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Flood Update Issued: 31st October, 2014

The Juba and Shabelle river basins continued to receive heavy to moderate rains over the last week both within the Ethiopian highland and in some parts of Somalia. Today the river level at Belet Weyne (Shabelle) is 8.00m which has surpassed the high risk of flooding and is now 30cm below the bank‐full level. River levels are also high at the lower reaches of Shabelle River. River levels at Luuq, the upstream station of Juba, decreased over the last few days. However, the levels remain high at the lower reaches of the river.

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Flood Update Issued: 24th October, 2014

During the last one week, parts of the Juba and Shabelle basins inside Somalia and within the Ethiopian highlands received moderate to heavy rains. The heavy rains led to a drastic increase in river levels along the two rivers inside Somalia raising the risk of flooding. Today the river level at Belet Weyne (Shabelle) is 7.30m which is the flooding level while that of Luuq (Juba) is at 6.00m. The river levels at the two stations are only 1m below their bank‐full capacity. This high river levels translate to a 10‐year return period flood level at both stations.

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Somalia Humanitarian Funding Snapshot (as of 30 September 2014)

Only 34 per cent of the requested $933 million has been received. Entering the final quarter of 2014, humanitarian partners face significant funding gaps to respond to the vast needs.

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Yemen: Humanitarian Snapshot (September 2014) [EN/AR]

September saw political turmoil and an outbreak of conflict in Sana'a claiming some 274 lives and leaving 470 wounded. Beyond treating casualties, protection needs, psychosocial counselling and a need for removal of explosive remnants of war there was limited humanitarian need resulting from the conflict. Despite the uncertain political situation in Yemen there has been a marked increase in the influx of migrants and refugees from Africa - in excess of 10,500 people in August. The return of Yemeni economic migrants from Saudi Arabia continues - nearly 700,000 had been expelled by July.

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Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - August 2014 (issued on 2 October 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Somalia is again facing a serious crisis due to a lethal mix of drought, surging food prices, rising malnutrition, conflict and funding gaps. Over 3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and the numbers are on the rise. With another external shock, fragile gains made since the 2012 famine could be eroded and the country could easily tip back into another devastating emergency.

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Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 4 September 2014)

Over 1 million people in Somalia face acute food insecurity. This is a 20 percent increase, from 857,000 people, six months ago. This brings the number of people in need of humanitarian aid or livelihood support to over 3 million, according to new findings from the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network. The worsening situation is due to a lethal mix of drought, surging food prices, increasing malnutrition, insecurity and slow funding.

MALNUTRITION ON THE RISE

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Somalia: Humanitarian Funding Snapshot (as of 8 September 2014)

The Strategic Response Plan is severely underfunded. Over half a billion US dollars is still required to respond to the vast humanitarian needs in Somalia.

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Yemen: Humanitarian Snapshot - Population Movements (August 2014)

Population movement is a major contributor to the crisis in Yemen, as people on the move often face greater difficulties in meeting their basic needs. Migrants, IDPs and refugees are also exposed to gross violations of their human rights. Several waves of conflict, insecurity and lack of access have made it extremely difficult to accurately estimate new displacements and needs.

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World + 6 others
Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan: Attacks Against Aid Workers 2013 -2014, 19 August 2014

Attacks against humanitarian workers are on the rise in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan and South Sudan. For the period 2013-2014, 298 incidents were recorded against humanitarian workers, in which 286 were killed, 441 wounded and 402 kidnapped. The overwhelming majority of victims are national staff, with Non-Governmental Organizations the most affected.

Over the last decade, there has been a steady increase in the number of attacks, with 2013 witnessing the highest number of incidents

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Somalia: Humanitarian Funding Snapshot (as of 31 July 2014)

Somalia Strategic Response Plan (SRP) 2014

The Somalia SRP was severely underfunded as of 31 July, having received US$269 million (29 per cent) of the $933 million requested.
This includes $19.4 million in carry-over funds. About $664 million is still required to fund the aid operations in 2014

Requirements and funding per cluster

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Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 7 August 2014)

Humanitarian needs in Somalia remained immense, with 2.9 million people requiring assistance. Poor rainfall, continued conflict, surging food prices, increasing malnutrition and the restricted flow of commercial goods all contributed to worsen an already fragile situation. A significant funding shortfall and access restrictions reduced response capacity to reach people in need.

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OCHA Country Based Pooled Funds 2013

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Djibouti + 9 others
Eastern Africa: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 05 Aug 2014)

New OCHA Regional Humanitarian Snapshot highlights severe funding gaps in South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia as 14.4 million people face food insecurity across region.

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CERF underfunded emergencies: 2014 2nd round, as of 21 July 2014

Eleven countries were selected for allocations from the CERF Underfunded Emergencies window, designed to ensure life-saving relief work continues in countries where needs are high but financial support is low.

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Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of June 2014)

Food security situation in Somalia is expected to deteriorate in the second half of the year, according to FAO’s Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) and Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET). The food crisis could worsen due to poor and erratic rains, continued conflict, restricted flow of commercial goods, increasing malnutrition and surging food prices. Due to below normal rains, the overall harvest is expected to be poor, resulting in cereal prices rising significantly in the southern parts of Somalia.

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Somali South Central Dashboard (period: 01 Jun 14 to 30 Jun 14)

Displacements and cross border movements were mainly recorded in South Central regions with approximately 15,000 out of a total 15,000 movements recorded in all three zones. Approximately 8,200 persons were reported to have been displaced due to clan conflict. This was followed by flood (2,000), insecurity (1,200), eviction (1,200) and lack of livelihood (690).