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09 Oct 2015 description

Key Messages

The Somalia FSC cluster partners have delivered about 866,965 responses in August 2015. About 320,162 beneficiaries were reached through various activities related to improved access to food and safety net (IASN) across Somalia by cluster partners. Similarly about 442,668 and 104,126 beneficiaries were reached in livelihoods assets and livelihoods seasonal input respectively by partners.

09 Oct 2015 description

Heavy rainfall may trigger flooding in Central America and West Africa


09 Oct 2015 description
report CARE

Out of school and into marriage: 39,000 girls forced to marry every day

Girls in 26 countries are more likely to be forced into marriage than to enroll in secondary school, research from CARE has found.

The report, Vows of Poverty, has been released to mark the International Day of the Girl on 11 October and provides a snapshot of the forces that drive girls into marriage and out of school.

The report found:

09 Oct 2015 description
report World Bank

NAIROBI, October 2, 2015—The Government of Somalia has launched the second phase of a project designed to improve the reliability and transparency of financing for critical civil service operations and service delivery.

08 Oct 2015 description

― October 8th 2015 ― El Niño conditions are expected to severely hit Somalia during this year’s September to December rainy season (Deyr rainfall). This is likely to lead to a wetter than normal season with a very high risk of flooding in parts of the country. Members of the Somalia NGO Consortium have today warned that the effects of the increased rains will further deteriorate an already desperate humanitarian situation in Somalia. Between 500,000 - 900,000 people living alongside the Shabelle and Juba rivers are at risk of being affected by flooding.

08 Oct 2015 description

Australia is refusing to grant an abortion to the Somali woman who was raped after Canberra sent her to Nauru.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

08 Oct 2015 description
report Deutsche Welle

Author Thomas Kohlmann

If Germany is to integrate large numbers of low-skilled Middle Eastern, African and Asian refugees into its domestic job market it is going to need new concepts. Many fundamental changes are essential.

07 Oct 2015 description


  • The current growing season (May-October 2015) in East Africa (Sudan and Ethiopia region) which is ending now has developed under a strengthening El Nino event.

  • In Ethiopia, the Belg season (February to May) was affected by a severe drought resulting in poor crop and pasture production. This situation put further stress on households at the start of the following main season (Meher).

07 Oct 2015 description
  • Continuation of suppressed rainfall along coastal Gulf of Guinea regions and enhanced rain across the Sahel and far western Gulf of Guinea.
  • Dryness persists throughout parts of Ethiopia.

1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of north-central and eastern Ethiopia.

07 Oct 2015 description

The Deyr 2015 rains have started in some parts of Somalia. The upper parts of the Ethiopian highlands, Lower Juba region and north eastern parts of Somalia are expected to receive light to moderate rains within the next three days. Other parts of Somalia and the lower parts of the Ethiopian highland will receive little or no rains during the same period.

06 Oct 2015 description


  • Develop better models to engage productively with questions of clans.

  • Maintain pressure on the offices of the President and the Prime Minister to clarify and consolidate roles and responsibilities.

  • Maintain a strong focus on existing and emerging interim administrations, including Puntland.

  • Establish a better understanding of how to engage in security matters beyond al-Shabaab.

06 Oct 2015 description

Reporters Without Borders condemns the indefinite closure of London-based Universal TV’s East Africa offices in Mogadishu and the arbitrary detention of East Africa director Abdullahi Hersi Kulmiye and programme presenter Ali Dahir Salad.

Abdullahi Hersi Kulmiye and Ali Dahir Salad were arrested without a warrant when they responded to a summons to report to the Mogadishu headquarters of the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) on 2 October. NISA officers raided Universal TV’s offices later the same day and shut them down.

06 Oct 2015 description

WHO has an essential role to play in supporting Member States to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies with public health consequences. An Emergency Response Framework (ERF) was developed to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities in this regard and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies. Ultimately, the ERF requires WHO to act with urgency and predictability to best serve and be accountable to populations affected by emergencies. ERF describes WHO’s internal grading process for emergencies.

06 Oct 2015 description

Afghanistan: The humanitarian situation in Kunduz is deteriorating as fighting for control of the city continues. Aid organisations have withdrawn, after a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital was bombed in an airstrike, killing 22 and injuring 37.

Burundi: At least eight civilians were killed in Bujumbura over the weekend as political violence persists, and people continue to flee. Some 128,000 people are reliant on food assistance: in some of the areas affected by insecurity, food prices are up to 95% higher than average.

06 Oct 2015 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents


Central African Republic

26 September 2015: A local staff member of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) was shot dead. No further information available.

27-29September 2015:Several humanitarian offices and staff residences were looted amidst the violence that followed the murder of a Muslim man on 26 September in the capital Bangui. ReliefWeb.

06 Oct 2015 description

Kenya - Representatives from IOM and UNHCR have presented a Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RRMRP) to respond to the crisis in Yemen at a donor meeting held in Nairobi on October 5th. The plan will cost USD 36 million from October to December 2015 and may cost a further USD 119 million in 2016.

The RRMRP covering the period of October-December 2015 is the outcome of an inter-agency planning process coordinated by IOM, UNHCR and partner agencies in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan.

06 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Access to clean and safe water is difficult in Bowdha Dogore village in Adado district, Somalia, where Abdi Ahmed Jamaa, together with his 14 children and two wives reside. For a long time, Abdi and his family have depended on rehabilitated water cisterns (called barkads) as their only water supply. These water sources were left open and in a dilapidated state posing a risk to both the people of Bowdha Dogore and their livestock.