- OCHA Somalia: Drought Response - Situation Report No. 13 (as of 20 June 2017)
- OCHA Horn of Africa: Humanitarian Impacts of Drought – Issue 6 (16 June 2017)
- UNHCR Somalia: Response to Yemen situation 1 - 31 May 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 May 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
- UNHCR Somalia Situation Supplementary Appeal 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 Information Sharing Portal: Refugees in the Horn of Africa: Somali Displacement Crisis
- 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
By Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien
Each year, millions of people are forced from their homes by armed conflict, human rights violations and natural disasters. Some cross borders and seek protection and assistance in other countries as refugees, but the majority remain internally displaced within their country.
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.
172,504 The camp population as at 15 May.
The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.
7,442 Total number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in 2017.
10,133 The total number of new arrivals registered in 2017.
30,896 The population currently hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement.
2,357 The number of registered South Sudanese Unaccompanied children in Kakuma as at 15 May.
FUNDING USD 65M
Movement of new arrivals from Nadapal transit centre to Kakuma
Monitoring of new arrivals trend
This Supplementary Appeal outlines UNHCR’s expansion plans for the operation in Libya and presents funding requirements to meet the increased humanitarian and protection needs of conflict affected populations, both Libyan and non-Libyan.
Heavy Flooding in Dadaab
by Bertha Wangari, Information and Communications Assistant, EU Humanitarian Aid.
A growing number of Somali refugees who have lived for decades in Kenya’s Dadaab camp are returning to Somalia via a repatriation program run by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. Dadaab refugee camp is one of the biggest camps in the world. Citing security concerns, the government of Kenya has announced its intention to repatriate Somali refugees and close Dadaab camp which has hosted refugees for over 25 years.
PROVIDING HOPE THROUGH CHOICE
Targeted cash grants for refugees; including survivors of SGBV, child protection cases and refugees with specific needs.
Multi-purpose grants to support protection outcomes for most vulnerable IDPs; including persons with specific needs and survivors of SGBV.
Targeted cash-based assistance, purposed as rental subsidy for those in displacement, or shelter repair grants for returnees.
A severe food crisis is advancing across East Africa, Nigeria, and Yemen, with more than 20 million people at risk. Xavier Duvauchelle, Handicap International’s desk officer for the East Africa region, explains the scale of the disaster and how our teams on the ground are responding.
What can you tell us about the scale of this crisis?
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.
By Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, WHO
13 APRIL 2017 - Today we begin the launch of “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” – a report that chronicles the evolution of global public health over the decade that I have served as Director-General at WHO.
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.