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19 Feb 2018 description
report Oxfam

The Horn and East Africa region has been affected by yet another drought with hardly any reprieve from the 2016 El Nino induced crisis. By end of March 2017 the UN estimated that 22.9 million people in the greater Horn were food insecure, a figure expected to rise as the crisis worsens. The number of people affected in the three countries is 8.5 million people in Ethiopia, 3.2 million in Somalia and 3.4 million in Kenya.

18 Feb 2018 description
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Somali version

Garowe, 18 February 2018 – The top United Nations humanitarian official in Somalia has commended the drought relief and recovery efforts of the authorities in the northern state of Puntland, while cautioning that the current humanitarian crisis was far from over.

16 Feb 2018 description

13th February 2018, Mombasa, Kenya: The period between March and May (MAM) constitute an important rainfall season over the equatorial parts of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region. The prediction of MAM 2018 season indicates increased likelihood of near normal to enhanced rainfall over much of the Greater Horn of Africa. However, near normal to depressed rainfall is likely to occur over much of Somalia, southeastern Ethiopia and eastern Kenya.

16 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

SITUATION HIGHLIGHTS

5.4 million people in need of humanitarian and protection services

4 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance

4.4 million people in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services

1.2 million children under-5 projected to be malnourished in 2018

1 Million+ people displaced due to drought and conflict in 2017

2.4 Million children require education support

5.7 Million people require health support

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

15 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • According to the FSNAU-FEWSNET 2017 Post Deyr findings, despite a limited improvement in food security and nutrition, the situation remains fragile, with 5.4 million people in need of urgent assistance, including an estimated 2.8 million children.

  • During the reporting period, UNICEF reached 65,598 IDPs in Banadir, Buuhoodle and Nugaal regions through temporary access to water supply by water trucking, voucher and chlorination.

15 Feb 2018 description

Normal to below normal rains expected in most parts of Somalia during the Gu 2018 season

15 Feb 2018 description

Baidoa, 14 February 2018 – AMISOM Police is conducting a 10-day training course on security and criminal investigation for South West Police Force in Baidoa.

Twenty officers, 16 male and 4 female, drawn from different parts of South West state are attending the training, whose objective is to strengthen the force’s capability to investigate crimes and prosecute suspects.

15 Feb 2018 description

Nairobi, 15 February 2018- Sometimes, the choices migrants make is dependent on the information, or lack of it, that is available to them. Being informed in a timely and accessible manner remains vital if migrants are to make the right or informed decisions. To ensure this, IOM, the UN Migration Agency has rolled out a mobile app called MigApp to empower migrants in East and Horn of Africa.

14 Feb 2018 description

Mogadishu – Shamsa Abdullahi Bybook was a young nurse in her twenties when she fled the mounting chaos and tensions of Mogadishu in 1989 to start a new life in the United Kingdom. She became an experienced midwife at a North London hospital with a master’s degree from Middlesex University and raised a family.

But she never forgot Somalia. On her periodic visits to her homeland, the mother of six was appalled by the poor medical facilities available to young pregnant women and the numbers who died during childbirth.

14 Feb 2018 description
report European Union

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) ship MV Esbjerg safely arrived in Mogadishu on 11th February 2018 under the protection of EU Naval Force’s Lithuanian Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD).

14 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • Number of new arrivals 1,050 persons arrived from Yemen

  • New enrolments 227 students enrolled in school

  • Subsistence allowance 1,492 Yemeni refugee households (3,180 persons) received subsistence allowance

  • Access to heath 597 persons provided with health care assistance

  • Community-based projects 313 beneficiaries of community-based projects

Update on achievements

New arrivals

13 Feb 2018 description

Mogadishu, 13 February 2018 - A delegation from the African Union Peace Support Operations Division (PSOD) is in Somalia to assess peacekeeping activities as the transfer of responsibilities from AMISOM to Somali national security forces begin to take shape.

During its four-day stay in Somalia, the 10-man delegation will hold discussions with top officials from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS), the Federal Government of Somalia and Ambassadors of Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs).

13 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

By Mohamed Olad Hassan

Two children were killed and two were seriously wounded Monday after ordnance detonated in a central Somali village, witnesses said.

Two boys, ages 14 and 9, died "when an explosive device [that] one of them was playing with exploded in an open field near their home," Abdi Jama, the boys' uncle, told VOA's Somali Service. He said two girls – one a 4-year-old, the other 18 months – were seriously injured.

13 Feb 2018 description

Mogadishu - The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and United States welcomed the decisions taken at the meeting of Somalia’s National Security Council (NSC) from 6-10 February 2018.

12 Feb 2018 description
report Qatar Charity

QC Launches Early Recovery Programs in Somalia

QC Rehabilitates Natural Disasters Victims in Somalia

12 Feb 2018 description

Baligubadle, Somaliland, 25 January 2018. A new earth dam, constructed with the support of UNDP, in the Baligubadle area of Somaliland, will bring safe water to an estimated 10,000 people in the region, including nomadic pastoralists who often travel long distances in search of water for their families and livestock.