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28 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Critical malnutrition rates in hard-to-reach areas of southcentral Somalia, including Bulo Burto and Xudur

  • More than 20,000 people have fled their homes due to military operations

  • Mid-year review shows some progress towards strategic objectives but more funding is still needed.

21 Aug 2015 description

HARGEISA, 20th August, 2015 (WAM) -- The Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Humanitarian Foundation, KZHF, has concluded its project of purchasing relief materials from the Somali local market in Hargesia, which had been implemented under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to provide necessary assistance to the Somali people.

21 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Likely El Niño event could cause mix of drought and flooding

  • Conflict and political tension driving food and nutrition insecurity

  • UN, AU warn of risks in Burundi

  • Number of people fleeing Yemen to the Horn of Africa continues to rise

  • AU holds WHS consultation in region

  • Scale-up of Somali refugee repatriation from Kenya foreseen

  • Despite renewed peace efforts, humanitarian situation in South Sudan continues to worsen

21 Aug 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP aims to reduce short term hunger among refugees and rural and urban communities affected by recurrent droughts and increasing food prices through targeted relief and early recovery interventions, while developing national and community capacities. Through its operations, WFP contributes to the government’s efforts to improve food and nutrition security.

21 Aug 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance: WFP focuses on enhancing resilience of vulnerable populations to shocks, providing protective safety nets and saving lives, contributing to all eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with special focus on MDGs 1, 2 and 5. WFP recognises that gender inequality directly affects the ability of nations to become free from hunger and food insecurity. WFP takes into account the different challenges and opportunities facing women and men and has integrated gender sensitive programming throughout its activities.

19 Aug 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's prominent contributions to the humanitarian field had an international impact and recognition, as the UN celebrates the World Humanitarian Day on Wednesday August 19.
Kuwait had been providing humanitarian aid all over the world ahead of its independence, however, the contributions and efforts had strongly developed since His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah came into position in 2006.

18 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yemen:

From 5 to 7 August, UNHCR led a joint mission with UNDSS and WFP to Aden to assess the feasibility of re-establishing UN offices in Aden.

17 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of food-insecure Somalis will likely increase slightly through December

  • The CERF allocates $20 million to support humanitarian activities in Somalia

  • USAID/OFDA provides more than $16 million in additional humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

11 Aug 2015 description
report Bond

1. Introduction

The briefing is designed to give incoming members of parliament a rapid overview of some of the world’s most fragile situations and highlight actions which key influencers can take to ensure the UK government most effectively delivers on its moral and political responsibilities. Beginning with summaries of key issues we face as agencies working in humanitarian crisis and conflict settings, the briefing then focuses on short summaries of 10 fragile situations and emergencies. The information is accurate to the middle of April 2015.

11 Aug 2015 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains fragile.
Since mid-July, an estimated 18,000 people have fled their homes due to ongoing military operations in parts of southern and central Somalia. This is in addition to 1.1 million people already displaced around the country. At the same time, more people fleeing the conflict in Yemen is increasing the burden on already limited basic services. Furthermore, floods are anticipated in the coming weeks due to the expected El Niño phenomenon.

Influx of returnees to Somalia from Yemen

11 Aug 2015 description
Horn of Africa -version 3
Technical annex - version 3

AMOUNT: EUR 92 000 000

0. MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Second modification as of 10/07/2015

The regional spill-over of the conflict situation in Yemen has been affecting Djibouti and Somalia resulting in an influx of refugees and returnees into both countries. Both in Djibouti and Somalia, local capacities are stretched to the limits.

06 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The volatile situation in Yemen has led to a continued influx of people to Somalia. Support by UNICEF in June has so far included providing protection related information to new arrivals; identifying separated and unaccompanied children; psychosocial support; polio and measles vaccinations; distribution of WASH supplies; nutrition screening and referral of children with SAM; etc.

06 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • During the reporting period, a total of 2,616 individuals arrived in Somalia from Yemen to Berbera, Somaliland (73 persons) and Bossaso, Puntland (2,543 persons). Out of them, 1,124 individuals were registered by UNHCR in collaboration with local authorities and partners in Berbera and Bossaso Reception Centers.

  • A large boat named Nawal III reached Bossaso on 30 July 2015 carrying 2,543 individuals (2,197 Somalis, 337 Yemenis, 7 Ethiopians, 1 Kenyan and 1 Indian).

06 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

NAIROBI/BRUSSELS, 6 August 2015 – The European Union has supported UNICEF with €2.5 million in humanitarian funding to help provide lifesaving interventions in nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for Somali children.