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22 Jun 2018 description

This quarterly update is compiled by OCHA ROSEA to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better engage with disaster-affected communities across Southern and Eastern Africa.

How can we better support innovation in emergencies

Agnes Schneidt, Innovation Officer (Energy and Environment), looks back on UNHCR’s operations in Uganda and lessons learned for the future:

21 Jun 2018 description
report World Vision

• Children on the move:
Natural disasters and conflict has forced 8.5 million people to flee their homes across South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Conflict is the largest driver of displacement – with children often witnessing or experiencing horrific violence, exploitation and abuse.

• Families facing starvation:
More than 12 million children go to bed hungry across South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya everyday. Children don’t have enough to eat because of various crises – drought, conflict, flooding or hyperinflation.

21 Jun 2018 description
report World Vision

Key Messages

• Humanitarian situation:
The combined effect of the flash flooding and the Tropical Storm ‘Sagar’ that occurred in central, southern and northeastern regions of Somalia has affected an estimated 830,000 people, of which nearly 290,000 have been temporarily displaced. The flooding has destroyed farmlands, infrastructure and roads, and disrupted livelihoods in the worst-hit areas.

20 Jun 2018 description

During the month of April the main driver that has impacted the operation’s context was flash and riverine floods.
The flash and riverine floods affected around 427,000 persons and left 199,000 displaced in southern and central part of the country.
The monitoring agencies predict that the Gu rains will continue and possible causing flash and riverine floods.

Major developments

Early Gu rains caused floods

20 Jun 2018 description

Updates on achievements

UNHCR together with governmental counterparts and partners assist and coordinate repatriation of Somali refugees. Since the beginning of the voluntary return programme in December 2014, 81,677 Somali refugees were supported to repatriate from eight countries of asylum (4,940 this year). Each Somali family receive the enhanced return package that supports returnees in restarting their lives and restoring their livelihoods after return.

Protection and return management

20 Jun 2018 description
report Tearfund, Oxfam

*by Sini Maria Heikkila, Humanitarian Policy Officer Tearfund and *

Denis Kongere, Regional Drought Policy and Campaigns Manager, Oxfam

19 Jun 2018 description

‘Trends in humanitarian funding: where are we now and what lies ahead’ at the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment

Conference Room 12, United Nations, New York, 08:30 a.m. 19 June 2018

As delivered

Excellencies, distinguished guests,

Having heard from Development Initiatives about funding trends through 2017, I am pleased to present the mid-year Global Humanitarian Overview Status Report.

16 Jun 2018 description

Little to no Gu rainfall leavesmost regions dry in early June

Summary

15 Jun 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2018

15 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • This World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, read stories from Somalia, where only a year after the country declared drought as a national emergency, a famine has been successfully averted

  • Four farmers and entrepreneurs share the stories of how they broke out from cycles of drought with help from the FAO, the ICRC, the World Bank and GFDRR, and partners like USAID and DFID

12 Jun 2018 description

The February-June 2018 IPC projection for Somalia (issued at the end of January 2018) was based on the following main assumptions:

  • A harsh 2018 Jilaal (Jan-Mar)

  • Likely below average 2018 Gu (Apr-Jun) rainfall across most parts of Somalia

  • Limited/no humanitarian assistance

  • A total Somalia population of 12.3 million with the following breakdown: 5.2 million urban, 6 million rural and 1.1 million IDPs (see table below)

12 Jun 2018 description

12 June, 2018 - Somalia connects disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and sustainable development to reach 2030 Agenda and Paris Goals

By Umberto Labate and Keith Bettinger

11 Jun 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Issa Sikiti da Silva

This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.

DAKAR, Senegal, Jun 11 2018 (IPS) - Hope, smiles and new vitality seem to be returning slowly but surely in various parts of the Sahel region, where the mighty Sahara Desert has all but ‘eaten’ and degraded huge parts of landscapes, destroying livelihoods and subjecting many communities to extreme poverty.

11 Jun 2018 description

Somalia is facing a severe humanitarian crisis triggered by multiple natural disasters and long term political instability which are having a crippling effect on the country’s economy. Recovery efforts have not yet provided state building opportunities due to the fragile institutions in place and the rapidly changing natural phenomena that have led to an increase in population vulnerability to hazards.