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27 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • 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.

22 Jul 2015 description
  • Yemen:

The humanitarian pause scheduled to start on 10 July did not take effect; airstrikes and ground fighting continue across the country. Partial food rations have been distributed in Kharaz refugee camp, WFP still unable to transport additional food to the camp. For the first time since the beginning of the conflict, UNHCR’s partner Al Amal was able to distribute NFIs to 3,377 individuals in Sa’ada governorate.

20 Jul 2015 description


Priority Needs

• Acute food insecurity and high levels of malnutrition: 3 million people are in need of life-saving assistance and livelihood support, of which 731,000 are unable to meet their basic food requirements. 203,000 children are acutely malnourished, with around 38,000 of these children at risk of death without health and nutrition support.

20 Jul 2015 description


The CHF allocated $30 million for the first standard allocation. Aligned to the 2015 HRP, it aims to provide timely and quality life-saving assistance, envisaging three outcomes including; contribute to reduce the number of people in emergency and crisis, improve the nutritional situation in internally displaced persons (IDP) settlements with the most alarming malnutrition rates and address acute needs of vulnerable people in new areas with improved access

16 Jul 2015 description


  • Nutrition assessment reveals acute malnutrition among the displaced are above the emergency threshold.

  • Short-term deterioration in food security expected in agriculture dependent areas.

  • Urgent boost in funding is required to sustain crucial humanitarian response.


No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 731,000

No. of people in food security stress 2.3m

16 Jul 2015 description


The Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) is funded at 26 per cent having received US$227 million against the $863 million requested. An additional $95 million has been contributed to projects outside the appeal bringing to $322 million the total reported humanitarian funding.

The funding received is not commensurate with the humanitarian needs in Somalia. Adequate and sustained funding is required to keep critical life-saving humanitarian and protection activities running.

15 Jul 2015 description


  • Fighting has intensified throughout Yemen, with more than 1,100 casualties reported since last week.

  • The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Yemen has grown to almost 1.3 million, an increase of 25 per cent since figures were last verified in May.

  • Of the 5,148 schools in Yemen, 70 per cent were closed before the end of the school year due to insecurity, affecting the education and well-being of 1.84 million children.

10 Jul 2015 description


  • In Yemen:

The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) confirmed that as of July 6 there are 1,267,590 IDPs in Yemen.

On 4 July, 12 refugees were killed and several injured when a rocket hit the UNHCRsupported Al Tadamon Kindergarten in Aden, where they had taken shelter.

The HCT endorsed the Guidance Note on the Emergency Response to Internal Displacement in Yemen, stipulating the main programming principles and priorities for the humanitarian response.

07 Jul 2015 description


  • A Level 3 emergency response declaration has been issued for Yemen.

  • Violence continues to spread across Yemen with offices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) being attacked, 54 health facilities directly damaged due to the conflict and 462 schools affected since the escalation of the conflict.

  • There are now 1,267,590 internally displaced people, a 24 per cent increase since mid-June.

07 Jul 2015 description


  • On 1 July, a system-­wide Level 3 Emergency was activated in Yemen. On the same day, an internal Level 3 emergency was declared by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, with the consequent appointment of a Regional Refugee Coordinator based in Djibouti.

  • In Yemen, the refugee population in Kharaz camp remains in dire need of food. WFP has been unable to complete the food ration due to lack of access.

07 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • 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.

06 Jul 2015 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains fragile.
According to FAO’s Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) monitoring, food security conditions for agricultural dependent livelihoods are likely to deteriorate due to below average harvest outlook. However, pastoral dependent areas may see modest improvements following recent rains that improved pasture and water availability. A total of 3 million people need humanitarian and livelihood assistance including 731,000 in emergency and crisis.

03 Jul 2015 description


704,816Total number of refugees
36,733 New arrivals in 2015
49.6% Percentage of women and girls
36,109 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

02 Jul 2015 description

In this issue:

  • How Surveillance Works

  • Containing a Polio Outbreak: Horn of Africa and Central Africa

  • Review of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan

  • Global Voices in Support of Polio Eradication

30 Jun 2015 description


  • In Yemen, findings from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification identified that 10 of the 22 governorates in Yemen (Aden, Al Dhale’e, Lahj, Taiz, Abyan, Sa’ada, Hajjah, Hodeidah, Al Bayda and Shabwa) are facing food insecurity at phase four, the emergency phase before a humanitarian catastrophe/famine.

30 Jun 2015 description


The objective of this overview is to support the development of national-level response and preparedness plans and facilitate joint priority actions in the areas of advocacy, resource mobilization, and coordinated engagement in cross border areas.

There has been a step change in the threat level in the region in 2015. There is an increasing concern about the confluence and compounding impacts of these threats, both at the national and the regional level. The outlook presented here will be updated on a bi-monthly basis.

26 Jun 2015 description


Humanitarian assistance continues across Somalia and as of 30 May, partners have treated about 107,000 children under five for acute malnutrition and reached 335,000 people with food assistance focusing on those in emergency and crisis.

25 Jun 2015 description


  • The Humanitarian Requirements Document for 2015 has been endorsed and released. About 2.9 million people need emergency support until June 2015. From the total about 38 and 31 percent are from Oromia and Somali region which constitute 70 per-cent of the caseload..

  • For the 2014/2015 marketing season, WFP has signed contracts with 30 Purchase for Progress cooperative unions of Amhara, Oromiya and SNNPR regions for the delivery of 30,000mt of local maize.