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14 Dec 2018 description

by Annie Rubin

Humanitarian aid organizations, while providing lifesaving assistance, must also navigate the web of ethical and logistical challenges inherent to conflict-affected environments. It is often required, for example, that humanitarian actors be escorted within a country by parties to a conflict. Talking with armed groups—especially terrorist groups—even in the context of helping civilians, can be perceived as legitimizing them. Furthermore, it is not always clear whether resources that organizations provide are reaching those they are intended for.

14 Dec 2018 description

As UNHCR works to enhance registration data, the monthly population update has been frozen as of 31 August 2018, pending completion of the ongoing Level 3 registration

Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 905,831 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 August 2018.

Over 205,000 refugees, representing 24.7% of the total refugee population in Ethiopia, have gone through the comprehensive (L3) registration.

14 Dec 2018 description

UNHCR Senior Officials, including the Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, visited a site for internally displaced people (IDPs) in South Ethiopia. 2.4 million Ethiopians are currently believed to be IDPs.

Betty G, UNHCR High Profile Supporter and Ethiopian Singer, advocates for refugees’ rights, with a focus on women refugees, after visit to the Aysaita Refugee Camp in Afar As UNHCR works to enhance registration data, the monthly population of concern figures have been frozen as of 31 August 2018, to facilitate the completion of the ongoing Level 3 Registration.

14 Dec 2018 description


The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

14 Dec 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide

By Clare Ahern

In Somalia, more than two and a half decades of armed conflict has had a devastating impact on innocent civilians. There are now more than 870,000 Somalis registered as refugees in nearby countries, and over 2.1 million people are displaced within the country itself. Insecurity has meant that aid agencies have often struggled to reach the most vulnerable communities.

13 Dec 2018 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 12 December 2018

The European Commission has adopted eleven new programmes for the Horn of Africa under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

13 Dec 2018 description

12 December 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 32 new suspected cases of cholera (last week: 18 cases), with no deaths, for epidemiological week 48 (26 November to 2 December) of 2018. Of these new cases, 38% (12) are females while 69% (22) are children below five years of age. The cumulative total of cases is 6637, including 45 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%), since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.

13 Dec 2018 description

by the Climate Centre at COP 24 in Katowice

New research published on Monday, as the second week of UN climate talks in Poland got underway, shows “clear ties between today’s extremes and human causes” in both the developed and developing world.

13 Dec 2018 description

Mogadishu, 12 December 2018 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic, via the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation – Mogadishu Office, is making a contribution of 3 million Euros towards the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Country Programme for Somalia for 2018 to 2020.

13 Dec 2018 description


Today, the humanitarian system is under unprecedented strain. Whether due to natural or human-induced crises, the disasters unfolding across the world are not only more frequent, they are also more complex.

The international humanitarian community is increasingly faced with the need to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters and crises that are characterized by a combination of multiple and compounding vulnerabilities.

13 Dec 2018 description

30 November 2018, Mogadishu. Somali civil society women’s groups have joined the global campaign for 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV), with a panel discussion on how Somali women and girls experience violence in the home and in society.

The panel was hosted by a group of civil society organizations working on women’s and children’s rights, with panelists from the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development, the Somali National Women’s Organisation, and the GBV section of the Office of the Attorney General.

13 Dec 2018 description

Protracted conflict and below-average rainfall likely to drive increased acute food insecurity

Key Messages

13 Dec 2018 description


World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global- and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.

12 Dec 2018 description

The UN Refugee Agency has been working in Ukraine since 1994 and established a country office the following year. A host country agreement was signed in September 1996.

Ukraine acceded to the 1951 Convention relating to the status of refugees and the 1967 Protocol in 2002. A 2011 law regulates the treatment of refugees and other persons of concern in Ukraine.

In 2013, Ukraine acceded to the two UN Conventions relating to the status of stateless persons (1954) and on the reduction of statelessness (1961).


12 Dec 2018 description

Situation Update

  • No new cases of cVDPV type 2 or type 3 have been reported from Somalia this week. The total number of cases remains 12: five cVDPV2 cases, six cVDPV3 cases, and one case with cVDPV2 and cVDPV3 co-infection.

  • No new environmental positive samples have been reported this week. The total number of cVDPV environmental isolates for 2018 to date is 31: 19 isolates of cVDPV2, 12 isolates of cVDPV3.

12 Dec 2018 description

Situation update

  • No new human cases reported from Somalia this week. The total number of cases remains 12: five cVDPV2 cases, six cVDPV3 cases, and one case with cVDPV2 and cVDPV3 co-infection.

  • One new environmental cVDPV2 isolate was reported this week from the 21 October environmental site in Mogadishu. Date of collection was 11 October 2018. This brings the total number of positive environmental isolates for both cVDPV2 and cVDPV3 in Somalia this year to 32.

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December 12th, 2018 ― Doha: As part of Qatar's National Day 2018 celebrations, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is planning to launch four medical convoys to Bangladesh, Jordan, Somalia, and Sudan.

Overall, the convoys will treat up to 1,040 patients, at a total cost of $286,500 (more than QR 1 million). They are co-implemented by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Sidra Medicine, and the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH).

12 Dec 2018 description


• There was a decrease in the number of AWD/Cholera cases reported from 27 in week 46 to 18 in week 47.

• No new death was reported in week 47.

• A cumulative total of 6,605 cases including 45 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The cholera outbreak has been contained in 4 regions, however active transmission is still reported in Banadir region

• A total of 2101 people aged 1 year and above received 1st dose of OCV in 4 IDPs in Banadir and Afgoye