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18 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains critical until the end of the year. Continued large scale assistance is required to keep Somalia free of famine.
  • In July, WFP reached 2.3 million beneficiaries with emergency food and cash-based assistance.

Situation Update

17 Aug 2017 description

With 20 million women, children and men struggling to find food and safe drinking water in parts of Africa and Yemen, Canadians donated more than $8 million to the Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies during the Stop Famine Together joint campaign.

Thanks to the Government of Canada’s Famine Relief Fund, which matched eligible donations, even more relief aid is available to those in need.

15 Aug 2017 description

Situation

  • Due to the lingering effects of the 2015-2016 El Niño-induced drought and poor October-to-December 2016 and March-to-June 2017 rainy seasons, an estimated 8.5 million people in Ethiopia require relief food assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). This is in addition to 8 million chronically food insecure people who receive food or cash assistance through the Government of Ethiopia (GoE)-led Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP).

15 Aug 2017 description

Egypt remains a destination and transit country for refugees and asylum-seekers, most of which live in urban areas.

Currently, 208,398 refugees and asylum-seekers of 63 different nationalities are registered with UNHCR Egypt. Over half are from Syria.

27,766 people have registered with UNHCR Egypt since the beginning of 2017; 9,098 registered in May and June alone.

KEY INDICATORS

13,579
households/cases received multi-purpose cash grants in June 2017

15 Aug 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

204,767
and asylum-seekers (all nationalities) registered as of April 2017

2,789
Unaccompanied and separated children currently registered

686
refugees submitted to resettlement countries in 2017

839
Refugees departed for resettlement in 2017

FUNDING

USD 79.3 M
Requested for the operation in 2017

Funded 18%
Gap 82%

Priorities

14 Aug 2017 description
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Forward

Education unlocks the potential of young minds, and helps new generations realise their dreams for the future. However, we are facing a global education crisis. Millions of children are out of school, or in school but not learning. We must put education at the top of the agenda.

11 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Since January 2017, UNICEF and partners have provided lifesaving therapeutic treatment to 129,602 severely malnourished children. This represents 105 percent of the children reached in 2016. The number of admissions in the hotspot areas of Bay, Bakool, Galgadud, Mudug and the Shabelle regions account for 37 percent of all children reached to date.

11 Aug 2017 description

Food Security

The number of severely food insecure people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia has increased to 14.3 million, following the publication of new data on the situation in Kenya.

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The preliminary results of the Long Rains Assessment (LRA) released by the Government of Kenya on 28 July reported that 3.4 million people are food insecure and in need of assistance. This is the highest number of people reported to be in crisis since the same time in 2011, when the number in need was estimated to be 3.7 million.

09 Aug 2017 description

Over 53,000 people in four countries will benefit; includes emergency nutrition response in Somalia

Over 53,000 people in four countries will benefit from six projects totaling $1.04 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in July.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members Development and Peace—Caritas Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, World Relief Canada and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

One project, through Development and Peace, is responding to the crisis in Somalia.

08 Aug 2017 description
  • 79.8 M required for 2017

  • 42.0 M contributions received, representing 53% of requirements

  • 37.8 M funding gap for the Yemen situation

All figures are shown in USD

07 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • A high rate of 17.6 per cent of Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) is recorded among Yemeni refugees residing in Markazi camp. UNICEF is providing support for the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) cases and ensuring that preventive and curative services are provided.

  • About 30,000 (90 per cent of target) children under the age of five received one dose of Vitamin A supplementation since the beginning of the year. A total of 2,566 (46 per cent of target) children under the age of 5 suffering from SAM were treated.

04 Aug 2017 description
report Irish Aid

Severe humanitarian crises are affecting a number of countries across East Africa – in large parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Kenya millions of people are living in dire circumstances. These crises are driven by drought and conflict, often resulting in large-scale displacement of people from their homes. Ireland is responding to the crises through our humanitarian assistance programme, managed by Irish Aid.

04 Aug 2017 description
report Oxfam

KEY STATISTICS

22.9 Million people affected by drought in the region

13.6 Million people are facing Crisis and Emergency Food Insecurity

15 million people won’t have access to safe drinking water in 2017

84,575 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/Cholera have been reported in 2017 – with 1,546 associated deaths

1.8 million people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions

03 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FEWS NET issues alert for food security emergency in Ethiopia’s Somali Region

  • Risk of Famine—IPC 5—levels of acute food insecurity persists in Somalia

  • USG announces an additional $169 million to support humanitarian interventions in Ethiopia and Kenya

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The first half of 2017 has been marked by a deepening nutrition crisis across the Arid and Semi-Arid counties lands with the five counties in the country reporting global acute malnutrition rates above 20% since February. The June 2017 prevalence of acute malnutrition in Turkana is comparable to that of the 2011 drought emergency. Since February, five counties in the country have reported GAM in excess of 20%.

02 Aug 2017 description

In Numbers

7.8 million people in need of relief food assistance under the 2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document.

4.2 million people reached with relief assistance by the joint WFP-GoE response in May.

2.6 million children, and pregnant and nursing mothers in need of specialized nutritious food to treat moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). Of this, 1.3 million live in Nutrition Hotspot Priority 1 woredas (districts).

Highlights

02 Aug 2017 description

The European Commission and the Federal and South West State government have launched a EUR 5.9 million drought response recovery programme to support 41 communities from Xudur, Qansadhere, and Buur Hakaba severely affected by the hunger crisis.

The European Commission and the Federal and South West State government today launched a EUR 5.9 million drought response recovery programme to support 41 communities of the districts of Xudur, Qansadhere, and Buur Hakaba severely affected by the hunger crisis in South West State of Somalia.