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06 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

For UNICEF Somalia, 2016 was a year where we succeeded in making important progress for children’s rights despite significant challenges.

During the year, the Federal Government of Somalia adopted the country’s first National Development Plan in 30 years. UNICEF ensured that it included child-focused data and a multi-sectoral nutritional approach coherent with the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement. Additionally, we emphasized social protection and resilience as key elements supporting improved access to basic services.

04 Jul 2017 description

In this issue

Feature Article

A Study on Prosopis Invaded Areas in Somaliland.......................Page 2-3

DOCC in Mogadishu......................................................................Page 3

River Breakages Monitoring...........................................................Page 4

Charcoal Production in South Central Somalia .............................Page 5

Somalia Remains in Drought Conditions Following Another Field Rainy Season....................................Page 6

10 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • UNICEF projects that the number of children who are or will be acutely malnourished has gone up by 50 per cent since the beginning of the year to 1.4 million, including over 275,000 who have or will suffer life-threatening severe acute malnutrition in 2017.

  • An estimated 680,000 people have been displaced due to drought since November 2016. Approximately 7,000 people have crossed into neighbouring Ethiopia and Kenya.

06 Apr 2017 description

OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

In 2016, Somalia has experienced a number of emergencies. In addition to the protracted IDP crisis, severe drought, floods, and internal conflicts have occurred. These emergencies have put extra pressure on the government and partners to provide protection and basic services to citizens including education services which are already extremely constrained. Country wide an estimated 5 million Somalis are in need of humanitarian assistance incl. 1.1 million IDPs1

26 Jan 2017 description

The 2015-2016 El Niño phenomenon has been one of the strongest on record, affecting deeply the lives and livelihoods of more than 60 million people across 40 countries. It has devastated crops and killed livestock, in some cases dried up water-sources in others caused massive flooding, driven up malnutrition rates, increased disease outbreaks and caused significant migration.

31 Dec 2016 description

1. GENERAL SITUATION

Disasters due to climate change and rising armed conflicts in different regions led Somalia to its worst humanitarian crises in history. Natural disasters such as drought and floods have affected half of the total population. Increase in epidemic diseases, malnutrition and loss of income has made families desperate in the fight against poverty. Communities were left internally displaced due to both disasters and the insecure environment.

2. TURKISH RED CRESCENT ACTIVITIES

02 Dec 2016 description

Asha Ali* lives next to the Shabelle river in Beletweyne, a location that can be both a blessing and a curse. Easy access to water is a blessing. But five months ago the river poured over its banks, flooding the region. Asha lost almost all her crops and her four goats were washed away. Her traditional mud house made from tree branches and a mixture of clay soil still shows the signs of flood damage.

The May flood was so big that it displaced 70,000 people from their homes. Farmers living near the river’s shores were hit the hardest.

08 Nov 2016 description
report UN Security Council

Letter dated 7 October 2016 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea addressed to the President of the Security Council

On behalf of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea, and in accordance with paragraph 32 of Security Council resolution 2244 (2015), I have the honour to transmit herewith the report on Somalia of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea.

01 Nov 2016 description

Food security expected to deteriorate following forecast below-average Deyr rains

KEY MESSAGES

25 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 30th September, 13,643 Acute Watery Diarrhoea/Cholera cases and 497 deaths had been reported. Of these 6,471 (47.4%) were women while 7,918 (58.0%) were children below 5 years.

  • In September 2016, Health Cluster (HC) partners reached 383 498 people with primary and secondary health services through humanitarian and development health programs.

20 Oct 2016 description

Key Achievements toward Strategic Objectives

The Somalia Humanitarian Country Team set three strategic objectives for the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan. These are:

12 Oct 2016 description
report UN Security Council

Letter dated 29 September 2016 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea addressed to the President of the Security Council

11 Oct 2016 description

The rainfall forecast for the next three days points towards light rains of up to 30mm cumulatively in the inland parts of Somaliland and Puntland. The Upper parts of the Ethiopian highlands may experience moderate rains while rest of the country is expected to remain dry during the same period.

07 Oct 2016 description

The rainfall forecast for the next three days points towards light to moderate of up to 30mm in parts of Bari, Nuugal, Sool aand Sanaag regions all in the north eastern parts and Bakool region in the south as well in the upper parts of the Ethiopian highlands. The rest of the country is expected to remain dry during the same period.

06 Oct 2016 description

Some parts of the Somalia have recorded moderate rains within the last one week which marking a possible start of the Deyr rainy season.

The rainfall forecast for the next three days points towards light to moderate in parts of Puntland and Bakool region in the south as well in the upper parts of the Ethiopian highlands. The rest of the country is expected tocremain dry during the same period.

04 Oct 2016 description

Some parts of the Somalia have recorded moderate rains within the last one week which could be a possible start of the Deyr rainy season.

The rainfall forecast for the next three days points towards light to moderate in parts of Puntland Somaliland as well in the upper parts of the Ethiopian highlands. The rest of the country is expected to remain dry during the same period.