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The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during June. Preventive control operations were undertaken in Algeria and Iran where small-scale breeding had occurred. Elsewhere, only low numbers of locusts were present in the interior of Sudan. However, unusually early and good rains fell during June throughout most of the summer breeding areas in the northern Sahel of West Africa and Sudan as well as along both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border.

04 Jul 2017 description
report Oxfam

KEY STATISTICS

13.6 Million people are facing Crisis and Emergency Food Insecurity

15 million people won’t have access to safe drinking water in 2017

More than 84,575 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/Cholera have been reported in 2017 – with 1,546 associated deaths

More than 1.6 million people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions

04 Jul 2017 description

Somalia: An estimated 761,000 Somalis have been internally displaced by drought between November 2016 and 23 June 2017. More than 22,000 displacements were recorded between 1 and 23 June, of whom 13,500 individuals arrived in Baidoa town from remote villages in Berdaale, Dinsoor and Qansahdhere districts in Bay region and Rabdhuure district in Bakool. The cities of Baidoa (174,280) and Mogadishu (161,100) host 44% of these displaced people.

04 Jul 2017 description

In this issue

Feature Article

A Study on Prosopis Invaded Areas in Somaliland.......................Page 2-3

DOCC in Mogadishu......................................................................Page 3

River Breakages Monitoring...........................................................Page 4

Charcoal Production in South Central Somalia .............................Page 5

Somalia Remains in Drought Conditions Following Another Field Rainy Season....................................Page 6

04 Jul 2017 description

149,327 Individuals provided with assistance in May

  • 49,640 individuals were temporarily provided with drinking water (23,910 in Togdheer, 22,440 in Lower Juba, 2,400 in Sanaag and 890 in Sool regions).

  • 48,348 individuals benefited from Core Relief Items. 12,651 plastic sheets were distributed to 12,651 households (22,651 individuals) in Bay, Sool, Woqooyi Galbeed and Sanaag regions ;

  • 4,006 CRI kits were distributed to 4,006 households (24,197 individuals) in Sool, Lower Juba and Banadir regions ;

03 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Rebecca Beauregard and Patrick Codjia

DOOLOW, Somalia, 30 June 2017 – Faisal Bule sits with his daughter, 18-month-old Dahran Faisal, at the nutrition centre in Doolow, a town in southern Somalia on the border with Ethiopia. Dahran is one of the newly admitted patients at the centre’s Outpatient Therapeutic Programme.

They were forced to leave their home village because of a severe drought that started in December 2016 and has been affecting the lowland areas across the Horn of Africa, particularly Ethiopia and Somalia, as well as Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda.

03 Jul 2017 description

Mixed migration flows within, from and to the East Africa and Yemen region continued to be affected by a number of complex dynamics, including conflict, drought and economic reasons among others.
Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees continued to be at a significant risk of harm, ranging from abduction, physical abuse and death on land and at sea. Policy considerations remained focussed on limiting irregular migration, particularly to Europe.

Irregular Movement from East Africa and Yemen

Northward (through Egypt into Israel)

03 Jul 2017 description

OVERVIEW

Introduction

This report analyses data collected from refugees and asylum-seekers in Gaziantep and Kilis, Turkey between April 24 and May 6, 2017. It is the first in a series of data collection rounds by Ground Truth Solutions in Turkey, under the Mixed Migration Platform (MMP). Additional data collection will include both quantitative and qualitative research, looking at refugee, asylum-seeker, and migrant perceptions of humanitarian assistance in different regions of Turkey.

03 Jul 2017 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

03 Jul 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

18.8 million people in need 1,988,946 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
Percentage of IDPs displaced for more than a year 900,258 IDP returnees

860,061 recipients of NFIs since March 2015

280,096 refugees and asylum seekers

24,559 new arrivals to Yemeni coast since 1 January 2017

FUNDING

USD 114.6 million requested for IDPs and refugees in Yemen for 2017

OPERATIONAL UPDATE

03 Jul 2017 description

3 July 2017, Rome - The number of hungry people in the world has increased since 2015, reversing years of progress, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told member states today at the opening of the agency's biennial conference.

Graziano da Silva stressed that almost 60 percent of the people suffering from hunger in the world live in countries affected by conflict and climate change.

FAO currently identifies 19 countries in a protracted crisis situation, often also facing extreme climatic events such as droughts and floods.

03 Jul 2017 description
report EastAfrican

By ANDUALEM SISAY in Addis Ababa

The ongoing drought in the Horn and southern African countries and armyworms invasion, pose a major food security threat to the continent, official said.

The African Union Commissioner of Rural Economy and Agriculture, Mrs Josefa Sacko, said armyworms affected maize production in close to half of the African countries, especially those already under stress due to the recent droughts in the Horn and southern Africa.

03 Jul 2017 description

FOREWORD

The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.

03 Jul 2017 description

So far, the deadly disease has hit about 300,000 people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and other countries.

“Conflict in Yemen, Somalia and South Sudan has ruined health sectors and public water and sanitation networks, spreading cholera to too many places where we have not seen it before,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council. “Cholera in 2017 is easily preventable and should belong only in the history books. Its return as a major killer today is an outrage.”

02 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 1,121 AWD/cholera cases and 3 deaths (CFR-0.4%) were reported during week 26 from 41 districts in 15 regions. Of these, 272 cases (20%) were reported from in Banadir region.

  • There was a 19% decrease in the number of new AWD/cholera cases from 1,371 cases in week 25 to 1,121 cases in week 26. Deaths also decreased by 19% from 8 during week 25 to 4 during week 26.

  • The number of cases in South Central decreased from 620 and 5 deaths during week 25 to 546 cases and 3 deaths in week 26.

01 Jul 2017 description

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating congratulated the people and government of Somalia on the anniversary of the country’s independence.

01 Jul 2017 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.