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24 May 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

Garowe, 23 May 2016 – The Ministry of Health of Puntland State of Somalia, with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and other stakeholders, today marked the International Day to End Obstetric under the theme “end fistula within a generation”.

24 May 2016 description

Mogadishu, 22 May 2016 – The United Nations, the African Union (AU), the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU), Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States welcome the decree issued by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on the modalities of the 2016 electoral process.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • The protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) requires new contributions urgently to avert possible pipeline breaks. WFP has prioritized general distributions and nutrition interventions for the refugees, to stretch available food stocks.

  • For the school feeding programme under the development operation, new contributions are required soon for WFP to deliver food before the beginning of the new school year, which starts in September.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Drought conditions continue to ravage parts of Puntland and Somaliland where the 2016 Gu rains have been late and erratic.

  • 1,200 households in Adale in Middle Shabelle are facing acute food insecurity due to the delayed start of the Gu rains in the area and require immediate humanitarian assistance.

  • WFP requires USD 76.6 million in order to continue providing life-saving humanitarian and livelihood support assistance for the next six months.

24 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12369-AFR/3383

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt):

The members of the Security Council welcomed the opportunity to engage in dialogue with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the federal Government of Somalia, regional leaders, Somali civil society and women’s groups during their visit to Mogadishu on 19 May 2016.

24 May 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 39,962 Persons arrived at Yemeni coasts since January 2016

  • 4,165 Refugee families provided with cash assistance since January 2016

  • 1,283 Refugee children provided with child protection services since January 2016

  • 154,811 Persons provided with NFIs since January 2016

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

24 May 2016 description

The 10th annual Joint Consultative Meeting between the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) takes place from 23 to 25 May 2016. The crisis in Burundi and the mandate of the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which expires at the end of May, are expected to be on the agenda.

Broader issues such as the coordination between African non-permanent members of the UNSC and relations between the two councils are also expected to be raised.

24 May 2016 description

During the week that ended on 23 May 2016, there was a significant reduction of rainfall activities in most areas of Juba and Shabelle basins inside Somalia as well as the Ethiopian highlands with most stations recording little or no rainfall. The table below shows the total amounts received in some stations during the last week within the two basins.

24 May 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

1. What are the main causes of fistula, and what makes it prevalent in Somali?

23 May 2016 description

I am delighted to join this important meeting on countering radicalization, recovering from crisis, and fostering stability in the Sahel.

Acting to thwart radicalization and violent extremism is essential for countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), meet their full development potential, and reduce the need for future humanitarian interventions.

23 May 2016 description

The European Union values Kenya's long history of hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees, providing protection to those fleeing persecution, conflicts and other forms of life-threatening insecurity. It is important for the Government of Kenya to maintain its global leadership in this regard.

Against this background, the announcement by the Government of Kenya to close the Dadaab refugee camps and to disband its Department of Refugee Affairs is a matter of concern.

23 May 2016 description
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Light rains are expected to prevail in a few places within Puntland and Somaliland as well as the coastal areas of southern regions and the upper parts of the Juba and Shabelle River basins in Ethiopia. Other parts of the country will remain dry during the forecast period. The river levels in the upper parts of Shabelle River in Belet weyne , Hiraan region have remained at full capacity for the last few days. Riverine areas within Belet Weyne town and the surrounding are currently flooded. This flood wave is expected to be transmitted to the downstream reaches in the next few days.

22 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

21 May 2016 – The United Nations Security Council today held an unprecedented consultative meeting in Cairo with delegations of member States of the League of Arab States, discussing, among others, developments of the Palestinian issue, the Middle East peace process, updates on the situation in both Libya and Somalia.

21 May 2016 description

Rainfall deficits continue to increase in the Gulf of Guinea region

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall since October 2015 has resulted in large moisture deficits, leading to wilted crops, livestock deaths, and reduced water availability over many areas of Southern Africa. With the season coming to an end, recovery is unlikely.