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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia June 2014 | Issued on 24 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The food security situation has worsened as early warnings highlight drought conditions in parts of Somalia.

  • Alarming malnutrition rates above threshold levels have been recorded among displaced communities in Mogadishu.

  • UN Central Emergency Response Fund allocates over US$20 million in emergency funding to Somalia.

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World + 14 others
UNMAS Annual Report 2013

In 2013 UNMAS made the world safer. Whether it was through spearheading humanitarian mine action in Afghanistan and Mali, assisting United Nations deployment in the Central African Republic, completing the landmine survey of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, attaining agreements to demine in the West Bank or building secure weapons storage facilities in Libya, the lead United Nations entity on explosives hazards saved lives.

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Somalia + 13 others
CERF underfunded emergencies: 2014 2nd round, as of 21 July 2014

Eleven countries were selected for allocations from the CERF Underfunded Emergencies window, designed to ensure life-saving relief work continues in countries where needs are high but financial support is low.

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World + 4 others
New funding to protect millions of girls from child marriage

The UK is driving a major new global push to end child and forced marriage across the world, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today at the UK’s first Girl Summit. placeholder With the goal of ending child marriage in 12 of the most highly affected countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Britain is working with the UN to deliver a scheme to help 6 million girls worldwide escape child marriage.

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World + 11 others
UN Emergency Fund gives $75 million to boost aid operations in the Sahel and Horn of Africa

(New York, 23 July 2014) – United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has allocated US$75 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief work in two of the world’s most neglected regions: the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

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World + 3 others
Strategy for intensifying international efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation for the period 2014–2017

‘Worldwide, around 125 million girls and women have been subjected to genital mutilation. The fight to eliminate female genital mutilation in Norway and internationally is a high priority for the Government. Norway has set the new and ambitious goal of eliminating this harmful practice in the course of one generation,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Somalia + 1 other
Somalia - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Incidents of violence continue to affect parts of Somalia, including Mogadishu.
  • The U.N. warns of deteriorating food security conditions in Somalia in the coming months and appeals for donor support.
  • Measles cases have increased in the first half of 2014, including approximately 1,350 reported cases in March and April.
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Annual Report and Accounts 2013–14

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress toward the Millennium Development Goals under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency. The audited statutory accounts include spend against Parliamentary Estimate, and a statement of DFID’s assets and liabilities.

Accounts

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Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of June 2014)

Food security situation in Somalia is expected to deteriorate in the second half of the year, according to FAO’s Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) and Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET). The food crisis could worsen due to poor and erratic rains, continued conflict, restricted flow of commercial goods, increasing malnutrition and surging food prices. Due to below normal rains, the overall harvest is expected to be poor, resulting in cereal prices rising significantly in the southern parts of Somalia.

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Central Emergency Response Fund allocates $1.4 million to fight measles outbreak in Somalia

Around 4,000 suspected cases of measles were reported in Somalia between January and June, more than double the suspected cases seen in the same period last year.

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EU support reduces child mortality in Somalia

MOGADISHU/BRUSSELS, 09 July 2014 - The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) is providing three million Euros (over USD3.8 million) to UNICEF Somalia to help reduce child mortality caused by severe acute malnutrition and diarrhoea among children under five years old and emergency-affected populations.

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Drought conditions set to worsen Somalia food crisis - Statement by Philippe Lazzarini, Humanitarian Coordinator in Somalia [EN/SO]

Philippe Lazzarini said: "In the coming months, for the first time since the 2011 famine, we will see the number of people in food security crisis and emergency go up again."

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Somalia: Humanitarian Funding Snapshot (as of 30 June 2014)

Somalia Strategic Response Plan (SRP) 2014

The Somalia SRP (previously referred to as CAP) was severely underfunded as of 30 June 2014, having received US$236 million (25 per cent) of the $933 million requested. This includes $19.4 million in carry-over funds. About $697 million is required to fund the aid operation in 2014.

SRP requirements and funding per cluster

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South Sudan + 11 others
Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 35 | June 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 10 million people are living as refugees or IDPs in the eastern Africa region

  • Humanitarian situation worsening for IDPs in South Sudan and Darfur

  • Kenya crackdown on illegal immigrants impacting livelihoods for urban refugees

  • Over 400,000 displaced people require urgent assistance in volatile Katanga, south-eastern DRC

  • Humanitarian situation in Somalia rapidly sliding into emergency, as funding remains critically low

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World + 17 others
United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund 2013 Annual Report

In 2013, CERF enabled the UN and NGOs to respond to crises in 45 countries, including high-level emergencies in the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Syria.

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Somalia - Food Insecurity Alert, ECHO Crisis Flash N°2

Period covered 01/04/2014 to 23/06/2014

Time of validity 12:00 (UTC)

ECHO Field Office Nairobi - KENYA

Number of people affected 2.9 million (OCHA) in food insecurity

205,000 malnourished children under five

857,000 people in humanitarian emergency

Number of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) 960,000 refugees in neighbouring countries (UNHCR)

1.1 million IDPs (UNHCR)

Number of newly displaced 73,000 (OCHA)

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Somalia: Humanitarian Funding Snapshot (as of June 2014)

Somalia Strategic Res ponse Plan (SRP) 2014

The Somalia SRP (previously referred to as CAP) had as of 17 June 2014 received US$211.85 million (23 per cent) of the $933 million requested. This includes $19.4 million in carry-over funds. About $721 million is required to meet the 2014 SRP requirements.

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Eritrea + 3 others
UNHCR Operation in Eritrea: Fact Sheet May 2014

UNHCR Operational Highlights for May 2014

• Completion of Child Protection and Best Interest Assessment Training in Umkulu Refugee Camp

• UNHCR Eritrea signed Annual Work Plan for 2014 with the National Union of Eritrean Women for a Joint Programme on Gender and Advancement of Women in Eritrea

• Inauguration of Umkulu Demonstration Center for Urban and Peri-Urban Horticulture

• Conduction of Child Protection Training in Umkulu Refugee Camp

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Somalia + 1 other
Humanitarian funding analysis: Drought and food insecurity in Somalia and Ethiopia

A new humanitarian funding analysis finds that at the same point last year funding was significantly higher and so far very little funding is earmarked specifically for drought-affected areas.

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Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of May 2014)

Somalia is at risk of sliding back into emergency. Early warnings that the food security situation is likely to worsen due to a combination of erratic and delayed Gu (April-June) rains, a disrupted planting season, and a blockage of supply routes leading to rising food prices. Resumption of rainfall since early May have helped alleviate moisture stress on planted crops in agriculture dependent areas and replenished water and pasture in pastoral areas. Even with erratic rains, parts of southern Somalia have experienced flash floods which have destroyed crops and displaced households.

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