- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia October 2014 | Issued on 24 Nov 2014
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook Update November 2014
- Forced returns to south and central Somalia, including to al-Shabaab areas: A blatant violation of international law - Amnesty
Appeals & Funding
- Strategic Response Plan 2014
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
Health Facilities (HIS) trends suggest increase in prevalence of acute malnutrition in Somalia among Agro pastorals in Northwest region, Addun and Coastal Deeh livelihoods in Northeast and Central region and in Beletweyne, Shabelle and Gedo livelihoods in South during Jul-Sep 2014.
Mogadiscio, Somalie | AFP | Thursday 11/27/2014 - 14:52 GMT
An engineer working with a Turkish company was killed on Thursday in a bomb attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab rebels have been blamed for a string of killings targeting politicians, returning diaspora and anyone linked to foreign companies or the internationally-backed government.
In a part of the world long plagued by conflict, drought and instability, Somalia's Somaliland region is a bright spot. Located in the north-west of the country, the region is undergoing profound social transformation. Through the Integrated Community Development Programme (ICDP) – financed by IFAD, the Belgian Fund for Food Security and the OPEC Fund for International Development – rural people are learning to read and write, taking loans, starting businesses and improving their lives and communities.
In response to the outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) in South Sudan, over 19,000 children were vaccinated last week in Bentiu Poc, where the two cases were reported. Outbreak response plans are in place to hold three rounds of supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) in high risk areas to stop transmission of the virus.
Scattered moderate to heavy rains observed in southern Somalia and eastern Kenya.
Below-average rains persist in central Angola, southern Zambia, and eastern South Africa.
1) Low and poorly distributed seasonal “Deyr” rains have led to strengthening moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas in southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. Recent rains have relieved dryness over most parts, but rainfall deficits have persisted over many localized areas.
There will be a reduction of rainfall activities in the Ethiopian highlands and the southern parts of the country in the coming three days. The northern parts of Somalia are not expected to receive any rains during the same period.
From 17th to 20th November, Geneva Call held in Geneva its Third Meeting of Signatories to the Deeds of Commitment and gathered 70 high-level representatives – political leaders, commanders and officers and legal advisers – of 35 armed non-State actors (ANSAs) coming from 14 different countries including Syria, Burma/Myanmar, Sudan, Philippines and Somalia. Most are signatories to at least one of Geneva Call’s Deeds of Commitment, but some non-signatory ANSAs also attended.
Riverine areas along the Juba likely to remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through March
With only some, very limited income from labor, areas along the Juba River from Buaale in Middle Juba to Jamame District in Lower Juba will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase3) through March 2015. River flooding in October and flash floods in November destroyed planted crops and infrastructure. They have also reduced labor demand.
More than 38,000 people have benefited from an Islamic Relief healthcare project delivered in Banadir, Somalia.
Drought, famine and conflict have forced an estimated 1.5 million people from their homes across Somalia. Tens of thousands are now living in camps around Mogadishu, capital of the Banadir region, a city to which many have returned as security improves.
- Humanitarianfunding shortfall jeopardizes aid to hundreds of thousands of Somalis in need.
- About 50,000 people have been affected by seasonal flooding while pockets of drought remain.
- Measles outbreak of great concern with over 9,000 suspected cases reported this year, doubling the number from 2013.
Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.
Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.
During the week ending on 24 November 2014, there was an increase of rainfall activites within the Juba and Sha‐ belle river basins inside Somalia with most stations recording moderate to heavy rains. Bardheere in Gedo region recorded a total of 229mm in three consecuƟve days. There were isolated cases of localised flooding in Baidoa, Belet Hawac and Bardheere environs following heavy rains.
This bulletin provides summary of 10 days (Dekadal) observed rainfall in Somalia
During the second Dekad of November 2014 (11th – 20th November), there were reduced rainfall activities in the northern parts of Somalia with the exception of the north eastern coastal areas which received moderate rains. Many parts in the south received light to moderate rains in the same period. Below is a brief summary of the rainfall situaƟon by region for this dekad.
Moderate to heavy rains fell in most parts of the South in mid-November
881,896 people supported
8,283 mt food distributed
IDPs in Baidoa have been struggling to cope with the effects of heavy rains for the last few days. The torrential rains caused flash floods in many areas of Baidoa town and its suburbs. The IDPs who live in makeshift houses in IDPs settlements are the worst affected.
November 24, 2014: The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) together with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today launched the Somalia Country Specific Guidelines to govern relations on civil-military coordination in Somalia.
Moderate to heavy rains are expected in most parts of south and central Somalia as well as in the Ethiopian highlands in the coming three days. The northern parts of Somalia may receive light or no rains during the forecast period.