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31 Dec 2014 description
  • Heavy rains brought needed moisture to dry areas in eastern southern Africa.
  • Moderate to heavy rains were observed around Lake Victoria in Uganda and Kenya.
31 Dec 2014 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The 2014 Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) funding strategy prioritized lifesaving interventions with limited engagements in livelihood support. Despite significant needs across all sectors, the humanitarian response in Ethiopia remained underfunded given more high-profile emergencies around the world during the year. As a result, the national Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) was only 58 per cent funded at the end of the year.

31 Dec 2014 description

The aim of this project is to ascertain how businesses and governments in eight global cities are contributing towards the integration of migrant and refugee populations, either through specialized outreach programmes, the provision of services or targeted funding of nongovernmental organizations, and to what extent these contributions can be deepened or expanded. Perhaps a more important goal is to determine whether and how business and cities are currently working together to create opportunities for migrants and refugees and deepen their integration into society.

31 Dec 2014 description

The aim of this project is to ascertain how businesses and governments in eight global cities are contributing towards the integration of migrant and refugee populations, either through specialized outreach programmes, the provision of services or targeted funding of nongovernmental organizations, and to what extent these contributions can be deepened or expanded. Perhaps a more important goal is to determine whether and how business and cities are currently working together to create opportunities for migrants and refugees and deepen their integration into society.

31 Dec 2014 description

Key Messages

  • The percentage of households with poor or borderline food consumption has remained high over the months of November and December.
  • The food security situation of IDPs in Galkayo seems to be deteriorating as more than half of the people had to sell off assets or send a family member to beg in order to cope with the situation and meet their food needs.

Food Consumption and Dietary Diversity

31 Dec 2014 description

Map Description

This map displays the presence of FSC partners per region who have reported activities to the cluster through 2014

31 Dec 2014 description

2014 HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT

Deterioration of humanitarian situation in 2014

31 Dec 2014 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents

Africa

Central African Republic

10 December - An INGO vehicle was ambushed by armed men while transporting a patient to the hospital. The driver and the patient suffered serious stab wounds.

Somalia

3 December - A UN convoy was attacked by al Shabaab in Mogadishu.
At least three Somali security personnel were killed when a car bomb, targeting the convoy, exploded near the airport. CNN, Aljazeera, BBC Americas

Cuba

31 Dec 2014 description

Key Messages

  • In West Africa, markets were well supplied with staple foods in November as regional harvests progressed. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by the conflict in northeastern Nigeria. The Ebola outbreak has led to both official and voluntary restrictions on the movement of goods and people in affected Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, resulting in atypical market trends in some areas.

31 Dec 2014 description

Overview

Working environment

  • The political and security situation in Djibouti is currently stable. However, the country has limited natural resources and is struggling to recover from six consecutive years of drought. These challenges have had a negative socio-economic impact on the host community and the people of concern to UNHCR.

30 Dec 2014 description

The Puntland State of Somalia is making headway in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) as it intensifies efforts towards ending sexual violence, sexual assault and exploitation, female genital mutilation and early and forced marriages.

28 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

The 2013 Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy in Conflict-Affected Contexts (PBEA) programme Consolidated Annual Report draws from detailed reports prepared by UNICEF country and regional offices, as well as UNICEF section and partner reports.