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20 Dec 2014 description

Somalia - IOM, with support from Japan, and in collaboration with the regional authorities of Puntland, including the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and the Port Authority, has conducted its first ever training for the fishing community in Bosaso. The training aimed to help improve the livelihoods of people working in the sector and encourage economic diversification.

19 Dec 2014 description
report European Union

On 17 December 2014, the EU made its first payment of 10.875 million EUR to the World Bank managed Multi Partner Trust Fund for Somalia, contributing to collective efforts to improve the lives of all Somali citizens. This is part of an overall package of 60 MEUR planned to be committed by the end of 2015.

19 Dec 2014 description

Abnormal dryness expected to continue in East and Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Although good rainfall was observed over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season, has already negatively impacted ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia. As the season is coming to an end, a recovery is unlikely.

19 Dec 2014 description

The introduction of a fresh food voucher program by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in Dadaab refugee camp, has enabled 3000 pregnant refugee women and lactating mothers to access a variety of fresh vegetables and meat from various vendors in the camp. The initiative has also led to the increase of the number of refugee women attending clinics.

18 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The “short rains” / “Deyr” season of late 2014 has had mixed performance across East Africa. Northeast Kenya and southern Somalia have been affected by persistently drier than average conditions since the early stages of the season. The onset of the season was delayed, while in the worst affected areas no growing season conditions were detected.

18 Dec 2014 description

Based on the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit’s (FSNAU) preliminary outlook, acute food insecurity is expected to persist in most parts of Somalia although slight improvements are expected, predominantly in pastoral and agropastoral areas of the country. Based on the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) acute food insecurity severity scale, a modest decline in the overall number of people in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) is expected in the first half of 2015.

18 Dec 2014 description

Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries

Highlights

· According to the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster analyses, 9.8 million people in Syria need various types of food, agriculture and livelihood-related assistance.

· As fighting prevails in Iraq, an estimated 2.2 million people across the governorates of Anbar, Kirkuk, Diyala, Ninewa and Salah al-Din are in need of emergency food assistance.

18 Dec 2014 description

The 2014 Deyr season started well in advance in the northern parts of the country ‐ during the third dekad of Sep‐ tember ‐ and continued to spread out spatially, coming to an end in the first dekad of November. The southern regions experienced a delay in the start of the season ‐ until the third dekad of October ‐ and ceased in the last week of November with only a few stations recording rains in the first week of December.

18 Dec 2014 description

In the city of Burao, like in other areas of Somaliland, electricity is one of the most expensive commodities. Electricity is provided by a number of private companies, using generators that consume a lot of fuel, making electricity one of the biggest challenges to both development and investment as people struggle with high electricity bills.

18 Dec 2014 description

This map displays areas which have been chronically underserved during 2014 (Jan-Oct). Underserved was dened as districts which had 0-10% (red color on FSC gap analysis maps) of the targeted needs met on a monthly basis. Underserved frequency was aggregated to display the total number of months a district had 0-10% of its targeted needs met. Reasons for being underserved were primarily due to access constraints.

18 Dec 2014 description

This map displays areas which have been chronically underserved during 2014 (Jan-Oct). Underserved was dened as districts which had 0-10% (red color on FSC gap analysis maps) of the targeted needs met on a monthly basis. Underserved frequency was aggregated to display the total number of months a district had 0-10% of its targeted needs met. Reasons for being underserved were primarily due to access constraints.

18 Dec 2014 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JUNE 2015