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13 May 2016 description

HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN (HRP)

To date, US$231million has been received for life-saving and life-sustaining activities in Somalia. The funding includes $161 million or 18 per cent of the $885 million requested under the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and $70 million for humanitarian activities not included in the HRP.

13 May 2016 description

The humanitarian needs in Somalia remain immense with about 4.7 million people requiring life-saving assistance and livelihood support. The Gu rainy season started in early April. This is the main planting season in Somalia. The rains are critical for improving the humanitarian situation, especially for 1.7 million people in need in drought-affected areas of Puntland and Somaliland. Sufficient rains will be vital for crop production, pasture growth and replenishment of water resources, especially in agro-pastoral and pastoral livelihood zones.

12 May 2016 description

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on tens of millions of people across the globe in 2015 and 2016. East Africa, Southern Africa, Central America, South East Asia and the Pacific Islands, continue to be at risk of extreme weather events, including below-normal rains and flooding. The humanitarian fallout includes increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; increased susceptibility to illnesses, and forced displacement.

11 May 2016 description

(Mogadishu, 11 May 2016) - The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr. Peter de Clercq, has witnessed first-hand the impact of the devastating drought in parts of Puntland and Somaliland during his recent visits and has called for urgent action to avert a deterioration of the situation.

06 May 2016 description

Main event: ‘A Global Call for Support and Action: Responding to El Niño’

Panel: OCHA, CARE, IFRC, UNDP, AU Commission, RC/HC Ethiopia

This was the sixth significant Member States briefing on El Niño since October 2015. More than 45 Member States and over 200 humanitarian and development partners participated.

03 May 2016 description
  • As of 30 April, global funding requirements to meet the needs of 89 million people across 39 countries through humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 amount to over US$20.3 billion. About $3.8 billion in funding has been received so far, leaving a shortfall of $16.5 billion. With the emergence of new humanitarian crises, global financial requirements have increased by around 2 per cent in the first trimester of the year.

29 Apr 2016 description

In this issue

  • Implementing the Agenda for Humanity P.1

  • IGAD-SADC and conflict prevention P.2

  • The Great Lakes Pact and Rule of Law P.3

  • Domesticating the Kampala Convention P.4

  • Burundi Humanitarian Hotline installed P.6

  • Launch of Humanitarian-Private Sector Platforms P.6

  • HoA Initiative: Financing Humanity P 7

KEY FIGURES

# of IDPs 11 m

# of refugees 3.4 m

24 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drought situation in Puntland deteriorates from severe to extreme

  • Humanitarian partners step up response in drought-hit areas

  • Rise in River Shabelle water levels ease biting water shortages

  • Relentless forced evictions underscores the need for durable solutions to protracted displacement

FIGURES

# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis: 1m

# of people in food security stress: 3.7m

19 Apr 2016 description

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on tens of millions of people across the globe in 2015 and 2016. East Africa, Southern Africa, Central America, South East Asia and the Pacific Islands, continue to be at risk of extreme weather events, including below-normal rains and flooding. The humanitarian fallout in includes increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; increased susceptibility to illnesses, and forced displacement.

09 Apr 2016 description

A severe drought has hit Somalia, with hundreds of thousands of people experiencing water shortages and food insecurity. This drought, compounded by the recent global El Niño phenomenon, has added new challenges to the pre-existing humanitarian situation in the region.