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Zimbabwe + 6 others
UNHCR and WFP Joint Assessment Mission Report: Tongogara Refugee Camp, Zimbabwe

The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) was conducted over the period from February until June 2014 with the aim of obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of asylum seekers and refugees with regards to their food and nutrition security as well as livelihood opportunities, and providing recommendations for the next 6 to 12 months. This JAM report aims to provide information for programming through the design of a joint -programme cycle for UN agencies and their partners under the coordination of the Government of Zimbabwe.

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Somalia + 2 others
Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia (S/2014/699)

I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 15 of Security Council resolution 2158 (2014), in which the Council requested me to keep it informed of the implementation of the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) every 120 days. The report covers major developments that occurred from 1 May to 31 August 2014.
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Somalia + 7 others
Leaders Commit Billions in Major New Development Initiative for the Horn of Africa

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UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

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Somalia facing increased crises

More than 1 million people in Somalia are facing acute food insecurity, and the situation in the country is beginning to resemble the period prior to the famine in 2011. At that time, the international community was unprepared for the scale of the crisis, and that mistake must not be repeated, warns the Danish Refugee Council.

A combination of instability, drought and increased food prices now poses a serious threat to IDPs and other vulnerable groups in Somalia with 1 million people are at risk.

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No Famine in Somalia Now but Trajectory Remains a Major Concern (Issued on 5 September 2014)

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Several indicators are worse or as bad as they were one year before the famine declaration of July 2011. Early action to avert a further deterioration of the situation is critical.

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Over one million people in Somalia face acute food insecurity as food crisis worsens

A 20 percent increase since January 2014

2 September 2014, Nairobi/Washington - The gradual recovery and gains made since the end of the famine in 2012 are being lost as poor rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian assistance led to a worsening of the food security situation across Somalia. Acute malnutrition increased in many parts of the country, particularly among children.

The situation is likely to continue deteriorating further until the start of the Deyr rains in October.

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Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Philippe Lazzarini Statement to the Media: “Sustained response crucial to prevent a free fall” [EN/SO]

After gradual rebuilding of livelihoods since the 2011 famine that cost over a quarter of a million lives, fragile gains are now being eroded and malnutrition rates are again on the rise, says UNRC.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Remarks by Humanitarian Coordinator Philippe Lazzarini during meeting with the Security Council in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, 13 August 2014 - Good afternoon distinguished representatives of the Security Council. I am pleased to welcome you to Somalia and for this opportunity to brief you on the humanitarian situation in Somalia, on behalf of the members of the Somalia Humanitarian Country team, who are here today.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Somalia + 8 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Horn of Africa (ECHO/-HF/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 31/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 94 000 000

0. MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

In Somalia, the humanitarian situation today shows many parallels to the period ahead of the devastating 2011 drought that triggered a declaration of famine, which caused the excess deaths of 258 000 people the majority of them being children under five.

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Somalia 2012-2015: Long Term Planning Framework Version 2

In 2001-2012, Somalia was affected by famine. The complex humanitarian situation in Somalia triggered by the collapse of the Somali state in 1991 continues. Protracted conflict, coupled with cyclical drought, floods and disease outbreaks, continue to place half of the country`s 8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance or livelihoods support. Somalia remains a failed state, and public service infrastructure, including health and education is either weak or non-existent.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia: Drought - Emergency appeal n° MDRET010 Final Report

Summary: On 5 August 2011 IFRC and ERCS launched the Preliminary Drought Emergency Appeal for CHF 10,978,250 to assist 165,000 beneficiaries with humanitarian assistance over 6 months. To address increasing needs at the time, the appeal was revised on 26 September 2011 to 28,408,085 CHF (25,408,085 CHF plus 3,000,000 CHF for bilateral emergency response support) to assist approximately 570,000 beneficiaries over 12 months in Oromia, Afar and Somali regions.

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Somalia + 1 other
ECHO Factsheet – Somalia, February 2014

Key messages

  • The food security outlook has improved marginally compared to September 2013 but a significant part of the population is living in precarious conditions and remains at risk of sliding back into crisis. The nutrition situation for children under five remains very critical, particularly in the southern regions worst hit by famine in 2011.

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Kenya Education Cluster Annual Report 2013

Education was interrupted and school time lost in areas affected by disasters such as conflict, floods and drought in Kenya. These disasters put many children at risk, exposing them to dangerous and rapidly changing situations. The education cluster was reactivated in 2013, and carried out several activities to strengthen emergency preparedness and response so as to ensure continuity of education in emergencies

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Somalia + 2 others
IOM Builds Resilience in Somali Communities of Return

Somalia - As internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees return to Somalia’s Jowhar and Balad districts, IOM is working to facilitate their reintegration by strengthening the absorption capacity of the two communities.

The IDPs are Somalis who have mostly been displaced from the Middle Shabelle region by floods and clan conflicts. Others have come from Mogadishu due to the lack of job opportunities in the capital.

International Organization for Migration:

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Oxfam Somalia Update Issue 28 - February 2014

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Oxfam

HOW OXFAM WORKS IN SOMALIA

Oxfam works with Somali partners to rebuild sustainable livelihoods provide humanitarian assistance, advocate for education for all and promote active citizenship and gender justice in Somalia. Oxfam uses an integrated approach to implementing projects, working across emergency response, development, and campaigns to achieve a greater impact. We do this through:

• Rights-based approaches to ensure that the Somali people are accorded basic human rights, and have the ability and capacity to stand up for their rights

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Somalia + 1 other
Oxfam Somalia Fact Sheet - February 2014

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KEY HUMANITARIAN DEVELOPMENTS

• Successive seasons of near to above average rainfall in most parts of Somalia, low food prices and continued humanitarian response have brought down the number of people requiring urgent, life- saving humanitarian assistance from its peak of four million during the 2011 famine to an estimated 857,000.

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Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - December 2013 (issued on 11 February 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - November (issued on 15 January 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The humanitarian crisis in Somalia remains one of the largest and most complex in the world with climatic shocks, armed conflict and protracted displacement. While over 3.2 million people still require humanitarian assistance, humanitarian access remains extremely challenging.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Niger + 1 other
Confronting Crisis: Transforming lives through improved resilience

Concern Worldwide’s learning from the Sahel and the Horn of Africa September 2013

Introduction

This paper suggests that building community resilience to food and nutrition crises is key to promoting a sustainable development agenda in drought prone regions. It argues that, in order to reverse trends of chronic poverty and malnutrition, radical change is needed in domestic and donor policy. This includes fully integrating disaster preparedness, risk reduction and resilience strategies within development policies.

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Somalia + 5 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) 2013 Horn of Africa (ECHO/-HF/BUD/2013/91000) Last update: 23/10/2013 Version 4

  1. MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

In order to match the needs and current context in the Horn of Africa, it was decided to enable a transfer of EUR 1 900 000 from the Food Aid Budget Line to the Humanitarian Aid Budget Line.

This change aims at better reflecting the realities of the projects selected in the different countries.