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24 Oct 2018 description
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MOGADISHU, Somalia, 24 October 2018 – This World Polio Day, UNICEF and WHO are taking a moment to acknowledge the tremendous efforts made by the polio eradication workforce and partners over the last two decades in Somalia. By way of one recent example, UNICEF, WHO, health authorities and partners are working tirelessly to stop two concurrent outbreaks of vaccine-derived polioviruses that were confirmed late in 2017 in Somalia.

23 Oct 2018 description


• Post-gu assessment indicates improved food security conditions across Somalia

• Armed groups attack civilians, recruit children, and restrict relief operations

• Forced evictions impact approximately 204,000 people in 2018


23 Oct 2018 description


437,000 people have been internally displaced since the beginning of the anglophone crisis in 2016, mainly in Southwest and Northwest regions, but also in the francophone regions of Littoral and West.

Many crisis-affected people fled to the bush where they live in precarious conditions and humanitarian access is difficult.

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23 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 34,965 cholera / AWD cases and 420 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.2%), since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe accounts for 26.9 % (9,395) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Somalia at 17.5% (6,132).

23 Oct 2018 description
report Jordan INGO Forum

In this issue

  1. Humanitarian & Development Overview
  2. Partners activities in Camps
  3. Partners activities in Host Community
  4. Voice from Jordan
  5. Innovation
  6. Advocacy
  7. Changing the narrative

Humanitarian and Development Overview

22 Oct 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context Analysis


  • 4.6 million people in need and 954,000 children under-5 that are or could be acutely malnourished in the next year.
  • The current number of IDPs in Somalia has increased to 2.6 million from 2.1 million in May.


22 Oct 2018 description

22 October 2018 – One of the best gifts a caregiver can give their child is a full and healthy life. In Somalia, this is difficult for families to provide as a significant number of children lack access to health services. Just under half of children under one year of age – the target for routine immunization – receive adequate immunizations. Additionally, one out of every 8 Somali children dies before the age of 5, which can be attributed to a number of reasons, including poor health.

21 Oct 2018 description

Current major event

EWARN in humanitarian emergencies

As many as seven countries– Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region have established an early warning system for disease outbreaks with a view to early detecting and rapidly investigating any public health event of potential concern. Such a system, in the absence of a routine disease surveillance system, needs continuous monitoring and assessment using a set of performance benchmarks.

Editorial note

20 Oct 2018 description

A strategy meeting on the Horn of Africa and Yemen was held by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in Addis Ababa on 13 and 14 October to develop a framework and action plan to guide the Fund’s work and partnerships in the region.

Forced displacement, family separation, and lack of basic protection mechanisms and essential services put women and girls at risk of sexual violence in particular. Together with high fertility rates, this scenario is putting pressure on limited resources and negatively impacting the future of youth.

19 Oct 2018 description


• A total of 30 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 38 compared to 34 cases week 37.

• A total of 3 (10%) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Jubba region

• No new death was reported in week 38

• A cumulative total of 6,394 cases including 42 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The new AWD/cholera outbreak started in Beletweyne started in December 2017.

• No new cases have been reported in Southwest state and Hirshabelle for the past 4 weeks

19 Oct 2018 description


Kenya hosts 470 000 refugees and asylum seekers from neighbouring countries who are fully dependent on humanitarian assistance to cover their basic needs. Voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees has continued, in spite of insecurity, drought, and forced evictions in their home country. The European Commission continues its long-standing assistance to refugees in Kenya and responds to disaster-related emergencies.

What are the needs?

19 Oct 2018 description


• A total of 341 (78%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly in week 40.

• A total of 6,175 alerts of which 135 were confirmed as true were received in week 40,

• Cholera alerts where received in Banadir regions in IDPs and verification is under way

• Measles alerts where received from various regions, verification on going.

Completeness of reporting

• The overall of completeness of reporting was 78% (341 out of 436 active health facilities in EWARN) have reported in this week

18 Oct 2018 description
  • World Polio Day is coming up on 24 October: join partners around the world in making this year’s World Polio Day a success.
  • Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: Afghanistan – one wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case and five WPV1-positive environmental samples; Pakistan – two WPV1-positive environmental samples; Niger – three circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases; Somalia – one cVDPV type 3 case; and, Papua New Guinea – three cVDPV type 1 cases. See country-specific sections below for further details.
18 Oct 2018 description

As delivered

Good afternoon everybody. I am really thrilled to be here.
Let me start by saying a very happy 50th birthday Concern Worldwide and congratulations.
Thank you, it is a pleasure to be here with you today to celebrate Concern Worldwide’s 50th anniversary.

And it does bear repeating, as Ciarán (Ciarán Cannon, Ireland’s Minister for the Diaspora and International Development) said, you started as a result of the famine in Biafra in 1968.

18 Oct 2018 description

Migration Resource & Response Centers (MRRCs) are situated along key migration routes, where they fill critical gaps by providing direct assistance, including food and temporary shelter, medical assistance and service referrals to migrants. Working collaboratively, MRRCs bring together key partners to facilitate the identification of migrants in vulnerable situations, and ensure that they receive appropriate, immediate and longer-term support. The services provided by each MRRC vary based on location and needs.

18 Oct 2018 description

*12,162 Afghan registered refugees (PoR cardholders) repatriated to Afghanistan from 1 March – 30 September 2018.

*19,560 Afghan refugee births registered from 1 January – 30 September 2018.

**83,328 IDP individuals (13,888 families) returned to their areas of origin in Pakistan since 1 January 2018.

Working with Partners

18 Oct 2018 description

18 October 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 23 new cases of cholera including one death for week 40 (1 to 7 October) of 2018. Since week 28, there has been a significant downward trend in the number of new cholera cases reported weekly. The cumulative total is 6464 cases and 43 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.