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26 Aug 2016 description
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  • Nutrition surveys in Turkana show very high prevalence of moderate and severe acute malnutrition.

  • The Kenyan Government and UNHCR started a head count for all refugees in Dadaab.

  • Preliminary findings of the asset-creation evaluation are out.

  • WFP hosted a delegation from southern Africa to learn about linking farmers to schools.

25 Aug 2016 description


  • Critical levels of global acute malnutrition (GAM rate ≥15 %) observed in Dhobley, Baidoa and Dolow IDPs in south-central regions and Garowe, Bosasso and Galkayo in Northeast region.

  • WFP requires USD 104.3 million in order to continue providing life-saving humanitarian and livelihood support assistance for the next six months.

WFP Assistance

23 Aug 2016 description

172.2 M required for 2016
66.0 M contributions received, representing 38% of requirements
106.2 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

23 Aug 2016 description

172.2 M required for 2016
66.0 M contributions received, representing 38% of requirements
106.2 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

22 Aug 2016 description

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry announced in Nairobi that the United States is providing more than $146 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to support refugees, voluntary returnees, and drought victims in Kenya and Somalia. This new funding includes a significant new contribution of more than $59 million for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to protect and assist refugees in Kenya, and support voluntary refugee returns to Somalia.

22 Aug 2016 description

International Conference on Eritrean Studies held in Asmara

18 Aug 2016 description

Le coordonnateur des secours d’urgence a décidé d’allouer 50 millions de dollars du Fonds central pour les interventions d’urgence (CERF) afin d’aider deux millions de personnes vivant dans six pays victimes de crises oubliées. Les fonds alloués permettront de maintenir des secours d’urgence essentiels là où les besoins sont critiques et les ressources insuffisantes :

  • Au Yémen où sévit une grave crise humanitaire, et où plus de personnes sont dans le besoin que partout ailleurs (13 millions de personnes).

15 Aug 2016 description

The Emergency Relief Coordinator has approved $50 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) during the 2016 second underfunded emergencies allocation round to assist about 2 million people in neglected crises in six countries. The funds will sustain life-saving relief in emergencies where human suffering is alarmingly high, but available resources are critically low. The funding will address three humanitarian priorities:

14 Aug 2016 description

Beletweyne, 14 August 2016 – The Ethiopian government has donated food aid to residents of Hiiraan who were displaced by floods early this year.

The consignment that also included non-food items was donated to the Mayor of Beletweyne, Omar Adan Dekow, by the Deputy Ambassador of Ethiopia to Somalia, Jamaldiin Mustafa Omar, at a function held in Beletweyne, last week.

11 Aug 2016 description

ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today received confirmation of a contribution of €4 million (more than US$4.3 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany towards the food needs of refugees sheltered in Ethiopia.

The new funding will help WFP to provide monthly food rations and cash-based transfers for more than 600,000 refugees from Eritrea, South Sudan and Somalia for the rest of 2016 and for the next two years.

10 Aug 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.

09 Aug 2016 description


La détérioration sécuritaire dans plusieurs territoires et le démantèlement forcé des camps/sites de déplacés a suscité de nouveaux mouvements de population ainsi que la destruction ou la perte massive des biens et services de base.

08 Aug 2016 description
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  • The National Leadership Forum, made up of the president, the prime minister, leaders of federal regions and clan elders — met in Mogadishu from August 2-4 to receive a new election timetable from the new Electoral Commission, which was appointed on June 15, and review the budget for elections.

  • Somalia experts say that given the many preparatory measures that are required for credible electioneering, the polls could be delayed by several weeks, if not months.

05 Aug 2016 description

In the Middle and Lower Shabelle regions of south-central Somalia, the Shabelle River has two faces. It provides the life-giving water for hectares of agricultural farmland; during the rainy season, however, it can quickly turn destructive, damaging crops and forcing people from their homes. This past season, the cycle of harmful flooding was broken by a USAID-funded program that contributed to the repair of 72 points along the banks of the Shabelle River and saved Somali farmers an estimated $6.7 million in maize yields alone.

02 Aug 2016 description

484.8 M required for 2016
52.1 M contributions received, representing 11% of requirements
432.7 M funding gap for the Somalia Situation