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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia June 2014 | Issued on 24 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The food security situation has worsened as early warnings highlight drought conditions in parts of Somalia.

  • Alarming malnutrition rates above threshold levels have been recorded among displaced communities in Mogadishu.

  • UN Central Emergency Response Fund allocates over US$20 million in emergency funding to Somalia.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Somalia + 1 other
Canada providing support to UNICEF in Somalia

Today’s announcement of $5 million to UNICEF is addressing the humanitarian needs of people, especially children, affected by the crisis in Somalia.

Canada is supporting UNICEF’s operations that are improving the health, well-being and protection of children, women and their families by providing:

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World + 4 others
New funding to protect millions of girls from child marriage

The UK is driving a major new global push to end child and forced marriage across the world, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today at the UK’s first Girl Summit. placeholder With the goal of ending child marriage in 12 of the most highly affected countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Britain is working with the UN to deliver a scheme to help 6 million girls worldwide escape child marriage.

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Kenya + 1 other
UNHCR Dadaab Update 11/14 Refugee Camps in Garissa County, Kenya | 01 - 15 July 2014

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Ministerial Delegation from Juba Land visit to Dadaab

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly 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 + 3 others
Strategy for intensifying international efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation for the period 2014–2017

‘Worldwide, around 125 million girls and women have been subjected to genital mutilation. The fight to eliminate female genital mutilation in Norway and internationally is a high priority for the Government. Norway has set the new and ambitious goal of eliminating this harmful practice in the course of one generation,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia, Somalia sign accord for provision of scholarships

Addis Ababa July 16/2014 The Ethiopian Ministry of Education and its Somali counterpart here today signed agreement to provide scholarship for Somali students in Ethiopia.

The agreement will help to provide scholarship and technical support starting from the coming academic year.

The Minister Shiferaw Shigute on the occasion said the cooperation between the two countries in education is critical to help development in that country and deepen the people to people relation.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 9 - 15 July

The weekly 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 + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 2 - 8 July

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 + 21 others
Le sort des enfants en temps de conflit armé - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/68/878–S/2014/339)

Assemblée générale Soixante-huitième session Point 65 de l’ordre du jour Promotion et protection des droits de l’enfant

Conseil de sécurité Soixante-neuvième année

I. Introduction

  1. Soumis en application de la résolution 2068 (2012), par laquelle le Conseil de sécurité m’a prié de continuer à lui présenter, tous les ans, des rapports sur l’application de ses résolutions et des déclarations de son président concernant les enfants et les conflits armés, le présent rapport couvre la période allant de janvier à décembre 2013.

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World + 23 others
Los niños y los conflictos armados - Informe del Secretario General (A/68/878–S/2014/339)

Asamblea General Sexagésimo octavo período de sesiones Tema 65 del programa Promoción y protección de los derechos del niño

Consejo de Seguridad Sexagésimo noveno año

I. Introducción

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World + 23 others
Children and armed conflict - Report of the Secretary-General (A/68/878–S/2014/339)

  1. The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2013, is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2068 (2012), by which the Council requested me to continue to submit annual reports on the implementation of its resolutions and presidential statements on children and armed conflict.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 June - 1 July

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 + 6 others
Leaving NO Child Behind - Annual report 2013

It’s the most exciting document we publish all year. And this year, it’s more exciting than it has ever been. We are at a critical moment in history, a tipping point.

It’s a moment of opportunity, challenge, and responsibility for Save the Children.

Our goal is a world where no child dies from preventable causes and every child has the chance to fulfil their potential.

With your help, we are getting closer.

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Somalia’s Future Hinges on its Youth

By Crystal Wells, Communications Officer, Concern Worldwide

Jamel Egal was born the year it all fell apart.

  1. Somali President Siad Barre was overthrown and anarchy overtook the east African nation of Somalia. Warlords filled the void of a central government as lawlessness reigned and war became the norm.

Jamel was eight when conflict descended on his family’s home in Baidoa in south-central Somalia. “We lost everything—our house, our cattle,” he says.

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Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - May 2014 (issued on 27 June 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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Towards Durable Solutions Achievements and challenges in supporting voluntary returns of IDPs in Somalia

New insight into IDP returns to inform durable solutions in Somalia

The UNHCR-led Somalia Return Consortium publishes its first review of support to IDP returns in Somalia. The report titled ‘Towards Durable Solutions – Achievements and challenges in supporting voluntary returns of IDPs in Somalia’ consolidates and analyses data gathered since 2012 when the Consortium initiated activities in support of people in displacement in Somalia.

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Eritrea + 3 others
UNHCR Operation in Eritrea: Fact Sheet May 2014

UNHCR Operational Highlights for May 2014

• Completion of Child Protection and Best Interest Assessment Training in Umkulu Refugee Camp

• UNHCR Eritrea signed Annual Work Plan for 2014 with the National Union of Eritrean Women for a Joint Programme on Gender and Advancement of Women in Eritrea

• Inauguration of Umkulu Demonstration Center for Urban and Peri-Urban Horticulture

• Conduction of Child Protection Training in Umkulu Refugee Camp

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World + 44 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 18-24 June

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.