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24 Apr 2017 description

Over 20 million people in north-east Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia are already at or over the tipping point of famine. Thanks to the generosity of its donors, CERF has released $62 million for early action and life-saving operations in Nigeria and Somalia. In north-east Nigeria, CERF funds are reaching an estimated 2.9 million people affected by Boko Haram related violence and food insecurity. In Somalia, CERF is helping more than 1 million vulnerable people in severe drought areas in Puntland, Somaliland and South Central.

24 Apr 2017 description

Key Figures

599,000
drought displacements since November 2016

13,700+
arrivals to Mogadishu 1- 14 April 2017

26,200+
arrivals to Baidoa 1- 14 April 2017

59,000+
drought-displaced during 1 -14 April 2017

18 Apr 2017 description

Aid organization workers continue to be killed, injured or kidnapped in the world’s most dangerous humanitarian crises. In 2016, there were 150 attacks on aid workers in 20 countries affecting 238 workers of which 88 were killed. In 2017 there were 35 aid workers killed in 22 attacks through March.

15 Apr 2017 description

Key Figures

571,000
drought displacements since November 2016

10,000
arrivals to Mogadishu 1- 7 April 2017

11,000
arrivals to Baidoa 1- 7 April 2017

31,000
drought-displaced during 1 -7 April 2017

13 Apr 2017 description

Between 1 January and 28 February 2017, 1,875 unaccompanied children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 14% of all sea arrivals in this period. This proportion is largely comparable to the first two months of 2016, when 15% of those arriving by sea were UASC.

13 Apr 2017 description

Between 1 January and 28 February 2017, 13,439 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 48% increase compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (9,101). As in previous years, monthly arrivals were comparatively lower during the winter, due to less favourable weather and sea conditions.

11 Apr 2017 description

More than 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are experiencing famine or a credible risk thereof over the coming six months. To avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the four countries, humanitarian operations require more than US$5.6 billion in 2017. Of this amount $4.4 billion is urgently needed for life-saving assistance in the key areas of food security, health, nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene, as these are key sectors of famine response and prevention.

06 Apr 2017 description

Key Figures

536,000 drought displacements since November 2016

72,000 arrivals to Mogadishu during March 2017

70,000 arrivals to Baidoa during March 2017

278,000 drought-displaced during March 2017

31 Mar 2017 description

Since conflict erupted in Yemen in March 2015, Yemenis, Somalis, national returnees and people of other nationalities have fled Yemen into the Horn of Africa, namely Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan.

30 Mar 2017 description

Key Figures

INTERIM FIGURES - PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO REVIEW

444,000 displaced due to drought since November 2016

44,000 arrivals to Mogadishu 1-24 March 2017

50,000 arrivals to Baidoa 1-24 March 2017

187,000 drought-displaced in period 1-24 March 2017

25 Mar 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

Key facts on the 4 countries:

20m people facing risk of famine

1.4m children are severely malnourished

US$1.2bn needed by WFP for next 6 months

Scaling up to avert possible famine requires:

Humanitarian access

Sustained funding

Integrated response with all partners

20 Mar 2017 description
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More than 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are experiencing famine or at risk of famine over the coming six months. UN agencies and humanitarian partners are ready to scale up the response to avert a catastrophe, but the necessary funds and access to do so are required immediately.

NIGERIA - EMERGENCY

An elevated risk of famine persists in the north-east. Some areas remain inaccessible to humanitarians, leaving affected people in life-threatening conditions.

SOUTH SUDAN - FAMINE