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21 Aug 2015 description

An El Niño state occurs when the central and eastern equatorial Pacific sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) are substantially higher than usual. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines an El Niño event when the NIÑO 3.4 area has sea-surface temperatures at least 0.5 ºC higher than normal for five consecutive three-month-averaged periods. During the last 25 years, Somalia has been affected by six moderate-to-strong El Niño events: 1991-2, 1994-5, 1997-8, 2002-3, 2006-7, and 2009-10 in which floods of different magnitudes were reported.

19 Aug 2015 description
  • The number of people targeted through coordinated humanitarian appeals rose from 76 million in 31 countries in December 2014 to 78.9 million people in 37 countries in June 2015. This figure now stands at over 82 million.*

  • US$6.6 billion have been received within the coordinated appeal framework.

  • The total humanitarian funding received inside and outside coordinated appeals stands at $11.5 billion. It is worth noting that $23.2 billion is the total amount received inside and outside the appeals last year in 2014.

16 Aug 2015 description

As of 16th August 2015, the overall registered population in Kakuma Refugee Camp stood at 181,756 (a slight reduction from the end of June 2015 figure(184,850) which is attributed to the inactivation of HR1 individuals who did not show up for the SIM equipping exercise during the 1st Cycle of July '15 food distribution. The individuals may be re-activated once they present themselves at the registration desk upon return to Kakuma R. Camp).

11 Aug 2015 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains fragile.
Since mid-July, an estimated 18,000 people have fled their homes due to ongoing military operations in parts of southern and central Somalia. This is in addition to 1.1 million people already displaced around the country. At the same time, more people fleeing the conflict in Yemen is increasing the burden on already limited basic services. Furthermore, floods are anticipated in the coming weeks due to the expected El Niño phenomenon.

Influx of returnees to Somalia from Yemen

08 Aug 2015 description

As of 8th August 2015, the overall registered population in Kakuma Refugee Camp stood at 181,469 (a slight reduction from the end of June 2015 figure(184,850) which is attributed to the inactivation of HR1 individuals who did not show up for the SIM equipping exercise during the 1st Cycle of July '15 food distribution. The individuals may be re-activated once they present themselves at the registration desk upon return to Kakuma R. Camp).

05 Aug 2015 description

The Emergency Relief Coordinator set aside US$70 million from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for chronically underfunded aid operations to assist millions of people forced from their homes by violence and instability. The allocations from CERF’s Underfunded Emergencies Window, now totalling $168.5 million in 2015, are a last resort and present a life-line for some of the most vulnerable populations around the world in protracted and chronically underfunded crises.

30 Jul 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Humanitarian assistance continues across Somalia and as at mid-year about 658,000 Somalis or over 23 per cent of the 2.8 million target benefi ciaries had been assisted and protected through various interventions. Countrywide acute malnutrition levels were lowered from 14.9 to 12 per cent. During the same period, no polio cases were reported as a result of concerted vaccination campaigns against polio since 2014. This means the outbreak phase is likely to be declared over, although the risk of importation exists.