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18 Jul 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.

14 Jul 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • SG condemns attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure in Taizz.

  • 14.1M people are food insecure.

  • 2.8M displaced people require assistance.

  • $25M allocated to NGOs from the Yemen Pooled Fund

12 Jul 2016 description

Some 4.7 million people continue to require life-saving assistance and livelihood support in Somalia. The number of poor households faced with acute food insecurity in Somalia is expected to increase until September 2016, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.

08 Jul 2016 description
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2016 SOMALIA POOLED FUND

Somalia pooled funds have so far allocated $35.2 million to support life-saving and life-sustaining humanitarian activities in Somalia. The amount includes $22.3 million from the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) and $12.9 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) rapid response window.

28 Jun 2016 description

CERF RELEASES ITS 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

In 2015, CERF allocated nearly US$470 million in humanitarian assistance for helping front line partners on the ground kick-start or reinforces emergency activities in 45 countries. CERF raised $409 million with the support from 59 member states.

27 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño is deeply alarming, affecting over 60 million people globally. The El Niño phenomenon is now in a neutral phase, but food insecurity caused by drought is not likely to peak before December. East and Southern Africa are the most affected regions, and humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017.

24 Jun 2016 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

FIGURES

# 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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

REPUBLIC OF KENYA AND FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF SOMALIA

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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HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN (HRP)

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

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