- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook Update June 2015
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin April 2015 | Issued on 25 May 2015
- Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia (S/2015/331)
Appeals & Funding
- Strategic Response Plan 2015
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
The objective of this overview is to support the development of national-level response and preparedness plans and facilitate joint priority actions in the areas of advocacy, resource mobilization, and coordinated engagement in cross border areas.
There has been a step change in the threat level in the region in 2015. There is an increasing concern about the confluence and compounding impacts of these threats, both at the national and the regional level. The outlook presented here will be updated on a bi-monthly basis.
Humanitarian assistance continues across Somalia and as of 30 May, partners have treated about 107,000 children under five for acute malnutrition and reached 335,000 people with food assistance focusing on those in emergency and crisis.
Displacement and conflict
Around 1.542 million people are internally displaced in South Sudan, and over 546,000 have crossed borders and become refugees. About 106,228 people have fled Burundi, and about 25,000 have left Yemen (where 1 million people are internally displaced)3 for Djibouti and Somalia. Areas of conflict in South Sudan and Yemen remain very difficult for humanitarian organizations to access, pushing more to cross borders in search of assistance.
Increase in mostly South Sudanese and Burundian refugees
by the Humanitarian Coordinator
Conflict in Yemen since March has had a devastating impact on the lives of all Yemeni people and migrants and refugees.
South Africa, Kenya and AU put forward own peace plans and initiatives for South Sudan in addition to new IGAD proposal.
Fighting in South Sudan now affecting five out of the ten states. Over 28,000 South Sudanese refugees (a 40 per cent increase since April) received in neighbouring countries in the last two months.
Food security expected to deteriorate in eastern parts of the Horn region from JuneAugust while average August harvests are expected in the western sector of the Horn.
CERF: Annual Report 2014
During 2014, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) was a critical part of the humanitarian response to almost every major crisis.
The CERF Annual Report 2014 explains how the Fund made sure money went to the right life-saving programmes at the right time.
Intensifying conflict and slow and sudden-onset disaster are taking their toll. The result is that global financial requirements for the remainder of 2015 have risen by $2.4 billion. In early June 2015 they stand at $18.8 billion, to meet the needs of 78.9 million vulnerable people in 37 countries.
Somalia’s humanitarian crisis remains fragile. A total of 3 million people need humanitarian assistance including 731,000 in emergency and crisis. This continues to be compounded by floods, forced evictions of internally displaced people, and the people fleeing conflict in Yemen. However, almost halfway through 2015, only 26 per cent of funding against the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2015 has been covered. This is affecting the capacity of humanitarian partners to respond to these increasing needs.
21 million people need humanitarian assistance. A 33 per cent increase since December 2014 according to the updated Humanitarian Needs Overview.
Casualties are increasing rapidly. Over 2,500 people have been killed and 11,000 injured in the conflict.
Increased humanitarian needs are being driven by conflict, impediments to humanitarian access, and severe restrictions on commercial imports.
Executive Summary Introduction
Over 16,000 people have been displaced due to heavy rains and localised flooding.
Humanitarian partners support the most vulnerable households through the agricultural lean season.
Urgent boost in funding needed to sustain crucial response.
No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 731,000
No. of people in food security stress 2.3m
Roundtable on the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region
Nairobi, 22 May 2015
Key planning figures
12.1 6 million food insecure people in crisis and emergency phases (Apr-15)
6.62 million people displaced internally (Mar-15)
2.3 million refugees in the region (Mar-15)
950 million US$ funded (May 2015)
Key drivers of crisis in the region
Conflict and Insecurity
The Gu rainy season (April - June) started on time in most parts of Somalia. Moderate rainfall has been received in southern and central Somalia. If the rains are good, they will allow for increased crop production, pasture growth and replenishment of water reservoirs. This is crucial for improving the food security situation of the 3 million people who are in need of humanitarian and livelihood assistance.
After two years in Somalia, Philippe Lazzarini, the UN Deputy Special Representative for Somalia, moves onto his next posting in Beirut, Lebanon. On the eve of his departure from Somalia, we sat down with him to get his insights about the future of a country that is trying to rebuild following two decades of civil war.