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25 Sep 2017 description

Response to Corporate Emergencies
January - June 2017

Level 3 Emergency

South Sudan

WFP continues to provide vital humanitarian assistance to hard-to-reach locations across South Sudan. WFP conducted 1,314 airdrops delivering 36,263 mt of humanitarian cargo.


25 Sep 2017 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia deteriorated in 2016 due to protracted conflict and prolonged drought conditions in most parts of the country. By end-2016, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance had reached 5 million people, a 28 per cent increase from the 3.9 million reported in February.

25 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

During September EU NAVFOR’s Serbian Marines have been embarked on the World Food Programme (WFP) MV Esbjerg, to protect it from pirate attack as it sails along the Somali coast.

This highly capable team is known as an Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD) by EU NAVFOR. They are on a current deployment to Operation Atalanta protecting vital food aid between the ports of Djibouti, Mogadishu, and Mombasa. During their deployment, the Serbian marines are helping to deliver over 10,000 tonnes of food relief to the people of Somalia aboard WFP MV Esbjerg.

25 Sep 2017 description

Palm dates, goat meat, milk powder, biscuits, sugar and tea have been distributed to 5,600 detainees in 26 places of detention in Somalia to help them observe the month of Ramadan.

The holy month of Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide, who typically fast during the day. It’s a month to remember the less privileged in the society and extend acts of kindness to them. For the ICRC the gesture is symbolic and is meant to ensure detainees are not forgotten during this important period in the Islamic calendar.

25 Sep 2017 description

A deadly epidemic disease that slows livestock weight gain, reduces milk and meat production, and causes infertility and abortion has infested South central Somalia.

The tsetse fly lives along the rivers Shabelle and Juba where it thrives in the region’s trees, bushes and high humidity. The fly is a carrier of trypanosomiasis disease, which has a devastating impact on the region’s livestock and economy.

25 Sep 2017 description

Trace the Face – an online photo directory helping migrants who reached Europe to restore contact with their loved ones in their country of origin – is now available in Somali language, making it easier for both migrants and their families in Somalia to search for and reconnect with each other, often after years of separation.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Monaco Red Cross

The Monaco Red Cross is launching an appeal for solidarity to help curb one of the widest food crises which is currently rife in Africa

25 Sep 2017 description

Humanitarian Radio Partners with UNICEF to educate & engage community on breastfeeding

A radio station in South Sudan is broadcasting radio dramas, spot messages, short stories, Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and songs aimed at raising awareness of proper breastfeeding.

25 Sep 2017 description

Key Messages

  • Following the trend of the past few months, new IDP entries to Baidoa exceeded the numbers of those exiting. Specifically, this week witnessed 542 new arrivals and 174 exits at the three checkpoints. This number of new arrivals was among the lowest recorded in a single week since June.

25 Sep 2017 description

IOM Somalia DTM rolled-out its Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) during the 5th round of data collection in May 2017. The ETT covered 1,548 IDP sites/IDP populated places in 26 districts of Somalia. The tool aims to increase understanding of displacement situations and produce a geo-referenced “Master-List” of IDP sites. Further, the dataset collected through this tool provides analyses on the number of displaced persons (individuals, households), available services and priority needs at the regional, district and site level.

25 Sep 2017 description

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia Michael Keating has noted the recent introduction of legislation in Somalia’s Federal Parliament that would amend the country’s 2016 media law.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

Beneficiary reach counting methodology

Save the Children’s methodology and process for beneficiary counting of children and adults reached is in line with Save the Children international definition of people reached directly (i.e. those individuals that receive inputs, participate in activities or access services provided by Save the Children, its partners or individuals/institutions to whom Save the Children or its partners have provided sustained support)

24 Sep 2017 description

The first camp in Dadaab was established in 1991. There are 4 camps in Dadaab: Hagadera,
Dagahaley, Ifo and Ifo.

Since December 2014, Somali refugees who decide to voluntarily return to their home country, receive UNHCR support in Kenya and Somalia.

A total of 4,949 non-Somalis refugees were relocated to Kakuma. The relocation is currently suspended due to the limited absorption capacity and services in Kalobeyei.

Voluntary Repatriation

24 Sep 2017 description


New internal displacements in Somalia reaching 58,000 were monitored by the UNHCR-led Protection & Return Monitoring Network (PRMN) during August 2017 down from 130,000 in July. Displacements where drought was identified as the primary driver at 34,000 showed a significant decline compared to July (68,000) and represents the lowest monthly figure yearto-date.

24 Sep 2017 description


Page 1 Providing lifesaving assistance to persons displaced by drought

Page 2 Protection and Return Monitoring Network

Page 3 Almost one million persons forced to flee their homes

Page 4 Awareness raising on prevention of gender-based violence Page 4 Emergency shelters protect families

Since November 2016, Somalia faces severe drought, forcing almost one million persons to flee from their homes.

24 Sep 2017 description

In August, UNHCR recorded 349 new arrivals (259 Somalis, 80 Yemenis and 10 Ethiopians) from Yemen. ■ In 2017, 3,777 new arrivals reached Somalia, including 3,147 Somalis, 600 Yemenis and 30 third country nationals. ■ Since the beginning of the conflict in Yemen, 38,537 individuals arrived to Somalia, including 32,622 Somalis, 5,572 Yemenis and 343 third country nationals.