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19 Jul 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 12,204,893 Swiss francs (increased from 3,308,035 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) support the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in assisting 352,800 people for 27 months. The expanded operation, incorporating the Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) DREF operation (MDRSO006), will focus on the following sectors: health and nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); food security and livelihoods; and shelter (including household non-food items).

17 Jul 2017 description
report European Union

17/07/2017 12:20 Press release 481/17

The Council adopted conclusions on addressing the risks of famine. The conclusions note that humanitarian needs have been unprecedented in 2017. They include numerous chronic food security crises, with four countries facing an alarming risk of famine: Yemen, north-east Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan, where overall about 20 million people at risk of starvation.

08 Jul 2017 description

Prime Minister Theresa May is to unveil an ambitious package of support to create new wealth in Africa.

Prime Minister Theresa May is to unveil an ambitious package of support to create new wealth in Africa - reducing the continent’s reliance upon aid and improving global security.

Speaking to G20 leaders in Hamburg today (Saturday), the Prime Minister will call for global action to unlock the huge untapped economic potential of Africa.

06 Jul 2017 description

ROME – Le Canada fournit 50 millions de dollars canadiens pour un programme commun de 5 ans sur la résilience mis en œuvre par les agences des Nations Unies.

Les agences des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture entreprennent un programme commun sans précédent pour cinq ans pour travailler avec les communautés vulnérables dans trois zones sujettes aux crises. Ce programme vise à répondre aux besoins immédiats en nourriture et à améliorer la résilience de ces populations, tout en s’attachant aux causes originelles de l’insécurité alimentaire.

06 Jul 2017 description

ROME – The United Nations’ food and agriculture agencies are embarking on an unprecedented joint programme to work with vulnerable communities in three crisis-prone areas over five years to meet their immediate food needs and boost their resilience, while addressing the root causes of food insecurity.

04 Jul 2017 description

BACKGROUND

Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is a moth native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, whose larva (photo) causes damage to crops. It mainly affects maize, with potential hosts from 26 plant families. Significant yield loss can be caused by FAW, if not well managed. FAW has several generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night.

30 Jun 2017 description

Project code: OSRO/SOM/603/USA

Donor: United States of America

Contribution: USD 500 000

Implementation: 01/01/16 – 31/03/17

Target areas: Somalia

Activities implemented:

  • Established a Flood Information Centre to improve flood and early warning information and monitoring at SODMA in Mogadishu, and equipping the Centre with GPS handsets, computers, cameras and other necessary office equipment.

22 Jun 2017 description

KENYA, SOMALIA, ETHIOPIA, SOUTH SUDAN, UGANDA REGIONAL WASH GROUP FEBRUARY 2017

CONTEXT

13 Jun 2017 description

13 June 2017 - WHO conducted a training workshop on the use of evaluation protocols for the Early Warning and Response Network (EWARN) – a proactive disease surveillance system used to rapidly detect and react to suspected disease outbreaks in countries affected by humanitarian emergencies. The workshop was conducted in Cairo at WHO’s Regional office of the Eastern Mediterranean from 16 to 18 May 2017 by WHO global EWARN experts in collaboration with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

08 Jun 2017 description

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Last year broke records, but for all the wrong reasons. More people were forcibly displaced than at any time since the Second World War. Huge numbers needed humanitarian assistance to meet their most basic needs. Our budget, as a result, was the largest yet.

31 May 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2017—The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank today approved a US$50 million emergency project - Somalia Emergency Drought Response and Recovery Project (SEDRP, the Project) - to scale up the drought response and recovery effort in Somalia. Somalia is facing its worst drought in decades, with over half the population – an estimated 6.7 million people – in need of humanitarian assistance and recovery support.

29 May 2017 description

Current major event

Implementation of Electronic EWARN Platform in EMRO

In collaboration with ITT unit of the Regional Office, the IHM unit of the Department of WHO Health Emergen- cies Programme in EMRO is developing a regional electronic platform for EWARN (Early warning Alert and Re- sponse Network) for humanitarian crisis affected settings.

Editorial note

19 May 2017 description
report Concern Worldwide
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Concern Worldwide’s DFID-funded Building Resilient Communities in Somalia (BRCiS) Programme utilizes a multifaceted approach to strengthening local capacity to identify, prepare for, and respond to shocks, including: long-term adjustments in agricultural practices, resource restoration, income diversification, resource governance committees, and household habits, among many other strategies. Somali communities are resilient and, through invested programming, communities have increased resilience.

04 May 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Suresh Babu

WASHINGTON DC, May 4 2017 (IPS) - The emerging drought-induced humanitarian crisis—prevailing in countries from Niger in West Africa to Somalia in East Africa—and conflict-driven famine conditions in South Sudan, Somalia, and Northeast Nigeria, have become a regular phenomenon.

Even though these food crises can be prevented, they persistently arise due to the development community’s collective amnesia on what has worked and what has not in famine response, recovery, and resilience-building.

28 Apr 2017 description

Many parts of the country remained generally dry throughout the month of March 2017 with extreme drought conditions spreading further to the larger parts of the country.

The Gu rains normally start in late March in the north western parts of the country and by mid April in the rest of the country.

24 Apr 2017 description
report Concern Worldwide

Written by Kristin Myers

Today, on Earth Day, we examine how climate-smart solutions hold the key to lifting people out of poverty.

We have been sharing the faces of the hunger crisis  in East Africa — bringing you the human stories that have sprung from devastating climate disasters in countries like Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

21 Apr 2017 description

THE CRISIS Northern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing conflict and drought and are now approaching famine, with 20 million people near starvation in the worst preventable humanitarian crisis since World War II. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for US$4.4 billion by July to avert “catastrophe” in parts of Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen.