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02 Oct 2018 description

The north eastern parts of the country recorded good rains over the last few days with some stations in southern parts of Togdheer and Sool regions recording over 50mm of rainfall. The rains are expected to continue spreading further in the coming weeks until the end of season in November.

02 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The ongoing verification of refugees in Uganda that started on 1 st March 2018, verified a total of 44,241 individuals last week bringing the total as of 28th September 2018 to 1,019,987. This represents 70.6% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered refugees. The highest daily output was 10,344 individuals verified in a single day last week.

On Wednesday 26th September, verification by OPM and UNHCR teams crossed the one million mark confirming this exercise as the largest undertaken in the region.

01 Oct 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Uganda hosts close to 1.3 million refugees, the majority coming from South Sudan. Others are fleeing from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Somalia, Burundi and several other countries. Salesian missionaries are providing pastoral, social development and educational initiatives to refugees living in the Palabek Refugee Settlement in northern Uganda.

01 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains critical due to ongoing impacts of drought, displacement and conflict. As per the FSNAUFEWSNET 2018 Post Gu findings, 4.6 million people are still in need of urgent assistance, including an estimated 2.5 million children. While food security is overall improving, the nutrition situation remains critical with more than 954,000 children under-5 expected to be malnourished over the coming twelve months, including 173,000 severely so.

01 Oct 2018 description

The obstacles preventing the deployment of the African Standby Force (ASF) is on the agenda of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) for October 2018. This is after an earlier meeting, planned for 19 September, was postponed. Indications are that an overhaul of the ASF concept will include some elements of the now almost defunct African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC), notably its flexibility.

01 Oct 2018 description

Response overview

Core Group in need: 2.6 million IDPs + refugee returnees, other civilians affected by armed conflict, violence, insecurity and disaster.

308,294 individuals reached through protection activities from January to June 2018 including: 65,372 girls / 118,599 women 61,210 boys / 63,113 men

US$ 98 million required / $US10.7 Million (10.9%) received

Protection in focus: Main trends

01 Oct 2018 description

Cash Assistance was distributed to 142,677 persons, of which 134,591 were Syrians, 6,256 were Iraqi and 1,830 were of other nationalities.

5,341 patients were received in Rukban clinic on the North East border, with 73 referrals to Jordanian hospitals.

Inauguration of new extension of the solar power plant funded by the IKEA Foundation in Azraq refugee camp

758,392 Refugees in Jordan as of 15 Sep 2018

83% Refugees living outside camps in urban areas

01 Oct 2018 description

As delivered

Madam Chair,

Distinguished Delegates,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am at the midpoint of my mandate.

I look back, and the state of the world does not look good.

In the last two and a half years, the principles and values of international cooperation have come under immense pressure.

Internal conflicts have escalated, fuelled by regional and global rivalries.

Crises have intensified, driven by poverty, exclusion and the growing impact of climate change.

01 Oct 2018 description

The overall food security situation in Somalia has improved due to above average Gu rainfall (April-June) and sustained humanitarian response. Similarly, the nutrition situation has marginally improved. Despite these improvements, high levels of vulnerability persists.

01 Oct 2018 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.

01 Oct 2018 description
report European Commission

Bruxelles

A convoy of the EU Training Mission in Somalia was hit today in Mogadishu. While no personnel of EUTM were injured, civilians in the vicinity of the attack are reportedto be among the casualties. This shows once again that Somali civilians pay the highest price from the terrorist threat in the country.

We express our condolences to the families of those affected at this difficult time. We also stand close to EUTM staff working for peace and security in Somalia.

30 Sep 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/12072

General Assembly Plenary
Seventy-third Session, 14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)

Speakers Also Cite Diplomatic Breakthroughs in Africa, Korean Peninsula

World leaders underscored the continuing threats of terrorism and cybersecurity while urging protection of valuable principles such as freedom of the press and peaceful electoral processes, as the General Assembly general debate entered its fifth day.

30 Sep 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/12072

Assemblée générale Plénière
Soixante-treizième session, 14e & 15e séances plénières, Matin, après-midi & soir

30 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

• A total of 325 (75%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemicprone diseases in the electronic early warning alert and response network (EWARN) system in week 39.

• A total of 6,306 alerts were received in week 39, 24 of these alerts were confirmed as true.

• New cholera alerts (29) where received in Banadir regions in selected IDPs and verification is under way. The cholera alerts in Mataban district of Hir-Shabelle state were false

Completeness of reporting

29 Sep 2018 description

Mogadishu, 28 September 2018 – The African Union’s deputy Special Representative for Somalia Mr. Simon Mulongo has underscored the important role Sierra Leone is playing, in support of peace operations in the African continent.

Mr. Mulongo was speaking in his office today, at a meeting with the visiting Sierra Leonean Police Director of Peace and Support Operations, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Gloria Tarawally.

29 Sep 2018 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.

29 Sep 2018 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.