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27 Jun 2016 description

Mixed Gu performance of below-average to average levels observed in most parts of the country

27 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

14,829
Identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

86
Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015

1,288,598
NFIs distributed since January 2015

2,931
Shelters distributed since January 2015

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27 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12422-AFR/3402

The following Security Council statement was issued today by Council President François Delattre (France):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on 25 June 2016 perpetrated by Al-Shabaab on the Nasa Hablod Hotel, in Mogadishu, which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries, including the death of Bur’i Mohamed Hamza, the Somali Minister for Environment Affairs and former Foreign Minister.

27 Jun 2016 description

By Cedric Barnes

Somalia’s militant group, Al-Shabaab, has often defied its adversaries’ claims that it is in decline. In recent months, however, the movement has suffered setbacks, including territorial losses, high-ranking commanders killed and defections. The Somali Federal Government (SFG) and its internal, regional and international allies need to be clear-sighted about the reasons for these, and what they can do to stop another Al-Shabaab recovery.

27 Jun 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, and end-stage cancers, are also on the rise.

In Summary

  • Thousands of other Somalis were arriving at Dadaab each month, weak from the long walk and too little to eat.
  • One in five of the newly arrived children were severely malnourished.
  • Last year saw a major outbreak of cholera in the camp, and there are regular cases of measles, mainly among new arrivals from Somalia.
  • Mental health conditions among the population are very common.

By MELAT HAILLE

27 Jun 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Mr Grandi said the population of non-Somalis at Daadab was estimated at 60,000.

In Summary

  • Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said the exercise will enable authorities to establish the exact number of people in the camps and their true status and identities.

By LILLIAN MUTAVI and KEVIN J. KELLEY

The government has launched an exercise to establish the identity of all residents of Dadaab refugee camp.

This comes in the wake of the enhanced voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees staying in Kenya.

27 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño is deeply alarming, affecting over 60 million people globally. The El Niño phenomenon is now in a neutral phase, but food insecurity caused by drought is not likely to peak before December. East and Southern Africa are the most affected regions, and humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017.

26 Jun 2016 description

The National leadership Forum ended on Saturday in the southwestern town of Baidoa with an endorsement of the official list of 135 elders, who will oversee the selection of clan voters, who will pick the 275 members of parliament in August polls.

The move expedites the electoral process, which is expected to end in September after the conclusion of presidential elections.

26 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Context and Investment Case   

One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded places the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. UNICEF is responding to four primary needs:

  1. Over 1 million children are in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the region.

25 Jun 2016 description

NAIROBI, Kenya – At the invitation of H.E. Ambassador (Dr) Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya, the Tripartite Commission for the Voluntary Repatriation of Somali Refugees living in Kenya met in Nairobi on 25 June 2016 to discuss the modalities of the repatriation process of Somali refugees to Somalia in the context of the Government of Kenya’s decision to close the Dadaab camps.

25 Jun 2016 description

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Sunday 6/26/2016 - 13:08 GMT

A junior minister was among 11 people killed in an attack by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab militants on a hotel in the Somali capital, the foreign ministry said Sunday.

The body of Buri Mohamed Hamza, minister of state in the prime minister's office for the environment, has been retrieved from the collapsed building of the Naasa Hablood hotel, the ministry added.

"We extend our deepest condolences to the relatives of the minister who was killed in Mogadishu yesterday," a ministry statement read.

24 Jun 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 214,861 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 22 June, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

Deaths so far this year are 2,861 compared with 1,838 through the first six months of 2015. In other words, fatalities on the Mediterranean Sea in 2016 stand over 1,000 ahead of last year’s mid-year total, with one week remaining before 2016’s mid-year point.

24 Jun 2016 description

Population as of 1st June 2016: 343,043

Refugees: 339,955

Asylum seekers: 3,088

HIGHLIGHTS

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees visit to Dadaab