- WHO Situation Report For Acute Watery Diarrhea/Cholera Epidemiological week 18 (1 – 7 May 2017)
- London Somalia Conference 11 May 2017: Communique
- OCHA Drought response Situation Report No. 7 (as of 9 May 2017)
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Response Plan May 2017
- Horn of Africa: A Call for Action, February 2017
- Operational Plan for Famine Prevention (Jan-Jun 2017)
- FAO Somalia Famine Prevention and Drought Response Plan (Feb-Jul 2017)
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- IOM Appeal Somalia Drought, January - June 2017
- UNHCR Somalia Situation Supplementary Appeal 2017
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
- Business Guide: North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia: Prevent Famine and Support Response
- OCHA Somalia
- UNHCR Information Sharing Portal: Refugees in the Horn of Africa: Somali Displacement Crisis
- FSNAU (FAO Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit Somalia)
- SWALIM (Somalia Water and Land Information Management)
- Human Rights Watch: Somalia - Events of 2016
- New Deal Somalia
- UNSOM (UN Assistance Mission in Somalia)
- Food Security Cluster: Somalia
- Logistics Cluster: Somalia
DJIBOUTI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed continued support from the European Commission to provide assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in Djibouti.
An estimated four million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia. Despite the large scale humanitarian assistance delivered, the FSNAU-FEWSNET post Jilal assessment indicates an elevated risk of famine (IPC 5) due to a combination of severe food insecurity, high acute malnutrition, and high disease burden. The number of people in need has increased to 6.7 million, including 3.2 million people in crisis.
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
7,400 Children with measles in drought affected areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia (Source: WHO and UNICEF Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia)
3.4 million Children (under five years) at high risk of measles in drought affected areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia (Source: UNICEF Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia)
Since April, the 420,000 refugees in Dadaab, Kakuma and Kalobeyei have been receiving full food assistance. In Dadaab and Kakuma this consists of an in-kind food basket and cash transfer representing 70 percent and 30 percent of their overall food entitlement, respectively. However, the 25,000 refugees in Kalobeyei settlement mainly receive cash transfers to meet their basic food needs.
China - William Lacy Swing, Director General of the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) signed an agreement yesterday (15 May) with China’s Ministry of Commerce for USD 1 million of multi-sector assistance, that will support IOM efforts to help internally displaced persons, vulnerable communities and returnees in Somalia.
79.8 M required for 2017
19.1 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements
60.7 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation
All figures are shown in USD
This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.
307.5 M required for 2017 including special situations
62.1 M contributions received, representing 20% of requirements
245.4 M overall funding gap for Ethiopia
All figures are displayed in USD
The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate and the estimated number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has now increased to 6.7 million people — more than half the population of the country, according to the latest projections by the FAO-managed Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit.
Some 683,000 people have been displaced due to drought in Somalia since November 2016.
New Zealand will provide a further $5 million in relief assistance to pressing humanitarian crises across Africa and the Middle East, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced.
“An estimated 45 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance across South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen, of which 20 million face starvation and famine,” Mr Brownlee says.
“Conflict and insecurity have exacerbated drought conditions, causing widespread humanitarian need.
More than 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are experiencing famine or a credible risk thereof over the coming six months. To avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the four countries, humanitarian operations require more than US$6.3 billion in 2017. Of this amount $4.9 billion is urgently needed for life-saving assistance in the key areas of food security, health, nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene, as these are key sectors of famine response and prevention.
• March to May seasonal rains remain depressed and access to water for human and livestock consumption is extremely limited in pastoral areas in North West and North Eastern parts of Kenya.
• To date, 71,458 people including 5,580 school children have benefitted from the repair of 39 water points in Turkana and Garissa Counties.
• Five confirmed measles cases and 55 cholera cases have been reported from Dadaab Refugee Complex during the reporting period.
Mogadishu, 10 May 2017 – EU Ambassador to Somalia H.E Veronique Lorenzo yesterday announced Euro 49 million funding to boost Somalia’s education sector during celebrations to mark European Union’s 60th anniversary since its formation.
The signing of the new education package, took place in the capital Mogadishu, between the EU ambassador and the Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic promotion of the Federal Government of Somalia, Mr. Jamal Mohamed Hassan, during celebrations to mark Europe Day.
UNICEF projects that the number of children who are or will be acutely malnourished has gone up by 50 per cent since the beginning of the year to 1.4 million, including over 275,000 who have or will suffer life-threatening severe acute malnutrition in 2017.
An estimated 680,000 people have been displaced due to drought since November 2016. Approximately 7,000 people have crossed into neighbouring Ethiopia and Kenya.
Projected late-2017 El Niño climatic event could affect food security in the Horn of Africa
UNICEF increases Somalia malnutrition projection to 1.4 million children impacted by late 2017
Donors fund 76 percent of Somalia Operational Plan for Famine Prevention
Relief actors detect fall armyworm infestation in Ethiopia and Kenya