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Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

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Somalia: UN’s Emergency Fund provides a life-line, for now

A $20 million boost from the UN’s Central Emergency Fund (CERF) will go a long way in providing life-saving aid in Somalia, but it won’t be enough to halt a deepening crisis, aid agencies warn.

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Remarks by Humanitarian Coordinator Philippe Lazzarini during meeting with the Security Council in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, 13 August 2014 - Good afternoon distinguished representatives of the Security Council. I am pleased to welcome you to Somalia and for this opportunity to brief you on the humanitarian situation in Somalia, on behalf of the members of the Somalia Humanitarian Country team, who are here today.

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Somalia: Humanitarian Funding Snapshot (as of 31 July 2014)

Somalia Strategic Response Plan (SRP) 2014

The Somalia SRP was severely underfunded as of 31 July, having received US$269 million (29 per cent) of the $933 million requested.
This includes $19.4 million in carry-over funds. About $664 million is still required to fund the aid operations in 2014

Requirements and funding per cluster

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Le Canada contribue à accroître la résilience des personnes souffrant d’insécurité alimentaire en Somalie

Le Canada contribue à accroître la résilience des personnes souffrant d’insécurité alimentaire en Somalie

Le député Goldring annonce un soutien en faveur de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture afin de protéger les moyens de subsistance des familles somaliennes et de préserver l’accès de ces dernières à des aliments sains et nutritifs

Le 11 août 2014 – Edmonton, Alberta – Affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada

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Canada helping build resilience amongst food insecure people in Somalia

MP Goldring announces support to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization to help protect livelihoods and preserve access to safe and nutritious food for families in Somalia

August 11, 2014 – Edmonton, Alberta – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction in Africa Sets Stage for Peace and Development

Fact Sheet

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

August 11, 2014

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Monthly Newsletter of the UAE Foreign Aid Sector: Issue 41, August 2014

The United Arab Emirates offers AED 150 million for the reconstruction of Gaza

The UAE Red Crescent Authority has signed a cooperation agreement with UNRWA on the reconstruction of GAZA strip at an overall cost of AED 150 million (nearly US$ 41 million). The project includes the reconstruction of houses and health, education and service institutions which were damaged during the latest events (Etihad, 22 July 2014).

The UAE supports the Palestinian refugees in Syria with AED 55 million in cooperation with UNRWA

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Sweden Supports Somali Media

The media is expected to play an important role in the democratization process in Somalia, but faces huge obstacles. Sida is therefore allocating 49 million SEK (7 million USD) to a four year programme aimed at strengthening Somali media.

"What news do you have?" is a common greeting in Somalia, a country of avid news consumers. Obtaining accurate information has always been crucial for survival in this largely pastoralist and nomadic society.

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ECHO Factsheet – 08 August 2014 - Syria Crisis

Key messages

  • The Syrian conflict has resulted in the world's largest humanitarian and security disaster. Humanitarian needs and displacement continue to increase. An entire generation of children has been exposed to war, violence and death, and has been deprived of basic freedoms, protection and education.

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Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 7 August 2014)

Humanitarian needs in Somalia remained immense, with 2.9 million people requiring assistance. Poor rainfall, continued conflict, surging food prices, increasing malnutrition and the restricted flow of commercial goods all contributed to worsen an already fragile situation. A significant funding shortfall and access restrictions reduced response capacity to reach people in need.

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OCHA Country Based Pooled Funds 2013

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Eastern Africa: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 05 Aug 2014)

New OCHA Regional Humanitarian Snapshot highlights severe funding gaps in South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia as 14.4 million people face food insecurity across region.

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ECHO Factsheet – Nutrition – 2014

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

  • Fighting acute undernutrition is a priority for the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). €164 million of humanitarian assistance was allocated in 2013 alone. Through its funding ECHO contributes to addressing the root causes of this problem.

  • Women and children are particularly vulnerable to undernutrition, which has dramatic impact on morbidity, mortality but also on children's physical and cognitive development.

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EU increases humanitarian funding to help the victims of worsening crisis in Somalia

Nairobi / Brussels, 01 August 2014

The European Commission is giving an additional €10 million for Somalia in response to the increasing humanitarian needs there. This will help respond to the serious food and nutrition crisis that Somalis are currently facing, and will provide basic healthcare and nutrition services, access to food, water, sanitation, as well as shelter and household items for the most vulnerable people.

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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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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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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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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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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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