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28 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council

7700th Meeting (PM)

The Security Council extended its authorization for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 8 July 2016 today, requesting that the Secretary-General maintain logistical support for it until that date.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2289 (2016), the Council said it had decided on a brief extension of the Mission’s authorization, which would otherwise have expired on 31 May, in order to allow time for consideration of the outcomes of the 19 May Council visit to Somalia.

27 May 2016 description
  • Recent floods in Somalia's central Hiran region bordering Ethiopia has caused displacement and created urgent humanitarian needs. At least 70 000 people have been displaced around the town of Beletweyne alone.
  • The community-led early warning system worked well with only three reported deaths in Beletweyne so far. However, the town centre is completely flooded, including a hospital, schools and other infrastructure.
  • There were already approx.
27 May 2016 description

Observed river levels of the Shabelle River in Somalia have remained high for the last few weeks. This has been attributed to heavy rains in the upper parts of the Ethiopian highlands during the months of April and May. The River level at Belet Weyne in Hiran is currently at bank full and has remained so for the last one week as seen in Figure 1.

27 May 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 194,611 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through May 25. Fatalities – including some 100 still missing – IOM estimates at 1,475 through 26 May 2016.

Flavio Di Giacomo of IOM Rome notes that 37,363 migrants and refugees arrived on Italian shores through 25 May, including all rescued individuals brought ashore so far this week. That total will certainly climb today (27/5), as some 10,000 migrants and refugees have been rescued in the region since Monday, 23 May.

27 May 2016 description

194,611 arrivals by sea in 2016

1,375 dead/missing published 10:00 CET 27 May

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

27 May 2016 description

Reduced rainfall expected to alleviate flooding concerns in the Shabelle River basin

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite more favorable rainfall along the coast during the last week, low and poorly-distributed rainfall during April and May has led to moderate moisture deficits over Liberia, portions of eastern Guinea Conakry, Cote d’Ivoire, and western Ghana.

26 May 2016 description


Government of Kenya announcement to close Dadaab Camps

26 May 2016 description

Attacks on Health Care

Attacks on health care in emergency situations disrupt the delivery of essential health services, endanger care providers, deprive people of urgently needed medical attention, and undermine our long term health development goals.

WHO collaborates closely with others to better understand the problem, bring attention to the issue, and find solutions that can prevent attacks; protect health facilities, workers, transport and supplies; and ensure the continued provision of health care despite such attacks.

26 May 2016 description
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For UNICEF Somalia, 2015 was a year of highs and lows. We saw positive progress for children and their rights but also the devastating loss of four of our colleagues in an attack in Puntland.

In October, Somalia became the 196th country to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This is excellent news for children.The Convention provides an important framework for policy and legislation on children’s rights. UNICEF immediately started working closely with the federal government to ensure its implementation.

The report covers the following:

26 May 2016 description

Mogadishu, 24 May, 2016 – A two-day meeting of Sector Commanders drawn from the African Union Mission in Somalia has ended in Mogadishu today.

The forum is a periodic gathering of Sector Commanders and other key security players, where matters regarding security in are discussed, especially the challenges posed by terror group Al Shabaab. It was officially opened on Monday by the AU Special Representative for Somalia Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council


7696th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

During its recent visiting mission to the Horn of Africa, Council members reaffirmed the Security Council’s support for the ongoing political process in Somalia and met with top officials to address the region’s security and humanitarian challenges, co-leaders of the mission told the 15-member body in their briefing this morning.

25 May 2016 description

The Great Lakes Region highlights the interconnected nature of conflict. This is particularly true for the four focus countries of the Great Lakes Project (GLP), namely Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda. This interconnectedness forms the basis of the GLP’s regional approach.