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16 Feb 2017 description

PRMN is a UNHCR-led trend analysis project that aims to monitor movements of displaced populations into and within Somalia. On behalf of UNHCR, NRC and 39 local partners in the field in Somalia (South Central regions, Puntland and Somaliland) collect data through interviews with refugee and IDP returnees, and with IDPs and host communities conducted at strategic locations along travel routes. Reports are reviewed and published by UNHCR to broaden insight into movement trends for analytical and programmatic purposes.

15 Feb 2017 description

The drought situation in Somalia is rapidly deteriorating. Over 6.2 million people, more than half of the population, are in need of humanitarian assistance. Some 3 million people now need urgent life-saving assistance, compared to 1.1 million in September 2016. Without a massive and urgent scale up of humanitarian assistance, famine could soon be a reality in the worst drought-affected areas.

15 Feb 2017 description

FAO and IGAD partnered together to conduct a rapid assessment from 12 to 18 January 2017, visiting 32 locations in cross-border areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia to understand drought impact on livelihoods, food security and nutrition in order to inform appropriate and coordinated responses in affected areas.

10 Feb 2017 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia has deteriorated rapidly. Unless a massive and urgent scale up of humanitarian assistance takes place in the coming weeks, famine could soon be a reality in some of the worst drought- affected areas. The number of people in need has increased to 6.2 million - 50 per cent of the population - up from 5 million six months ago. In the worst drought-affected areas, poor rainfall and lack of water has wiped out crops and killed livestock, while communities are being forced to sell their assets, and borrow food and money to survive.

09 Feb 2017 description

In 2016, CERF allocated US$ 295 million – approximately 67 per cent of annual global allocations – to support life-saving humanitarian activities across Africa. Over $166 million was allocated through CERF’s Rapid Response window to kick-start humanitarian operations in response to new or rapidly deteriorating emergencies, while nearly $129 million was allocated through CERF’s Underfunded Emergencies window to help underfunded and neglected emergencies.

08 Feb 2017 description

The INFORM Global Risk Index measures the risk of a country experiencing a humanitarian crisis that would overwhelm national capacity and lead to a need for international assistance.

08 Feb 2017 description


Extended dry season for the last three consecutive seasons

  • Severe water shortage
  • Production failure Rise in food and water prices
  • Large scale displacements
  • Poor access to milk & livestock products
  • Rise in food prices
07 Feb 2017 description
  • As of 31 January, United Nations Coordinated Appeals and Refugee Response Plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.5 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 93.5 million crisis-affected people in 33 countries. Needs and financial requirements have increased due the finalisation of five additional Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). Seventeen HRPs have been published so far. Together the appeals are funded at $77.2 million, leaving a shortfall of $22.4 billion.

03 Feb 2017 description

Key Figures

3 million
Number of Persons of Concern (as of 31 December 2016)

Apprehension and Interception Figures in 2016 (as of 31 December 2016)

~**50,000** Number of Sea and Land
Apprehensions / Interceptions in 2016
Dead / Missing in 2016 in Turkish Territorial Water
Interceptions at sea
~**14,000** Apprehensions at land borders Greece/Bulgaria:

31 Jan 2017 description

The Emergency Relief Coordinator has allocated $100 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the 2017 first underfunded emergencies round to assist some six million people in neglected crises in nine countries. The funds will sustain life-saving relief in emergencies where humanitarian suffering is alarmingly high, but available resources are critically low. The funding will address

• Protracted and underfunded needs in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK);

28 Jan 2017 description

181,436 Sea arrivals Jan-Dec 2016
153,842 Sea arrivals Jan-Dec 2015

Between 1 January and 31 December 2016, 181,436 persons arrived to Italy by sea, compared to 153,842 sea arrivals in 2015. This represents an 18% increase compared to last year.

27 Jan 2017 description

(91%) of children are UASC

Between 1 January and 31 December 2016, 28,223 children arrived to Italy by sea: over 91% of children arrived unaccompanied (25,846). UASC account for some 14% of all sea arrivals in the above period, an increase of around 109% compared to 2015.

13 Jan 2017 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia has become increasingly fragile. Some 5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, 1.1 million are acutely food insecure. Severe drought conditions are expanding across the country. (AWD)/Cholera outbreaks have been reported in some areas. To boost drought response, pooled funds have been released. Humanitarian partners are scaling up life-saving response to the most vulnerable people.

09 Jan 2017 description
infographic Government of Ireland

At the beginning of 2017, approximately 65 million people worldwide are displaced from their homes and 130 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of ongoing violence, conflict and natural disaster.

Ireland is responding to these people’s urgent needs through our humanitarian assistance programme, managed by Irish Aid.