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28 May 2015 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam, UNICEF and local partner Hijra developed a mobile phone based health promotion project in Somalia to support Polio prevention and control which began in November 2013. The project was implemented with two complementary components: pre-emptive community education delivered through interactive SMS on Polio prevention and distribution of water and sanitation items through SMS voucher redemption. This evaluation recommends that mobile phones are a relevant mechanism to deliver health and WASH information in Somalia.

27 May 2015 description

Between Somaliland and Puntland analyses the political evolution of the Republic of Somaliland (created in 1991), and the federalist Puntland State of Somalia (established in 1998). Based on extensive ethnographic research, it describes the efforts by those living in between the two polities to create their own autonomously governed states. Markus Hoehne provides an account of the political history of the region, the actors, the grievances and the aspirations that lie behind their competing political visions.

27 May 2015 description

On Friday 29 May 2015, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) is scheduled to discuss the issue of migration, under the theme of ‘poverty and security in Africa'. The African Union (AU) has several instruments that deal with migration and is cooperating closely with the European Union (EU) regarding the current migration crisis in the Mediterranean.

27 May 2015 description
  • Beneficial rainfall in the driest regions of Ethiopia and Djibouti; little rainfall for eastern areas of the Horn of Africa.

  • Moisture surpluses emerge in far western portions of the Western Africa region, while deficits remain to the east.

27 May 2015 description
report European Union

The EU Delegation to Somalia is pleased to announce EU’s first contribution of €5 million ($6.2 million) to the Somalia Stability fund. This contribution will be used to support the Federal Government of Somalia and regional authorities rebuilding local governance, infrastructure and livelihoods in newly accessible districts in South Central Somalia.

27 May 2015 description

During the week ending on 25th May 2015, there was minimal rainfall activities within the Juba and Shabelle river basins both in Somalia and within the Ethiopian highlands. Most stations within the basins did not record any rainfall as seen in the table below. Map ‐ 1 shows the total satellite Rainfall Estimates (RFE) for the same reporting period while Map –2 shows the rainfall forecast for coming week.

27 May 2015 description

Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.

27 May 2015 description

This bulletin provides summary of 10 days (Dekadal) observed rainfall in Somalia

During the second Dekad of May 2015 (11th – 20th), there was a reduction of rainfall activities across the country. Figure (1) shows the rainfall observational network and monthly rainfall distribution for selected stations across the country. The table below is a brief summary of the rainfall situation by region for this dekad. This update will be issued every 10‐days throughout the Gu rainy season.

27 May 2015 description

AFAD delivers four tons of medical supplies to Djibouti, which hosts thousands of refugees from Yemen.

Ankara, 26 May 2015 – The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority of Turkey (AFAD) continues its humanitarian relief efforts in Djibouti, where more than 150.000 displaced Yemenis are grappling with harsh living conditions. Later today, the agency will deliver four tons of medical supplies to refugee camps in the Obock area.

27 May 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Los operativos contra traficantes de inmigrantes deben respetar las leyes de derechos humanos

26 DE MAYO DE 2015

(Bruselas) – Las acciones militares de la Unión Europea (UE) contra las redes de tráfico de personas no deben poner en peligro las vidas y los derechos de los migrantes y solicitantes de asilo en peligro, dijo hoy Human Rights Watch. El 18 de mayo de 2015, el Consejo de la Unión Europea acordó crear una operación naval, EUNAVFOR Med, para identificar, capturar y destruir los barcos usados por los traficantes de inmigrantes en el Mediterráneo.

26 May 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11907

7449th Meeting (PM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

The Security Council this morning renewed the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) for just over 10 weeks, until 7 August, pending consideration of a review of regional and international efforts in the country.

26 May 2015 description

Current Conditions: Regional Highlight

• Minimal food insecurity (IPC Phase 1) in parts of Sudan, western & central Ethiopia, agricultural areas of Uganda, western Kenya, southwest South Sudan, northern Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi but stressed (IPC Phase 2) in most pastoral areas;

• Crisis and emergency food insecurity remains a concern mostly in DRC, CAR and conflict-affected states of South Sudan, parts of NE Kenya, NE Ethiopia, some districts in Karamoja, Darfur in Sudan, IDP sites in Somalia;