- OCHA Somalia: Drought Response - Situation Report No. 9 (as of 23 May 2017)
- WFP Somalia: Drought Response Situation Report #4, 24 May 2017
- FEWS NET: Somalia Seasonal Monitor May 23, 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Horn of Africa: A Call for Action, February 2017
- Operational Plan for Famine Prevention (Jan-Jun 2017)
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017
- Humanitarian Response Plan May 2017
- 2016-2018 Humanitarian Strategy
- FAO Somalia Famine Prevention and Drought Response Plan (Feb-Jul 2017)
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- IOM Appeal Somalia Drought, January - June 2017
- UNHCR Somalia Situation Supplementary Appeal 2017
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
- Business Guide: North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia: Prevent Famine and Support Response
- OCHA Somalia
- UNHCR Information Sharing Portal: Refugees in the Horn of Africa: Somali Displacement Crisis
- FSNAU (FAO Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit Somalia)
- SWALIM (Somalia Water and Land Information Management)
- Human Rights Watch: Somalia - Events of 2016
- New Deal Somalia
- UNSOM (UN Assistance Mission in Somalia)
- Food Security Cluster: Somalia
- Logistics Cluster: Somalia
Since conflict erupted in Yemen in March 2015, Yemenis, Somalis, national returnees and people of other nationalities have fled Yemen into the Horn of Africa, namely Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan.
arrivals from Yemen to the Horn of Africa
32,503 arrivals (13,544 refugees and 18,959 Somali returnees) have been registered/received by UNHCR
703,000 drought displacements since November 2016
4,000 arrivals to Mogadishu 1 - 12 May 2017
2,000 arrivals to Baidoa 1 - 12 May 2017
15,000 drought-displaced during 1 - 12 May 2017
In 25th anniversary of its establishment IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, launched its 2017 Ramadan campaign with “They are Waiting for You” slogan. Throughout Ramadan IHH is going to deliver aid to 1 million people.
IHH, which has been delivering food hampers and food aid packages to help the poor break fast in abundance, is geared up to put a smile on the faces of orphans and needy.
History of the appeal:
• The Somalia Drought Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 25 March 2016 for CHF 1,290,936 to support the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in assisting 78,990 drought's affected people for six months. A DREF loan of CHF 129,394 had been processed at the beginning of the appeal to support the start-up activities by SRCS. At the end of the initial appeal period, the appeal timeframe was extended by six months to a total of 12 months.
May rainfall supports crop development, but below-average Gu production still likely
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21 May - 27 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, hepatitis A, cholera, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.
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Endless Talks on Ending Violence Pointless as Arms Sales to Criminals, Dictators, Terrorists Continue at Same Time, Says Holy See
Despite 15 years of steadily growing international attention to the question of protecting civilians in conflict situations, life in war zones around the world remained grim, with suffering “pushed to the limits” as cities turned into “death traps”, the Security Council heard today as it held an open debate on attacks against medical personnel and facilities.
G7 leaders, meeting in Sicily today, must make firm commitments to address key global issues like food insecurity, migration and lack of education to avoid plunging millions more children into hunger and extreme poverty, Save the Children is warning.
“The G7 meeting of the world’s richest nations comes at a time of deep global uncertainty but failure to act would be catastrophic for millions of children in desperate need,” said Egizia Petroccione, Head of Advocacy and Policy at Save the Children Italy, who is attending the G7 Summit.
Despite the onset of rain in some parts of Somalia, the food security and nutrition situation continues to deteriorate rapidly and an elevated risk of famine persists. Although moderate rains were recorded in parts of northwest and southern Somalia in late March and early April, pasture and water resources are not expected to recover soon. (FSNAU/ FEWS NET, May 2017).
MOGADISHU / GENEVA (26 May 2017) – The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Bahame Tom Mukirya Nyanduga, has called on the international community to support the country through its current humanitarian crisis and its on-going State-building process.
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The Security Council today decided to authorize member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 August.
Determining that the situation in Somalia remained a threat to international peace and security in the region, the 15-member Council unanimously adopted resolution 2355 (2017) under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS HUMANITARIAN SITUATION OVERVIEW
Vulnerable populations in Somalia, southeastern Ethiopia, and northern Kenya continue to face life-threatening acute food insecurity, following delayed and erratic seasonal rains across the Horn of Africa, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).
SoSh (Somali shilling)-using areas: Consumer Price Index (CPI) generally exhibits relative stability in SoSh using areas in April 2017 month-on-month. The CPI rose (19-31%) annually due to increases in red sorghum prices.
SISh (Somaliland shilling)-using areas: The CPI increased (12-17%) both month-on-month and year-on-year due to increases in the price of red sorghum.
7.8 million people in need of relief food assistance, inclusive of an additional 2.2 million people from Amhara, Oromia and SNNPR.
2.7 million children, and pregnant and nursing mothers in need of specialized nutritious food to treat moderate acute malnutrition. Of this number, 1.3 million live in Nutrition Hotspot Priority 1 woredas (districts).
• Despite the onset of rain in some parts of Somalia, the food security and nutrition situation continues to deteriorate rapidly and an elevated risk of famine persists. Although moderate rains were recorded in parts of northwest and southern Somalia in late March and early April, pasture and water resources are not expected to recover soon. (FSNAU/ FEWS NET, May 2017).
Drought-like conditions continue across Kenya, Somalia, and southern Ethiopia
Below-average rainfall since late February has resulted in moisture deficits throughout many parts of southern South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia,
Somalia, and northern Tanzania.
Several consecutive weeks of below-average rainfall has led to early season moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions in parts of Ghana.
Emergency Appeal start date:19 April 2017
covered by this update: 19 April to 12 May 2017
Study Pinpoints Link Between Food Shortages and Attacks by Extremists, Insurgents
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 / BY: Ore Koren
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council at the open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, in New York today:
Thank you for this opportunity to address the critical issue of protection of civilians in armed conflict.