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26 Jul 2017 description

Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan and the food security situation is of grave concern in 7 other countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, and Yemen. In these countries, 42.5 million are in need of humanitarian assistance and 41.8 million are in phase 3-5 Integrated Phase Classification between June and September 2017.

23 Jul 2017 description

Background

The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

June data collection in Lower Juba was conducted through a quantitative survey between 29 - 30 June, focusing only on those waterpoints in the region that are charging for water. The assessment has followed the official district boundaries of the region.

23 Jul 2017 description

Background

The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

June data collection in Bay was conducted through a quantitative survey between 29 - 30 June, focusing only on those waterpoints in the region that are charging for water. The assessment has followed the official district boundaries of the region.

21 Jul 2017 description

Hargeysa, Borama and Zeylac districts are growing urban areas in Somaliland, and over the past few years become host to households and individuals that have been displaced as a result of conflict, insecurity or drought. Hargeisa district has the most sites, many of which (70%) are recently established (less than 3 months and 6 months).In Borama, more than half (56%) of the sites were established more than one year ago whereas in Zeylac all the sites were established more than a year ago.

19 Jul 2017 description

Key Figures

766,000
drought displacements since November 2016

650
arrivals to Mogadishu 1 - 30 June 2017

16,000
arrivals to Baidoa 1 - 30 June 2017

28,000
drought-displaced 1 - 30 June 2017

18 Jul 2017 description
infographic World Health Organization

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In June 2017, an estimated 14 397 suspected cholera cases including 101 associated deaths (CFR- 0.7%) were recorded from 30 districts in Somalia.

  • During this reporting period, the overall trends of suspected cholera cases and deaths have slightly declined with less districts reporting suspected cases as compared to the previous months.

  • Since the beginning of 2017, the cumulative number of suspected cases of cholera reported stands at 71 663 including 1 098 deaths with a case fatality rate of 1.5%.

18 Jul 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

The humanitarian situation in Somalia continues to deteriorate due to the ongoing drought crisis, affecting more than half of the country’s population – 6.7 million – of which 4 million are children. Since the beginning of the year, UNICEF’s emergency intervention has resulted in the treatment of 98,900 children for life-threatening severe acute malnutrition; 672,500 women and children under-5 with emergency lifesaving health services; and 1.58 million people accessing temporary safe drinking water.

17 Jul 2017 description

Somalia is facing a prolonged drought which has left 6.7 million people - more than half the population of the country - in need of humanitarian assistance. While rains have provided relief in some areas, the Gu rainy season was shorter than normal and generally poor in large parts of the country, including Bakool and northern Bay regions. An elevated risk of famine persists, partly due to severe food consumption gaps, high acute malnutrition and high disease burden.

14 Jul 2017 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 30 June 2017, 83,752 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 19% increase compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (70,222). In June, 23,524 persons reached Italian shores, compared to 22,371 who arrived in June 2016.

14 Jul 2017 description

Between 1 January and 30 June 2017, 11,406 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 14% of all sea arrivals during this period. This proportion is comparable to the first six months of 2016, when 15% of those arriving by sea were UASC. UASC numbers, however, have increased compared to last year, when 10,640 UASC arrived in the first six months of the year.

06 Jul 2017 description

An elevated risk of famine persists in Somalia due to severe food consumption gaps, high acute malnutrition and high disease burden. The Gu rains (April-June) provided relief in some areas, but the rainy season was shorter than normal and generally poor, including in areas with high levels of vulnerability such as Bakool and northern Bay regions. Over 760,000 have been displaced due to drought since November 2016. More than 3 million people are being reached each month with humanitarian assistance and protection.