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Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot, March 2014 | Issued on 15 April 2014

The offensive in southern and central Somalia, which began one month ago, has directly affected six regions and led to the temporary movement of over 40,000 people.

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Somalia: OCHA Flash Update 4: Humanitarian impact of military operation | 7 April 2014

Security and access remain the primary challenges to conduct rapid needs assessments and deliver humanitarian aid. Al Shabaab continues to restrict movement of people and control supply routes to most of the recovered areas.

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Ethiopia + 3 others
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin,7 April 2014

Key Events

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Kenya + 4 others
Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 34 | 8 March – 4 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• WFP and partners begin rapid response operations to reach IDPs in South Sudan before they are cut off

• Military offensive in Somalia slows down interest of returnees, as Kenya issues orders to reinforce encampment of refugees

• Regional agro-climatic outlook: mostly normal to near-normal rain and vegetation conditions except in known drought-prone areas

• Flood alerts in river basins and other low-lying areas

• OCHA-IGAD strengthen ties on resilience

• One polio case reported in Ethiopia

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Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - February 2014 (issued on 1 April 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia February 2014 | Issued on 21 March 2014

Well into the first quarter of the year, funding for humanitarian programmes in Somalia remains low across clusters. Pooled funds focus on the most critical regions to maximize impact.

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Ethiopia + 2 others
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 31 March 2014

Key Events

  • With the rapidly increasing South Sudanese influx, existing camps are quickly reaching capacity. As of 28 March, UNHCR and ARRA registered some 87,000 South Sudanese asylum seekers in Ethiopia. The planning figure will likely be increased from 150,000 to 200,000 in the near future.

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Statement attributable to the acting Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr. Sikander Khan [EN/SOM]

(Mogadishu/Nairobi, 27 March 2014): I am deeply concerned that over 10 people were injured, including at least six children, and others were exposed to severe danger due to mortar shelling affecting several densely populated civilian areas in Mogadishu. This attack is a clear violation of international humanitarian law that prohibits indiscriminate attacks as occurred in the night of 25 March.

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Somalia: OCHA Flash Update 3 - Humanitarian Impact of Military Operation, 26 March 2014

Situation overview:

The ongoing Somali National Armed Forces (SNAF) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) military operation in southern and central Somalia has so far directly impacted Bakool, Gedo, Hiraan, Lower and Middle Shabelle regions. The situation remains fluid and movements, mainly short-term, continue to be reported, mostly around the towns directly affected by the military offensive. According to initial reports to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, an estimated 12,000 people were temporarily displaced between 17 and 22 March.

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World + 7 others
UN and IGAD strengthen ties on resilience and humanitarian action

Around 65 per cent of the IGAD region receives less than 600mm in rainfall every year. This year’s Summit seeks to keep the spotlight on commitments made to end drought emergencies.

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OCHA Flash Update 2: Humanitarian impact of military operation | 18 March 2014

Situation overview:

The military offensive by the Somali National Armed Forces (SNAF) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in southern and central Somalia continues. Most of the humanitarian needs, which have arisen so far, are related to population movements – either people moving out of towns affected by the military operation, or people previously displaced moving back to newly recovered areas.

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OCHA Flash Update 1: Humanitarian impact of military operation | 12 March 2014

The Somali National Armed Forces and AMISOM have started a military offensive to recover Al Shabaab controlled areas. An estimated 6,000 people have moved due to fear of attacks.

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Burundi + 8 others
Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 33 | 11 February - 7 March 2014

Humanitarian actors in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda continue to appeal for assistance in responding to reported outbreaks of measles, polio and meningitis.

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Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - January 2014 (issued on 04 March 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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Kenya + 1 other
Kenya to Somalia: Cross-Border Movement (as of 28 Feb 2014)

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Ethiopia + 3 others
Ethiopia: Humanitarian Concern Areas Snapshot (for January 2014)

New water shortages were reported in drought-prone woredas of Oromia region in the third week of January. Other water-stressed woredas in the region are being closely monitored. Areas that received poor kiremt/karma (June-September 2013) rains in Afar and Tigray regions continue to experience water shortages. The next seasonal rains are expected in March. As of 20 January, 22 water trucks were requested to meet the water needs of more than 168,000 people in Afar, Oromia and Tigray regions. During January, six operational water trucks benefitted more than 36,800 people.

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Somalia + 1 other
Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia January 2014 | Issued on 19 February 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • While there have been incremental improvements, the humanitarian situation remains fragile and needs vast.

  • Recent findings show a slight increase in the number of severely malnourished children compared to six months ago.

  • Possible military operations in key agricultural areas of southern and central Somalia could have multi-layered consequences.

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Somalia + 4 others
Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot, January 2014 | Issued on 19 February 2014

FOOD SECURITY

Compared to six months ago, the number of people projected to be in ‘crisis and emergency’ conditions over the next six months has slightly reduced to 857,000 from 870,000.

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Immense humanitarian challenges persist in Somalia [EN/SOM]

(New York, 18 February 2014) UN OCHA Operations Director John Ging said today that immense challenges remain for millions of Somalis, particularly those who are displaced and refugees who want to return home. Speaking after a recent three-day visit to Somalia, Mr. Ging called for immediate action to focus on building resilience and finding long-term solutions to consolidate progress.

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Yemen + 3 others
Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan 2014

SUMMARY

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