In Yemen, findings from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification identified that 10 of the 22 governorates in Yemen (Aden, Al Dhale’e, Lahj, Taiz, Abyan, Sa’ada, Hajjah, Hodeidah, Al Bayda and Shabwa) are facing food insecurity at phase four, the emergency phase before a humanitarian catastrophe/famine.
Snapshot 24–30 June 2015
Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.
South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.
Between 18 and 24 June, IOM teams responded to urgent WASH and NFI needs of IDPs in Aden, and continued with its WASH support in Abyan; in addition to the provision of hygiene kits to IDPs in schools in Sana'a governorate.
Over 19,700 Djiboutians, Yemenis and Third Country Nationals have arrived in Djibouti from Yemen since 26 March.
Humanitarian assistance continues across Somalia and as of 30 May, partners have treated about 107,000 children under five for acute malnutrition and reached 335,000 people with food assistance focusing on those in emergency and crisis.
The Humanitarian Requirements Document for 2015 has been endorsed and released. About 2.9 million people need emergency support until June 2015. From the total about 38 and 31 percent are from Oromia and Somali region which constitute 70 per-cent of the caseload..
For the 2014/2015 marketing season, WFP has signed contracts with 30 Purchase for Progress cooperative unions of Amhara, Oromiya and SNNPR regions for the delivery of 30,000mt of local maize.
The situation in Yemen has deteriorated dramatically since fighting and violence intensified in late March 2015. Eighteen of the 22 governorates are being affected by the conflict. Deepening insecurity and violence have taken a heavy toll on civilian lives and triggered large-scale displacement. There are an estimated 1 million internally displaced people in Yemen.
In Yemen, UNHCR’s partner the Charitable Society for Social Welfare (CSSW) succeeded in delivering medicine and therapeutic food (Plumpy Nut) by boat to Kharaz refugee camp from Basateen, Aden. UNHCR’s partner Society for Humanitarian Solidarity (SHS) transported 14,000 litres of fuel to Kharaz camp.
Snapshot 17–23 June 2015
Yemen: 2.3 million more people are food insecure than in March – the total is now at 12.9 million people. 279 children have been killed and 402 injured in the conflict, out of almost 2,600 total deaths and 11,000 injured. 53 health facilities have been damaged. Peace talks have ended with no agreement.
Refugees’ vulnerability on the rise
The Vulnerability Assessment Framework (VAF) Baseline Survey for Jordan was launched on 19 May to facilitate the targeting of humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugee households on the basis of their vulnerability. The survey, produced in a collaborative inter-agency effort, provides yet more evidence of the severe difficulties facing refugees in Jordan. Some key findings include:
86% of Syrian refugees in urban areas live below the Jordanian poverty line;
UNHCR is concerned at dire situation in Kharaz refugee camp in Yemen where food rations have run out. The monthly general food distribution that was planned for 15 June could not take place as food supplies are stuck in Hodeidah due to delays with commercial imports. WFP plans to move food supplies by truck to the South from Hodeidah, which is challenging in the current security situation.
by the Humanitarian Coordinator
Conflict in Yemen since March has had a devastating impact on the lives of all Yemeni people and migrants and refugees.
• Karkaar-Dharoor Pastoral livelihood zone covers 24,382 square kilometers, traversing Ishkuban, Bandarbeyla Qandala, Qardho, Las Qorey, Ceerigaabo and Ceel Afweyne districts in Bari and Sanaag regions in Northeast Somalia respectively. The topography undulates with highly eroded hills, barren mountain peaks, shoulders and ridges.
• The zone receives Gu (April-June) and Deyr (Oct-Dec) rains. Mean annual temperatures range from 240C to 280C in Alula and Bossaso but reduce in Golis (20-220C).
Global response in 2014
UNICEF and partners responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries in 2014. This includes large-scale Level 3 responses for the crises in the Central African Republic, Iraq, the Philippines, South Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa
Some of the major highlights from 2014 include:
• UNICEF Country Offices responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries. This includes the response to six Level 3 emergencies;
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.
This fact-sheet presents an analysis of primary data collected by REACH between 19 and 27 April 2014 in the North of Galkayo city, in Somalia. This assessment was undertaken within the framework of an ongoing partnership between REACH and the Education, Shelter and Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) clusters in Somalia.
Snapshot 10–16 June 2015
Ebola in Sierra Leone and Guinea: Weekly Ebola case incidence has risen for two consecutive weeks. Guinea recorded 16 new cases in the week to 7 June, five from unknown chains of transmission. Sierra Leone recorded 15 cases, the highest weekly total since late March. It has extended the state of emergency for 90 days.
698,687 Total number of refugees
30,132 New arrivals in 2015
49.9% Percentage of women and girls
36,083 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
30,892 Identified unaccompanied minors
73 Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015
1,303,276 NFIs distributed since January
2,031 Shelters distributed since January
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1) Over two decades of conflict have left 1.1 million Somalis displaced in their own country, and almost a million as refugees in neighbouring countries. High food prices, combined with frequent droughts and floods have compounded poverty and continue to threaten livelihoods.
Somalia’s humanitarian crisis remains fragile. A total of 3 million people need humanitarian assistance including 731,000 in emergency and crisis. This continues to be compounded by floods, forced evictions of internally displaced people, and the people fleeing conflict in Yemen. However, almost halfway through 2015, only 26 per cent of funding against the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2015 has been covered. This is affecting the capacity of humanitarian partners to respond to these increasing needs.
21 million people need humanitarian assistance. A 33 per cent increase since December 2014 according to the updated Humanitarian Needs Overview.
Casualties are increasing rapidly. Over 2,500 people have been killed and 11,000 injured in the conflict.
Increased humanitarian needs are being driven by conflict, impediments to humanitarian access, and severe restrictions on commercial imports.