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19 Mar 2015 description

Addis Ababa March 18/2015 The commitment of Ethiopia to accommodate refugees is highly appreciable, Deputy Assistant Secretary of US Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration said.

Deputy Assistant SecretaryCatherine A. Wiesner, officials and international organization representatives yesterday inaugurated a new refugee camp that can accommodate 50,000 refugees in Gambella Regional State as the Leitchuor camp is exposed to floods.

20 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The UN reports more than 3,000 violent incidents took place in 2014 with humanitarian access implications for affected communities and aid workers

  • Numbers of acutely and severely malnourished children declines since July 2014; however, more than 202,000 children younger than five years of age are acutely malnourished, including more than 38,000 severely malnourished children

  • The 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) requests nearly $863 to meet humanitarian needs in Somalia in 2015

29 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

World Report 2015: Rights Aren’t Wrong in Tough Times
Human Rights a Path Out of Crisis and Chaos

(Beirut, January 29, 2015) – Governments make a big mistake when they ignore human rights to counter serious security challenges, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its annual world report.

18 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In late October, U.N. Secretary-General (SYG) Ban Ki-moon called for international donors to increase humanitarian assistance in Somalia to counteract the deteriorating food security situation.

  • On October 22, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Valerie Amos briefed the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Somalia.

17 Oct 2014 description

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

03 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The population of food-insecure Somalia increases to 1 million—a 20-percent increase since January 2014.

  • Insecurity continues to limit humanitarian access throughout the south-central region of Somalia.

  • 2014 Somalia Strategic Response Plan (SRP) requests $933 million to meet humanitarian needs among 3.1 million people.

12 Aug 2014 description

Fact Sheet

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

August 11, 2014

18 Jul 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Incidents of violence continue to affect parts of Somalia, including Mogadishu.
  • The U.N. warns of deteriorating food security conditions in Somalia in the coming months and appeals for donor support.
  • Measles cases have increased in the first half of 2014, including approximately 1,350 reported cases in March and April.
11 Jul 2014 description

Geneva, 11 July 2014 (WMO) - Weather, climate and water-related disasters are on the rise worldwide, causing loss of life and setting back economic and social development by years, if not decades. From 1970 to 2012, 8 835 disasters, 1.94 million deaths, and US$ 2.4 trillion of economic losses were reported globally as a result of hazards such as droughts, extreme temperatures, floods, tropical cyclones and related health epidemics, according to a new report.

20 Jun 2014 description

Un rapport publié aujourd’hui par le HCR montre que le nombre de réfugiés, de demandeurs d’asile et de personnes déplacées à l’intérieur de leur pays à travers le monde a dépassé les 50 millions de personnes pour la première fois depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

20 Jun 2014 description

Global forced displacement tops 50 million for first time in post-World War II era

A report released today by UNHCR shows that the number of refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide has, for the first time in the post-World War II era, exceeded 50 million people.

06 Jun 2014 description

Mexico – Severe Weather

• After landfall, Tropical Cyclone BORIS has been reduced to a low pressure area which may interact with a second low pressure system that formed in the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, heavy rainfall is expected to continue affecting the southern states of Mexico. (GDACS, NASA, NOAA, CONAGUA, Media)

Somalia – Crisis

29 May 2014 description

Before joining USAID, I never could have imagined the depth of passion that exists for our nation’s leadership in global development.

When I was sworn in, people often asked me if I was worried about the unpopularity of development. According to nearly every poll, Americans wanted to cut foreign aid. But over the last four years, I have seen how a new model of development that delivers meaningful results in a cost-effective way can inspire people from all walks of life.

21 May 2014 description
report Oxfam, Adeso

Thousands of families across Somalia are under threat due to the recently announced closures of money transfer companies’ bank accounts in the U.S., international agencies Adeso and Oxfam warned today. The organizations called on the US Department of the Treasury and its regulatory agencies, whose regulations are responsible for the bank account closures, to ensure that Somali-Americans are able to send life sustaining money to their loved ones.

29 Apr 2014 description

Chronic conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S.

25 Apr 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 The ongoing military offensive against al-Shabaab is limiting humanitarian access to conflict-affected populations

 The U.S. Government (USG) has provided more than $227 million in humanitarian assistance to date in FY 2013 and 2014

13 Feb 2014 description

Many people who are displaced, or become ‘trapped’, in the context of diverse humanitarian crises do not fit well within existing legal, policy and operational frameworks for the protection of refugees and IDPs. This raises questions about whether there needs to be – or can be – more systematic ways of dealing with assistance and protection for people affected by ‘crises’ such as environmental disruption, gang violence, nuclear disasters, food shortages and so on.

25 Jan 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Despite modest improvements in Somalia’s humanitarian situation in 2013, insecurity and climatic shocks continue to trigger humanitarian needs.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) is providing more than $46 million in humanitarian assistance to date in FY 2014.