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27 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Yemen:
 On 13 June, the Humanitarian Country Team adopted its strategy on the centrality of protection, underlining that protection of affected populations is the responsibility of all humanitarian actors.

Djibouti:
 According to Yemeni refugees in Markazi camp, refugees return to Yemen only to attend urgent family matters. In general, refugees are fully aware that conditions in Yemen are not suitable for sustainable return.

26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP consulted stakeholders about the planned graduation of asset-creation households from cash transfers.

  • WFP held a ceremony to mark the handover of schools meals in Samburu to the national programme.

  • The tripartite commission announced that Dadaab refugee population will reduce by 150,000 people by the end of 2016. Refugees started settling in Kaloboyei integrated settlement.

25 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Due to resource shortfalls, WFP is prioritizing relief and curative nutrition programming for IDPs and recovery for drought affected communities. However, this means that WFP may be forced to significantly reduce seasonal safety programmes in the forthcoming lean season, risking an increase in the number of people classified in Stressed and Crisis status (IPC Phase 2&3) by the end of the year.

22 Jul 2016 description

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, Somalia and countries in the Lake Chad basin is worsening due to the effects of El Nino and conflict in the region.

Today I announce that the Australian Government will provide a further $17.5 million to support people suffering from severe hunger and malnutrition, and those displaced from their homes and in need of protection from conflict.

22 Jul 2016 description

Facts & Figures

Close to 40 000 people fleeing the Yemen conflict have taken refuge in Djibouti

55% of arrivals are Yemeni. Others are mainly Somali, Eritrean & Ethiopian nationals

Other facts

  • 74% of people live on less than $3 per day

  • Life expectancy: 58 years

  • 6% of children under 5 are severely acutely malnourished

Sources: WFP, IOM UNICEF, UNHCR.

European Commission Humanitarian Aid funding:

Total since 2012: over €6 million

21 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Peace negotiations resume in Kuwait following two-week consultation phase.
  • Fuel imports decrease in June, fulfill only 25 percent of monthly needs.
  • Relief organizations continue to report security concerns, particularly in Aden and Ta’izz.

Key Developments

  • UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed and Yemeni delegates resumed Kuwait-based peace negotiations on July 16; the resumption follows a consultative period between July 1 and 15 that allowed delegations to meet with respective leaders and the UN …
21 Jul 2016 description

Every day, 10 people are killed by landmines. Besides claiming such a substantial number of lives, landmines form an obstacle to post-conflict reconstruction efforts. Foreign trade and development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen said: ‘The devastating impact of landmines doesn’t stop when the violence ends. Emergency workers are left unable to reach the places where they’re needed, refugees can’t return home and farmers can’t access their land.

20 Jul 2016 description

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €10 million (approximately US$11.1 million) from the Government of Germany to support nearly 350,000 people in the eastern Sudan state of Kassala.

WFP will use the funds to provide food assistance to more than 88,400 refugees, migrants and asylum seekers from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia as well as members of their host communities, through general food distributions and food vouchers for one year.

18 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In June 2016, health cluster partners delivered primary and secondary health care services to 1.5 million people including women, children and Internally Displaced Persons.

  • The most common causes of illness in June included malaria, anemia, suspected whooping cough, skin disease, Urinary Tract Infection, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, eye diseases/infections, Acute Watery Diarrhea and suspected measles.

18 Jul 2016 description

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on tens of millions of people across the globe in 2015 and 2016. East Africa, Southern Africa, Central America, South East Asia and the Pacific Islands, continue to be at risk of extreme weather events, including below-normal rains and flooding. The humanitarian fallout includes increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; increased susceptibility to illnesses, and forced displacement.

15 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Since the start of the year, over 9,000 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera have been reported in Somalia. With 441 deaths recorded, the case fatality rate (CFR) stands at 4.8 per cent, well above the 1 per cent emergency threshold. Banadir, Bay, Lower and Middle Juba, Lower and Middle Shabelle, and Hiraan are the most affected regions, with the cholera outbreak confirmed in 15 districts to date. Children under-5 bear the biggest brunt; according to WHO, children account for 58 per cent of the cases and 64 per cent of the deaths.

14 Jul 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • SG condemns attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure in Taizz.

  • 14.1M people are food insecure.

  • 2.8M displaced people require assistance.

  • $25M allocated to NGOs from the Yemen Pooled Fund

14 Jul 2016 description

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency.

12 Jul 2016 description

Some 4.7 million people continue to require life-saving assistance and livelihood support in Somalia. The number of poor households faced with acute food insecurity in Somalia is expected to increase until September 2016, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.

08 Jul 2016 description
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2016 SOMALIA POOLED FUND

Somalia pooled funds have so far allocated $35.2 million to support life-saving and life-sustaining humanitarian activities in Somalia. The amount includes $22.3 million from the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) and $12.9 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) rapid response window.

06 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Situation

  • Ethiopia has been experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades. The main rainy season (kiremt rains) that is vital for producing over 80 per cent of Ethiopia’s agricultural yield – in an industry that employs 85 per cent of the country’s workforce – failed in 2015, and a powerful El Niño weather event continues to wreak havoc on children’s lives and their families’ livelihoods.

05 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Italy

Heeding the appeal launched by the World Food Program (WFP) for the drought emergency in Somalia caused by the El Niño phenomenon, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has earmarked an emergency contribution of one million euros to support the WFP’s food aid programs in the Country.

05 Jul 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.