5,981 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
03 Oct 2013 description
report Tearfund

Life in Somaliland is never easy or predictable as single mum Sahra Jama Duale can tell you.

Two years ago, the drought that brought hunger to millions of people in East Africa killed all her livestock and removed her means of making a living to support her four children, aged between four and eight.

Her suffering escalated when her husband died and she was left to fend for her family alone.

As living conditions deteriorated, Sahra was forced to move to a community where there were many others who had been displaced by the drought.

01 Oct 2013 description

Somalia has witnessed over two decades of conflict, violence, human rights violations and natural disasters, all of which have triggered repeated waves of displacement. Although the first half of 2013 saw less new displacement than in previous years, there are still an estimated 1.1 million Somalis who are internally displaced. Most IDPs continue to live in dire conditions in protracted displacement, and prospects for durable solutions remain distant for many of them.

30 Sep 2013 description

The shift away from in-kind aid as the preferred mechanism for humanitarian assistance has contributed to the rise of cash transfers in Kenya. In 2008, the World Food Programme (WFP) for the first time shifted strategically from a food aid to a food assistance strategy, recognizing new and diverse ways in which the organization could address global hunger.

27 Sep 2013 description

Governments play a key role in supporting populations affected by natural disasters, including rebuilding infrastructure to ensure continued services and scaling-up public safety nets to prevent widespread hunger and poverty. However, the traditional approach of limiting greater spending to the aftermath of a disaster has many drawbacks. External support from bilateral or multilateral donors can be slow and unreliable. Private sector reinsurance can be prohibitively expensive.

26 Sep 2013 description

By Abiyot Teklaye, WASH Program Manager, Dollo Ado

September 25, 2013 – Fadumo resides in Bokolmanyo camp in Ethiopia’s Dolla Ado refugee complex with her husband and five children. She and her family came from Somalia on foot, an immensely difficult six day journey, fleeing the increasingly dangerous war with Al-Shabaab and a famine that has cost many lives in recent years. Fadumo’s relatives and neighbors were killed by Al-Shabaab, while she and her family lost many of their animals in a drought.

“Life,” Fadumo says, “was very difficult in Somalia.”

24 Sep 2013 description
file preview
English version
file preview
Arabic version

Syria Crisis: A Crisis for Arab Development

New York — With around 800 days left until the target date for achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), today the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) along with the League of Arab States and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) launched a report showing that recent turmoil in the Arab region imperils progress towards the goals across the Arab world.

10 Sep 2013 description

Women and children living in Somalia's makeshift camps for displaced people face a high risk of rape and other sexual violence.

05 Sep 2013 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Below average 2013 “gu” cereal crops expected in central/southern areas following unfavourable rains, pest outbreaks and reduced planted area

  • Off-season crop production forecast at above average levels

  • Early start of the dry “hagaa” season (July to September) has negatively impacted on pasture and water availability in the north-east

  • Prices of cereals declined in August in most markets Just over one million people are in need of humanitarian assistance (about two thirds are IDPs in settlements)

05 Sep 2013 description

04 September 2013 - UNODC's latest report provides insight into some of Eastern Africa's principal transnational organized crime threats.

04 Sep 2013 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 4 September 2013 (IRIN) - Somalia continues to make progress in its recovery from the 2011 famine, but some 870,000 people - most of them internally displaced persons (IDPs) - are predicted to require food assistance up to December 2013, according to new data from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) for Somalia.

04 Sep 2013 description

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

Already established camp received large influx of Somali refugees in the first half of 2011.

Areas of Origin

56.87% are from Gedo, 22.97% are from Bay and the rest of the population is from various other locations in Somalia.

Cultural Background

  • Sunni Muslim

  • 49% are May May speakers from Rahanweyn clan, 24% are Mahatiri speakers from Maheren clan and the remaining are from various other Somali clans.

Main Occupations

04 Sep 2013 description

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

Organized large-scale relocation from the Transit Centre will began on 24 June 2011 and ended 16 July 2011, during which time the Camp has grown rapidly.

Areas of Origin

52% of residents are from Bay, 30% are from Gedo, 13% are from Bakol, remaining are from various areas in Somalia.

Cultural Background

Sunni Muslim

04 Sep 2013 description

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

Organized large-scale relocation from the Transit Centre will begin on November 2011

Areas of Origin

61% are from Gedo, 19% are from Bay, 15% are from Bakol, remaining are from various other locations in Somalia.

Cultural Background

Sunni Muslim

64% are May May speakers from Rahanweyn clan, 22% are Mahatiri speakers from Maheren clan and the remaining are from various other Somali clans.

Main Occupations

04 Sep 2013 description

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

Organized large-scale relocation from the Transit Centre will begin on 05 August 2011 and will complete early September 2011, during which time Hilaweyn Camp has grown rapidly

Areas of Origin

50% are from Gedo, 31% are from Bay, 17% are from Bakol, remaining are from various other locations in Somalia.

Cultural Background

  • Sunni Muslim

04 Sep 2013 description

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

Already established camp received influx from Somalia in January 2011 and most recently in April/May 2011.

Areas of Origin

65% are from Gedo, 19% are from Bay, 8% from Bakol and the rest of the population is from various other locations in Somalia.

Cultural Background

  • Sunni Muslim

  • 56% are May May speakers from Rahanweyn clan, 29% are Mahatiri speakers from Maheren clan and the remaining are from various other Somali clans.

03 Sep 2013 description

September 3, 2013, Nairobi/Washington – The number of people in crisis in Somalia is at its lowest since famine was declared in Somalia in 2011, thanks to successive seasons of average to above average rainfall, low food prices and sustained humanitarian response but acute malnutrition continues to pose a threat to hundreds of thousands of children especially in the country’s south, latest findings indicate.

02 Sep 2013 description

In Syria, intensive fighting continued in Aleppo, Ar-Raqqa, Rural Damascus and Homs. Intensive clashes which ignited at the start of the month between Government and opposition groups in the governorate of Lattakia appeared however to have ceased. At the start of the week, the US warned that a military strike against Syria was imminent, following the alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus on 21 August. By the end of the week, President Obama indicated that he would seek congressional approval of the Congress before undertaking such an action.

30 Aug 2013 description

Somalia: Rape and sexual violence a constant threat for displaced women

Women and children living in Somalia’s makeshift camps for displaced people face a high risk of rape and other sexual violence, Amnesty International said today after returning from a research trip to the country.