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09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

08 Nov 2018 description
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United Nations-coordinated Appeals

FUNDING REQUIRED $25.20B

FUNDING RECEIVED $11.97B

UNMET REQUIREMENTS $13.23B

COVERAGE 47.5%

PEOPLE IN NEED 135.3 M

PEOPLE TO RECEIVE AID 97.9 M

COUNTRIES AFFECTED 41

Global Humanitarian Funding

FUNDING RECEIVED $17.98B

UN-COORDINATED APPEALS $11.97B

OTHER FUNDING $6.01B

Global Appeal Status

08 Nov 2018 description

FEWS NET publishes a Seasonal Monitor for Somalia every 10 days (dekad) through the end of the current October to December Deyr rainy season. The purpose of this document is to provide updated information on the progress of the Deyr season to facilitate contingency and response planning. This Somalia Seasonal Monitor is valid through November 10, 2018 and is produced in collaboration with U.S.

07 Nov 2018 description

by Jeffrey Labovitz

Conflict, insecurity, political unrest and the search for economic opportunities continue to drive migration in the East and Horn of Africa. However, one of the biggest drivers of displacement is not related to war or the search for better jobs but rather to changing weather patterns. After five years of drought, more that 1.5 million people were uprooted from their homes as their soils slowly, year by year, dried and cracked.

06 Nov 2018 description

Deyr rainfall expected to sustain current outcomes, except in some pastoral areas

Key Messages

05 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aid agencies step up livelihood, resilience support
  • Conflict related displacement spikes in Lower Shabelle
  • Evictions continue in Mogadishu
  • Major disease outbreaks contained
  • Polio immunization continues
  • Mental health care must be prioritized
  • Sustained funding needed to support the aid operation

Aid agencies step up livelihood, resilience support

05 Nov 2018 description

Animal health emergencies continue to erupt around the world at an ever-increasing pace. Increased global travel, human migration and informal trade of animals and animal products continue to intensify the risk of disease spread. Infectious diseases and other animal health threats have the potential to move rapidly within a country or around the world leading to severe socio-economic and public health consequences. For zoonoses that develop the ability for human to human transmission, an early response to an animal health emergency could prevent the next pandemic.

04 Nov 2018 description

Operational updates

• According to the recently released 2018 Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP) Mid-Year Review, 8 million people require targeted relief food/cash assistance until the end of the year.

• There are 2.9 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ethiopia, of whom over 1.6 million were displaced because of conflict and insecurity.

04 Nov 2018 description

Operational Updates

• The 2018 Deyr (October – December) rains have started in Somalia with most parts of the country expected to receive normal to above average rainfall this season. Good Deyr rains will further increase agricultural productivity and access to food through improved crop production and availability of water and pasture for livestock. However, above average rains are also likely to cause flooding and crop damage in the riverine areas along the Juba and Shabelle rivers in central and southern Somalia.

02 Nov 2018 description

General situation during October 2018 Forecast until mid-Dececember 2018

The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during October

Although seasonal rains ended in the northern Sahel between Mauritania and Sudan and vegetation was drying out, a second generation of breeding took place in Chad and small-scale breeding occurred in norther Niger and southern Algeria.

01 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clashes in Addis Ababa, Jijiga town, and Kamashi Zone displace thousands of civilians

  • USAID staff assess humanitarian conditions and coordination structures in Gedeo, identifying challenges

  • USG provides more than $481.5 million for humanitarian interventions in Ethiopia in FY 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

01 Nov 2018 description
report Oxfam

According to FEWSNET, there was an increase in food production due to the continued rainfall experienced in the eastern Horn of Africa. Average to above-average rains are expected to enhance crop and livestock production, increase demand for agricultural labor, and suppress resource-based conflict. Regardless of this, food insecurity persists due to a combination of factors, including conflict, drought recovery, previous and ongoing flooding.

01 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

8,160 mt of food assistance distributed

US$10.9 m cash based transfers made

US$141 m six months (September- February 2019) net funding requirements

1.93 m people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

01 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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. *

31 Oct 2018 description

Rainfall expected to increase, signaling the full onset of the October to December seasonal rains

KEY MESSAGES

• The onset of the October to December seasonal rains during the first three weeks of October was generally erratic in terms of intensity and spatial and temporal distribution across East Africa.
The start of the Deyr was delayed one to three weeks in Somalia and parts of Ethiopia, most notably in the agropastoral livelihood zones of southern Somalia.

26 Oct 2018 description

Delayed onset of the Deyr rains in most parts of Somalia in late October

25 Oct 2018 description

US$51 million in coordinated allocations from OCHA managed pooled funds – the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) – have helped humanitarian partners in Somalia deliver critical life-saving assistance for millions of people affected by prolonged drought and seasonal flooding.

24 Oct 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The onset of conflicts or disasters in Somalia often mean death or displacement for vulnerable populations. Years of suffering for such populations have always driven the need for early warning/trigger systems to protect and improve the coping capacities of affected persons and enable early response by humanitarian actors. The link between early warning and early action however remains weak thus limiting impact and holistic recovery.