The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño is deeply alarming, affecting over 60 million people globally. The El Niño phenomenon is now in a neutral phase, but food insecurity caused by drought is not likely to peak before December. East and Southern Africa are the most affected regions, and humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017.
Context and Investment Case
One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded places the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. UNICEF is responding to four primary needs:
Over 1 million children are in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the region.
Population as of 1st June 2016: 343,043
Asylum seekers: 3,088
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees visit to Dadaab
32,405 Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015
14,069 Refugee returnees from Kenya since 8 December 2014
139,151 Evictions in Mogadishu since January 2015
568,656 New displacements since January 2015
Facts & Figures
65 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide:
21.3 million refugees,
40.8 million internally displaced - 1.8 million seeking asylum.
Largest sources of refugees: Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan , Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.
June 2016 [Final]
Evaluation team: Jeanne Downen, Team Leader; Phil Sutter, Evaluator; Tamsin Walters,
Evaluator; Ahmed Egeh, Evaluator; Akberet Kahsay, National Research Assistant; Robin Alhaddad,
Research & Data Analyst (headquarters-based)
Evaluation Manager: Maryada Vallet
Key Figures Mediterranean
211,385 arrivals by sea in 2016*
2,856 dead/missing in 2016*
*data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 15 june 2016
Protection of civilians remains a concern
Erosion of the health system and deteriorating food insecurity
3.6 m people reached by direct assistance by end of April
Refugees continue to arrive in Yemen
Total population 26 m
# of people targeted by assistance 13.6 m
# of people targeted by health care assistance 10.6 m
# of people targeted by food assistance 8.9 m
# of people displaced 2.8 m
# of deaths (WHO) 6,494
Enhanced global efforts to empower women and promote gender equality worldwide
The 2015 International Annual Report describes how SOS Children’s Villages around the world supported children and strengthened families and communities in 2015 through community-integrated responses in care, education, health and emergency services.
The 573 SOS Children’s Villages around the world in 2015 are described as ‘care and protection hubs’ for their local communities, as they provided a range of locally-tailored services to support vulnerable children.
According to the latest available statistics from IOM and the Djibouti government, 35,562 persons of mixed nationalities have arrived in Djibouti as of 23 April 2016 (since 26 March 2015). Of those, 19,636 persons (56 per cent) are Yemeni nationals, 13,962 (38 per cent) are transiting migrants and 1,964persons (6 per cent) are Djiboutian returnees.
As at 17 May, a total of 899 refugees returned spontaneously home from Obock (Markazi camp and Obock town).
Although the food security situation in Kenya has improved in 2016, from 1.1 million to 639,400 people food insecure following two consecutive above-average rainy seasons, disease outbreaks, insecurity, flash flooding and a refugee crisis continue to present humanitarian needs and challenges.
By 23 May 2016, a total of 15,421 cholera cases with 243 deaths (CFR=1.6%) had been reported nationally. A total of 162 cases of measles and two cases of Yellow Fever have also been reported.
APERÇU DE LA SITUATION
I am pleased to share with you the 2015 Annual Report for the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in Somalia.
The report provides an overview of 2015 contributions, funding allocations and partner achievements for the projects implemented during the course of the year.
Trends on sea arrivals
So far this year, 203,981 people made the journey to seek safety in Europe. Almost three-quarters of these had travelled from Turkey to Greece prior to the end of March. Since March arrivals in the eastern Mediterranean route have decreased by 95.32%. In May 1,465 of people arrived to Greece by sea this is 40.13% less than in the previous month (3,650 arrivals).