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31 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Maghreb & Middle East

Yemen crisis

Since the scale up of the conflict in March, nearly 25,000 additional people are going hungry each day in Yemen as the blockade and fighting restrict food, fuel and other vital supplies. One in two people – nearly 13 million people – are now struggling to find enough to eat, and half of them are on the brink of starvation.

31 Jul 2015 description

Mogadishu, 30 July 2015 – The second Ministerial High-Level Partnership Forum was held in Mogadishu 29-30 July 2015, co-chaired by HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Somalia, Nicholas Kay.

31 Jul 2015 description

30 July—July 30th marks World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Since 1997, IOM has provided approximately 70,000 people with humanitarian, medical, legal, and migration support. Since the beginning of 2015, IOM has assisted over 4,250 people around the world, many of whom have been fleeing conflict.

31 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • In the past week, IOM installed six water points in Abyan governorate reaching over 3,300 individuals.

  • On 29 July, IOM deployed an assessment team to Mokha, Taizz governorate to evaluate the needs and identify Somali refugees stranded in the area.

  • To date, IOM has successfully evacuated 3,132 Third Country Nationals from Yemen through 14 IOM-charted flights and seven IOM-charted boats.

30 Jul 2015 description
  • 24 July marked one year since a child was last paralyzed by wild poliovirus in Nigeria. Final laboratory results on all specimens for the full 12 month period are expected by September 2015, which, if clear for poliovirus, may lead to Nigeria being removed from the list of polio-endemic countries. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative commends the hard work of the Nigerian government, partners, religious and community leaders, and health workers for such strong progress towards stopping polio.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.

· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.

· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.

30 Jul 2015 description

Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) has been present in Somalia since 2011 implementing activities in Puntland and South Central Somalia. Recently we have closed our office in the North of the country deciding to focus all our resources and capacity on actions in the South, as we believe needs of the community are far greater in this region. According to the data provided by UNHCR, the recent Yemeni crises brought already 21.000 returnees to Somalia and the majority of them is traveling to the South planning to settle in Mogadishu.

30 Jul 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Humanitarian assistance continues across Somalia and as at mid-year about 658,000 Somalis or over 23 per cent of the 2.8 million target benefi ciaries had been assisted and protected through various interventions. Countrywide acute malnutrition levels were lowered from 14.9 to 12 per cent. During the same period, no polio cases were reported as a result of concerted vaccination campaigns against polio since 2014. This means the outbreak phase is likely to be declared over, although the risk of importation exists.

29 Jul 2015 description

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Wednesday 7/29/2015 - 14:36 GMT | 505 words

by Tristan MCCONNELL

The UN envoy for Somalia on Wednesday insisted the country was making progress, a day after the government said elections cannot be held as promised in next year.

On Tuesday, Somalia's government admitted that insecurity and lack of political progress means there cannot be "one man, one vote" elections in 2016 as envisaged by the United Nations, foreign diplomats and the government itself.

29 Jul 2015 description

Diaspora groups are already heavily involved in development activities in their home countries. A recently launched innovative project explores how they act as providers of humanitarian aid and improve coordination mechanisms between Diasporas and conventional humanitarian aid providers.

29 Jul 2015 description

Introduction

Generally the middle Juba is more stable than other region like lower Juba. Middle Juba falls on the south west of Somalia, The region border lower Juba, Gedo, Bay and lower Shabelle.

The region consists of three districts namely:
1. Bu'aale (The regional Capital)
2. Jilib
3. Sakow (is the largest district in the region)

28 Jul 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11982

7491st Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

The Security Council today decided to authorize the Member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 30 May 2016, agreeing with the Secretary-General that conditions would not be appropriate for a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country until the end of that year, at the earliest.

28 Jul 2015 description
report Guardian

Two journalists were killed and third seriously wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in which 13 people died.

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28 Jul 2015 description

Delivery is Somalia’s top priority

Mogadishu, 25 July 2015 – HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia and Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General to Somalia will tomorrow co-host the first-ever Ministerial High-Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) to be held in Mogadishu, Somalia.

28 Jul 2015 description

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Tuesday 7/28/2015 - 15:14 GMT

War-torn Somalia will not be able to hold full elections due next year, lawmakers said Tuesday, although it remained unclear whether some kind of voting process would still be held.

The current President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and parliament were appointed by clan elders in 2012 with foreign backers promising full democracy in 2016, signalling an end to decades of chaos and instability.

28 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 22–28 July 2015

Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.

28 Jul 2015 description

Somalia - IOM’s second evacuation flight from Yemen to Somalia arrived in Mogadishu at 07.45 on July 27, 2015. It had 272 passengers on board, of whom 196 requested further assistance and have been taken to an IOM transit / reception centre.

The flight, which left Sana’a international airport on 26 July was coordinated by IOM offices in Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Geneva. IOM also worked in close coordination with the relevant national authorities and the Somali Consulate in Sana’a.