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25 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

IGAD and Somali Refugees p. 2

Nine pledges: ARRA, UNHCR and partners chart roadmap for implementation p. 3

Nine pledges: ARRA, UNHCR and partners chart roadmap for implementation p. 4

Focus on the operation

Afar region: great hospitality in an inhospitable environment p. 5

“Services are limited due to funding constraints.”

Eritrean Asiya leaves shame aside and joins school p. 7

Refugee Voices

23 Apr 2017 description

A severe food crisis is advancing across East Africa, Nigeria and Yemen. In this interview, Xavier Duvauchelle, Handicap International’s desk officer for the East African region, explains the scale of the disaster and how our teams on the ground are responding.

10 Apr 2017 description
report Guardian

Here we are again. Famine is back. Drought in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, and the Disasters Emergency Committee has launched an appeal for east Africa. We are being reminded there is one last chance to stop utter devastation in South Sudan. More and more horror reveals itself as areas are taken back from Boko Haram by the Nigerian army.

Outside Africa, across the Gulf of Aden, we are seeing the little bodies of children wasting away in Yemen.

03 Apr 2017 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean 28,378 arrivals by sea in 2017
905 dead/missing in 2017

Trends of Arrivals in the Mediterranean

From 20 to 26 March, 414 persons arrived by sea to Greece. Chios recorded the majority of sea arrivals (224), followed by Lesvos (72) and Leros (72). A total of 3,783 persons reached the Greek shores from 01 January until 26 March 2017.

30 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

166,880 The camp population as at 15th March 2017. The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.

4,429 Total number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in 2017.

5,951 The total number of new arrivals registered in 2017.

26,002 The population currently hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement.

2,405 The total number of registered UAMs of which 1,175 are from South Sudan.

FUNDING

USD 65M Requested for Kakuma operation.

PRIORITIES

25 Mar 2017 description

Twenty million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and northeastern Nigeria have been grappling with a serious food crisis since 2016.

24 Mar 2017 description

Drought crisis in Somalia

Drought conditions are deepening in the north, and have expanded to southern and central regions. The large scale failure of the Deyr rains (October to November 2016) and consequent drought conditions have severely affected crop production and reduced pasto-ral resources to support livestock.

River levels are far below average, limiting access to water for livestock and crop production. Pasture and water resources are very limited, especially in the pastoral regions of central and northeastern Somalia.

23 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

164,571

The camp population as at 28th February 2017. The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.

2,069

Number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in the month of February 2017

23,642

The population currently hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement.

FUNDING

USD 65M Requested for Kakuma operation.

Funded 31%

Gap 69%

PRIORITIES

21 Mar 2017 description

Numbers

5.6 million people in need of relief assistance.

4.7 million are targeted in the joint WFPGovernment of Ethiopia (GoE) response, with the balance assisted by the NGO consortium Joint Emergency Operations Programme (JEOP)

2.7 million moderately acute malnourished children under five and pregnant and breastfeeding women in need of specialised nutritious food, of which WFP will assist 1.3 million in Priority 1 woredas.

USD 436 million requirement from March to December 2017 for Relief, TSF, PSNP and Refugee activities.

15 Mar 2017 description

FAO’s Famine Prevention and Drought Response Plan is part of a wider humanitarian response involving UN, and international and local NGO partners to prevent a famine this year in Somalia. It complements WFP, UNICEF and other partners’ response plans to address the main dimensions of food and nutrition insecurity.

10 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FGoS declares a national disaster for drought in Somalia

  • Somalia HCT releases Operational Plan for Famine Prevention

  • GoK, USG declare disasters for drought and food insecurity in Kenya

  • UN Secretary-General calls for urgent scale-up in international assistance

  • USG commits additional $131 million for relief efforts in the Horn of Africa

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Feb 2017 description
  1. Under the patronage of His Excellency President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo”, and in line with the Mogadishu Declaration of 22 February 2017, 31 delegations and representatives of civil society, the private sector, and each of the Federal Member States, convened in Mogadishu to address the suffering currently facing more than six million Somalis because of the severe drought, and to agree on actions to prevent another famine in Somalia.

24 Feb 2017 description

Overview

76 million
people in need of aid as a result of emergencies – almost 60% of all people-in-need globally

30 million
people displaced (internally and in neighboring countries) as a result of conflict and natural disasters

7 graded emergencies
directly and indirectly affecting a total of 14 countries

Protracted emergencies
in Somalia and Sudan

H5N1, MERS CoV, Polio
health security threats currently in the Region

21 Feb 2017 description

2016 Key Figures

1: Turkey is the top refugee-hosting country in the world

28,901: Refugees submitted by UNHCR for resettlement (since 1 January 2016)

15,140: Refugees counselled on the work permit regulation by UNHCR and partners (Since March 2016)

24,703: Non-Syrian refugees and asylum seekers with specific needs identified by UNHCR and referred for assistance (since 1 January 2016)

32,047: Refugees and asylum-seekers received counselling from UNHCR Ankara (since 1 January 2016)

20 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 14,162 Identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 86 Households provided with cash grants

  • 1,288,598 NFIs distributed

  • 1,671 Shelters distributed

Population of Concern

Total of people of concern 496,420

Funding

USD 214,400,000 requested

HIGHLIGHTS

16 Feb 2017 description

PRMN is a UNHCR-led trend analysis project that aims to monitor movements of displaced populations into and within Somalia. On behalf of UNHCR, NRC and 39 local partners in the field in Somalia (South Central regions, Puntland and Somaliland) collect data through interviews with refugee and IDP returnees, and with IDPs and host communities conducted at strategic locations along travel routes. Reports are reviewed and published by UNHCR to broaden insight into movement trends for analytical and programmatic purposes.

24 Jan 2017 description
report ACTED

Water shortages in Gedo region as a consequence of the El Niño phenomenon