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11 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 731,071 Total number of refugees

  • 38,858 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 49.7% Percentage of women and girls

  • 56.6% Percentage of Children

Population of concern-updated

A total of 733,071 of concern (As of 31 January 2015)

Funding

USD 280.0 million requested

UNHCR Presence

10 Feb 2016 description

Joint media release

  • The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for International Development and the Pacific

The Australian Government is providing further humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia and Somalia to support those affected by drought conditions, and those affected by the ongoing conflict in Somalia.

09 Feb 2016 description
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Highlights

• UNICEF and partners continue to respond to flooding and AWD/cholera outbreaks.

• The round five of the Polio National Immunization Day conducted in Central and Southern Somalia, as well as in Puntland. A measles campaign also took place in Somaliland during the reporting period.

Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs

08 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance: WFP’s assistance in Somalia focuses on enhancing the resilience of vulnerable populations to shocks, providing protective safety nets and saving lives. WFP recognizes that gender inequality directly affects the ability of nations to become free from hunger and food insecurity and has integrated gender-sensitive programming throughout its activities. In 2015, WFP targeted 1.93 million vulnerable Somalis in food insecure areas through nutrition, livelihood, relief and social safety net programmes under the PRRO.

05 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

During the reporting period, there were a total of 168 new arrivals from Yemen recorded in Somalia: 53 individuals in Berbera, Somaliland, and 115 in Bossaso, Puntland. Out of this total number of new arrivals, 149 were registered by UNHCR in collaboration with local authorities and partners in the Berbera and Bossaso Reception Centers.

KEY FIGURES

30,728
Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March at the early onset of the crisis

05 Feb 2016 description

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on millions of people across the globe in 2015 and 2016. East Africa, Southern Africa, the Pacific Islands, South East Asia and Central America will continue to be at risk of extreme weather, including below-normal rains and flooding. The humanitarian fallout in certain areas includes increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; and forced displacement.

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- El Niño“drought effect” likely to have a long-lasting impact as people’ resilience continues to be eroded
- Ethiopia battling worst drought in decades
- Drought, food in security and power shortages stalk southern Africa region
- Cholera, a preventable disease, kills thousands across eastern and southern Africa
- Protracted conflicts to complicate humanitarian situation
- Funding shortfalls paralyse humanitarian responses

02 Feb 2016 description

A total of USD 172.2 million* in financial requirements for the Yemen Situation, including USD 115.5 million in additional requirements, for the period January - December 2016:

  • USD 12.8 million for Djibouti
  • USD 10.4 million for Ethiopia
  • USD 18.3 million for Somalia
  • USD 1.4 million for Sudan
  • USD 126 million for Yemen
  • USD 3.2 million for Regional and global activities

  • This total includes support costs (7%).

01 Feb 2016 description
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SITUATION OVERVIEW

In 2015, acute humanitarian needs persisted in Somalia and require urgent attention to avert millions of vulnerable people from sliding back into crisis. An estimated 4.9 million people are in need of lifesaving and livelihoods support. In spite of the challenging operating environment, partners reached nearly 2.5 million people with urgent life-saving assistance. More than $605 million was received for humanitarian response in Somalia in 2015. This includes $374 million (43 per cent) of the $863 million requested for the 2015 HRP.

29 Jan 2016 description

60 million PEOPLE WILL BE AFFECTED BY EL NIÑO IN THE FOUR MOST AFFECTED REGIONS

2.8 million PEOPLE REQUIRE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS

10.2 million PEOPLE IN NEED OF EMERGENCY FOOD IN ETHIOPIA

14 million FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA – EXCLUDING SOUTH AFRICA

El Niño status

26 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drought affects thousands in Puntland and Somaliland

  • Partners respond to AWD/cholera in Baidoa and Kismayo

  • Access and bureaucratic impediments persisted in 2015.

FIGURES

No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 7 1m

No. of people in food security stress 3.9m

No. of acutely malnourished children under age 5 : 308,000 Source: www.fsnau.org (July-December 2015 projection)

21 Jan 2016 description
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Highlights

  • On 10 December, the Task Force on Population Movement (TFPM), led by UNHCR and IOM, validated in its 6th report that there are 2,509,062 internally displaced persons in Yemen.

  • UNHCR participated in a mission to Ibb from 14 to 31 December, which focused on developing the capacity of partners in Ibb, including trainings on needs assessment, vulnerability criteria, distribution methodologies and post distribution monitoring.

21 Jan 2016 description

Alors que la Corne de l’Afrique connaît toujours une multitude de crises, qu'il s'agisse de cycles récurrents de conflits ou de catastrophes naturelles, touchant des millions de personnes, l’UE a annoncé qu'elle accorderait une aide humanitaire de 77 millions d’euros à cette région en 2016.

21 Jan 2016 description

With the Horn of Africa continuing to face a multitude of crises from recurrent cycles of conflict to natural disasters, affecting millions of people, the EU has today announced €77 million in humanitarian aid for the region in 2016.

The Horn of Africa region is hosting some 1.7 million refugees. More than half a million live in Kenya.

20 Jan 2016 description

Today, the European Commission has announced €29 million in humanitarian support for the most vulnerable populations in Somalia for 2016. The new funding comes as nearly five million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and over one million people remain displaced inside the country.

Announcing the funds in the Somalian capital Mogadishu during a visit to the country, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides said:

20 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There were seven boat arrivals during the reporting period, three boats in Berbera Port, Somaliland, on 2, 7 and 16 January, and four boats in Bossaso Port, Puntland, on 2, 7, 11 and 17 January. A total of 358 individuals were recorded at the respective ports, 62 in Berbera Port and 296 individuals in Bossaso Port.

KEY FIGURES

30,560
Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March at the early onset of the crisis

4,360
Yemeni prima facie refugees registered in Somalia since 27 March

18 Jan 2016 description

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 18 January 2015: HE Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development, Head of the UAE Committee for the Coordination of Humanitarian Foreign Aid, said that strengthening partnerships, the unification of the international community's efforts towards international development issues, as well as the effective response to different humanitarian crises, calls for supporting the abilities of active countries and international development and humanitarian organisations.

16 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 733,644 Total number of refugees

  • 39,273 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 49.6% Percentage of women and girls

  • 57.4% Percentage of Children

Population of concern-updated

A total of 733,644 of concern
(As of 31December 2015)

Funding

USD 318.9 million requested

UNHCR Presence

15 Jan 2016 description
report Rotary

Rotary is releasing $35 million in grants to support polio immunization activities and research in nine countries, including Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The funds will build on last year’s historic achievement of stopping the transmission of the wild poliovirus in Nigeria and all of Africa.

14 Jan 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 856,723 Sea arrivals in Greece in 2015 as of 31 December
  • 108,742 Sea arrivals to Greece during the reporting period (29 November-31 December 2015)
  • 272 Dead persons in the Greek waters from 1 January to 31 December 2015
  • 21 Reception centres, transit sites, assembly points through islands and mainland
  • 82 Asylum seekers relocated from Greece within the EU relocation scheme

FUNDING