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18 Oct 2018 description
  • World Polio Day is coming up on 24 October: join partners around the world in making this year’s World Polio Day a success.
  • Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: Afghanistan – one wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case and five WPV1-positive environmental samples; Pakistan – two WPV1-positive environmental samples; Niger – three circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases; Somalia – one cVDPV type 3 case; and, Papua New Guinea – three cVDPV type 1 cases. See country-specific sections below for further details.
18 Oct 2018 description

In Somalia, primary school enrollment ratio is among world’s lowest. A stunning 70 per cent school-age children are out of school. That is 3 million of 4.4 million children. The numbers are grimmer in rural areas or IDPs settlements, where only 17 per cent of children are enrolled in primary schools. According to the Somalia Education cluster, education gaps and needs are largely a consequence of lack of adequate learning facilities, teachers, basic emergency teaching and learning materials, but also insecurity, lack of food and water and limited sanitation facilities.

18 Oct 2018 description
report World Bank

On October 13, during the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres opened a high-level panel discussion highlighting the Famine Action Mechanism, a new global mechanism dedicated to preventing future famines.

According to Guterres, while efforts to reduce overall poverty are working, the risk of famine continues to threaten more people.

18 Oct 2018 description

As delivered

Good afternoon everybody. I am really thrilled to be here.
Let me start by saying a very happy 50th birthday Concern Worldwide and congratulations.
Thank you, it is a pleasure to be here with you today to celebrate Concern Worldwide’s 50th anniversary.

And it does bear repeating, as Ciarán (Ciarán Cannon, Ireland’s Minister for the Diaspora and International Development) said, you started as a result of the famine in Biafra in 1968.

18 Oct 2018 description


SoSh (Somali shilling)-using areas: Compared to one month ago, consumer Price Index (CPI) remained relatively stable in September 2018. CPI declined (by 1-16%) annually due to decreases in cereal prices.

SISh (Somaliland shilling)-using areas: The CPI declined mildly (3-4%) compared to both last month and a year ago.

18 Oct 2018 description

Thus far, 2018 has been historic in many ways. Eritrea and Ethiopia signed a landmark declaration of peace and friendship on 9 July, casting aside decades of hostility in a matter of weeks. The announcement of the end to the state of war was met by widespread jubilation in both countries, and was matched by concrete acts of rapprochement, which included reopening telephone and air links as well as the Eritrean embassy in Ethiopia.

18 Oct 2018 description

Migration Resource & Response Centers (MRRCs) are situated along key migration routes, where they fill critical gaps by providing direct assistance, including food and temporary shelter, medical assistance and service referrals to migrants. Working collaboratively, MRRCs bring together key partners to facilitate the identification of migrants in vulnerable situations, and ensure that they receive appropriate, immediate and longer-term support. The services provided by each MRRC vary based on location and needs.

18 Oct 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of aid. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Security Incidents and Access Constraints



18 Oct 2018 description

Mogadishu, 17 October 2018 – Somalia is in the process of developing a national communication strategy, to stem the tide in radicalization and violent extremism in the Horn of Africa country.

The process of developing the strategy is being spearheaded by the Office of the Prime Minister and is expected to be completed this October.

18 Oct 2018 description

*12,162 Afghan registered refugees (PoR cardholders) repatriated to Afghanistan from 1 March – 30 September 2018.

*19,560 Afghan refugee births registered from 1 January – 30 September 2018.

**83,328 IDP individuals (13,888 families) returned to their areas of origin in Pakistan since 1 January 2018.

Working with Partners

18 Oct 2018 description

18 October 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 23 new cases of cholera including one death for week 40 (1 to 7 October) of 2018. Since week 28, there has been a significant downward trend in the number of new cholera cases reported weekly. The cumulative total is 6464 cases and 43 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.

18 Oct 2018 description

The African Development Bank recently convened a meeting of experts and stakeholders in the agricultural sector to design integrated pest and disease management mechanisms for controlling the spread of the Fall Army Worm in East Africa.

The Fall Army Worm or Spodoptera frugiperda is an invasive insect threatening food supplies and incomes of millions of African smallholder farmers. The multi-stakeholder, regional action plans to stop the menace of the worm in Africa falls under the Bank’s Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT) agenda.

17 Oct 2018 description

In September, a total of 26,212 movements were observed at Flow Monitoring Points. This represents a significant decrease in comparison with August when 34,219 movements were observed; this decrease is attributed to the closure of five FMPs due to budgetary constraints as well as the decrease of movements in Bossasso and, to a lesser extent, Buuhoodle. The great majority of flows identified (68%) were incoming against 32% outgoing, reaching levels comparable to July 2018.

17 Oct 2018 description


SO1: Contribute to the protection of newly displaced people and those affected by natural hazards. (NFIs, ESKs)

SO2: Improve the living conditions of the protracted internally displaced persons (Transitional shelters, NFIs)

SO3: Facilitate access to durable solutions for IDPs that are willing to locally integrate or return (Permanent shelters)