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27 Nov 2015 description


High levels of humanitarian needs persist in Somalia with about 4.9 million people in need of life-saving and livelihood support and 1.1 million in protracted internal displaced. Some 308,000 children under the age of 5, or one in eight, are estimated to be acutely malnourished. Hereof, 56,000 are severely malnourished and in urgent of need of medical treatment and therapeutic food.

25 Nov 2015 description


  • 736,317 Total number of refugees
  • 37,859 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
  • 52.8% Percentage of women and girls 60.1% Percentage of Children
24 Nov 2015 description

Chair’s Summary – Publication of the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Chair of the G7 has the honour to present the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.

23 Nov 2015 description

ADDIS ABABA – A major contribution of 140 million Swedish kronor (US$16 million) from the Government of Sweden is allowing the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide relief food assistance this month for more than 1.5 million people in the Somali region of Ethiopia.

The contribution from the Swedish International Development Agency, or Sida, is one of the first international responses to the crisis amidst rising food needs across the country and increased efforts to support the Government of Ethiopia in the response.

20 Nov 2015 description


  • Humanitarian partners continue to respond to people in need
  • Floods raise concerns of disease outbreaks
  • Humanitarian needs remain vast

Tens of thousands affected by floods

Humanitarian partners continue to respond to people in need

19 Nov 2015 description


  • As of 14 November, 673,916 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece, including 171,000 during the reporting period.

  • On 2 November, ferry companies went on a strike for 4 days and added additional pressure on all the islands where reception capacity were already overstretched. The increasing influx of arrivals, combined with the ferry strike, has put an extreme pressure on islands, where up to 28,000 refugees and migrants were staying on 6 November.

19 Nov 2015 description


  • 689,845 Persons of concern (all nationalities) registered by UNHCR

  • 630,176 Syrians registered by UNHCR

  • 59,669 Iraqis, Somalis, Sudanese, Yemenis and others registered by UNHCR

  • 79,138 Syrians in Zaatari Camp

  • 26,445 Syrians in Azraq Camp

  • 6,329 Syrians in Emirati-Jordanian Camp


18 Nov 2015 description


  • Conflict and adverse climatic conditions continue to drive humanitarian needs in the region

  • Acute sectoral needs continue to be reported in Ethiopia

  • Flood preparedness in full swing as El Niño expected to cause serious flooding in the region

  • Civilian death tolls and human rights violations on the rise in Burundi

  • Urgent access needed to prevent food crisis in Unity State, South Sudan

Regional humanitarian outlook

17 Nov 2015 description


"We are raising as much, or more, as we’ve ever raised. Our traditional donors are as generous as ever.
It’s that the number of crises is outpacing the generosity. We need those who have given to us to give more. And we need more donors to support the gap.” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, speaking in August 2015 to Philanthropy Age magazine.

16 Nov 2015 description

The world’s largest refugee camp, in Kenya’s arid north, boasts the largest solar-powered borehole in Africa. The solar water system in Dadaab is equipped with 278 solar panels and provides 16 000 refugees with a daily average of about 280 000 litres of water which they use for drinking and cooking, but also for personal hygiene. In the congested camp environment, washing hands, especially after using the latrine, is essential to prevent diarrheal and respiratory diseases.

16 Nov 2015 description

The Valletta Summit agreed about the establishment of an EU Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa at the Valletta Summit on Thursday.

The Trust Fund aims to address the root causes of migration, such as poverty and conflicts in Africa. It will also be used to support the Action Plan to be adopted at the Summit.

13 Nov 2015 description

Prime Minister announces £200 million to help tackle causes of migration, and £2 million UK contribution to the EU’s Africa Trust Fund.

The UK is providing a further £200 million in bilateral aid to Africa to tackle the root causes of migration, the Prime Minister announced, as European and African leaders gathered in Malta to develop a coordinated approach to address the migrant and refugee crisis.

12 Nov 2015 description


  • WFP is providing about 2,400 people displaced by flooding in Middle Shabelle with emergency relief.

  • Prepositioning of food and nutrition products for one month in areas likely to be affected by flooding has been completed.

  • WFP has airlifted nutrition products to Somaliland to respond to rising levels of malnutrition.

Situation Update

11 Nov 2015 description

Parts of northern Somalia and areas along the Juba and Shabelle River basins in Somalia have experienced heavy rains following the start of the Deyr rains on 7 October. The rainfall forecast and the current river levels indicate a high risk of flooding along the middle and lower reaches of Shabelle, and high risk of flooding in the lower reaches of Juba River. The El Niño conditions come amid an already fragile humanitarian situation, where about 4.9 million people are in need of life-saving and livelihood support.

11 Nov 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP's assistance in Kenya focuses on the most food insecure people living in chronically poor and marginalised areas where development lags markedly behind the rest of the country. WFP is currently providing food assistance through a hybrid of transfer modalities of food and cash.

11 Nov 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.

10 Nov 2015 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it is providing nearly $97 million in additional food assistance to assist vulnerable populations in Ethiopia, including those severely affected by the impacts of the El Niño weather phenomenon.

10 Nov 2015 description


This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region . It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2015 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2015. It is the second report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in May 2015.