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29 Jan 2016 description

60 million PEOPLE WILL BE AFFECTED BY EL NIÑO IN THE FOUR MOST AFFECTED REGIONS

2.8 million PEOPLE REQUIRE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS

10.2 million PEOPLE IN NEED OF EMERGENCY FOOD IN ETHIOPIA

14 million FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA – EXCLUDING SOUTH AFRICA

El Niño status

21 Jan 2016 description
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Highlights

  • On 10 December, the Task Force on Population Movement (TFPM), led by UNHCR and IOM, validated in its 6th report that there are 2,509,062 internally displaced persons in Yemen.

  • UNHCR participated in a mission to Ibb from 14 to 31 December, which focused on developing the capacity of partners in Ibb, including trainings on needs assessment, vulnerability criteria, distribution methodologies and post distribution monitoring.

21 Jan 2016 description

The 2015 Deyr rainy season was generally good with many areas in Somalia recording normal to above normal rains with exception of the western parts of Somaliland, central Puntland and parts of Gedo region in the south that recorded below normal rains. The season started off well in early October in some areas and continued to spread spatially with a peak during the last two weeks of the month. In some parts of the South and central regions El nino phenomena caused very heavy rains leading to both flash floods and riverine flooding affecting over 140 000 people.

14 Jan 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Flooding affects 132,000 people and displaces 60,000 - UNICEF and partners scale up response interventions. 2,055,618 children under-10 in Central and Northeast Somalia are vaccinated against measles during National Immunization Day campaigns. Additional campaigns planned for December. Somalia launches the inactivated polio vaccine.

  • Against an appeal of US$ 111,705,413 to meet the humanitarian needs of women and children in Somalia in 2015, as at 15 December UNICEF is 45 per cent funded.

08 Jan 2016 description

Highlights

  • To date, over 580,000 IDPs and conflict-affected persons have benefitted from IOM’s WASH activities in nine governorates in Yemen. On average, 15 liters of water per day are available per person from IOM's activities.

  • As of 6 January, over 63,00 IDPs and conflict-affected persons in Yemen, and over 9,500 migrants have benefitted from IOM’s health assistance in eight governorates.

05 Jan 2016 description

Zimbabwe: A poor 2014/2015 harvest coupled with delayed onset of rains this cropping season have left 1.5 million people facing food insecurity from January through March 2016. Government maize stocks are dangerously low and humanitarian food assistance plans underfunded. Over 850,000 people urgently require assistance.

22 Dec 2015 description

Snapshot 16–22 December 2015

Cameroon: 2.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. 2.4 million are in need of protection assistance, predominantly in the Far North Region. The government has reportedly urged men to join self-defence groups in the northern areas affected by Boko Haram. The same reports suggest the government has made provisions in its 2016 budget to support the self-defence groups.

21 Dec 2015 description

This week, on 17 December, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will mark its 10 year anniversary. Created in 2005, CERF marked an innovative breakthrough in humanitarian funding by Member States of the UN General Assembly as a “fund for all, by all”. It raises and pools funds before the need arises, and provides fast, predictable funding to partners on the frontlines at the onset of a crisis, as well as financing critically underfunded emergencies.

18 Dec 2015 description
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Highlights

  • Partners continue to respond to flood-affected people

  • Fighting displaced thousands in Gaalkacyo

  • Nutrition situation deteriorates in IDP settlements

FIGURES

No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 1m

No. of people in food security stress 3.9m

No. of acutely 308,000 malnourished children under age 5 Source: www.fsnau.org (July-December 2015 projection)

No. of internally displaced people 1.1m

15 Dec 2015 description
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Assistance to Somalia cyclone survivors

The Humanitarian Coalition announced that CARE Canada will use $300,000 from the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF) to help cyclone survivors in Somalia.

The need

11 Dec 2015 description

Situation Overview

Airstrikes, shelling and armed clashes continue in the country particularly in Al Bayda, Dhamar, Ibb, Al Jawf Marib, Sana’a, Sadah, and Taizz.

On 8 December, Yemen's government said the country's warring sides are preparing to observe a week-long truce from 15 December while UN-mediated peace talks take place in Switzerland.

08 Dec 2015 description

Snapshot 2-8 December 2015

Jordan: 11,400 Syrian asylum seekers are currently stranded at the border with Jordan, after a recent surge in violence has driven new displacement, doubling the number at the border since October. They face urgent humanitarian and protection needs. The Jordanian Government has increasingly restricted movement across the border since 2013.

04 Dec 2015 description
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Highlights

  • Since April, 53,269 IDPs and conflicict- affected persons in Abyan, Aden, Al Dhale’e, Hajjah, Al Hudaydah, Sana’a, Shabwah and Socotra Island have been provided with health assistance including emergency and primary health care.

  • IOM continues to provide life-saving assistance in response to Cyclones Chapala and Megh. Distribu on of shelter and non-food items kits, and provision of health assistance and water trucking services to IDPs and affected communities in Socotra Island, Abyan and Shabwah continues.

01 Dec 2015 description
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Highlights

265,833 Registered refugees as of 31 October

9,146 Registered asylum seekers as of 31 October

2,305,048 Internally Displaced People as of 14 October

71,780 New arrivals to Yemen in 2015 as of 31 October

OPERATIONAL CONTEXT