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07 Apr 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) is a methodology for treating acute malnutrition in young children using a case-finding and triage approach. Through the CMAM program, children who are severely malnourished are managed through the outpatient therapeutic care (OTP), while children with complication are treated through the in-patient program (Stabilization Centers-SC).

07 Apr 2017 description
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Highlights

  • More than 20,000 cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera have been reported as of end March. This is 8 times higher than the number of cases reported at the same time last year (2,500 cases). In total, UNICEF is directly supporting 47 cholera treatment facilities across Somalia and has treated more than 15,000 AWD/cholera cases.

  • During the reporting period, UNICEF has scaled-up its WASH response and together with partners is now providing 940,000 people affected by drought with temporary access to safe water.

06 Apr 2017 description

OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

In 2016, Somalia has experienced a number of emergencies. In addition to the protracted IDP crisis, severe drought, floods, and internal conflicts have occurred. These emergencies have put extra pressure on the government and partners to provide protection and basic services to citizens including education services which are already extremely constrained. Country wide an estimated 5 million Somalis are in need of humanitarian assistance incl. 1.1 million IDPs1

31 Mar 2017 description

New global report on food crises offers benchmark for action needed to avoid disasters

BRUSSELS - Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released in Brussels today.

31 Mar 2017 description
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Résumé Exécutif

Le monde doit aujourd’hui répondre à un appel à la mobilisation sans précédent face à la situation de quatre pays menacés par la famine, et à la demande croissante d’aide humanitaire et de résilience. Dans ce contexte, il est de la plus haute importance d’informer la communauté de la sécurité alimentaire à l’échelle mondiale et nationale, quant au risque de crises alimentaires et à la sévérité de ces crises. Les parties prenantes ont largement investi dans l’analyse de la sécurité alimentaire et les systèmes d’alerte précoce afin de mieux prévenir et répondre aux crises alimentaires.

31 Mar 2017 description
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Full Report
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Executive Summary

The European Union, FAO and WFP have joined forces with FEWS NET, UNICEF and regional organisations like CILSS, IGAD and SICA to coordinate needs assessment to increase the impact of humanitarian and resilience responses through the preparation of the “Global Report on Food Crises”. This Global Report aims to enhance coordination and decision making through a neutral analysis that informs programming and implementation.

30 Mar 2017 description
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MOGADISHU/NAIROBI/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 30 March 2017 – As the spectre of famine hangs once again over Somalia, early numbers show an increasing number of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and cholera or acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) — a combination that killed many children in the famine of 2011.

29 Mar 2017 description
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Unsafe water as deadly to severely malnourished children as lack of food

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NEW YORK/DAKAR/NAIROBI/AMMAN, 29 March 2017 – Water shortages, inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene practices and disease outbreaks are posing an additional threat to severely malnourished children in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today.

28 Mar 2017 description
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NEW YORK/DAKAR/NAIROBI/AMMAN, 28 March 2017 – More than a month after famine was declared in South Sudan, time is running out for more than a million children as drought and armed conflict devastate lives in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today.

22 Mar 2017 description
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Highlights

  • UNICEF has revised its humanitarian strategy for 2017 to focus on immediate life-saving measures needed to advert famine. UNICEF has revised its Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) requirements for Somalia from US$66.1 million to US$147.9 million to meet the increased humanitarian needs of children due to the rapidly deteriorating drought situation which is now affecting most of the country.

21 Mar 2017 description
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Highlights

  • At the time of the missions, an Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera outbreak had reportedly killed 10 people over two days. Local authorities, youth groups and NGOs have set-up a cholera treatment centre (CTC) and report that the majority of cases are coming from neighbouring villages.

  • Following the withdrawal of the Ethiopian National Defence Forces (ENDF) and the Somalia National Armed Forces (SNAF) from Tieglow and Rabduhure and Tieglow, 840 IDP households have arrived in Xudur.

08 Mar 2017 description
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Highlights

  • Should the 2017 Gu season perform very poorly, and humanitarian assistance not reach populations affected by drought, there is a risk of famine (IPC Phase 5) unfolding in the second half of 2017. As the situation continues to deteriorate, malnutrition is expected to increase with more than 200,000 children expected to become severely malnourished.

08 Mar 2017 description
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Quarter of funds will go towards humanitarian work, including famine response

STOCKHOLM, 7 March 2017 – The Government of Sweden has just announced an $80 million contribution to support UNICEF’s life-saving work around the world. A significant part of the new funds – $20 million– will be allocated to UNICEF’s humanitarian work in countries affected by wars and other emergencies.

08 Mar 2017 description
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Highlights:

  • A negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) resulted in below average rainfall over East Africa and led to drought situations in Somali, Oromia and SNNP regions. The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate and more than 4.2 million people in these regions are targeted to receive food aid in 2017 (out of a total of 5.6 million people estimated to require food assistance in Ethiopia in 2017). These people are also in critical need of emergency water, health and nutrition services.

28 Feb 2017 description
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UNICEF calls for implementation of six-point agenda for action to keep refugee and migrant children safe

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 28 February 2017 – Refugee and migrant children and women are routinely suffering sexual violence, exploitation, abuse and detention along the Central Mediterranean migration route from North Africa to Italy, UNICEF warned in a new report.