Internally displaced persons (IDP) settlements and regions affected by drought, flooding and insecurity constitute the most vulnerable segment of the Somali population as the number of people facing acute food insecurity increases.
WFP requires USD 64.6 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.
This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region. It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2016. It is the fifth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in April 2016.
Nairobi, 25 October 2016 - A two-day European Union funded education curriculum workshop in Nairobi Kenya brought together Somali education authorities, education experts and international partners to review progress towards the implementation of the new curriculum framework and share best practices in a bid to accelerate the roll-out of the new curriculum across all Somali regions and States.
Uganda is host to over 665,040 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.
Over 153,000 children have received deworming and Vitamin A supplementation in the refugee districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Koboko, Isingiro and Kyegeggwa since July 2016.
Since July, over 40,600 children have been screened for malnutrition in 5 refugee districts with 559 children found to be severe acutely malnourished.
Bossaso is the capital city of Bari region in Puntland State of Somalia and the economic capital of Puntland. It has the main sea port and large business centers, providing livelihoods for many people from various parts of Somalia, including IDPs. It is been used as a transit point for mixed migratory movements coming from Southern and Central Somalia, and Ethiopia, who are enroute to Yemen and other Gulf States.
During the reporting period, 519 returnees were supported to voluntarily return to Somalia by flight. Flight movements have now resumed and are currently operating three days per week.
In total, as of 15th October, 33,178 Somali refugees had returned home since 8th December 2014, when UNHCR started supporting voluntary return of Somali refugees in Kenya, out of which 27,077 were supported in 2016 alone.
- WFP requires additional resources for the school meals programme under the Development Operation to mitigate possible breaks in food stocks. WFP’s support is important to prevent deterioration of school enrollment and attendance rates, thus jeopardizing the gains made over the last three years.
On 7 October, armed violence broke out between forces from Galmudug and Puntland, in Gaalkacyo, the capital of the north-central Mudug region, leaving 11 people killed and dozens injured. As of 13 October, an estimated 50,000 – 70,000 people have been displaced, at least 60% of whom are IDPs facing secondary displacement. The violence erupted in the outskirts of Gaalkacyo at a site where the Puntland government is building a livestock market. A ceasefire was initially agreed on 9 October, but failed to hold. A new ceasefire was agreed on 19 October.
Key Achievements toward Strategic Objectives
The Somalia Humanitarian Country Team set three strategic objectives for the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan. These are:
1. HIGHLIGHTS ROUND II
Out of 181 collective sites assessed in round 1, DTM round II assessed 119 sites. Round II focused on information on primary needs of IDPs, locations of origin and movement patterns.
149,819 IDPs (54%) or 26,205 HH were identified out of 275,478 from collective IDP settlements in 7 districts (Afmadow, Balcad, Belet Weyne, Boroma, Jowhar and Kismayo).
During the reporting period, 2,525 returnees were supported to voluntarily return to Somalia by flight and road convoys.
In total, as of 30th September, 32,949 Somali refugees had returned home since 8th December 2014, when UNHCR started supporting voluntary return of Somali refugees in Kenya, out of which 26,848 were supported in 2016 alone.
- 3,732 Refugees currently hosted in Djibouti pending further physical verification exercises
- 1,634 Registered females
- 1,339 Registered children and adolescents
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
Emergencies and crises disproportionately affect girls' access to education. Today, 4 of the 5 countries with the largest gender gaps in education are conflict-affected countries (CAR, Chad, Yemen and South Sudan). For secondary school the gender gap is even greater.
Focus on the operation: An insider look to the #GambellaEmergency p. 2
“When we started running, we went in different directions. I don’t know where my parents are.”
Fleeing renewed violence and food insecurity, South Sudanese family finds safety in Ethiopia p. 4
Ethiopia at Obama Summit p. 5
A day in the life of a Field Officer in Barahle camp p. 7
Refugees submitted by UNHCR for resettlement in 2016 to date In 2015, UNHCR submitted 18,260 refugees for resettlement
Refugees with specific needs identified and referred by UNHCR and partners for specialized services
Syrian refugee youths were awarded higher education language preparation scholarships.
Population Verification Exercise