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17 Jan 2017 description

Mogadishu, 17 January, 2017 —The humanitarian community in Somalia is seeking US$864 million to reach 3.9 million people with urgent life-saving humanitarian assistance. The Humanitarian Response Plan for Somalia for 2017 plan was launched today in Mogadishu with calls to the international community for timely support to help bolster humanitarian operations and meet urgent humanitarian needs. “The humanitarian situation remains grim for millions of Somalis.

13 Jan 2017 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia has become increasingly fragile. Some 5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, 1.1 million are acutely food insecure. Severe drought conditions are expanding across the country. (AWD)/Cholera outbreaks have been reported in some areas. To boost drought response, pooled funds have been released. Humanitarian partners are scaling up life-saving response to the most vulnerable people.

04 Jan 2017 description
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  1. IN 2016, HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLANS (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7 billion and have received $4 billion. In total, MENA HRPs are 56 per cent funded. Three new FLASH APPEALS address specific situations: in Iraq where the humanitarian impact of the Mosul operation requires $284 million; in Afghanistan where $152 million is needed to assist returnees from Pakistan; and in Libya where $10 million is needed for Sirt.

03 Jan 2017 description
  • As of 30 December 2016, the inter-agency coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion -- an increase of 10 per cent since it was first launched twelve months ago -- to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. By the end of 2016, $12.6 billion were raised towards the coordinated appeals -- more than ever before. Despite immense donor generosity, it is only 57 percent of the requirements committed, leaving a short fall of $9.5 billion.

01 Jan 2017 description


  • Drought expanding.

  • AWD/cholera outbreak amid water shortages.

  • Access and bureaucratic impediments persisted in 2016.

  • US $3.2 million from SHF to boost drought response.


# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis - 1m

# of people in food security stress - 3.9m

# of acutely malnourished children under age 5 - 308,000

# of internally displaced people - 1.1m

28 Dec 2016 description

Humanitarian assistance continued across Somalia. In November, an estimated 466,100 people received food assistance, and more than 124,000 people were reached with activities aimed at building livelihoods. From August to November,1.8 million people received livelihood seasonal inputs such as seeds, tools, fishing equipment, irrigation vouchers and livestock distribution and vaccination. Between January and November, nearly 189,200 malnourished children under age of 5 were admitted into nutrition programmes.

21 Dec 2016 description

Mogadishu, 21 December 2016 – A new contribution of US$2.2 million from the Government of Sweden to the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) has immediately been allocated by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr. Peter de Clercq, to support humanitarian response to drought affected families. “Sweden’s timely contribution to the Somalia Humanitarian Fund is greatly appreciated as it will help us boost response at a critical time to assist the most vulnerable communities affected by the prolonged drought conditions,” said Mr. de Clercq.

15 Dec 2016 description

This is a bi-monthly update that compiles innovative policy, practice and partnerships that aim to strengthen engagement of disaster-affected communities in humanitarian action from the Southern and Eastern Africa region. The aim of the publication is to create awareness about these initiatives and share good practices. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks. Contributions of similar articles are invited.

Kenya: Policy dialogue on humanitarian diplomacy

14 Dec 2016 description

• In 2016, the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) continued to be a crucial tool for timely, coordinated and effective humanitarian response to the most urgent needs in Somalia.

• By the end of November 2016, some US$25 million had been channeled to support critical humanitarian response through 35 humanitarian partners for 94 projects across the country.

• SHF allocations were closely aligned with the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to ensure complementarity and effective use of the limited resources.

13 Dec 2016 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia has become increasingly fragile towards the end of 2016. Drought conditions in Puntland and Somaliland have deepened and spread to southern and central regions of the country. An estimated 5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Armed violence and withdrawal of international troops have led to a spike in displacement in southern and central Somalia. Access related constraints continue to impact timely delivery of humanitarian assistance.
Humanitarian response continues, albeit limited resources.

05 Dec 2016 description

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I am launching today, on behalf of the United Nations and hundreds of our humanitarian partners across the world, the Global Humanitarian Overview for 2017.

This appeal 2017, comprising strategic and coordinated response plans covering 33 countries, is calling for US$22.2 billion – the highest amount we have ever requested.