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28 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Apr 2016 description

179,614 arrivals by sea in 2016
1,232 dead/missing
published 18:00 CET 20 April
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

13 Apr 2016 description

173,761 arrivals by sea in 2016
723 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 12 April
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

01 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 1 million people are experiencing acute food insecurity; the majority are IDPs

  • Drought conditions in northern Somalia exacerbate food insecurity

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

01 Apr 2016 description

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.

31 Mar 2016 description

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

09 Mar 2016 description

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).

19 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

18 Jan 2016 description

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.

08 Jan 2016 description

OVERVIEW

  • 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.

06 Jan 2016 description

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.

23 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Nov 2015 description

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).

10 Nov 2015 description

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.

06 Nov 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

23 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

21 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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