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Somalia: Tropical Cyclone (MDRSO002) Revised Emergency Appeal

Date of launch:: 20 December 2013

Expected timeframe: 9 months, Expected end date: September 2014

DREF allocated: CHF 67,841; Initial Appeal budget: CHF 2,406,038; Revised Appeal budget: CHF 896,908

Number of people affected: 142,380

Number of people to be assisted: Revised downwards to 18,375 persons (2,625 households)

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Somalia: Tropical Cyclone (MDRSO002) - 6 Months summary update

Summary: This 6 months summary update covers the actions on part of Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) supported by IFRC in response to the tropical cyclone disaster that hit eastern coastal parts of the Puntland State of Somalia on 10 November 2013. Heavy rainfall and flash floods followed the tropical cyclone and caused loss of human lives and the destruction of assets including livestock and fishing boats, destroying numerous settlements, service centres, roads, schools, communications and electrical installations.

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Food Security & Nutrition Quarterly Brief - Focus on Gu 2014 Season Early Warning [EN/SO]

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Humanitarian assistance, geared towards treatment of malnourished children, improved access to food, social safety nets and livelihood support is needed, at least, until the next Gu harvest in July-August.

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Delivering clean water in a conflict-stricken country

Many sources of water in Somalia have been damaged or have lacked maintenance since the outbreak of conflict in the early 1990s. Making sure that Somalis have access to safe water supplies is thus a central part of the ICRC’s work in the country.

In 2013, nearly 375,000 people – and crucially also their livestock – had their access to water improved by the ICRC.

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Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Post Deyr 2013-14 - Technical Series Report No VII. 53

Critical levels of GAM were more prevalent among IDP children (15.8%) and in South Somalia (15.1%) compared with North East and North West regions of Somalia.

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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep #12, December 2013

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Events to commemorate the World AIDS Day were convened all over Somalia and included sports activities, performances by local traditional dancers and singers and official receptions focusing on awareness-raising.

  • General decrease in the total new admissions for nutrition services since January to date across all regions due to closure of nutrition programmes across the country as humanitarian funding levels have reduced significantly.

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Somalia Post-Deyr 2013 Food Security and Nutrition Outlook February to June 2014

Nearly 860,000 people remain acutely food insecure in Somalia

Key Messages

  • An estimated 857,000 people will be in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) requiring urgent humanitarian assistance between February and June 2014.

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Price Watch January 2014 Prices

Key Messages

In West Africa,2013/14 grain harvests were near-average in the Sahel and market supplies improved in may parts of the region in January. Production shortfalls in eastern Niger and northern Chad resulted in atypical price increases. Institutional purchases began in January at average levels in Niger, but above-average levels in Mali. Rice imports from international markets contributed food availability in coastal countries.

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World + 36 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 18 - 25 February

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Somalia + 1 other
Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia January 2014 | Issued on 19 February 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • While there have been incremental improvements, the humanitarian situation remains fragile and needs vast.

  • Recent findings show a slight increase in the number of severely malnourished children compared to six months ago.

  • Possible military operations in key agricultural areas of southern and central Somalia could have multi-layered consequences.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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SWALIM Update: Quarterly Newsletter November 2013 - January 2014, Issue 4

· SWALIM Early Warning Information Saves Lives

· Building Resilient Communities through Disaster Risk Reduction and Early Warning

· SWALIM Completes Survey of Strategic Emergency Boreholes in Northern Somalia

· Fostering Accountability through Cash Based Intervention Remote Monitoring

· SWALIM supports Somaliland Ministry of Agriculture to survey agricultural areas

· Among others

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 11 – 18 February

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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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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Kenya + 9 others
Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 32 | 20 January - 11 February 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food security stable but some areas experiencing crisis

  • Protection concerns for South Sudanese IDPs and refugees

  • Displacement crisis in Katanga, DRC

  • Reintegration challenges for expelled migrants from Tanzania

  • Less displacement caused by inter-communal violence in Kenya in 2013 compared to 2012

  • ICRC in Sudan forced to suspend operations, in talks with Government

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 34 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 04 – 11 February

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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World + 37 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 28 January – 04 February

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Key Findings from the 2013-14 Post Deyr Seasonal Food Security and Nutrition Assessment in Somalia

The food security of an additional 2 million people remains fragile and vulnerable to shocks, even though the severity of acute food insecurity has declined in recent years.

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Helping the displaced in Jowhar get back on their feet

Towards the end of 2013, Jowhar, the capital of the Middle Shabelle region of Somalia, was ravaged by heavy rains resulting in extensive flooding. Thousands of people were displaced, property destroyed and crop and livestock washed away by the ranging floods.

On top of this natural disaster, sporadic clashes between different clans intensified in November, leaving thousands more displaced.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 21 - 28 January

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.