- South Sudan Situation: Ethiopia Refugee Response Plan - Midyear Update, Jan-Jun 2017
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 38 | 02 – 15 October 2017
- OCHA/ GOV Humanitarian Response Situation Report No.14 (August - September 2017)
Appeals & Funding
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Requirements Document 2017
- Mid-Year Review, Humanitarian Requirements Document, Jul 2017
- Horn of Africa: A Call for Action, Feb 2017
- FAO Ethiopia Drought response plan and priorities in 2017 - Rev, Aug 2017
- 2017 South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan Revised (May 2017)
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Ethiopia: Yellow Fever Outbreak - May 2013
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
By International Organization for Migration
Migrants in Yemen Cross into Saudi Arabia, Hoping to be Deported
SANA'A, Yemen, Oct 19 2017 (IOM) - In early October, three Ethiopian boys in Yemen told IOM, the UN Migration Agency, “we miss our family and can no longer stay here.”
217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)
278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)
1 43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya
109,915 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017 2
USD 75.5 M requested in 2017
The world’s anti-hunger organizations have an opportunity to prevent widespread destruction of African crops by stopping the spread of an insect, warn three of the most respected thinkers on international agriculture.
However, the international community must act swiftly, in cooperation, and on a large scale to do so. The fall armyworm reportedly has a foothold in 28 nations in Africa, and it feeds on crops that include maize, which more than 200 million Africans depend on for food security.
FACTS & FIGURES
3.1 million people experiencing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity
1.26 million acutely malnourished children in 2017 916 000 people internally displaced due to drought & conflict in 2017
Over 875 000 Somali refugees in neighbouring countries (sources: FEWS NET, FSNAU, UNHCR,
EU humanitarian funding: €119 million in 2017
WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and the vulnerable local populations in drought-affected and urban areas continues to be undermined by limited funding.
The movement of refugees and migrants across the Sahara and the central Mediterranean Sea towards Europe continues to have a devastating toll on human life. Between January and August 2017, an estimated 2,270 refugees and migrants died at sea in the central Mediterranean. It is estimated that many others died on their way across the desert and in detention centres.
Au rythme actuel, entre 2017 et 2030, 30 millions de nouveau-nés mourront dans les 28 premiers jours de leur vie.
NEW YORK/GENÈVE/WASHINGTON DC, le 19 octobre 2017 – Chaque jour en 2016, 15 000 enfants sont morts avant d’avoir atteint leur cinquième anniversaire, dont 46 % au cours des 28 premiers jours de leur vie, soit 7 000 nouveau-nés, selon un nouveau rapport des Nations Unies.
7,000 newborns die every day, despite steady decrease in under-five mortality, new report says
At current trends, 30 million newborns will die within first 28 days of life between 2017 and 2030
NEW YORK/GENEVA/WASHINGTON DC, 19 October 2017 – Every day in 2016, 15,000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46 per cent of them – or 7,000 babies – died in the first 28 days of life, according to a new UN report.
UNHCR in 2017 – by the numbers
As of September 2017, UNHCR’s budget is at an historic high of $7.763 billion, which is currently 46% funded
This growth is concurrent with the unabated levels of global displacement, with 67.7 million people of concern to UNHCR worldwide.
The funding gap is widening, now standing at 54%. Based on indications received from donors and analysis of funding trends, UNHCR estimates the gap may reduce to 47% by year’s end.
By Evelyne Karanja
Nairobi, Kenya, 18 October 2017 - The African Union has announced plans to increase the number of member States with national disaster loss data bases and to put a training programme in place in preparation for the roll-out next year of the Sendai Monitor, the UNISDR-backed mechanism for measuring progress in reducing disaster losses.
Severe drought and food insecurity continues across the country with around 6.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance according to monitoring agencies.
Projected outcomes of Deyr rainfall and warmer temperatures could increase displacements and vulnerability of displaced persons.
Working with Partners
As part of the UN integrated mission to Somalia, UNHCR maintains close collaboration with UN agencies, national and international NGOs.
Maize grain as usual was the most traded commodity in the region followed by dry beans, rice and then sorghum. See Figure 1.
Staple commodity prices especially for maize are expected to remain above last year and five year average prices despite near average harvest in the region with spatial pockets of deficit within and between countries because carryover stocks are low, tightening supplies available for trade.
Sustained assistance needed in Somalia, Ethiopia where below-average Deyr rains are forecast
For many of us living in the western hemisphere, the past 10 weeks or so have been a blur of nonstop natural disasters. Ten Atlantic hurricanes, two major earthquakes in Mexico and one of the worst wildfire seasons in U.S. history have dominated news cycles and taken up a disproportionate share of organizational activity and donor public focus.
Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 25,556 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 22 countries in Europe, only 11% less than the total for 2016 and already 130% more than the average rate of 11,100 submissions per year during the last decade.
79.8 M required for 2017
45.4 M contributions received, representing 57% of requirements
34.4 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation
All figures are displayed in USD