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19 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian partners step up response in drought and conflict affected areas in the most affected regions.

  • Despite the challenging operating environment, aid organizations have used different modalities to assist people in areas previously beyond reach.

  • Critical boost in funding for reprioritized needs, but funding levels falls short of needs on the ground.

FIGURES

10 Oct 2014 description

The Somalia Strategic Response Plan (SRP) remains severely underfunded. The plan has received a reported 34 per cent of the requested US$933 million. Entering the final quarter of 2014, humanitarian partners face significant funding gaps to respond to the humanitarian needs of disaster-affected people in Somalia.

10 Oct 2014 description
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(New York/Mogadishu, 10 October 2014) The humanitarian operation in Somalia requires urgent scale-up. We are in a race against time to save lives in areas stricken by drought and conflict.

I am extremely concerned about the humanitarian crisis unfolding in southern, central and north-eastern Somalia. Bakool, Bay, Gedo, Hiraan and Galgaduud have been the most affected. Families in these communities desperately need water, food and healthcare.

09 Oct 2014 description
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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.

09 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Heavy fighting in Sana’a in September left 274 people dead and 470 wounded.

  • Humanitarian impact of fighting in Sana’a is limited and those who fled the violence have returned.

  • Fuel subsidies partially restored, reducing prices at the pump by 23 per cent.

  • Fighting in Al Jawf has subsided, but IDPs yet to return home.

  • 800,000 Yemeni girls of school- age are not enrolled in school.

FIGURES

People in need of humanitarian aid 14.7 m

02 Oct 2014 description

Q3 2014 SUMMARY

During the third quarter of 2014, the humanitarian community relied on rapid and strategic CERF funding to kick-start emergency operations and to keep life-saving programmes running. The Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) allocated US$70 million from CERF to help humanitarian partners in 20 countries respond to some of the most urgent crises worldwide.

02 Oct 2014 description

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.

19 Sep 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • About 3.2 million people now need life-saving or livelihood assistance in Somalia, as modest gains have reversed.
  • Almost 11,000 internally displaced people evicted in Mogadishu in late August and September.
  • Disease outbreaks continue to be of concern with 7,000 measles cases reported in 2014 and one new polio case in early September.

FIGURES

15 Sep 2014 description

KEY EVENTS

  • On 9 September, the Federal Flood Task Force revised the Flood Alert which was first issued on 18 August to urge Government and humanitarian actors to implement flood prevention and preparedness measures in at-risk communities.

  • Despite on-going reports of a deteriorating food security in Somalia, there was no major change in the Somali refugee arrival trend in eastern Ethiopia so far.

12 Sep 2014 description

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

08 Sep 2014 description

Somalia Strategic Response Plan 2014

The Somalia Strategic Response Plan (SRP) 2014 is severely underfunded. The plan has received slightly above a third of the requested US$933 million. Over half a billion US dollars is still required to respond to the vast humanitarian needs in Somalia.

04 Sep 2014 description

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.

03 Sep 2014 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting in Al Jawf has displaced about 8,000 people (1,141 households).

  • The majority of people displaced by recent conflict in Amran have returned home as conflict subsided.

  • About 300,000 people remain long-term displaced in Hajjah, Amran and Sa’ada.

  • Yemen mine action programme has suspended 30 per cent of all activities due to lack of funding.

  • A national polio immunization campaign in August reached 96 per cent of 4.9 million targeted children under 5 years of age.

02 Sep 2014 description
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(Mogadishu, 2 September 2014): I am deeply concerned by the serious deterioration in the food security situation in Somalia. The new assessment findings by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network reflect a significant decline, owing to a lethal mix of drought, surging food prices and conflict.

25 Aug 2014 description

KEY EVENTS

  • The number of nutrition hotspot priority one woredas increased by 64.5 per cent from 76 to 125 between April and August of this year.

  • WFP will face critical funding shortfalls for its refugee operation from the end of September onwards. US$42 million is urgently needed to cover needs until January 2015.

KEY FIGURES

  • South Sudanese refuge arrivals (since mid-December) 187,206 Source: UNHCR