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31 Dec 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Dec 2016 description

Food security improving except in coastal pastoral areas


31 Dec 2016 description

December 31, 2016

WILPF has done a lot of work over the decades to ensure gender diversity in disarmament discussions, including a diversity of participation and perspectives. This work is having more impact than ever these days, with a number of groups taking up the work and more governments recognising its importance.

31 Dec 2016 description


  • 3,349 Somali returnees assisted
  • 2,628 Households provided with subsistence allowance
  • 8,120 School fees provided
  • 3,513 NFIs distributed


29 Dec 2016 description
report UN News Service

28 décembre 2016 – Grâce à une contribution de 700.000 euros de l'Union européenne (UE), le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) a pu fournir un programme innovant d'aide en espèces combiné à des rations alimentaires à près de 17.000 réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile actuellement à Djibouti.

28 Dec 2016 description

DJIBOUTI – In 2016, thanks to a €700,000 contribution from the European Union, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) was able to provide up to 17,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Djibouti with an innovative package of cash assistance alongside their food rations.

21 Dec 2016 description

December 15, 2016. Written by: Bram Frouws/RMMS

A record number of arrivals in Yemen

With one more month until the end of the year and despite the ongoing war in Yemen, a record number of migrants and asylum seekers from the Horn of Africa have arrived in Yemen in 2016. Never, since monthly monitoring of migrant arrivals started in 2006, have so many migrants arrived in Yemen in one year.

20 Dec 2016 description

Executive summary

The escalation of fighting between opposition groups in Yemen from 26th March, 2015 affected close to 2 million people as at August 2015. 1,439,118 persons were internally displaced and 100,661 left Yemen to seek refuge in Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Oman and Saudi Arabia (UNHCR). Djibouti continued to receive the majority of refugees and was one of the rare neighbouring countries that had opened its borders to those fleeing Yemen.

20 Dec 2016 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.

The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

19 Dec 2016 description


Hunger is not inevitable As 2016 comes to an end, almost 130-million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Throughout the year, natural hazards, conflict and protracted crises have placed a particularly heavy burden on the poor, who are often extremely vulnerable to shocks. Across 22-affected areas, 70-million people are currently in Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Phase 3 or above.

16 Dec 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM is reporting today (16/12) 7,189 migrants and refugees have died or remain missing on world migratory routes. This is the highest yearly number IOM has ever recorded, and represents an average of 20 deaths per day, suggesting the deaths of another 200-300 men, women and children well may be recorded worldwide before 2016 comes to an end.

16 Dec 2016 description
report ACTED

Drought is widespread across Somalia warn ACTED teams in the country. In Puntland, severe drought has directly affected up to 150,000 people and has displaced an additional 12,000 people, according to the consortium. In parts of Somaliland, the average distance to water points has risen to 50 kilometres, while some communities are traveling as far as 125 kilometres, making water consumption drop below 3 litres per person per day. Overall, more than 320,000 children are acutely malnourished and need urgent nutrition support.

15 Dec 2016 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

15 Dec 2016 description
report European Commission
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Press Release

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 15 December 2016

The European Union invests €170 million to tackle instability and irregular migration in the Horn of Africa

The European Commission has today approved a package of 11 new actions under the EU Trust Fund for Africa to improve stability and address the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa region.

13 Dec 2016 description

Protecting migrants from human traffickers and people smugglers.