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03 Oct 2018 description

OVERVIEW

MIGRANT BASELINE

The 21th round of data collection took place in July and August 2018. During this round a revised version of the data collection methodology was used to capture additional information on the needs and challenges migrants are facing.

DTM identified there to be at least 669,176 migrants in Libya. Migrants were identified in all baladiyas, within 554 communities and originated from more than 41 countries.

03 Oct 2018 description

From the editors

In her Foreword to this issue of FMR, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, poses the question: Where do we go from here?

03 Oct 2018 description

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has begun distributing seeds, animal vaccinations and farming tools to victims of the March–May rains in Kenya that resulted in severe floods. Gabriel Rugalema, FAO Representative in Kenya, said that about USD 500,000 worth of agricultural contributions will be distributed to Kilifi, Tana River and Turkana counties.

03 Oct 2018 description

Introduction

Somalia has suffered extreme weather conditions (such as drought and floods) and conflict for decades. As a result, 2.6 million Somalis are internally displaced and 5 million are in need of food. In 2018, the EU has allocated €89 million to help those most in need. The delivery of cash assistance has proved to be an effective and dignified way of providing assistance to vulnerable people.

What are the needs?

03 Oct 2018 description

Overview

The Early Warning Early Action initiative has been developed with the understanding that disaster losses and emergency response costs can be drastically reduced by using early warning analysis to act before a crisis escalates into an emergency. Early actions strengthen the resilience of at-risk populations, mitigate the impact of disasters and help communities, governments and national and international humanitarian agencies to respond more effectively and efficiently.

José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General

02 Oct 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • Over the reporting period, a total of 176 persons of new entries went through the Kismayo checkpoints.
    The figure shows a slightly higher as compared with last week. On the same note a total of 15 exits were recorded that left the IDP camps.

  • Majority of the new arrivals (67%), cited the reasons for displacement into the IDP sites as insecurity while (33%) reported to be seeking food.

02 Oct 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • Over the reporting period, a slightly lower number of total 125 entries recorded compared to last week. 26 exits were recorded which is slightly lower compared to last week.

  • Majority of the new arrivals said that their reason for displacement into the IDP sites was due to shortage of food (27%). In addition, 7% cited Insecurity, 5% cited uncomfortable living condition, 5% wanted to join their family and few others as their reason for displacement.

02 Oct 2018 description

Key Messages:

• This reporting week, a total of 143 entries and 36 exits recorded at the MTT checkpoints in Baidoa. The exits reported were the lowest since March this year similarly, the entries reported also slightly went down since the first week of Aug 2018.

• The major pull factor for displacement into the IDP sites as follows: Shortage of food (58%), insecurity (22%), uncomfortable living conditions (8%), joining the rest of the family (7%), seek healthcare facilities (5%).

02 Oct 2018 description

There were several key developments in Africa during the week of September 23rd.

02 Oct 2018 description

ISIOLO, Kenya – The Government of Kenya formally took over today from the United Nations World Food Programme responsibility for providing lunches to 1.6 million school children in arid and semi-arid areas of the country.

Since the 1980s, school meals in Kenya have been the joint responsibility of WFP and the Ministry of Education.

01 Oct 2018 description

Abstract

A rapid review of the literature has found a selection of innovative WASH options available for situations of severe population overcrowding and limited spaces. Case study information was collated from African, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Caribbean countries. As requested, a number of experts were consulted for their opinion where there was a lack of project evaluations or grey literature.

01 Oct 2018 description

As of 30 June 2018, the total number of South Sudanese refugees in Kenya is 114,492. At the end of June 2018, 94 percent of the South Sudanese refugees in Kenya resided in Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei Settlement, with a smaller precentage in Dadaab as well as urban areas such as Nairobi, Nakuru, Kitale and other areas. Refugees crossed to Kenya through the Nadapal Border in Turkana County, where Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei Settlement are situated. Out of the 58.2 percent of South Sudanese refugees in Kakuma, 88,309 are women and children with heightened protection risks.

01 Oct 2018 description

The ongoing conflict and violence in South Sudan in the first half of 2018 further contributed to the continued internal displacement and outflow of refugees, further exacerbating the humanitarian situation.

01 Oct 2018 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.

29 Sep 2018 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.