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24 Jun 2016 description


  • Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.

  • Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.

  • Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.

  • Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.

23 Jun 2016 description


  • Floods subside in Belet Weyne but impact remains

  • Cholera outbreak continues

  • Gu rainy season shorter than usual in Puntland and Somaliland

  • UN refugee chief visits Kenya and Somalia.


# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 7 1m

# of people in food security stress 3.7m

# of acutely 305,000 malnourished children under age 5 Source: FSNAU February 2016

# of internally displaced people 1.1m

15 Jun 2016 description
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In the absence of a political solution, the humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. In search of safety and livelihoods, over 2.8 million people continue to be on the move in Yemen. With their safety nets depleted, as savings dwindle and remittances from abroad dry up, more people are moving to makeshift and spontaneous settlements and are turning to negative coping strategies for survival. This includes increased child labour and early marriage. The added stresses on host communities are also increasing as the economy collapses.

14 Jun 2016 description


  • Protection of civilians remains a concern

  • Erosion of the health system and deteriorating food insecurity

  • 3.6 m people reached by direct assistance by end of April

  • Refugees continue to arrive in Yemen

Total population 26 m

# of people targeted by assistance 13.6 m

# of people targeted by health care assistance 10.6 m

# of people targeted by food assistance 8.9 m

# of people displaced 2.8 m

# of deaths (WHO) 6,494

13 Jun 2016 description


At the invitation of H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia paid a three day Official Visit to Kenya from 6th to 8th June, 2016.

10 Jun 2016 description
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To date, US$283 million has been received for humanitarian activities in Somalia. The funding includes $206 million or 23 per cent of the $885 million requested under the 2016 HRP and $77 million for humanitarian activities not included in the HRP.
The funding is not adequate to respond to the current humanitarian needs. Urgent contributions are required to support the implementation of the 2016 HRP activities, including response to the Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera outbreak in Somalia.

07 Jun 2016 description

Since January 2016, an outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) /Cholera has affected southern and central Somalia, while severe flooding has been experienced in Belet Weyne district in Hiraan region. In Puntland and Somaliland drought has affected the livelihoods of thousands of people. These come amid an already fragile humanitarian situation. Overall some 4.7 million people require life-saving assistance and livelihood support


06 Jun 2016 description


I am pleased to share with you the 2015 Annual Report for the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in Somalia.

The report provides an overview of 2015 contributions, funding allocations and partner achievements for the projects implemented during the course of the year.

03 Jun 2016 description

The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño remains deeply alarming, now affecting over 60 million people. Central America, East Africa (particularly Ethiopia), the Pacific and Southern Africa remain the most affected regions. The El Niño phenomenon is now in decline, but projections indicate the situation will worsen throughout at least the end of the year, with food insecurity caused primarily by drought not likely to peak before December. Therefore, the humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017 .

01 Jun 2016 description
  • As of 30 May 2016, financial requirements of UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans, Flash Appeals and Regional Refugee Plans as reflected in the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) amount to an unprecedented US$20.8 billion and are expected to rise. These appeals are currently funded at $4.8 billion, or 23 per cent. $16 billion in financial requirements remain unmet. Overall, humanitarian operations in 2016 are funded at almost $9.2 billion.

30 May 2016 description


  • Partners respond to a spike in cases of AWD/cholera in southern and central Somalia

  • Flooding as rains intensify and river levels rise

  • The impact of drought continues in Puntland and Somaliland, despite rains

  • Humanitarian needs outpace available funding


# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis: 1m

# of people in food security stress: 3.7m

# of acutely malnourished children under age 5: 305,000

# of internally displaced people: 1.1m