- Somalia FSNAU Food Security & Nutrition Quarterly Brief - Focus on Post Gu 2017 Season Early Warning, Issued July 17, 2017
- FEWS NET Somalia Food Security Outlook, June 2017 to January 2018
- UNICEF Somalia Humanitarian Situation Report #9: 16 - 30 June 2017
- RW Topic: Fighting Famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen
Appeals & Funding
- Horn of Africa: A Call for Action, February 2017
- Operational Plan for Famine Prevention (Jan-Jun 2017)
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017
- Humanitarian Response Plan May 2017
- 2016-2018 Humanitarian Strategy
- FAO Somalia Famine Prevention and Drought Response Plan (Feb-Jul 2017)
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- IOM Appeal Somalia Drought, January - June 2017
- UNHCR Somalia Situation Supplementary Appeal 2017
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
- Business Guide: North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia: Prevent Famine and Support Response
- OCHA Somalia
- UNHCR Information Sharing Portal: Refugees in the Horn of Africa: Somali Displacement Crisis
- FSNAU (FAO Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit Somalia)
- SWALIM (Somalia Water and Land Information Management)
- Human Rights Watch: Somalia - Events of 2016
- New Deal Somalia
- UNSOM (UN Assistance Mission in Somalia)
- Food Security Cluster: Somalia
- Logistics Cluster: Somalia
UN declares Yemen the largest cholera outbreak globally, with more than 297,400 new suspected cases and 1,706 related deaths as of July 7
The population in need of humanitarian assistance increased by nearly 2 million people between November 2016 and April 2017
USG announces nearly $192 million in new humanitarian funding to support critical relief efforts in Yemen
20 million people at risk of famine, an additional 10 million threatened by famine in the coming months
80% rely on agriculture for their livelihoods
funding to-date: USD 174 million
funding gap: USD 191 million
The world is facing one of the largest food crises in 70 years, with 20 million people in four countries — northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen — at risk of famine. If no action is taken, an additional 10 million will be threatened by famine.
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, welcomed the opening of the Somali Parliament and congratulated the Speaker and the Parliamentarians. The SRSG attended the ceremony for the official opening of the Second Session of the Somali Parliament in the presence of the President, the Speaker of the House of the People, the Prime Minister, the Presidents of the Federal Member States and senior government officials including members of the Cabinet on 8 July.
10 July - At a meeting in Garowe attended by the Puntland Vice President, district mayors, local government staff, and senior management from UN agencies, the Puntland state government have committed to increase the budget allocated to local governance.
The Garowe meeting was convened to review the progress that has been made through the United Nations Joint Programme on Local Governance in 2017. The programme began in 2008 and works in partnership with government authorities to build local government systems and deliver better services to Somali people.
Mogadishu, 08 July 2017 – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has donated to the Somali Federal Government, an assortment of food and non-food items to assist drought-affected, internally displaced communities.
Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, said the donation will benefit about 200 households living in a camp for internally displaced persons at Kilometre 13, in the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu.
Saturday, July 8, 2017
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Today, the United States announced nearly $639 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance to over $1.8 billion for these four crises since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017.
Prime Minister Theresa May is to unveil an ambitious package of support to create new wealth in Africa.
Prime Minister Theresa May is to unveil an ambitious package of support to create new wealth in Africa - reducing the continent’s reliance upon aid and improving global security.
Speaking to G20 leaders in Hamburg today (Saturday), the Prime Minister will call for global action to unlock the huge untapped economic potential of Africa.
Today, famine threatens an estimated 20 million people across northern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. In these countries, the dangerous convergence of long-standing and recent resurgences of conflict, poor governance, limited freedom of movement, collapsing economies, rising food prices, and drought has resulted in staggering levels of food insecurity and shortages of clean water.
SoSh (Somali shilling)-using areas: Consumer Price Index (CPI) changed at mild rates (+/-1-3%) in SoSh using areas in May 2017 month-on-month. The CPI rose substantially (19-33%) annually due increases in cereal prices.
SISh (Somaliland shilling)-using areas: The CPI remained relatively stable month-on-month in May 2017 but increased (16%) year-on-year due to increased prices.
Mogadishu, 5 July 2017 - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) held a project launch ceremony today to mark the start of operations of a project focusing on meeting emergency needs for shelter and non-food items (NFIs) in Somalia. The project will be implemented through a $1 million donation from the Government of the People’s Republic of China.
Gender Based Violence cases continue to increase with close to a 50 per cent rise in the reported cases when compared to the previous reporting period.
Woman and girls remain the most vulnerable to gender-based violence as they represent 88.6 per of new GBV cases registered by the end of June. The trend requires more robust preventive as well as response interventions in IDP sites which is where the majority of cases are reported from.
Brussels, 7 July 2017
Additional humanitarian assistance of €60 million will help scale up the response in the three countries worst affected by drought in the Horn of Africa.
The European Commission has announced additional humanitarian assistance of €60 million to help people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, who have been facing critical levels of food insecurity due to severe drought.