- FEWS NET Somalia Food Security Outlook Update, Jan 2016
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia Jan 2016
- UNHCR Somalia Task Force on Yemen Situation: Weekly Inter-Agency Update #1 (01 – 18 Jan 2016)
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Yemen Situation Emergency Response (Jan-Dec 2016) Supplementary Appeal 2016
GENEVA (18 January 2016) – The vital flow of remittances from diaspora countries into Somalia is under threat as a result of necessary, but inadequately thought-through counter-terrorism measures. United Nations human rights experts have warned that the measures risk severely affecting the human rights of the people of Somalia, and have urged the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Somalia to ensure that such remittances continue to flow.
Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2015, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at the local, national, and regional levels.
Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID’s Office of U.S.
Flooding affects more than 145,000 people
November clashes in Galkayo reportedly displace up to 90,000 people
USAID assesses programs and humanitarian needs in Somalia
20-YEAR REVIEW SHOWS 90% OF DISASTERS ARE WEATHER-RELATED; US, CHINA, INDIA, PHILIPPINES AND INDONESIA RECORD THE MOST
23 November 2015, GENEVA – A new report issued today by the UN, “The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters”, shows that over the last twenty years, 90% of major disasters have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events.
The five countries hit by the highest number of disasters are the United States (472), China (441), India (288), Philippines (274), and Indonesia, (163).
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it is providing nearly $97 million in additional food assistance to assist vulnerable populations in Ethiopia, including those severely affected by the impacts of the El Niño weather phenomenon.
Tropical Cyclone Chapala makes landfall in central Yemen, potentially affecting an estimated 1.1 million people and exacerbating humanitarian needs
Relief agencies dispatch emergency food, shelter supplies, and WASH assistance for storm-affected people
Insecurity continues to constrain humanitarian access across conflict- affected areas of Yemen
Continued food insecurity in parts of northern Kenya results in nearly 1.1 million people requiring emergency food assistance
U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec reissues disaster declaration due to deteriorating nutrition and food security conditions
The USG provides more than $142 million in humanitarian assistance to Kenya in FY 2015
Ongoing insecurity exacerbates the negative effects of erratic seasonal rains and below-average harvests
El Niño-related flooding may affect up to 900,000 people, limit humanitarian access
FSNAU records emergency malnutrition levels in Somalia
By Dina Birman and Nellie Tran
USAID/OFDA commits nearly $9 million in additional humanitarian assistance for conflict- affected populations in Yemen
Ongoing clashes and political instability continue to hamper humanitarian access and timely delivery of much-needed aid
Fuel supply and commodity shortages , as well as market price increases, exacerbate humanitarian conditions in Yemen ￼
Published: September 29, 2015
USIP President, Nancy Lindborg, testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
Good morning and thank you Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Cardin, and other members of the committee, for this opportunity to discuss the U.S. role and strategy in the Middle East in the midst of an escalating humanitarian crisis. Your attention to this complex and protracted crisis is important and very much appreciated.
The USG announces more than $89 million in additional USG funding for the Yemen crisis
Intensified airstrikes and ground fighting continues to hinder aid access and degrade an already dire humanitarian situation
USAID/FFP-provided wheat arrives in Yemen despite access constraints
Armed clashes between al-Houthi and pro- RoYG forces affected all of Yemen’s 21 governorates in August
The Yemen crisis has internally displaced 1.4 million people and caused approximately 100,800 people to flee the country as of August
State/PRM announces $6.1 million in additional funding for people seeking refuge in Djibouti and Somalia as a result of the Yemen crisis ￼
The number of food-insecure Somalis will likely increase slightly through December
The CERF allocates $20 million to support humanitarian activities in Somalia
USAID/OFDA provides more than $16 million in additional humanitarian assistance
15 juin 2015
Des appels sont lancés pour privilégier une perspective globale axée sur l'aide au développement sur une approche sécuritaire des migrations
Le Conseil des droits de l'homme a tenu, cet après-midi, un «dialogue renforcé» sur le thème des droits de l'homme des migrants.
15 June 2015
The Human Rights Council this afternoon held an enhanced interactive dialogue on the human rights of migrants.
Al-Shabaabattackscontinuetotarget civilians, humanitarian workers, and government officials
Nearly 1 million Somalis are experiencing acute food insecurity, with conditions projected to deteriorate in some areas of southern Somalia through June
April-to-July gu rains are likely to improve pasture, water availability in parts of northern Somalia
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
May 4, 2015
Today, Secretary Kerry announced over $45 million in additional funding to help the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) protect and assist some 600,000 refugees residing in Kenya. The United States applauds the tremendous hospitality of Kenya in providing a safe haven for so many refugees. Details of the announcement: