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16 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A “National Integrated Food-Cash Relief Plan” was released on 5 October in an effort to streamline the ongoing humanitarian response in line with the new approach to food/cash relief assistance.

  • The Government and partners are developing an ‘HRD Status Update’, highlighting all outstanding 2017 HRD MYR requirements against revised sector requirements to address new needs since August.

12 Oct 2017 description

Background

The ongoing drought has contributed to a rapid deterioration of the humanitarian context in Somalia, with a predicted high risk of famine in 2017. In support of the humanitarian planning response, the Clusters and the Assessment Working Group developed the Joint Multi-Cluster Needs Assessment (JMCNA) with the support of REACH in order to assess needs and access to basic services in Somalia.

12 Oct 2017 description

Background:

The ongoing drought has contributed to a rapid deterioration of the humanitarian context in Somalia, with a predicted high risk of famine in 2017. In support of the humanitarian planning response, the Clusters and the Assessment Working Group developed the Joint Multi-Cluster Needs Assessment (JMCNA) with the support of REACH in order to assess needs and access to basic services in Somalia.

12 Oct 2017 description

Background:

The ongoing drought has contributed to a rapid deterioration of the humanitarian context in Somalia, with a predicted high risk of famine in 2017. In support of the humanitarian planning response, the Clusters and the Assessment Working Group developed the Joint Multi-Cluster Needs Assessment (JMCNA) with the support of REACH in order to assess needs and access to basic services in Somalia.

09 Oct 2017 description

With number of people in need of assistance at a record high more funding will be required

(New York 9 October 2017): Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock today announced that the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has reached its 2017 funding target of US$450 million, following an additional commitment of SEK 50 million ($6 million) from Sweden.

09 Oct 2017 description

The threat of famine in Somalia persists and humanitarian needs are expanding and deepening. Acute malnutrition levels are on the rise, including among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Over 975,000 people have been displaced since the beginning of the year. Donors have provided swift assistance of over US$1.1 billion for famine prevention in 2017, enabling humanitarians to boost response. Additional resources are required to prevent famine in the last quarter of the year.

06 Oct 2017 description

The risk of famine persists in parts of Somalia. While the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance declined to 6.2 million people from 6.7 million reported early in the year, the levels of vulnerability worsened. The number of people in Emergency (IPC 4) doubled to 800,000 from 439,000 people reported in February. Malnutrition rates remain high with an estimated 388,000 children under the age of five acutely malnourished, 87,000 of them severely and at risk of death without urgent intervention.

28 Sep 2017 description

CERF enables fast, flexible and needs-based support for people affected by humanitarian emergencies. The UN General Assembly established the fund in 2005 to provide timely assistance in crises. Since its operational launch in 2006, CERF has developed a reputation for its ability to kick-start humanitarian action, scale up the response to emergencies and serve as a lifeline for people struggling to survive in the world’s most underfunded crises.