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21 Oct 2017 description

Deyr rains perform poorly in early October in southern and central Somalia


  • The Deyr (October to December) season is delayed over southern and central Somalia, with rainfall totals less than 80 percent of average across many areas. In southeastern Ethiopia, rainfall has been average to slightly above average, but concentrated within 1-2 days of rainfall.

20 Oct 2017 description

A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) program in Yemen is helping farmers take advantage of dam water to improve sustainability and give women more opportunities to exert themselves in the country’s conservative decision-making process.

19 Oct 2017 description

By International Organization for Migration

Migrants in Yemen Cross into Saudi Arabia, Hoping to be Deported

SANA'A, Yemen, Oct 19 2017 (IOM) - In early October, three Ethiopian boys in Yemen told IOM, the UN Migration Agency, “we miss our family and can no longer stay here.”

19 Oct 2017 description


  • Natural Disasters continue to affect Yemen

  • How far we’ve come - Updates on YHRP 2017 Cluster Indicators

  • Shelter/NFI/CCCM Cluster holds a training on New EESK


Total population in need 4,500,000

Cluster target population 2,200,000

Population assisted 621,412

Total funding required: $ 106 M

Natural disasters continue to affect Yemen

19 Oct 2017 description


• The Cluster held 3 General meetings, 4 TWIG meetings and over 20 Ad hoc meetings to facilitate coordination, strategy development, information sharing, emergency response and technical support over Q3.

• A technical support mission in Aden Governorate strengthened coordination and empowered the Aden Sub national Cluster coordination while fostering closer engagement with local authorities.

Site Management Response

19 Oct 2017 description

Shelter/NFI Response

The search for more durable shelter solutions was as part of the schools relocation project was piloted with an INGO the systematic engagement with beneficiaries to identify more sustainable shelter solutions and linkages with livelihood support to make the shelter intervention more sustainable.

The Cluster Coordination team (CCT) had teleconferences with donors to introduce the work of the Cluster, articulate its priorities, challenges and gaps and understand their funding priorities.

19 Oct 2017 description


WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and the vulnerable local populations in drought-affected and urban areas continues to be undermined by limited funding.

Operational Updates

19 Oct 2017 description


  • Supply and availability of food and fuel commodities in September 2017 generally remained similar to August 2017 and maintained the prevailing improvements observed during the past couple of months which are attributed mainly to improved imports and better integration of markets. The cash and commodity voucher programmes by humanitarian agencies are also believed to encourage better market supply.

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 Inter Press Service

By Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim

GENEVA, Oct 17 2017 (IPS) - On the occasion of the 2017 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim observed that the unprecedented rise of violence and insecurity in the Arab region combined, breed poverty and societal decline.

18 Oct 2017 description


20.7 million people in need

1,980,510 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

84 per cent of IDPs displaced for more than a year

946,044 IDP returnees

931,846 recipients of CRIs since March 2015

280,539 refugees and asylum seekers


USD 114.6 M requested in 2017

Operational Update

18 Oct 2017 description


The Task Force for Population Movement (TFPM) is a Technical Working Group to the Inter-Cluster Coordination Mechanism. (ICCM) The TFPM implements an information management tool that gathers data and location of displaced persons across Yemen.

As of 01 Sep 2017, the TFPM has identified, 2,014,026 internally displaced persons (IDPs) (335,671 households) who have been displaced due to conflict since March 2015, dispersed across 21 governorates.

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.

18 Oct 2017 description

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

Key Messages

18 Oct 2017 description

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.