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04 Jun 2019 description

Dhobley, 4 June 2019 – Kenyan soldiers serving in Somalia yesterday distributed food and medicine to internally displaced persons in Dhobley as part of the Eid ul-Fitr celebrations following the end of Ramadan.

The donation, comprising a variety of food items and medicine, was part of Zakat al-Fitr, a charitable offering given to the poor at the end of the holy month of Ramadan to ensure the less fortunate also enjoy Eid festivities.

04 Jun 2019 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Ninety-six people were yesterday relocated to safety from the Zintan detention centre in Libya’s Tripoli to a Gathering and Departure Facility. The group were from Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia, and included two newborn babies.

04 Jun 2019 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Ahead of World Environment Day tomorrow, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for urgent additional support to help people affected and displaced by drought in Somalia.

04 Jun 2019 description

Field reports indicate moderate to heavy rainfall continued in late May

04 Jun 2019 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13828
31 MAY 2019
8537TH MEETING (AM)

Ground Conditions Must Be Fully Assessed before Any Drawdown of Peacekeeping Personnel, Somalia’s Representative Insists

Renewing its authorization of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for one year ahead of national elections in 2020, the Security Council decided to maintain deployment and reduce uniformed personnel by 1,000 in line with the existing plan to gradually transfer such responsibilities to Somali security forces.

04 Jun 2019 description

In many parts of the world, wide-ranging atrocities and other human rights abuses continue to threaten populations, especially those belonging to minority groups and indigenous peoples. As the reach of social media grows ever more pervasive globally, so too does its impact in contexts where genocide, mass killing, or systematic violent repression have occurred or there is a risk of such things taking place. The country situations at the top of the 2019 Peoples under Threat index illustrate how, in case after case, social media is playing a major role in encouraging the killing.

04 Jun 2019 description

Major developments for the week of May 26th include assassinations of government figures carried out by al Shabaab in Somalia, a large IS-Boko Haram attack against an IDP convoy in Nigeria, several Allied Democratic Forces attacks against military positions in North Kivu, continued Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM) and/or Islamic State attacks against civilian areas in Burkina Faso, and ongoing election protests in Algeria.

03 Jun 2019 description

Objective:

  • To support farming households in restoring, diversifying and enhancing their food production

Key partners:

Somalia Resilience Program (SomRep) Consortium members: Danish Refugee Council, Cooperazione Internazionale and Action Against Hunger

Beneficiaries reached:

  • 2 600 rural households (15 600 people)

Activities implemented:

03 Jun 2019 description

Objective:

To address the immediate food needs of vulnerable households through cash-based transfers, including cash-for-work (CFW), unconditional cash transfers (UCTs) and cash+, to increase household food security and enhance livelihood recovery.

Key partners:

  • 65 national non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Beneficiaries reached:

  • 159 395 rural households in 17 regions, 60 districts and 496 villages throughout Somalia

Activities implemented:

03 Jun 2019 description
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Somali version

HIGHLIGHTS

  • $710m needed for drought response.

  • Averting the impact of drought on public health.

  • Somalia continues to intensify efforts to stop spread of polio.

  • Interview with UN WFP Country Director and Representative.

  • Comparison of funding levels 2017-2019.

$710m needed for drought response

03 Jun 2019 description

Seventeen members of the armed forces of Somaliland and Puntland who were captured in the armed conflict that broke out in May 2018 were released and returned home today with the help of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Watch video: Somaliland/Puntland: 17 detainees released and returned home
(Our colleague Kevin Ngang Che speaks about our role in today’s return of 17 members of Somaliland and Puntland armed forces who were captured during armed conflict in May 2018)

03 Jun 2019 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

03 Jun 2019 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

03 Jun 2019 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

03 Jun 2019 description

Rainfall performance improves, but Emergency (IPC Phase 4) still expected in many pastoral areas

Key Messages

03 Jun 2019 description

Situation Update

  • In 2019, Somalia confirmed two children have been affected by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2)*.

  • There is a stool sample from one additional child from Bosaso undergoing further testing.