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23 Sep 2016 description

Addis Ababa, 22 September 2016: On 21st September 2016, the Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, on behalf of the African Union, signed with the European Union the fifteenth contract for financial support to the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

21 Sep 2016 description

Summary

The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

19 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Based on current funding projections, as early as October 2016, up to 350,000 people in need of assistance will not be reached due to resource constraints.

  • WFP requires USD 78 million in order to continue providing life-saving humanitarian and livelihood support assistance to vulnerable children, women and men in Somalia (including IDP populations and returnees from Dadaab) for the next six months.

WFP Assistance

13 Sep 2016 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 2275 (2016) and paragraph 44 of Security Council resolution 2297 (2016). It reports on the implementation of those resolutions, including on the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and any challenges faced by the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) in carrying out its mandate. The report covers major developments in Somalia during the period from 1 May to 31 August 2016.

08 Sep 2016 description
report UNIDO

Some 240 young Somalis have taken part in vocational training courses offered by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Kismayo, the third largest city and the main commercial hub in the region. Successful graduates have found employment in the construction sector and have established small businesses to contribute to rebuilding their community.

05 Sep 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

Over 350,000
Persons of concern received NFIs from UNHCR

16,414
Refugees submitted by UNHCR for resettlement

4,303
Non-Syrians with specific needs have been referred for assistance

8,329
Non-Syrian refugees and asylum-seekers provided with legal counselling

2,475
Officials and humanitarians trained by UNHCR on international protection

05 Sep 2016 description
report African Union
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The Context

  1. Africa continues to show remarkable resilience in weathering both global and regional challenges. Consolidating peace remains the foundation for the Continent’s continued progress and socio-economic transformation.

02 Sep 2016 description

Contexte actuel

La planification humanitaire pour 2016 prévoit 4,3 millions de personnes dans le besoin dont 1,5 million ciblées pour une assistance humanitaire, reflétant des niveaux élevés de vulnérabilité dans tout le pays.

01 Sep 2016 description
report Save the Children

by Yara Rodrigues-Fowler

Arsenal legends from Martin Keown to Freddie Ljungberg are helping us to transform the lives of children in Jordan and Somalia.

On Saturday 3 September, they’ll reunite to play a very special Legends Match against Milan Glorie – a legends team from AC Milan.

Money from ticket sales and raised at the match with go to The Arsenal Foundation, which will donate £1 million to help us build seven football pitches in camps for refugees and those forced to fled their homes.

31 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Preliminary findings from nutrition surveys between May and July 2016 indicate the situation in Turkana, Baringo and West Pokot counties remain critical, with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates over 20 percent in parts of Turkana (over 15 percent emergency threshold).

30 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF, together with the Federal Government of Somalia, donors and partners, launched the Situation Analysis of Children in Somalia 2016 in Mogadishu. The report consists of comprehensive data and analysis on the state of Somali children, as well as recommendations crucial to support UNICEF’s work of fulfilling the rights of all Somali children and positive trends in child survival and development.

26 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 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

Highlights

  • 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