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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.

09 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 928 AWD/cholera cases and 3 deaths (CFR-0.3%) were reported during week 27 from 37 districts in 13 regions. Of these, 193 cases (21%) were reported from in Banadir region.

  • There was a 17.2% decrease in the number of new AWD/cholera cases from 1,121 cases in week 26 to 928 cases in week 27. Deaths also decreased by 19% 0% from 3 during week 26 to 3 during week 27.

  • The number of cases in South Central decreased from 546 and 3 deaths during week 26 to 385 cases and 3 deaths in week 27.

08 Jul 2017 description

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.

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.

07 Jul 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

On June 28th and 29th 2017, members of the ecumenical family along with national and international organizations gathered at the All Africa Conference of Churches in Nairobi, Kenya for the “Mobilisation of faith communities for overcoming hunger and sustaining justice and peace in the Horn of Africa”.

07 Jul 2017 description

Mogadishu - A two-day workshop aimed at reviewing standard operating procedures and building the capacity of Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) for screening ex Al-Shabaab combatants ended today.

The screening process is an essential part of the National Programme for the Treatment and Handling of Disengaged Combatants in Somalia.

07 Jul 2017 description

Prolonged drought drives a food security Emergency in Somalia and southeastern Ethiopia

07 Jul 2017 description

FEWS NET publishes a Seasonal Monitor for Somalia every 10 days (dekad) through the end of the current April to June Gu rainy season. The purpose of this document is to provide updated information on the progress of the Gu season to facilitate contingency and response planning. This Somalia Seasonal Monitor is a summary of Gu 2017 seasonal performance and the final Seasonal Monitor for the Gu. This Monitor is produced in collaboration with the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit, U.S.

07 Jul 2017 description

Rainfall deficits persist over Kenya and Uganda

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.

  2. Torrential rain led to destroyed houses in Central Darfur, Sudan. Heavy rain is forecast to continue during the next week. High flooding risks in the region continue.

07 Jul 2017 description

Member Nations briefed on famine-fighting efforts in four at-risk countries

6 July 2017, Rome - Preventing famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen urgently requires intensified humanitarian support and further funding. That was the message of an event hosted by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Programme on the sidelines of FAO's Conference.