Population Verification Exercise
WFP requires funding urgently to respond to unfolding nutrition crisis in northern Kenya
The number of people found to be acutely food insecure doubled to 1.25 million
The refugee population in Dadaab reduced by 58,000 after a verification exercise.
The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.
Based on current funding projections, as early as October 2016, up to 350,000 people in need of assistance will not be reached due to resource constraints.
WFP requires USD 78 million in order to continue providing life-saving humanitarian and livelihood support assistance to vulnerable children, women and men in Somalia (including IDP populations and returnees from Dadaab) for the next six months.
743,732 refugees registered in the country
2,145 refugees newly registered in August
22,449 new arrivals registered since January 2016
38,615 Unaccompanied and Separated Children
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Rooted in 10 conflicts, majority of refugees have been hosted by 15 countries, says new World Bank report
WASHINGTON, September 15, 2016—Forced displacement is a crisis centered in developing countries, which host 89 percent of refugees and 99 percent of internally displaced persons, says a new World Bank report. At its root are the same 10 conflicts which have accounted for the majority of the forcibly displaced every year since 1991, consistently hosted by about 15 countries – also overwhelmingly in the developing world.
In a report released today, the UN Refugee Agency says more than half of the 6 million school-age children under its mandate have no school to go to.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, released a report today showing that more than half – 3.7 million – of the 6 million school-age children under its mandate have no school to go to.
Some 1.75 million refugee children are not in primary school and 1.95 million refugee adolescents are not in secondary school, the report found. Refugees are five times more likely to be out of school than the global average.
The Government of Ethiopia and Humanitarian Partners have launched the revised Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), following the completion of the Belg Assessment in early June. The document highlights a continued need for food assistance for 9.7 million drought affected people.
- WFP requires additional resources before the end of August to provide school meals to 18,000 school children attending schools in the rural and suburban areas near of Djibouti-city. The new school year begins in September. Without additional funding at the start of the school year, school attendance will most likely be affected.
Fairfield, Conn. (September 14, 2016) — The world’s 65.3 million forcibly displaced people—who would make up the world’s 21st largest country based on population—are falling far behind others in terms of education, health, child marriage, and other key factors, a new report by Save the Children illustrates.
1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 2275 (2016) and paragraph 44 of Security Council resolution 2297 (2016). It reports on the implementation of those resolutions, including on the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and any challenges faced by the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) in carrying out its mandate. The report covers major developments in Somalia during the period from 1 May to 31 August 2016.
The world marks the International Literacy Day on 8th of September 2016. It is a time to reflect on the learning conditions especially in developing countries. Education plays a critical role in ensuring the developmental rights of children and young people.
A transformative educational project, titled 'Horumarinta Elmiga', is presently being implemented in Somaliland with funds from the European Union (EU). The project uses an all-inclusive and harmonized approach, focused on promoting community cohesiveness in providing education for empowerment.
Education is a basic human right, enshrined in both the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child. And during times of displacement, education plays an additional, crucial role in fostering social cohesion, addressing psychosocial needs, and providing a safe and stable environment for those who need it most.
Mogadishu, 9 September 2016 — The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, released US$7 million on 26 August from the multi-donor Somalia Humanitarian Fund to scale up lifesaving and life sustaining assistance to strengthen protection services to internally displaced persons in Mogadishu.
As part of secondary and irregular migration intervention program for host and refugee communities in Somali region Dollo-Ado to discuss challenges of irregular migration IOM Conducted two days consultative workshop with youth and religious leaders in Dollo Ado town.
During the workshop, a total of 126 (78=male, 48=females) community representatives, religious leaders, government staff of the Bureau of Women and Social Affairs, Woreda Administration, Youth and Sport, Youth Association attended the workshop in Dollo town.
Persons of concern received NFIs from UNHCR
Refugees submitted by UNHCR for resettlement
Non-Syrians with specific needs have been referred for assistance
Non-Syrian refugees and asylum-seekers provided with legal counselling
Officials and humanitarians trained by UNHCR on international protection