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20 May 2016 description
  • Close to 640 000 people in Kenya are food insecure and more than 80% of these live in the country’s arid regions. Inter-clan conflict, insecurity and disease outbreaks also continue to destabilise many people’s lives in addition to drought. This year’s El Niño has led to torrential rains and floods causing damage and fatalities across the country.
  • Kenya hosts nearly 600 000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia and the Great Lakes region.
19 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNVIM officially launches, begins inspecting and clearing commercial shipments to Yemeni ports

  • WFP distributes food to Al Jawf and Ad Dali’ governorates, previously unreachable due to insecurity

  • UN highlights deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Yemen, appeals for additional resources

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 May 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 32,162 Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015, at the early onset of the crisis
  • 5,778 Yemenis registered in Somalia since 27 March 2015 (including Somalis with dual Yemeni-Somali citizenship)
  • 20,142 Arrivals registered at Reception Centres in Berbera, Bossaso and Mogadishu since 27 March 2015
  • 52% Registered arrivals expressing intention to return to Mogadishu
  • 9,957 Somali returnees provided with onward transportation assistance since 27 March 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

18 May 2016 description
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May 18th, 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) signed today an MoU with the Organization of Islamic Dawa to co-fund and co-implement the third phase of the integrated development and rehabilitation program in Banaadir, Middle Shebelle, and Lower Shebelle, with a budget of $2 million (QR 7.3 million).

The 24-month agreement was signed by Saleh bin Ali Al-Mohannadi, QRCS Secretary-General, and Hammad Abdul-Qader, Director General of the Organization of Islamic Dawa's office in Qatar.

13 May 2016 description
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2016 is set to be an important year for a programming shift in the Kenya refugee operation. Reorientation from traditional care and maintenance in the camps, towards truly solutions-oriented programming, is starting to take root in response to the new circumstances and unprecedented global challenges.

13 May 2016 description

HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN (HRP)

To date, US$231million has been received for life-saving and life-sustaining activities in Somalia. The funding includes $161 million or 18 per cent of the $885 million requested under the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and $70 million for humanitarian activities not included in the HRP.

12 May 2016 description

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

10 May 2016 description

NAIROBI, May 10, 2016 – The Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the World Bank signed an agreement today for Finland to provide EUR 4 million to the World Bank-administered Multi Partner Fund (MPF), a multi-donor trust established for New Deal implementation in Somalia.

06 May 2016 description

Main event: ‘A Global Call for Support and Action: Responding to El Niño’

Panel: OCHA, CARE, IFRC, UNDP, AU Commission, RC/HC Ethiopia

This was the sixth significant Member States briefing on El Niño since October 2015. More than 45 Member States and over 200 humanitarian and development partners participated.

06 May 2016 description

The DEMAC research report outlines the basic features of formalized collective interventions by Sierra Leonean, Somali and Syrian diaspora-based relief organisations and initiatives based in the UK, Denmark and Germany, respectively, by elucidating their responses to the humanitarian crises in their countries of origin/heritage and neighbouring countries.

02 May 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

3,197,543
People affected by the conflict (in Yemen and adjacent countries), including refugees and internally displaced persons prior to and as a result of the current conflict.

2,755,916
Persons internally displaced prior to and as a result of the current conflict.

173,753
Arrivals to Djibouti, Ethiopia Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Sudan mainly by sea or overland since late March 2015.

30 Apr 2016 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 28 April 2016

The European Commission has today announced the approval of 10 new actions worth €117 million to improve stability and address the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa region.

The European Commission has today announced the approval of 10 new actions for an amount of €117 million in the Horn of Africa region under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

Hargeisa, 14 March 2016 - The Government of Japan announced today that it has granted 1.8 million US dollars to UNFPA to support programmes aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality and related morbidity among Somali women and newborns. His Excellency Tatsushi Terada, Ambassador of Japan, made the announcement after a ceremony where UNFPA handed over an ambulance donated by the People of Japan to the Ministry of Health in Somaliland.

29 Apr 2016 description

In this issue

  • Implementing the Agenda for Humanity P.1

  • IGAD-SADC and conflict prevention P.2

  • The Great Lakes Pact and Rule of Law P.3

  • Domesticating the Kampala Convention P.4

  • Burundi Humanitarian Hotline installed P.6

  • Launch of Humanitarian-Private Sector Platforms P.6

  • HoA Initiative: Financing Humanity P 7

KEY FIGURES

# of IDPs 11 m

# of refugees 3.4 m