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23 Aug 2017 description

Somalia is facing a prolonged drought that has left 6.7 million people—more than half of the population—in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. Drought conditions are deepening following poor and below-normal Gu (monsoon) rains, which started late April and ended in early May instead of June in most parts of the country. Cereal production across Somalia is expected to be 40 to 50 per cent below normal, and there is now an elevated risk of famine.

22 Aug 2017 description
infographic World Health Organization

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The cumulative cases of cholera reported from January-July 2017 is 76 236 including 1 157 associated deaths with a case fatality rate of 1.5%.

  • Cholera cases and deaths have declined significantly during the month of July 2017 with less districts reporting cases as compared to the previous months; A total of 38 districts reported cases in July as compared to 48 districts in June 2017.

22 Aug 2017 description

Background

The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

July data collection in Bay was conducted through a quantitative survey between 26 - 27 July, focusing only on those waterpoints in the region that are charging for water. The assessment has followed the official district boundaries of the region.

22 Aug 2017 description

Background

The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

July data collection in Lower Juba was conducted through a quantitative survey between 26 - 27 July, focusing only on those waterpoints in the region that are charging for water. The assessment has followed the official district boundaries of the region.

22 Aug 2017 description

Baidoa, 21 August 2017 - United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) is holding a three-day workshop on sexual and gender-based violence and conflict-related sexual violence for police officers to help tackle the vice in South West state.

The workshop, organized in conjunction with the state’s Ministry of Women and Human Rights, is aimed at raising awareness among security officers on the dangers of sexual and gender–based violence (SGBV) and conflict-related sexual violence to peace and security.

22 Aug 2017 description

Background

The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

July data collection in Nugaal was conducted through a quantitative survey between 24 - 31 July, focusing only on those waterpoints in the region that are charging for water. The assessment has followed the official district boundaries of the region.

22 Aug 2017 description

Background

The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

July data collection in Gedo was conducted through a quantitative survey between 25 - 28 July, focusing only on those waterpoints in the region that are charging for water. The assessment has followed the official district boundaries of the region.

22 Aug 2017 description
report ShelterBox

Three years of drought in Somaliland has now left it in the grip of a cholera epidemic caused by dwindling and polluted water supplies. UK based disaster relief agency ShelterBox has been distributing water filters and carriers, as well as shelter materials to its nomadic population Like much of the horn of Africa, Somaliland is enduring failing crops, a parched landscape, and now the scourge of cholera as water sources are contaminated by waste and rotting animal carcasses.

22 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • Number of returnees 1,970 Somali refugees returned to Somalia
  • Core relief items 429 CRIs distributed to 392 households (1,282 returnees)
  • Reinstallation grants 1,876 returnees provided with reinstallation grants
  • Shelters 184 shelters and 64 latrines constructed
  • Community-based projects 1,694 beneficiaries of community-based projects
22 Aug 2017 description

UN Migration Tracks Migrant Populations, Needs in Yemen

Sana’a – Today (22/08), IOM, the UN Migration Agency in the Republic of Yemen announces the publication of a Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) report on Enhancing the Understanding of Migration and Population Mobility in Yemen. The report identifies a total of 50,529 migrants having entered Yemen between January and July 2017. This figure is now expected to be higher.

21 Aug 2017 description
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Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly the joint report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, and the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/177 and Human Rights Council resolutions 34/16 and 35/5.

21 Aug 2017 description

Mogadishu, 21 August 2017 – A new battle group of the Burundi National Defence Force (BNDF) arrived in Somalia today, commencing a one year tour of duty under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

The 45th battalion of the BDNF, led by Lt. Col. Philbert Hatungimana, landed in Mogadishu on Sunday to replace battalion 39, which is rotating out after completing its tour of duty, during which it helped the Mission achieve its mandate of restoring peace and stabilizing Somalia.

21 Aug 2017 description

Far fewer refugees and migrants entered Europe via the Mediterranean routes than in the first half of 2016,1 largely due to a drastic decrease in numbers crossing the sea to Greece.2 The first six months of 2017 saw an increase in the number of refugees and migrants entering Europe via the Central Mediterranean route to Italy, with 83,752 arrivals.3 However, due to lower arrival levels in July, numbers have remained at a similar level to last year. Arrivals also increased via the Western Mediterranean route to Spain (by 93%) compared to the same period last year.

21 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 163 AWD/cholera cases and no deaths (CFR-0%) were reported from 22 districts in 9 regions during week 32. Of these, 82 cases (50%) were reported from Banadir region.

  • There was a 30% decrease in the number of new AWD/cholera cases from 234 cases in week 31 to 163 cases in week 32.

  • The number of cases in South Central decreased from 205 and 2 deaths during week 31 to 144 cases and no deaths in week 32.