- Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia Nov 2015 | Issued on 20 Nov 2015
- FSNAU Somalia Climate Update: October 2015 Monthly Rainfall and NDVI (Issued Nov 20, 2015)
- UNHCR Somalia Task Force on Yemen Situation: Weekly Inter-Agency Update #45 (3 - 9 November 2015)
Appeals & Funding
- Somalia 2015-16 El Niño Contingency Plan, Sep 2015
- Strategic Response Plan 2015
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2015
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
LONDON, 18 November 2015 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts and UNICEF today celebrate a 20-year partnership that has helped improve the lives of over 4.5 million children.
Since 1995, Starwood guests and employees have raised nearly $35 million through Check Out for Children™, which enables Starwood guests to add $1, £1 or €1 to their bill to support UNICEF’s work for children.
NUEVA YORK/GINEBRA, 10 de noviembre de 2015 – Alrededor de 11 millones de niños corren el riesgo de sufrir los efectos del hambre, las enfermedades y la falta de agua en África oriental y meridional como consecuencia de un aumento de la fuerza del fenómeno de El Niño, que también está causando sequías e inundaciones en varias zonas de Asia, el Pacífico y América Latina, advirtió UNICEF el martes.
Joint Press Release: The Federal Government of Somalia/Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance/ United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO)
MOGADISHU 16 November 2015 – The Somali authorities have launched a new polio vaccine aimed at ensuring that Somalia remains free of polio – fifteen months after the last confirmed case was detected.
Humanitarian partners, including UNICEF, are scaling up preparedness activities and early response actions to mitigate the impact of the El Niňo phenomenon, expected to cause heavy rains and flooding along the Juba and Shabelle rivers and to further exacerbate drought conditions in coastal areas of Somaliland.
UNICEF and partners continue to provide assistance in response to the continued influx of people fleeing the conflict in Yemen and seeking safety in Somalia.
JOINT PRESS RELEASE
NAIROBI, 22 October 2015 - The 2013-2014 polio outbreak in Somalia, which affected nearly 200 people, most of them children, has officially been declared over, 14 months after the last polio case was identified.
Experts say this remarkable achievement is the result of the enormous efforts and commitment shown by governments, health workers, and parents to ensure that their children receive the vaccine.
Somalia becomes 196th State Party to the Convention
NEW YORK – “Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is a significant and very welcome step toward realizing the rights of the country’s 6.5 million children.
“The children of Somalia face enormous challenges. Somalia today has one of the highest under-five mortality rates in the world, alarming malnutrition rates, and very high levels of violence affecting children.
HARGEISA, Somaliland, 1 October 2015 - Schoolchildren in Somaliland are among thousands of pupils from around the world who have been taking part in the World’s Largest Lesson learning about the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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Twitter takeover, 30 September, 8:00 am EST, @UNICEF*
NEW YORK, 29 September 2015 – Conflicts and instability in five countries alone have uprooted at least 4.5 million children, UNICEF said on the eve of a United Nations high-level meeting on the global migrant and refugee crisis.
NEW YORK, 28 September 2015 - An estimated 500,000 newborn lives have been saved and 100 million women and their newborns protected from the deadly disease, maternal and newborn tetanus, thanks to a ten-year long partnership between Pampers® and UNICEF that helped achieve this milestone.
The partners marked the tenth anniversary of their work today by celebrating the contributions of their joint effort that has helped in the elimination of maternal and newborn tetanus in 17 countries, with the success of the ‘1 Pack = 1 Vaccine’ initiative.
NAIROBI/BRUSSELS, 17 September 2015 – UNICEF Somalia has made important progress in its work to protect children from being recruited into armed groups – and to help those already affected - thanks to funding of US$1 million from the European Union.
UNICEF and partners continue to work with authorities to register and provide assistance to the increasing numbers of people fleeing the conflict in Yemen. UNICEF support in July included medical and nutritional screening; referral of children with severe acute malnutrition; emergency measles and polio vaccination; first aid services; identification of separated and unaccompanied children; and psychosocial support.
By Peter Crowley
Today marks one year since we have had a case of the wild poliovirus anywhere in Africa, the last having been reported from Somalia with a date of onset of 11th August 2014.
What an extraordinary achievement and what a powerful symbol of the progress that has been made on the African continent over the past generation.
The volatile situation in Yemen has led to a continued influx of people to Somalia. Support by UNICEF in June has so far included providing protection related information to new arrivals; identifying separated and unaccompanied children; psychosocial support; polio and measles vaccinations; distribution of WASH supplies; nutrition screening and referral of children with SAM; etc.
NAIROBI/BRUSSELS, 6 August 2015 – The European Union has supported UNICEF with €2.5 million in humanitarian funding to help provide lifesaving interventions in nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for Somali children.
While the overall nutrition situation is showing improvement in coastal, North West and South East Counties with an expected decrease in the acutely malnourished children requiring treatment, the nutrition situation is expected to worsen in Isiolo, Garissa, Mandera and Wajir counties as a result of poor rains. The total caseload for acutely malnourished children requiring treatment in the ASAL and urban areas is expected to decrease from 304,083 as of February 2015 driven by improvements observed across ASAL counties.
UNICEF and partners work with authorities in Berbera, Bossaso and Mogadishu to register and support, through provision of food, nonfood items, medical and psychosocial care, close to 10,000 returnees/refugees who have arrived in the country since the start of the conflict in Yemen in March 2015.
UNICEF airlifts 9MT of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) and other essential nutrition supplies to ensure continuity in implementation of critical lifesaving nutrition interventions in Waajid district, Bakool region.