- OCHA Drought Response - Situation Report No. 5 (as of 23 April 2017)
- UNICEF Somalia Humanitarian Situation Report #4, 1 - 15 April 2017
- WFP Somalia: Drought Response Situation Report #3, 19 April 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Horn of Africa: A Call for Action, February 2017
- Operational Plan for Famine Prevention (Jan-Jun 2017)
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2017
- 2016-2018 Humanitarian Strategy
- FAO Somalia Famine Prevention and Drought Response Plan (Feb-Jul 2017)
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- IOM Appeal Somalia Drought, January - June 2017
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
- Business Guide: North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia: Prevent Famine and Support Response
- OCHA Somalia
- UNHCR Somalia displacement portal
- FSNAU (FAO Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit Somalia)
- SWALIM (Somalia Water and Land Information Management)
- Human Rights Watch: Somalia - Events of 2016
- New Deal Somalia
- UNSOM (UN Assistance Mission in Somalia)
- Food Security Cluster: Somalia
- Logistics Cluster: Somalia
Projected food assistance needs for October 2017
IGAD and Somali Refugees p. 2
Nine pledges: ARRA, UNHCR and partners chart roadmap for implementation p. 3
Nine pledges: ARRA, UNHCR and partners chart roadmap for implementation p. 4
Focus on the operation
Afar region: great hospitality in an inhospitable environment p. 5
“Services are limited due to funding constraints.”
Eritrean Asiya leaves shame aside and joins school p. 7
Baidoa, 23 April 2017 - Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo today visited the capital of South West state to assess the effects of drought on the federal member state that has been hardest hit by the crisis.
It marked the first trip of President Farmaajo outside Mogadishu since he took office last February.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Jordan hosts asylum seekers and refugees from different neighbouring countries. As of 31st December 2016, 655,344 (514,274 and 141,070 in urban and camps respectively) Syrian refugees have been registered with UNHCR Jordan office since the onset of crisis in 2011. In addition, Jordan hosts asylum seekers and refugees from Iraq, Sudan, Yemen and Somalia.
Testimony by Dr Tankred Stoebe, former President of MSF Germany
During the reporting period, 1,836 refugees were supported to return to their homes in Somalia. As of 15th April 2017, 61,665 Somali refugees have returned home since 8th December 2014, when UNHCR started supporting voluntary return of Somali refugees in Kenya, out of which 22,351 were supported in 2017 alone. Currently, 20,991 refugees are registered for voluntary repatriation.
April 24, 2017 – WHO Representative for Somalia Dr Ghulam Popal and Somalia’s Minister of Health and Social Services H.E. Dr Fawziya Abikar conducted a visit to Baidoa, along with national, regional and local health officials, to assess the cholera situation and outbreak response in South West State. The high-level mission aimed to demonstrate the commitment of WHO and the Ministry of Health to outbreak and drought response activities in the state, and included visits to cholera treatment centres (CTCs) in Baidoa and Bayhow hospitals.
A World Food Programme (WFP) initiative involving the advance positioning of food is cutting delivery times dramatically. The Global Commodity Management Facility allows WFP to deliver 1.4 million metric tons of food in an average of 45 days, a 63 percent reduction compared to the previous year.
Graziano da Silva: 20 million people could starve to death in next six months
24 April 2017, Rome - Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, FAO Directory-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the opening of the UN agency's Council.
A total of 2,984 AWD/ cholera cases and 34 deaths (CFR– 1.1%) were reported during week 15 (10 – 16 April 2017) in 50 districts in 13 regions. Of these, 175 cases were reported from Iidale village(in-accessible) district Baidoa in Bay region, which represents 5.9% of the total cases.
There is a slight decrease in the number of new AWD/ cholera cases and deaths reported – 2984 cases/ 34 deaths were recorded in week 15 compared to 3128 cases/ 32 deaths in week 14.
SHARJAH, 23rd April, 2017 (WAM) -- Sharjah Charity International donated AED4 million for the relief campaign targeting vulnerable people in Somalia, under the slogan "For You Somalia", which aims to eliminate suffering caused by the drought crisis affecting large areas of the country.
The campaign is an implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in co-operation with the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, and all UAE charity organisations and foundations.
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U.S. officials are reluctant to label a recent spike in piracy off the waters of Somalia as a trend.
"We're not ready to say there is a trend there yet, but we'll continue to watch," Marine General Thomas Waldhauser said Sunday at a news conference at a military base in the tiny African nation of Djibouti where U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was visiting.
Waldhauser suggested that drought and famine in the region had led pirates to carry out the six recent attacks on commercial ships carrying food and oil.
The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate and the possibility of famine in 2017 persists. There is also a possibility of El Nino occurring towards the end of the year.
Rains have started in Somaliland, western parts of Puntland, Bari and Nugaal regions, while Lower Juba, Lower Shabelle and the coastal areas of Galgaduud and Mudug have remained dry.
Ahead of the May 2017 London Somalia Conference, the UK welcomes Somali agreement of a National Security Architecture, and announces £21m in additional support.
On 17 April the Federal Government of Somalia and the Presidents of Somalia’s Federal Member States agreed a historic political agreement, to integrate regional and federal forces into a coherent National Security Architecture capable of gradually taking on lead responsibility for providing security.
A severe food crisis is advancing across East Africa, Nigeria and Yemen. In this interview, Xavier Duvauchelle, Handicap International’s desk officer for the East African region, explains the scale of the disaster and how our teams on the ground are responding.
Ahmed Nuur Aw Nuuh owns a small business in Ceel Bardaale, Somaliland, where he buys milk and vegetables from local farmers to sell at the market in the town of Gabiley. A town that should have only been 23 km away. But landmines were laid on the only road between the two towns during the country's civil war and subsequent conflicts, hindering safe access to food, and forcing authorities to keep the road blocked, prohibiting its use for years. The road was so heavily mined that some were clearly visible.
THE CRISIS Northern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing conflict and drought and are now approaching famine, with 20 million people near starvation in the worst preventable humanitarian crisis since World War II. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for US$4.4 billion by July to avert “catastrophe” in parts of Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen.
829,925 refugees registered in the country
38,434 refugees newly registered so far in 2017
20,515 refugees newly registered in March
44,453 unaccompanied and separated children
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The Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) is UNHCR’s main government counterpart with which close cooperation is maintained to ensure the protection of refugees in Ethiopia.