- FSNAU Food Security & Nutrition Quarterly Brief - Focus on Gu 2015 Season Early Warning (Issued April 28, 2016)
- FEWS NET Somalia Seasonal Monitor April 25, 2016
- UNICEF Somalia Humanitarian Situation Report #3, March 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Call for Call for Aid - Drought and El Niño (March 2016)
- Rapid Results Drought Response Plan Somaliland and Puntland
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Yemen Situation Emergency Response (Jan-Dec 2016) Supplementary Appeal 2016
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
Yemen peace talks commence in Kuwait on April 21 following a threeday delay
Parties to the conflict largely maintain a cessation of hostilities, which began on April 10
Response agencies address humanitarian needs following midApril floods in seven governorates
179,614 arrivals by sea in 2016
published 18:00 CET 20 April
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
173,761 arrivals by sea in 2016
published 10:00 CET 12 April
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
More than 1 million people are experiencing acute food insecurity; the majority are IDPs
Drought conditions in northern Somalia exacerbate food insecurity
March 28, 2016 by Charu Lata Hogg
The Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 (CSPA) should be fairly straightforward: the law bans the United States from providing military assistance or arms sales to governments that use children in combat. Simply put, if a country’s government uses child soldiers, it cannot receive military support from the United States.
Except several countries that use child soldiers do.
Missing Migrants Project is a database sharing key data on deceased and missing migrants along migratory routes worldwide. This info-graphic focuses on migrant arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region. #MissingMigrants
The 2015-2016 El Niño has passed its peak but it remains strong and will continue to influence the global climate. It is expected to weaken in the coming months and fade away during the second quarter of 2016. The World Meteorological Organization states that models indicate a return to an El Niño neutral state during the second quarter of 2016. Meanwhile, strong El Niño conditions are quite likely through March-April. It is too early to predict if there will then be a swing to La Niña (the opposite of El Niño).
UN agencies and ICRC deliver food, relief items, and medical supplies to communities in a largely inaccessible enclave within Ta’izz city
Number of local and international humanitarian organizations operating in Yemen increases
January food imports rise nearly 30 percent as compared to the previous month
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 ￼