Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - July 2015 (issued on 27 August 2015)
- UNICEF Somalia Humanitarian Situation Report, June 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- Mid-Year Monitoring Report: 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan - Somalia (Jan-Jun 2015)
- Strategic Response Plan 2015
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
During the reporting period, a total of three boats carrying 96 individuals arrived in Somalia from Yemen to Berbera, Somaliland (54 persons) and Bossaso, Puntland (42 persons). Out of them, 88 individuals were registered by UNHCR in collaboration with local authorities and partners in Berbera and Bossaso Reception Centers.
During the reporting period, a total of two boats carrying 88 individuals arrived in Somalia from Yemen to Berbera, Somaliland (21 persons) and Bossaso, Puntland (67 persons). Out of them, 52 individuals were registered by UNHCR in collaboration with local authorities and partners in Berbera and Bossaso Reception Centers.
1 September 2015 - Over 100 foreign national asylum seekers arrived today at Makpandu refugee settlement in Yambio, Western Equatoria State, from a UNMISS protection-of-civilians (PoC) site in Juba.
The voluntary relocation was part of an ongoing programme conducted by the mission, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in coordination with the South Sudan Commission for Refugee Affairs.
DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya, Sept 3 (UNHCR) – Six years ago when Rahma, first arrived in Kenya as a refugee, she was illiterate. Now, 19, she has returned with plans to be a doctor.
Last month, Rahma was on board two repatriation flights carrying 116 returnees from Kenya to Somalia – the final leg of what has been a transformative journey.
She returned to her family not only full of hope, but also determined to pursue her studies.
HARGEISA, 1st September, 2015 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation today presented 500 food packages to Somali families affected by drought in remote mountainous areas.
How to revitalize the agenda 15 years after UNSCR 1325
Author: Shaheen Chughtai, Deputy Head, Humanitarian Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam GB
Conflicts threaten devastating consequences for everyone – but women and girls face particular impacts. In general, women and girls have access to fewer resources to protect and sustain themselves, are more often the deliberate target of gender-based violence and are more often excluded from political processes essential for peace and security.
Total number of refugees: 966,170
Registered refugees in 2015: 8,626
Total number of IDPs: 1.1 M
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Vitaly Churkin (Russian Federation):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on 1 September 2015 perpetrated by Al-Shabaab against an AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) base in Janaale District, Somalia, which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries.
HARGEISA: The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation today presented 500 food packages to Somali families affected by drought in remote mountainous areas.
According to the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) latest assessment, the food security situation in Somalia in the last 6 months has deteriorated. 855 000 people are now in crisis or emergency situation (17% increase), while those in food-stressed situation remain at 2.3 million. This new update brings the total number of people in the country in need of timely humanitarian assistance up to 3.1 million. The nutritional situation is also worrying as in IDP settlements the global acute malnutrition rates are consistently above the emergency threshold of 15%.
A safe house, to be used as temporary protection accommodation for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) whose security and safety have been compromised, opened in Mogadishu on August 29.
The centre has been established by Save Somali Women and Children (SSWC) and is funded by the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA USAID) through UNFPA Somalia.
The aids are sufficient for the refugees and returnees for a month
Members of the Somali Parliament and Representatives of the Yemeni community contributed in the distribution
Through its office in Somalia and as part of its relief campaign “Yemen, We are With You”, QC implemented an urgent relief project which targeted 600 families of the Yemeni refugees in Somalia and some of the Somali returnees from Yemen who are living in Mogadishu, Hargeisa, and Bosaso.
This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Mali, and Somalia. The update also reiterates key recommendations to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict ahead of the conclusion negotiations on Afghanistan, still pending.
Last updated on: September 01, 2015 2:35 PM
The International Organization for Migration said Tuesday that more than 350,000 migrants have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean this year, fleeing turmoil and poverty in the Mideast and Africa in search of a better life in Europe.
August 2015 – Trends
- Deteriorated situations
Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen
- Improved situations
Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka
September 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen
Conflict resolution opportunities
Mogadishu, 01 September 2015 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, strongly condemns today’s attack by Al-Shabaab militants on an AMISOM base at Janaale, Lower Shabelle Region manned by troops from the Ugandan contingent. “I send my deepest condolences to the families who have lost loved ones in today’s attack as well as to the people and the governments of Uganda and Somalia,” said SRSG Kay. “These courageous peacekeepers sacrificed their lives in the ongoing efforts to bring lasting peace and security to Somalia.”
Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015
Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.