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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

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

HIGHLIGHTS

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

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

19 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Large scale failure of the rains during October and November 2016 led to severe drought conditions across Somalia, northern and eastern Kenya and southeast Ethiopia, resulting in extensive growing season failures and record low vegetation.

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.

30 Nov 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.

08 Nov 2016 description
report UN Security Council

Letter dated 7 October 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

On behalf of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea, and in accordance with paragraph 32 of Security Council resolution 2244 (2015), I have the honour to transmit herewith the report on Somalia of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea.

07 Nov 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 33,742 Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015, at the early onset of the crisis

  • 7,733 Yemenis registered in Somalia since 27 March 2015 (including Somalis with dual Yemeni-Somali citizenship)

  • 21,442 Arrivals registered at Reception Centres in Berbera, Bossaso and Mogadishu since 27 March 2015

  • 53% Registered arrivals expressing intention to return to Mogadishu

  • 10,325 Somali returnees provided with onward transportation assistance since 27 March 2015

01 Nov 2016 description

Maize, sorghum, rice, and cowpea are the most important staple foods for Somalis. Maize and sorghum are the preferred staple in agriculture areas, while rice is more popular in pastoral and urban areas. Cowpea is an integral component of all households’ diets. Mogadishu is Somalia’s largest market with links to most markets in the country. Baidoa is a significant sorghum producing and consuming area. Qorioley is a large maize production area. Burao, Galkayo, and Dhusamareb are exclusively pastoral where people depend on purchases of domestically produced sorghum and imported rice.

02 Oct 2016 description

Maize, sorghum, rice, and cowpea are the most important staple foods for Somalis. Maize and sorghum are the preferred staple in agriculture areas, while rice is more popular in pastoral and urban areas. Cowpea is an integral component of all households’ diets. Mogadishu is Somalia’s largest market with links to most markets in the country. Baidoa is a significant sorghum producing and consuming area. Qorioley is a large maize production area. Burao, Galkayo, and Dhusamareb are exclusively pastoral where people depend on purchases of domestically produced sorghum and imported rice.

06 Sep 2016 description

As part of secondary and irregular migration intervention program for host and refugee communities in Somali region Dollo-Ado to discuss challenges of irregular migration IOM Conducted two days consultative workshop with youth and religious leaders in Dollo Ado town.

During the workshop, a total of 126 (78=male, 48=females) community representatives, religious leaders, government staff of the Bureau of Women and Social Affairs, Woreda Administration, Youth and Sport, Youth Association attended the workshop in Dollo town.

01 Sep 2016 description

Maize, sorghum, rice, and cowpea are the most important staple foods for Somalis. Maize and sorghum are the preferred staple in agriculture areas, while rice is more popular in pastoral and urban areas. Cowpea is an integral component of all households’ diets. Mogadishu is Somalia’s largest market with links to most markets in the country. Baidoa is a significant sorghum producing and consuming area. Qorioley is a large maize production area. Burao, Galkayo, and Dhusamareb are exclusively pastoral where people depend on purchases of domestically produced sorghum and imported rice.

30 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

33,166 Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015, at the early onset of the crisis

7,249 Yemenis registered in Somalia since 27 March 2015 (including Somalis with dual Yemeni-Somali citizenship)

20,958 Arrivals registered at Reception Centres in Berbera, Bossaso and Mogadishu since 27 March 2015

52% Registered arrivals expressing intention to return to Mogadishu

30 Aug 2016 description

Somalia - IOM Director General William Lacy Swing met with representatives from Japanese corporations Panasonic, Poly-Glu Social Business and Nippon Electronic Company (NEC) during the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) held from 27-28 August in Nairobi, Kenya.

The bilateral talks between IOM and its Japanese private sector partners were to strengthen existing and explore new strategic tripartite partnerships between IOM, the Government of Japan, and the private sector. The partnership is worth an estimated USD 5 million.

14 Aug 2016 description

Beletweyne, 14 August 2016 – The Ethiopian government has donated food aid to residents of Hiiraan who were displaced by floods early this year.

The consignment that also included non-food items was donated to the Mayor of Beletweyne, Omar Adan Dekow, by the Deputy Ambassador of Ethiopia to Somalia, Jamaldiin Mustafa Omar, at a function held in Beletweyne, last week.