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07 Sep 2015 description

HARGEISA, 6th September, 2015 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has concluded its humanitarian aid campaign in the city of Hargeisa in Somalia, after distributing thousands of food packages to families affected by the drought in many of the country's coastal and mountainous areas.

02 Sep 2015 description

HARGEISA: The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation today presented 500 food packages to Somali families affected by drought in remote mountainous areas.

02 Sep 2015 description
  • According to the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) latest assessment, the food security situation in Somalia in the last 6 months has deteriorated. 855 000 people are now in crisis or emergency situation (17% increase), while those in food-stressed situation remain at 2.3 million. This new update brings the total number of people in the country in need of timely humanitarian assistance up to 3.1 million. The nutritional situation is also worrying as in IDP settlements the global acute malnutrition rates are consistently above the emergency threshold of 15%.

01 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015

Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.

01 Sep 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Sep 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Sep 2015 description

Between January and June 2015, UNHAS operated flights in 17 countries, serving more than 300 scheduled destinations.

More than 3,400 mt of cargo airlifted — One third transported in response to the EVD outbreak

Highlights

To reach the most vulnerable in some of the world's most remote and challenging locations, airdrops for life-saving food deliveries are organized as a last resort. In May, the World Food Programme (WFP) carried out its first successful airdrop of vegetable oil in South Sudan.

01 Sep 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Aug 2015 description

Thank you very much. My name is Peter de Clercq and I am the Humanitarian Coordinator here in Somalia.

Thank you very much to the representatives of Somali and international media for joining us today, for this briefing on this latest assessment, and also for a response on questions around the situation in Somalia more broadly.

Also, thanks of course also to our colleagues in FAO, and to the colleagues in the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit for this overview of the new food security findings in Somalia.

31 Aug 2015 description

In Somalia some 855,000 people face acute food insecurity

Situation is likely to worsen during October-December rainy season

Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit – Somalia (FSNAU) and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) Technical release

31 Aug 2015 description

(Mogadishu, 31 August 2015): The results of the latest Food Security and Nutrition Assessment for Somalia, presented today in Mogadishu, indicate that the country’s humanitarian situation remains alarming.

31 Aug 2015 description

Hargeisa, 29th August, 2015 (WAM) – A Somali official has thanked the Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation for extending assistance to the Somali people, who were experiencing a difficult humanitarian situation as a result of a drought.