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19 Jul 2017 description
  • 79.8 M required for 2017

  • 36.5 M contributions received, representing 46% of requirements

  • 43.3 M funding gap for the Yemen situation

All figures are shown in USD

19 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

WASHINGTON D.C., 18 July 2017 – This is a summary of a prepared statement by Justin Forsyth, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director – to whom quoted text may be attributed – today to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutional Economic, Energy and Environmental Policy.

The statement came as UNICEF released its annual Humanitarian Action Study, highlighting UNICEF’s global response in 2016. Last year, UNICEF responded to 344 humanitarian situations in 108 countries, more than ever before.

19 Jul 2017 description

Yemen - After nearly a five-month ordeal, 316 Somali migrants have reached Somalia, transported by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, overland through Yemen and across the Arabian Sea.

In February 2017, a smugglers boat, carrying more than 150 Somalis hoping to reach Europe, headed north up the Red Sea on the western coast of Yemen. The boat had originated in Somalia and docked once in the South of Yemen. A few kilometers from Yemen's Al Hudaydah port, the boat was hit, killing 40 persons and severely injuring another 13.

18 Jul 2017 description

Gaalkacyo - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are facilitating a joint training aimed at preparing a group of police officers from Puntland and Galmudug states in carrying out joint patrols in Gaalkacyo, as part of a ceasefire agreement.

The training is taking place under the auspices of the Gaalkacyo Ceasefire Agreement signed on 1 January 2017 by the Puntland and Galmudug State Presidents.

18 Jul 2017 description

Mohamed Ismail Yasin, originally from Mayle village in northeast Somalia, fled the region’s prolonged and severe drought with his six-member family and most of his livestock.

They had to travel 600 km to the nearest dependable water source: a sand dam near Bandarbeyla in neighbouring Bari region.

Like Mohamed, 615,000 people are currently displaced by the drought in Somalia.

LOOMING FAMINE

18 Jul 2017 description

Rainfall

In Somalia there are unfavourable prospects for this year's main Gu crops, after the Gu rains were late and poorly distributed over most areas of the country. In the Lower Shabelle region, the main maize producing area, seasonal rainfall was about 50 per cent belowaverage with drought conditions currently affecting up to 85 per cent of the cropland.

18 Jul 2017 description
infographic World Health Organization

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In June 2017, an estimated 14 397 suspected cholera cases including 101 associated deaths (CFR- 0.7%) were recorded from 30 districts in Somalia.

  • During this reporting period, the overall trends of suspected cholera cases and deaths have slightly declined with less districts reporting suspected cases as compared to the previous months.

  • Since the beginning of 2017, the cumulative number of suspected cases of cholera reported stands at 71 663 including 1 098 deaths with a case fatality rate of 1.5%.

18 Jul 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

The humanitarian situation in Somalia continues to deteriorate due to the ongoing drought crisis, affecting more than half of the country’s population – 6.7 million – of which 4 million are children. Since the beginning of the year, UNICEF’s emergency intervention has resulted in the treatment of 98,900 children for life-threatening severe acute malnutrition; 672,500 women and children under-5 with emergency lifesaving health services; and 1.58 million people accessing temporary safe drinking water.

18 Jul 2017 description
report IRIN

Demobilising ex-combatants as part of a peace deal is hard to do at the best of times. But increasingly – from Kenya to Somalia – it’s being tried in the middle of ongoing anti-insurgency conflicts, which adds a whole new level of complication.

Read more on IRIN

17 Jul 2017 description

Welcome to the July issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website.

17 Jul 2017 description

BAIDOA – On Tuesday authorities from South West State, one of Somalia’s Federal Member States, officially launched the Local Government Law and kicked off the district council formation process in the state.

17 Jul 2017 description

Somalia is facing a prolonged drought which has left 6.7 million people - more than half the population of the country - in need of humanitarian assistance. While rains have provided relief in some areas, the Gu rainy season was shorter than normal and generally poor in large parts of the country, including Bakool and northern Bay regions. An elevated risk of famine persists, partly due to severe food consumption gaps, high acute malnutrition and high disease burden.

17 Jul 2017 description

Mogadishu 17 July 2017--“The Mogadishu One Stop Youth Centre is a symbol of hope that offers us a physical space that we can tailor to meet our needs. What does that look like for youth in Mogadishu?

17 Jul 2017 description
report European Union

17/07/2017 12:20 Press release 481/17

The Council adopted conclusions on addressing the risks of famine. The conclusions note that humanitarian needs have been unprecedented in 2017. They include numerous chronic food security crises, with four countries facing an alarming risk of famine: Yemen, north-east Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan, where overall about 20 million people at risk of starvation.

17 Jul 2017 description

Mogadishu, 17 July 2017 - The Federal Government of Somalia in conjunction with the United Nations (UN) has launched an extensive programme to train over 350 judicial officers countrywide to assist in the rebuilding of the country’s justice sector.

The training programme, designed and developed with support from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) – UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Joint Rule of Law Programme, the European Union and the UK Department for International Development (DFID), will be conducted in collaboration with the Faculty of Law of Mogadishu University.

17 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The drought impact is particularly severe in Isiolo and parts of Wajir (West and South), Turkana and Tana River counties.

  • Nutrition surveys undertaken in June 2017 in Turkana indicate a deepening nutritional crisis compared to 5 months ago, with 3 of the 4 sub counties reporting acute malnutrition of greater than 30% and severe acute malnutrition ranging from 6-12%.