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08 Jan 2018 description


22.2 million people in need

2,014,026 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

89 per cent of IDPs displaced for more than a year

956,076 IDP returnees

1,015,375 recipients of CRIs since March 2015

280,539 refugees and asylum seekers


USD 114.6 M requested in 2017

Operational Update

08 Jan 2018 description

Over the past few years, Somaliland districts have become host to households and individuals that have been displaced as a result of conflict, insecurity or drought from all over Somaliland. Hargeysa, Laas Caanood and Borama has the highest number of IDPs, and Stadium site is the largest site in terms of population with over 34,000 IDPs, followed by Statehouse and Erigavo with over 25,000 IDPs each. While over half of all sites were established more than a year ago, there is a sizeable number of sites established between 1-9 months ago .

08 Jan 2018 description

Current major event

Health threats reported in 2017

In 2017, a variety of emerging and reemerging infectious disease threats were reported in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). Most of the threats began in 2016, including chikungunya in Pakistan, or were already endemic in the country, for example, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Afghanistan. However, new threats, such as diphtheria in Yemen, have also been observed this year.

Editorial note

08 Jan 2018 description

Mogadishu – Once, in the 1960s and 70s, it was known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean.” That was before decades of armed conflict and instability drove visitors away from Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, leaving a once-thriving tourism a distant memory.

07 Jan 2018 description

Mogadishu, Somalia, 7 January 2018 -- The Ministry of Health of the Federal Government of Somalia, in partnership with WHO and UNICEF, has today concluded a five-day national measles campaign, targeting 1 million children aged 6 months to 10 years in Puntland, and 4.2 million across the country.

In 2017, amidst a drought emergency, a total of 23,002 suspected measles cases were reported, which is alarmingly high compared to previous years. Among these cases, 83 per cent were children under 10 years of age.

07 Jan 2018 description


L’Asie centrale et le Moyen-Orient seront au nombre des priorités du programme de travail du Conseil de sécurité au mois de janvier, a indiqué, cet après-midi, le Représentant permanent du Kazakhstan auprès des Nations Unies, M. Kairat Umarov, dont le pays assume « pour la première fois » la présidence mensuelle de l’organe chargé du maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales.

06 Jan 2018 description

Ethiopia through the Administration for Refugee and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) is working to improve the provision of education to refugees sheltering in camps in the country.

Through the activities carried out so far gross enrolment rate in primary education for refugees has reached 70.5 percent in 2017, according to ARRA.

Currently, some 177,745 refugees are enrolled in primary, secondary, pre-school, and alternative education in refugee camps in various parts of the country.

05 Jan 2018 description

Aden – During the final days of 2017, IOM, the UN Migration Agency succeeded in completing two movements of stranded Somalis and Ethiopians out of Yemen, despite immense security challenges and difficult sea conditions. Two boats were deployed, one headed to Aden to evacuate Somali refugees, while the other went to Hudaydah to evacuate Ethiopians, who were considered especially vulnerable due to the dangers of rising violence near that port city.

05 Jan 2018 description
report Trócaire

Having teetered on the brink of famine throughout much of 2017, rain over the final three months of the year was expected to bring much-needed relief to millions of people in Somalia. Unfortunately, the October-December rains failed to arrive. What was supposed to be three months of rainfall amounted to little more than three weeks of on-and-off showers.

That was the fourth consecutive rainy season to have failed, leaving millions of people facing into 2018 with no end in sight for their suffering.

05 Jan 2018 description

In September 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. UN Member States committed to strengthening and enhancing mechanisms to protect refugees and migrants and to move towards a more effective system of responsibility sharing in the international refugee response. States committed to working towards the adoption of a Global Compact on Refugees in 2018, to consist of a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and a Programme of Action for implementation.

04 Jan 2018 description

From responding to Hurricane Maria to announcing a unique way to fund our efforts to reduce maternal and newborn deaths, USAID was busy in 2017 ensuring its assistance to developing countries would have the greatest impact possible.

Check out USAID's list of 10 stories from last year that highlight just a few examples that demonstrate aid works.

See the photostory here

04 Jan 2018 description

- A total of 106 new cases of AWD were reported in week 51 compared to 114 cases in week 50 in Beletweyn district.
- The new AWD cases were reported from Belet-Weyne district of Hiraan region.
- 1 new death has been reported from Belet-weyn district.
- A cumulative total of 60,917 cases and 821 deaths have been reported in 52 districts of 16 regions of South central and Puntland since January 2017.
- The number of AWD/Cholera cases and deaths in inaccessible areas are 4 times the number of cases and deaths in areas that are accessible.

04 Jan 2018 description

Situation Générale en décembre 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-février 2018

04 Jan 2018 description


The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

04 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 3.96 million

Total children (<18) in need: 1.8 million

Total people to be reached: 1.6 million

Total children to be reached: 1.1 million

04 Jan 2018 description

Drought continues in Southern Africa, while Tropical Cyclone Ava may bring heavy rainfall to Madagascar

  1. An early end to seasonal rainfall has caused a drought in eastern Kenya and southern Somalia. Seasonal moisture deficits have strengthened across several bimodal areas of Tanzania during December.

  2. While east-central South Africa has benefited aboveaverage rain since late November, northern and westcentral areas of the country report moderate to large moisture deficits over the past 30 days.

03 Jan 2018 description
report EastAfrican

By Fred Oluoch

Aden Abdiraman Warsama, a Somali refugee who has been living at the Dadaab camp in Garissa County in northeastern Kenya since 2008, is optimistic about returning home.

We met him on December 19 at the county airstrip with his wife and three children waiting to be flown to the port city of Kismayu under a voluntary repatriation programme.

The media had accompanied the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi to the Dadaab refugee complex. Mr Warsama was among some 20 families and 80 individuals being airlifted to Somalia.

03 Jan 2018 description
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General Situation during December 2017 Forecast until mid-February 2018

02 Jan 2018 description

Global Overview DECEMBER 2017