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27 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 21-27 January

Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.

27 Jan 2015 description


With US$400 million funding received in 2014, humanitarian partners responded to the most urgent needs, with particular focus on life-saving activities that helped prevent the situation from sliding back into a major crisis. As a result of increased advocacy highlighting the needs in the affected areas and partners’ ability to re-programme activities, food security partners reached nearly 1,400,000 people with livelihood investment and asset activities.

21 Jan 2015 description


Voluntary Return to Somalia

A total of 341 individuals returned to Somalia onth, 10th and 15th January. Before departure, they underwent counselling by UNHCR and partners on conditions in Somalia, especially with regard to security. They also received a return support package comprising of an unconditional cash grant, essential travel and hygiene kits for use during the journey home, tools, food and other basic needs assistance to support the sustainability of return and reintegration in Somalia.

21 Jan 2015 description
report Qatar Charity

During 2014, Qatar Charity continued its long-standing commitment to the people of Somalia through the provision of QAR 25.5 million (USD 7.0 million) worth of life-saving relief, recovery and rehabilitation programs and activities, which benefited more than 680,000 people.

More than 40 water wells were drilled in the Somalia regions of Hiran, Lower Shabelle and Middle Shabelle where the need for water is great amongst both the native and displaced communities residing there.

20 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 14–20 January

Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.

14 Jan 2015 description

Key mission findings:

• The local authorities and community elders estimated that the total population in Afgooye district is 134,892 people (22,484 households) while 102,000 people (17,000 households) live in the town. UNDP (2005) estimated the population of Afgooye town at 21,602 people.

13 Jan 2015 description

Nigeria: Violence has escalated significantly in the northeast. Boko Haram killed more than 2,100 people in the first 11 days of the year. Most were killed in an attack on the town of Baga and surrounding settlements in Borno state, on Lake Chad. Up to 20,000 people were displaced. Other attacks took place in Maiduguri, Damaturu, and Potiskum.

09 Jan 2015 description

Key findings include:

EDUCATION: School enrolment was severely limited across the settlements, with over two thirds (78%) of school age children not attending school. Six settlements reported no student enrolment: Balanbale l, Balanbale 3, Buureylo, Hara weyne, Jazeera3, and Yurkurt.

SHELTER: Respondents in all but two settlements designated emergency shelter or tents as an immediate need. Badbado and Ijabo were the only settlements that indicated financial aid as their immediate need.

06 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 17 December – 6 January

Nigeria: A series of suspected Boko Haram attacks in Borno and neighbouring states have resulted in more than 80 deaths, 225 kidnapped, hundreds of homes burneds and thousands displaced.

Central African Republic: Nearly 200,000 people need nutrition assistance. Over 36,000 people are trapped in seven enclaves across the country; a group of 474 Fulani who fled to Yaloke months ago and now cannot leave are in particular need.

06 Jan 2015 description

December saw a significant deterioration of the security situation – compared to the previous month – in nine countries or conflict situations in the world, including in South Asia (Pakistan and India), and East Africa (South Sudan and Kenya). There is a risk of increased violence in the coming month in Sudan, where major offensives are anticipated on the heels of a failure in the peace talks; in Sri Lanka, in the context of the 8 January elections; and in Haiti, where the current president could rule by decree unless parliament's mandate, due to expire on 12 January, is extended.

05 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • An estimated 50,000 people have been affected by widespread river flooding in Middle Shabelle and Middle Juba with 30,000 people displaced and outbreaks of diseases including acute watery diarrhoea (AWD). The effects of crop and infrastructure destruction will continue with riverine populations expected to remain in Food Security Crisis through March 2015. UNICEF is providing rapid emergency responses with prepositioned supplies.

28 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

The 2013 Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy in Conflict-Affected Contexts (PBEA) programme Consolidated Annual Report draws from detailed reports prepared by UNICEF country and regional offices, as well as UNICEF section and partner reports.

26 Dec 2014 description


Galkayo is one of the oldest towns in Southern and Central Somalia and home to an estimated population of 42,900 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) seeking refuge from regional conflicts as well as livelihood opportunities.

26 Dec 2014 description


Galkayo is one of the oldest towns in Southern and Central Somalia and home to an estimated population of 42,900 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) seeking refuge from regional conflicts as well as livelihood opportunities.

Gaalkacyo is split up in a North and South section that are administered by respectively the Puntland and the Galgaduud government. Due to security constraints, there have been more shelter projects in North Gaalkacyo and therefore the two mapping exercises were done separately.

26 Dec 2014 description


Luuq is a town in Southwestern Gedo region of Somalia.The town is located in a bend of the Juba river where watercourse flows down from north to south in a horseshoe shape.

Majority of the internally displace persons (IDPs) in Luuq fled from Bay, Bakool and Lower Juba due to the conflicts and droughts. UNHCR, (2013) estimates the IDP population in Luuq to be 16380 ocuppyimg 10 major settlements many of which were displaced 2 years ago following the 2011 food crisis in the region.

22 Dec 2014 description

(MOGADISHU, 22 December 2014) The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Philippe Lazzarini, has announced today that the Somalia Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) will allocate US$30 million to jump start the response to the most critical humanitarian needs in 2015.

18 Dec 2014 description

The unprecedented £392m donated by the generous UK public to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Tsunami Earthquake Appeal ten years ago not only provided homes for tens of thousands of people, it helped change the way humanitarian agencies respond to large-scale disasters, the DEC said today.

16 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 10–16 December

Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.

Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.