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19 Feb 2015 description


  • About 3 million people need humanitarian and livelihood support, despite good October to December rains and reprogrammed humanitarian assistance.

  • Acute malnutrition has gone down by 13 per cent in the last six months. However, the situation remains dire.

  • Threat to Somali remittances could have serious ramifications.


# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis : 7731,000

# of people in stress : 2.3m

12 Feb 2015 description

Conflict and unfavourable climatic conditions remain the main drivers of food insecurity and displacement in the Eastern Africa region. Despite growing humanitarian needs, a difficult global humanitarian financing climate has forced humanitarian country teams in the region to prioritize response plans.

12 Feb 2015 description


  • IPC confirms some 2.5 million people in South Sudan in Emergency and Crisis food insecurity, as economic pressure rises due to conflict.

  • UN Secretary-General calls on South Sudan leaders to expeditiously end the conflict.

  • Over 12,000 South Sudanese refugees registered in the region in January 2015.

  • Humanitarian funding for 2015 is ten times lower than at the same time in 2014.

  • Some $529 million pledged at High Level Event on South Sudan.

12 Feb 2015 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains worrisome despite modest improvements. About 731,000 Somalis face acute food insecurity, a decrease of 29 per cent from the July – December 2014 estimates. An additional 2.3 million people are at risk of sliding into the same situation. This brings the number of people in need of humanitarian and livelihood support to 3 million.

Malnutrition rates still high

10 Feb 2015 description

In 2015, partners in Yemen aim to assist 8.2 million people with a range of services that will save lives, protect civilians and promote resilience. To deliver on these targets, partners are seeking $748.1 million – of which $284.7 million (38 per cent) is for the most critical life-saving and protection programmes.

10 Feb 2015 description


  • Humanitarian operations are continuing despite political instability and intermittent violence in parts of Yemen.

  • 61 per cent of Yemenis (almost 16 million out of 25.9 million people) need humanitarian assistance.

  • Humanitarian partners aim to assist 8.2 million people in 2015 (32 per cent of the total population).

  • The high tensions in Marib and Al Bayda have had limited humanitarian impact so far.

06 Feb 2015 description


  • Humanitarian partners have reprogrammed assistance to avert the most acute crisis, but humanitarian funding is not commensurate to needs.

  • Three-fold increase in suspected measles cases.

  • Over 3,000 violent incidents with humanitarian access implications for communities and aid workers were recorded in 2014.

29 Jan 2015 description
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(Mogadishu, 29January 2015): According to new assessment findings released today by the Food Security and Analysis Unit, managed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network, the humanitarian situation in Somalia remainsof concern. There have been improvements in parts of the country due to relatively good rains in October to December, increased flow of goods and reprogrammed humanitarian assistance. Nevertheless, the outlook for 2015 is worrisome.

27 Jan 2015 description


With US$400 million funding received in 2014, humanitarian partners responded to the most urgent needs, with particular focus on life-saving activities that helped prevent the situation from sliding back into a major crisis. As a result of increased advocacy highlighting the needs in the affected areas and partners’ ability to re-programme activities, food security partners reached nearly 1,400,000 people with livelihood investment and asset activities.

20 Jan 2015 description

Somalia will continue to require high level attention and support in 2015 to avert a major crisis. Close to 600,000 vulnerable Somalis will be at risk of no longer receiving critical assistance from June, nearly 350,000 as early as February. In 2014, 1.5 million people were without primary health-care services, including 300,000 children under 5 years of age. In 2015, humanitarian partners request for US$863 million to respond to significant humanitarian needs.

14 Jan 2015 description

Key mission findings:

• The local authorities and community elders estimated that the total population in Afgooye district is 134,892 people (22,484 households) while 102,000 people (17,000 households) live in the town. UNDP (2005) estimated the population of Afgooye town at 21,602 people.

07 Jan 2015 description

Donor contributions are monetary donations provided by Governments and the private sector. This mechanism gives them the opportunity to pool their unearmarked contributions to a specific country. With these pooled donations, CBPFs offer rapid and flexible financing instruments to scale up humanitarian operations, increase humanitarian access, and strengthen our partnerships with local and international NGOs and UN agencies. This complements the overall humanitarian response based on affected people's needs identified under country-specific strategic response plans.

24 Dec 2014 description

Résumé analytique

L’écart entre les besoins humanitaires et les ressources disponibles pour y répondre continue de croître. Ce document énonce les appels inter-agences qui demandent 16,4 milliards de dollars en 2015 pour aider 57,5 millions de personnes à travers 22 pays.

22 Dec 2014 description

(MOGADISHU, 22 December 2014) The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Philippe Lazzarini, has announced today that the Somalia Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) will allocate US$30 million to jump start the response to the most critical humanitarian needs in 2015.