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28 Jun 2016 description

CERF RELEASES ITS 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

In 2015, CERF allocated nearly US$470 million in humanitarian assistance for helping front line partners on the ground kick-start or reinforces emergency activities in 45 countries. CERF raised $409 million with the support from 59 member states.

27 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño is deeply alarming, affecting over 60 million people globally. The El Niño phenomenon is now in a neutral phase, but food insecurity caused by drought is not likely to peak before December. East and Southern Africa are the most affected regions, and humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017.

24 Jun 2016 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.

  • Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.

  • Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.

  • Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.

23 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Floods subside in Belet Weyne but impact remains

  • Cholera outbreak continues

  • Gu rainy season shorter than usual in Puntland and Somaliland

  • UN refugee chief visits Kenya and Somalia.

FIGURES

# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 7 1m

# of people in food security stress 3.7m

# of acutely 305,000 malnourished children under age 5 Source: FSNAU February 2016

# of internally displaced people 1.1m

22 Jun 2016 description

Facts & Figures

  • 65 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide:

  • 21.3 million refugees,

  • 40.8 million internally displaced - 1.8 million seeking asylum.

  • Largest sources of refugees: Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan , Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

21 Jun 2016 description
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Australia and the world’s wealthiest nations have failed to deliver on promises to increase resettlement for the world’s neediest refugees, new figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have highlighted.

With the total number of refugees reaching 21.3 million and forced displacement exceeding 65 million, just 107,000 refugees were given the chance to resettle in 2015 – equivalent to just 0.5% of the global refugee population.

21 Jun 2016 description

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.

16 Jun 2016 description

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 16 June 2016

Support for resilience and to promote state and peace building in Somalia expected to be one of the key announcements during the European Development Days today

Today is the second and final day of the European Development Days (EDDs) - Europe's leading forum on development and international cooperation.

14 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Protection of civilians remains a concern

  • Erosion of the health system and deteriorating food insecurity

  • 3.6 m people reached by direct assistance by end of April

  • Refugees continue to arrive in Yemen

Total population 26 m

# of people targeted by assistance 13.6 m

# of people targeted by health care assistance 10.6 m

# of people targeted by food assistance 8.9 m

# of people displaced 2.8 m

# of deaths (WHO) 6,494

10 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reduced imports and increased prices constrain access to food and fuel

  • The UN condemns violence against civilians in the city of Ta’izz

  • Peace negotiations continue in Kuwait; cessation of hostilities remains in effect

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Jun 2016 description

The 2015 International Annual Report describes how SOS Children’s Villages around the world supported children and strengthened families and communities in 2015 through community-integrated responses in care, education, health and emergency services.

The 573 SOS Children’s Villages around the world in 2015 are described as ‘care and protection hubs’ for their local communities, as they provided a range of locally-tailored services to support vulnerable children.

10 Jun 2016 description
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HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN (HRP)

To date, US$283 million has been received for humanitarian activities in Somalia. The funding includes $206 million or 23 per cent of the $885 million requested under the 2016 HRP and $77 million for humanitarian activities not included in the HRP.
The funding is not adequate to respond to the current humanitarian needs. Urgent contributions are required to support the implementation of the 2016 HRP activities, including response to the Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera outbreak in Somalia.

08 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

Peace talks that began on 21 April 2016 in Kuwait resumed on 22 May 2016; they have been suspended three times, in part due to ceasefire violations, and the failure to agree on principles and frameworks for the talks. Airstrikes continue in Aden, Amran, Lahj, Hajjah, Marib, Sana’a and Taizz governorates, and fighting is reported in Abyan, Hadhramaut, Al Jawf, Lahj, Marib, Sana’a, Shabwah and Taizz. The ongoing clashes, electricity blackouts (in Aden and several southern governorates).

08 Jun 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Although the food security situation in Kenya has improved in 2016, from 1.1 million to 639,400 people food insecure following two consecutive above-average rainy seasons, disease outbreaks, insecurity, flash flooding and a refugee crisis continue to present humanitarian needs and challenges.

  • By 23 May 2016, a total of 15,421 cholera cases with 243 deaths (CFR=1.6%) had been reported nationally. A total of 162 cases of measles and two cases of Yellow Fever have also been reported.

07 Jun 2016 description

Since January 2016, an outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) /Cholera has affected southern and central Somalia, while severe flooding has been experienced in Belet Weyne district in Hiraan region. In Puntland and Somaliland drought has affected the livelihoods of thousands of people. These come amid an already fragile humanitarian situation. Overall some 4.7 million people require life-saving assistance and livelihood support

Flooding

07 Jun 2016 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

06 Jun 2016 description

FOREWORD

I am pleased to share with you the 2015 Annual Report for the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in Somalia.

The report provides an overview of 2015 contributions, funding allocations and partner achievements for the projects implemented during the course of the year.

04 Jun 2016 description
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The Government of Japan is funding a $3.2 million UNOPS-implemented project designed to assist Somali’s federal police force.

The lack of functional and stable civil security forces is a major constraint to peace and stability in Somalia. The project, which began in May 2016, aims to tackle one of the country's biggest challenges: improving security.