- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia, July 2016 | Issued on 28 July 2016
- UNHCR Somalia Factsheet June 2016
- UNHCR Somalia Task Force on Yemen Situation: Inter-Agency Update #13 (1 July - 15 July 2016)
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- 2016-2018 Humanitarian Strategy
- UNHCR Somalia Situation Supplementary Appeal Jul-Dec 2016
- Call for Call for Aid - Drought and El Niño (March 2016)
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Yemen Situation Emergency Response (Jan-Dec 2016) Supplementary Appeal 2016
- FAO Rapid Results Drought Response Plan - Somaliland and Puntland
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
- OCHA Somalia
- UNHCR Somalia displacement portal
- FSNAU (FAO Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit Somalia)
- SWALIM (Somalia Water and Land Information Management)
- New Deal Somalia
- UNSOM (UN Assistance Mission in Somalia)
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Food Security Cluster: Somalia
- Logistics Cluster: Somalia
- Refugee returns from Kenya to Somalia continue
- Post-Gu assessment projects a gloomy food security outlook
- AWD/cholera cases decline due to robust response
- Humanitarian funding to Somalia declines but needs remain high
Refugees continue to trickle back home
Some 11,000 Somalis return from Kenya in the first half of 2016
Food consumption among people assisted through relief operations is showing some encouraging trends, but the situation remains critical for 10.2 million people in need of food assistance.
WFP currently needs USD 426 million to support 7.6 million drought affected people in 2016, USD 23 million to provide full rations to refugees hosted in Ethiopia and USD 16 million to ensure uninterrupted assistance through the Targeted Supplementary Programmefor the rest of 2016.
As a result of the Syrian crisis, the total number of refugees in Syria has decreased due to the volatile security situation in the country. However, UNHCR continues to receive a significant number of new requests from asylum seekers asking for UNHCR’s protection and assistance. The majority of these asylum seekers are not recent arrivals in Syria but have rather been present here for a number of years and are now seeking protection and/or assistance due to the continuing deterioration of the security situation in Syria.
As widely known, conflict is a leading cause of hunger – each famine in the modern era has been characterized by conflict. Hunger can also contribute to violence, and may act as a channel through which wider socio-economic and political grievances are expressed.
Malala visit to Dadaab
On 12th July, Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and an advocate for girls education visited Dadaab camps and celebrated her 19th birthday with refugees. During her visit, she interacted with girls in various locations in the camp, where she presided over various ceremonies including delivering speeches and handing over certificates to girls trained on leadership, life skills and resilience.
On 13 June, the Humanitarian Country Team adopted its strategy on the centrality of protection, underlining that protection of affected populations is the responsibility of all humanitarian actors.
According to Yemeni refugees in Markazi camp, refugees return to Yemen only to attend urgent family matters. In general, refugees are fully aware that conditions in Yemen are not suitable for sustainable return.
(For Immediate Release)
AMISOM Condemns Terror Attack in Mogadishu
Mogadishu, July 26, 2016 – The African Union Mission in Somalia strongly condemns the terrorist attack that occurred this morning near the Mogadishu International Airport (MIA).
At around 0900hrs, two (2) Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIEDs) detonated close to the MIA causing a number of fatalities and injuries.
New York –At the end of her second visit to Somalia, Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, called for stronger measures to protect children from recruitment and use by armed forces and groups. She also urged authorities to treat children suspected of association with Al-Shabaab primarily as victims and to consider the best interest of the child and international protection standards as guiding principles.
WFP consulted stakeholders about the planned graduation of asset-creation households from cash transfers.
WFP held a ceremony to mark the handover of schools meals in Samburu to the national programme.
The tripartite commission announced that Dadaab refugee population will reduce by 150,000 people by the end of 2016. Refugees started settling in Kaloboyei integrated settlement.
Several Dutch aid organisations have joined their efforts to help drought victims in Somalia, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. Millions of people are in acute need. The organisations, united as the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA), offer relief aid as a well as long term aid, to help the people recover.
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating condemned in the strongest possible terms today’s terrorist attack in the vicinity of Mogadishu International Airport that killed at least a dozen people.
Suicide bombers detonated two vehicles laden with explosives near the perimeter of the airport enclave this morning. No United Nations personnel are among the confirmed dead.
UNHCR appeals for additional $115 million for voluntary return, reintegration of Somali refugees from Dadaab camp
Plan also includes the relocation of 31,000 refugees to Kakuma and verification of camp population
Message from the Director
Statement to the Third Preparatory Committee of Habitat 3, given by Hugo Slim, Head of Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
In an urbanizing world, armed conflict and violence are urbanizing too.
Cities like Aleppo and Fallujah are being destroyed. Their civilian populations are facing displacement, siege and impoverishment. In South Sudan, people in Juba, Wau, Bentiu and Leer are living in similarly desperate conditions.
249,854 arrivals by sea in 2016
published 09:00 CET 26 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Tuesday 7/26/2016 - 19:08 GMT
At least 13 people were killed on Tuesday in twin bombings near UN and African Union buildings by Mogadishu's airport, police said, in what the jihadist Shabaab group claimed as a suicide attack.
The Al-Qaeda aligned Shabaab group is blamed for a string of bloody assaults in Somalia and neighbouring Kenya, and is fighting to overthrow Mogadishu's internationally-backed government.
By Mohammed Yusuf
Two-thirds of Kenyans say they support closing the Dadaab refugee camp and sending all Somali refugees back home, a new survey shows.
In recent months, the Kenyan government has stated repeatedly it intends to close the camp in northeastern Kenya, which hosts more than 300,000 refugees, mostly from Somalia.
The United Nations has urged Kenya to reverse its decision, citing the difficulties Somalis will face if they are forced to return to an unstable country.