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10 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Jul 2017 description

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.

10 Jul 2017 description

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 Jul 2017 description

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.

09 Jul 2017 description

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.

08 Jul 2017 description

Saturday, July 8, 2017
USAID Press Office
+1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAID

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.

08 Jul 2017 description

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.

07 Jul 2017 description
report InterAction

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.

07 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

Inflation:

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.

Exchange rate:

07 Jul 2017 description

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.

07 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 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.

07 Jul 2017 description

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.