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25 May 2015 description


· Since the scale-up of WFP’s operations on 15 April in response to the escalating crisis, WFP has reached over 1.5 million people with over 19,000 mt of food.

· From 12 to 17 May, a five-day humanitarian pause took effect in Yemen, providing a critical opportunity for WFP to replenish stocks of food and fuel in hotspot areas and conduct emergency food distributions to assist conflict-affected populations.

22 May 2015 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On May 22(Friday), the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 2.4 million US dollars (approximately 290 million Japanese yen) through the International Committee of the Red Cross(ICRC), International Organization of Migration (IOM) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), to support internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Yemen and Yemeni refugees in Djibouti and Somalia, etc. in the area of medical care, foods and non-food materials, and the evacuation of foreign nationals from Yemen.

20 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


· The first 32 refugees, fleeing war-torn Yemen, arrive on Somalia’s northern coastline, reversing a decades-old trend which saw Somalis seeking safety in Yemen.

· UNICEF provides multi-sectoral response to population displacement caused by fighting in Guri Ceel and Galgala; the response includes provision of nutritional supplies, educational supplies for the out-of-school children, WASH emergency supplies and Family Relief Kits.

19 May 2015 description


  • Al-Shabaabattackscontinuetotarget civilians, humanitarian workers, and government officials

  • Nearly 1 million Somalis are experiencing acute food insecurity, with conditions projected to deteriorate in some areas of southern Somalia through June

  • April-to-July gu rains are likely to improve pasture, water availability in parts of northern Somalia


19 May 2015 description

Key planning figures

12.1 6 million food insecure people in crisis and emergency phases (Apr-15)
6.62 million people displaced internally (Mar-15)
2.3 million refugees in the region (Mar-15)
950 million US$ funded (May 2015)

Key drivers of crisis in the region

Conflict and Insecurity

15 May 2015 description


WFP’s Country Strategy has three pillars:

1) Disaster Risk Management and Natural Resource Management.

2) Basic Social Services.

3) Agricultural Markets and Livelihoods.

14 May 2015 description


  • 689,107 Total number of refugees

  • 34,752 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 50.2% Percentage of women and girls

  • 53.4% Percentage of children

13 May 2015 description

The Gu rainy season (April - June) started on time in most parts of Somalia. Moderate rainfall has been received in southern and central Somalia. If the rains are good, they will allow for increased crop production, pasture growth and replenishment of water reservoirs. This is crucial for improving the food security situation of the 3 million people who are in need of humanitarian and livelihood assistance.

13 May 2015 description


The 30 April anniversary marks one year since the opening of Azraq refugee camp where today some 18,000 Syrian refugees seek protection from the ongoing violence in Syria.

The occasion was remembered by UNHCR, the Government of Jordan, and partner organizations with the inauguration of a multi-purpose sports field, and a temporary bazaar offering refugees the opportunity to sell their home-made products and handicrafts.

07 May 2015 description

Le rapport annuel 2014 sur la Coopération belge au Développement est disponible depuis le début du mois de mai, non seulement en ligne et sur papier, mais aussi sous la forme d'applications numériques(BE-COOPERATION) dans l'App Store (iOS) et sur Google Play store (Android).

07 May 2015 description
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1 Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.03 billion. The largest recipient wasSyria, with US$ 465 million, followed by Iraq with US$ 88.6 million. Yemen recently launched a Flash Appeal requesting $273.7 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 17.4% funded with a 82.6% shortfall.

07 May 2015 description


The Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) is underfunded, with only $99 million, or 12 per cent, reported against the $863 million required so far. An additional $38 million has been contributed to humanitarian activities outside of the appeal, bringing the total humanitarian funding to $137 million.

Additional contributions are urgently needed to fund life-saving activities and humanitarian basic services to prevent the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Somalia.

06 May 2015 description


  • UNHCR Representative met with Prime Minister Habib Essid and with Minister of Justice Mohamed Saleh Ben Aissa on 13 March. He thanked Tunisian authorities for their efforts in favour of refugee protection and offered UNHCR’s continuous support.

05 May 2015 description


68 New asylum seekers registered with UNHCR in January 2015

26 Students are taking English, French and IT classes in Ben Guerdane and Medenine

61 Refugee children received an education grant for school year 2014-15

596 Families benefited from the winterization distribution in December 2014

05 May 2015 description

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is pleased to present its quarterly update for the period January to March 2015 in a modified format that reflects IDMC’s new strategic objectives and expected outcomes. 2015 is a transitional year for IDMC during which we will meet our running commitments and at the same time engage in activities within the new strategic framework. These reports will of course continue to keep you updated on progress made towards achieving our goals.

04 May 2015 description


Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, D.C.

May 4, 2015

Today, Secretary Kerry announced over $45 million in additional funding to help the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) protect and assist some 600,000 refugees residing in Kenya. The United States applauds the tremendous hospitality of Kenya in providing a safe haven for so many refugees. Details of the announcement: