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report Government of Italy

“I have arranged through the Italian Cooperation Service for the emergency funding of 300,000 euros to the Federation of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent (FICROSS) to at least partly alleviate the tragic consequences of the terrorist attack in Mogadishu a few days ago” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano.

18 Oct 2017 description

UNHCR in 2017 – by the numbers

As of September 2017, UNHCR’s budget is at an historic high of $7.763 billion, which is currently 46% funded

This growth is concurrent with the unabated levels of global displacement, with 67.7 million people of concern to UNHCR worldwide.

The funding gap is widening, now standing at 54%. Based on indications received from donors and analysis of funding trends, UNHCR estimates the gap may reduce to 47% by year’s end.

18 Oct 2017 description

Severe drought and food insecurity continues across the country with around 6.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance according to monitoring agencies.

Projected outcomes of Deyr rainfall and warmer temperatures could increase displacements and vulnerability of displaced persons.

Working with Partners

  • As part of the UN integrated mission to Somalia, UNHCR maintains close collaboration with UN agencies, national and international NGOs.

18 Oct 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 33 of Security Council resolution 2316 (2016), in which the Council requested an annual report on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia.

18 Oct 2017 description

Following the massive bomb explosion in Mogadishu on 14 October, the Federal Government of Somalia, humanitarian organizations, the UN, NGOs, donors, the private sector, member states and civil society organizations are stepping up search and rescue efforts, including providing urgent life-saving assistance through the government-led emergency response center. Assistance provided so far include earthmoving and fire equipment, ambulances, cash, medical and food supplies and tents.

18 Oct 2017 description

Mogadishu, 18 October 2017 - The United Nations has mobilized its staff members and resources in response to appeals from federal and government authorities to aid Somalis affected by last Saturday’s bomb blasts in the capital Mogadishu.

18 Oct 2017 description

by Reuters Tuesday, 17 October 2017 16:12 GMT

Ambulances break down, hospitals short of blood, communications jam.

  • More than 300 killed in worst bombing in Somalia's history

  • Country mired in conflict and clan warfare, lacks basic services

  • Military checkpoints often barred route for ambulances

  • Turkey, Qatar among those providing assistance

By Abdi Sheikh

18 Oct 2017 description

The three days cumulated rainfall forecast is pointing (Map 1) towards light to moderate rains in central and southern regions of the country as well as the Ethiopian highlands and this is expected to increase in quantity and space as the week progresses, given the one week forecast (Map 2).

The western parts of Somaliland and southern parts of Somalia including Lower Juba, Lower Shabelle and Middle Shabelle will remain dry during the forecast period.

River levels in the middle reach of Shabelle are currently high with a high risk of flooding in Jowhar and the environs.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Bond


This briefing has been been put together by a significant number of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the leadership of Bond’s Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups. These NGOs are either actively operational in these contexts or working to raise awareness in the UK of the challenges faced by people experiencing humanitarian disasters, conflict and upheaval.

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Summary Points

  • Maize grain as usual was the most traded commodity in the region followed by dry beans, rice and then sorghum. See Figure 1.

  • Staple commodity prices especially for maize are expected to remain above last year and five year average prices despite near average harvest in the region with spatial pockets of deficit within and between countries because carryover stocks are low, tightening supplies available for trade.

18 Oct 2017 description

Sustained assistance needed in Somalia, Ethiopia where below-average Deyr rains are forecast

Key Messages

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18 October 2017
Dr Florian Krampe

‘We have succeeded at keeping famine at bay, we have not kept suffering at bay’, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres while briefing members of the UN Security Council on 12 October. Explaining the impediments to an effective response to the risks of famine in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, and, Guterres named conflict as a root cause of famine.

18 Oct 2017 description

17 October 2017 - WHO has delivered lifesaving blood supplies and trauma care medicines as part of its emergency response to the bombings in Mogadishu, Somalia on 14 October, in which more than 275 people were killed and more than 300 people severely injured.

Three tonnes of emergency medicines, medical and surgical supplies and 500 blood group testing kits were rapidly deployed to overwhelmed hospitals faced with increasing numbers of casualties in critical condition.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Direct Relief

For many of us living in the western hemisphere, the past 10 weeks or so have been a blur of nonstop natural disasters. Ten Atlantic hurricanes, two major earthquakes in Mexico and one of the worst wildfire seasons in U.S. history have dominated news cycles and taken up a disproportionate share of organizational activity and donor public focus.

18 Oct 2017 description

Over 1 million people in Somalia have been forced to abandon their homes this year seeking food and water, mainly due to drought.

“We are alarmed at the massive scale of this crisis. On average, a staggering 3,500 people per day have fled their homes this year searching for food and water to stay alive,” said the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) Regional Director, Gabriella Waaijman. “We are witnessing a mass exodus from rural villages not seen since the deadly 2011–2012 famine that killed 260,000 people.”