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26 Sep 2016 description

This is a bi-monthly update that compiles innovative policy, practice and partnerships that aim to strengthen engagement of disaster-affected communities in humanitarian action from the Southern and Eastern Africa region. The aim of the publication is to create awareness about these initiatives and share good practices. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks. Contributions of similar articles are invited.

Kenya: FilmAid Broadcasts Olympics in Kakuma Refugee Camp

21 Sep 2016 description

Summary

The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

20 Sep 2016 description

Mogadishu, 20 September 2016 — Five million Somalis – more than 40 per cent of the country’s population – do not have sufficient food, according to a new assessment report released today in Mogadishu. This includes over 300,000 children under five who are acutely malnourished, including more than 50,000 children who are severely malnourished and more vulnerable than any other group.

09 Sep 2016 description

Drought conditions, disease outbreaks, displacement, refugee returns and food insecurity continue to drive humanitarian needs in Somalia. An estimated 4.7 million people (38 per cent of the population) are in need of assistance.

AWD/ CHOLERA DECREASES

There has been a significant decline in Acute Watery Diarrhoea /cholera cases and deaths. Despite this, new cases were reported in parts of Belet Xawo, Bulo Burto, Belet Weyne, Janale, Qoryoley and Marka districts. This underscores the need to remain vigilant as gains are easily reversible.

09 Sep 2016 description

Mogadishu, 9 September 2016 — The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, released US$7 million on 26 August from the multi-donor Somalia Humanitarian Fund to scale up lifesaving and life sustaining assistance to strengthen protection services to internally displaced persons in Mogadishu.

02 Sep 2016 description

Contexte actuel

La planification humanitaire pour 2016 prévoit 4,3 millions de personnes dans le besoin dont 1,5 million ciblées pour une assistance humanitaire, reflétant des niveaux élevés de vulnérabilité dans tout le pays.

01 Sep 2016 description

As of 31 August 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans as covered by the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$21.7 billion to meet the needs of 95.4 million people affected by humanitarian crises in 40 countries. Global requirements are adjusted throughout the year as response plans are revised, both upwards and downwards, to reflect up-to-date needs.
The current decrease has resulted from revisions of plans for Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Yemen.

01 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Puntland authorities appeal for assistance to respond to drought.

  • More than 24,000 Somali refugees return home from Dadaab since 2014

  • Early warning for La Niña

  • Boost for IDP response

FIGURES

No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis - 1m

No. of people in food security stress - 3.7m

No. of acutely malnourished children under age 5 - 305,000
Source: FSNAU February 2016

No. of internally displaced people - 1.1m

26 Aug 2016 description
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The Gu rains from April to June 2016 provided some relief and reduced the impact of the drought in parts of Puntland and Somaliland. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) managed Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM) Awdal, Woqooyi Galbeed and Toghdeer regions received near average to above average rainfall compared to the long term mean for the period. Recovery from the drought nevertheless remains very slow. The remaining parts of Somaliland, and most areas in Puntland recorded below average rains that were sporadic and ended prematurely.

18 Aug 2016 description

Le coordonnateur des secours d’urgence a décidé d’allouer 50 millions de dollars du Fonds central pour les interventions d’urgence (CERF) afin d’aider deux millions de personnes vivant dans six pays victimes de crises oubliées. Les fonds alloués permettront de maintenir des secours d’urgence essentiels là où les besoins sont critiques et les ressources insuffisantes :

  • Au Yémen où sévit une grave crise humanitaire, et où plus de personnes sont dans le besoin que partout ailleurs (13 millions de personnes).

16 Aug 2016 description

Background

A joint OCHA and UNICEF Mission to Belet Xaawo (Belet Hawa) started on 12 June 2016. The team met with Belet Hawa Cholera Preparedness Task Force, WASH and Health partners in the district, Local Authority and MoH District Medical Officer. The mission was composed of meetings and observation visits to existing health facilities.

16 Aug 2016 description

1. Introduction

A joint drought response monitoring mission was conducted from 14 – 20 May, 2016. The findings of the report are based on data and information gathered by the teams through interviews with local authorities, community representatives, key informants, community meetings, group discussions and direct observations in each location that was visited. The mission comprising UN and NGOs and led by OCHA and HADMA was divided into four teams, two from Bossaso and the other two from Garowe.