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23 May 2017 description

DJIBOUTI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed continued support from the European Commission to provide assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in Djibouti.

22 May 2017 description
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  • An estimated four million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia. Despite the large scale humanitarian assistance delivered, the FSNAU-FEWSNET post Jilal assessment indicates an elevated risk of famine (IPC 5) due to a combination of severe food insecurity, high acute malnutrition, and high disease burden. The number of people in need has increased to 6.7 million, including 3.2 million people in crisis.

19 May 2017 description
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7,400 Children with measles in drought affected areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia (Source: WHO and UNICEF Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia)

3.4 million Children (under five years) at high risk of measles in drought affected areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia (Source: UNICEF Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia)

19 May 2017 description


Since April, the 420,000 refugees in Dadaab, Kakuma and Kalobeyei have been receiving full food assistance. In Dadaab and Kakuma this consists of an in-kind food basket and cash transfer representing 70 percent and 30 percent of their overall food entitlement, respectively. However, the 25,000 refugees in Kalobeyei settlement mainly receive cash transfers to meet their basic food needs.

19 May 2017 description

China - William Lacy Swing, Director General of the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) signed an agreement yesterday (15 May) with China’s Ministry of Commerce for USD 1 million of multi-sector assistance, that will support IOM efforts to help internally displaced persons, vulnerable communities and returnees in Somalia.

18 May 2017 description

79.8 M required for 2017

19.1 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements

60.7 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

All figures are shown in USD

17 May 2017 description

This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.

16 May 2017 description

307.5 M required for 2017 including special situations

62.1 M contributions received, representing 20% of requirements

245.4 M overall funding gap for Ethiopia

All figures are displayed in USD

16 May 2017 description


  • The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate and the estimated number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has now increased to 6.7 million people — more than half the population of the country, according to the latest projections by the FAO-managed Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit.

  • Some 683,000 people have been displaced due to drought in Somalia since November 2016.

15 May 2017 description

New Zealand will provide a further $5 million in relief assistance to pressing humanitarian crises across Africa and the Middle East, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced.

“An estimated 45 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance across South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen, of which 20 million face starvation and famine,” Mr Brownlee says.

“Conflict and insecurity have exacerbated drought conditions, causing widespread humanitarian need.

12 May 2017 description

More than 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are experiencing famine or a credible risk thereof over the coming six months. To avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the four countries, humanitarian operations require more than US$6.3 billion in 2017. Of this amount $4.9 billion is urgently needed for life-saving assistance in the key areas of food security, health, nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene, as these are key sectors of famine response and prevention.

11 May 2017 description
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• March to May seasonal rains remain depressed and access to water for human and livestock consumption is extremely limited in pastoral areas in North West and North Eastern parts of Kenya.

• To date, 71,458 people including 5,580 school children have benefitted from the repair of 39 water points in Turkana and Garissa Counties.

• Five confirmed measles cases and 55 cholera cases have been reported from Dadaab Refugee Complex during the reporting period.

11 May 2017 description

Mogadishu, 10 May 2017 – EU Ambassador to Somalia H.E Veronique Lorenzo yesterday announced Euro 49 million funding to boost Somalia’s education sector during celebrations to mark European Union’s 60th anniversary since its formation.

The signing of the new education package, took place in the capital Mogadishu, between the EU ambassador and the Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic promotion of the Federal Government of Somalia, Mr. Jamal Mohamed Hassan, during celebrations to mark Europe Day.

10 May 2017 description


  • UNICEF projects that the number of children who are or will be acutely malnourished has gone up by 50 per cent since the beginning of the year to 1.4 million, including over 275,000 who have or will suffer life-threatening severe acute malnutrition in 2017.

  • An estimated 680,000 people have been displaced due to drought since November 2016. Approximately 7,000 people have crossed into neighbouring Ethiopia and Kenya.

09 May 2017 description


  • Projected late-2017 El Niño climatic event could affect food security in the Horn of Africa

  • UNICEF increases Somalia malnutrition projection to 1.4 million children impacted by late 2017

  • Donors fund 76 percent of Somalia Operational Plan for Famine Prevention

  • Relief actors detect fall armyworm infestation in Ethiopia and Kenya