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06 Jul 2017 description

An elevated risk of famine persists in Somalia due to severe food consumption gaps, high acute malnutrition and high disease burden. The Gu rains (April-June) provided relief in some areas, but the rainy season was shorter than normal and generally poor, including in areas with high levels of vulnerability such as Bakool and northern Bay regions. Over 760,000 have been displaced due to drought since November 2016. More than 3 million people are being reached each month with humanitarian assistance and protection.

06 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

For UNICEF Somalia, 2016 was a year where we succeeded in making important progress for children’s rights despite significant challenges.

During the year, the Federal Government of Somalia adopted the country’s first National Development Plan in 30 years. UNICEF ensured that it included child-focused data and a multi-sectoral nutritional approach coherent with the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement. Additionally, we emphasized social protection and resilience as key elements supporting improved access to basic services.

06 Jul 2017 description

ROME – Le Canada fournit 50 millions de dollars canadiens pour un programme commun de 5 ans sur la résilience mis en œuvre par les agences des Nations Unies.

Les agences des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture entreprennent un programme commun sans précédent pour cinq ans pour travailler avec les communautés vulnérables dans trois zones sujettes aux crises. Ce programme vise à répondre aux besoins immédiats en nourriture et à améliorer la résilience de ces populations, tout en s’attachant aux causes originelles de l’insécurité alimentaire.

06 Jul 2017 description

July 2017

Desmidt, S., Hauck, V. 2017. Gestion des conflits dans le cadre de l'Architecture africaine de la paix et de sécurité (APSA). (Document de réflexion 211). Maastricht : ECDPM.

06 Jul 2017 description

ROME – The United Nations’ food and agriculture agencies are embarking on an unprecedented joint programme to work with vulnerable communities in three crisis-prone areas over five years to meet their immediate food needs and boost their resilience, while addressing the root causes of food insecurity.

06 Jul 2017 description
report Save the Children

As part of responding to the prolonged drought and preparing for further deterioration of the situation caused by possible failure of gu rain in April-May, Save the Children has undertaken SMART surveys in seven districts to measure the extent of malnutrition. Sites were selected based on data gaps and expected severity of the effects of ongoing drought. This note presents summary findings for six districts where data collection is complete and the survey is underway in Wajid.

05 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Poor Gu rainfall performance likely to impact July harvest

• Nutrition situation remains worrisome

• Humanitarians engage authorities to ease access impediments

Figures

# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 3.2m

# of people in food security stress 3.5m

# of acutely 363,000 malnourished children under age 5

Source : www.fsnau.org (February 2017)

# of internally displaced people before November 2016 1.1m

05 Jul 2017 description

Situation Générale en juin 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-août 2017

05 Jul 2017 description
report European Union

In 2016, almost 1.3 million applications for international protection were made in the EU+. This was a 7 % decrease compared to 2015 when close to 1.4 million applications were lodged. However, the significant increase in asylum applications over the past two years led to a growth in decisions issued at first instance: in 2016, EU+ countries issued close to 1.15 million first-instance decisions, an increase of 84 % compared to 2015. Also decisions issued in second instance rose in 2016 compared to 2015, by 21%.

05 Jul 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA Somalia in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 20 to 27 June 2017.

Highlights

• Drought conditions are deepening as a result of poor Gu rains and are now expected to continue until the coming Deyr season in October. According to the Gu 2017 Rainfall Performance report issued by the FAO-led Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM), the much-anticipated Gu rainy season was generally poor and considerably below normal, across the country.

05 Jul 2017 description

Publication Summary

This report presents the findings of a year-long consultation process to establish the challenges to peace in Kenya’s Mandera County, as perceived by the local communities of the County.

04 Jul 2017 description

79.8 M required for 2017

22.8 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements

57.0 M funding gap for the Yemen situation

All figures are shown in USD

04 Jul 2017 description

BACKGROUND

Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is a moth native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, whose larva (photo) causes damage to crops. It mainly affects maize, with potential hosts from 26 plant families. Significant yield loss can be caused by FAW, if not well managed. FAW has several generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night.

04 Jul 2017 description
report UN News Service

4 July 2017 – Access, funding and security are urgently needed to ensure humanitarians can reach hundreds of thousands of children suffering from cholera and diarrhoea across Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Sudan, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.

04 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

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.

04 Jul 2017 description

Prejudices about migrants’ nationality, race and religion create tenuous ties to terror.

04 JUL 2017 BY / BY OTTILIA ANNA MAUNGANIDZE

Two themes have been central to global security debates over the past few years: migration and violent extremism. These two phenomena are happening at the same time and are consequently often conflated, but are they really related?