- OCHA Drought Response - Situation Report No. 5 (as of 23 April 2017)
- UNICEF Somalia Humanitarian Situation Report #4, 1 - 15 April 2017
- WFP Somalia: Drought Response Situation Report #3, 19 April 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Horn of Africa: A Call for Action, February 2017
- Operational Plan for Famine Prevention (Jan-Jun 2017)
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2017
- 2016-2018 Humanitarian Strategy
- FAO Somalia Famine Prevention and Drought Response Plan (Feb-Jul 2017)
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- IOM Appeal Somalia Drought, January - June 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 Somalia displacement portal
- 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
USD 65M Requested for Kakuma operation.
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.
The camp population as at 28th February 2017. The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.
Number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in the month of February 2017
The population currently hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement.
USD 65M Requested for Kakuma operation.
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.
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.
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
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.
people in need of aid as a result of emergencies – almost 60% of all people-in-need globally
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
in Somalia and Sudan
H5N1, MERS CoV, Polio
health security threats currently in the Region
Introduction and background to the drought
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)
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
USD 214,400,000 requested
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.
Water shortages in Gedo region as a consequence of the El Niño phenomenon