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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia September 2014 | Issued on 17 October 2014

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

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Somalia: Cluster activities and response (October 2014)

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Somaliland: Cluster activities and response (October 2014)

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

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Puntland: Cluster activities and response (October 2014)

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Somalia Humanitarian Funding Snapshot (as of 30 September 2014)

Only 34 per cent of the requested $933 million has been received. Entering the final quarter of 2014, humanitarian partners face significant funding gaps to respond to the vast needs.

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Statement from the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Philippe Lazzarini “Race against time to help drought and conflict stricken communities in Somalia” [EN/SO]

(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.

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Yemen: Humanitarian Snapshot (September 2014) [EN/AR]

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. The return of Yemeni economic migrants from Saudi Arabia continues - nearly 700,000 had been expelled by July.

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Yemen Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 31 | 4 September – 8 October 2014

Heavy fighting in Sana’a in September left 274 people dead. Although material humanitarian needs appear limited, the conflict has raised serious concerns about systematic violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, raising critical protection concerns.

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CERF Quarterly Update: July - September 2014

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.

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Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - August 2014 (issued on 2 October 2014)

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.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia August 2014 | Issued on 19 September 2014

Latest findings show that 43,800 children in Somalia are so severely malnourished they will die if they do not receive medical treatment and therapeutic food.

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 15 September 2014

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.

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Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 4 September 2014)

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

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Horn of Africa: Polio Campaign Awareness Map (as of 11 Aug 2014)

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Somalia: Humanitarian Funding Snapshot (as of 8 September 2014)

The Strategic Response Plan is severely underfunded. Over half a billion US dollars is still required to respond to the vast humanitarian needs in Somalia.

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Yemen: Humanitarian Snapshot - Population Movements (August 2014)

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.

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Yemen Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 30 | 11 August – 3 September 2014 [EN/AR]

The interruption of mine action activities is a serious concern since a large number of displaced people are unable to return home because of mines and unexploded ordnance.

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Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Philippe Lazzarini Statement to the Media: “Sustained response crucial to prevent a free fall” [EN/SO]

After gradual rebuilding of livelihoods since the 2011 famine that cost over a quarter of a million lives, fragile gains are now being eroded and malnutrition rates are again on the rise, says UNRC.

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Ethiopia + 4 others
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 25 August 2014

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

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