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World + 11 others
UN Emergency Fund gives $75 million to boost aid operations in the Sahel and Horn of Africa

(New York, 23 July 2014) – United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$75 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief work in two of the world’s most neglected regions: the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

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OCHA founded radio station turns words into action

Hearing her voice on the radio, Farhia Hersi was overjoyed. She remembered speaking to a reporter about water shortages in Ceel Waq in southern Somalia’s Gedo region, but never imagined anything would come of it.

Here she was on the radio, appealing to listeners on behalf of her community about their urgent need for water. A week later, water trucks arrived thanks to an attentive and responsive local NGO.

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Somalia humanitarian and development statistics, July 2014

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Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of June 2014)

Food security situation in Somalia is expected to deteriorate in the second half of the year, according to FAO’s Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) and Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET). The food crisis could worsen due to poor and erratic rains, continued conflict, restricted flow of commercial goods, increasing malnutrition and surging food prices. Due to below normal rains, the overall harvest is expected to be poor, resulting in cereal prices rising significantly in the southern parts of Somalia.

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Central Emergency Response Fund allocates $1.4 million to fight measles outbreak in Somalia

Around 4,000 suspected cases of measles were reported in Somalia between January and June, more than double the suspected cases seen in the same period last year.

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Drought conditions set to worsen Somalia food crisis - Statement by Philippe Lazzarini, Humanitarian Coordinator in Somalia [EN/SO]

Philippe Lazzarini said: "In the coming months, for the first time since the 2011 famine, we will see the number of people in food security crisis and emergency go up again."

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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia May 2014 | Issued on 7 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• The food security situation is projected to deteriorate in Somalia between July and December, according to food security experts.

• Battling disease outbreaks remain a top priority for health partners, who report three confirmed cholera cases in Mogadishu.

• Raising critical funds for life-saving activities is paramount given the current combination of delayed and below average rains, rising food prices and continued conflict.

FIGURES

No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 857,000

No. of people in stress 2m

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Somalia: Humanitarian Funding Snapshot (as of 30 June 2014)

Somalia Strategic Response Plan (SRP) 2014

The Somalia SRP (previously referred to as CAP) was severely underfunded as of 30 June 2014, having received US$236 million (25 per cent) of the $933 million requested. This includes $19.4 million in carry-over funds. About $697 million is required to fund the aid operation in 2014.

SRP requirements and funding per cluster

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Burundi + 7 others
Eastern Africa: Food Security Conditions (as of June 2014)

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Somalia + 1 other
Concerted international efforts needed to avert crisis in Somalia and Yemen, say UN Emergency Directors [EN/AR]

The Emergency Director of UNICEF said that in both countries, the humanitarian community was "working courageously on two tracks - immediate response, and resilience building" despite dangerously low funding levels.

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South Sudan + 11 others
Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 35 | June 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 10 million people are living as refugees or IDPs in the eastern Africa region

  • Humanitarian situation worsening for IDPs in South Sudan and Darfur

  • Kenya crackdown on illegal immigrants impacting livelihoods for urban refugees

  • Over 400,000 displaced people require urgent assistance in volatile Katanga, south-eastern DRC

  • Humanitarian situation in Somalia rapidly sliding into emergency, as funding remains critically low

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Yemen + 3 others
Yemen: Humanitarian Snapshot (June 2014)

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Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - May 2014 (issued on 27 June 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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World + 17 others
United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund 2013 Annual Report

In 2013, CERF enabled the UN and NGOs to respond to crises in 45 countries, including high-level emergencies in the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Syria.

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Somalia: Humanitarian Funding Snapshot (as of June 2014)

Somalia Strategic Res ponse Plan (SRP) 2014

The Somalia SRP (previously referred to as CAP) had as of 17 June 2014 received US$211.85 million (23 per cent) of the $933 million requested. This includes $19.4 million in carry-over funds. About $721 million is required to meet the 2014 SRP requirements.

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Somalia: South Central - Cluster activities and response (May 2014)

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Puntland: Cluster activities and response (May 2014)

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Somaliland: Cluster activities and response (May 2014)

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Somalia: Woqooyi Galbeed - Cluster interventions and response (May 2014)

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Somali: Awdal - Cluster interventions and response (May 2014)

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