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22 Dec 2017 description

Alistair Burt thanks DFID aid workers who have been helping to get emergency support in 2017 to those that so urgently need it

Brave humanitarian workers based in Kemble, Gloucestershire, are the unsung heroes of 2017 for the role they played in Britain’s rapid responses to three major humanitarian catastrophes this year, the Minister for International Development Alistair Burt has said.

21 Dec 2017 description

Background

The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

November data collection in Bay was conducted through a quantitative survey between 26 - 29 November, focusing only on those waterpoints in the region that are charging for water. The assessment has followed the official district boundaries of the region.

21 Dec 2017 description

Background

The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

November data collection in Gedo was conducted through a quantitative survey between 26 - 29 November, focusing only on those waterpoints in the region that are charging for water. The assessment has followed the official district boundaries of the region.

21 Dec 2017 description

Background

The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

November data collection in Middle Shabelle was conducted through a quantitative survey between 26 - 29 November, focusing only on those waterpoints in the region that are charging for water. The assessment has followed the official district boundaries of the region.

21 Dec 2017 description

Background

The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

November data collection in Lower Juba was conducted through a quantitative survey between 26 - 29 November, focusing only on those waterpoints in the region that are charging for water. The assessment has followed the official district boundaries of the region.

21 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

  • Almost half of the 12.3 million population of Somalia, 5.5 million people, are in urgent need of emergency health services. Insecurity, displacement, poor health seeking practices, concentration of health facilities in urban areas, as well as the continuous spread of measles, AWD/ Cholera and complications arising from severe malnutrition has complicated health crises in Somalia.

20 Dec 2017 description
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EASO publishes a Country of Origin Information (COI) report on security situation in Somalia

Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘Somalia security situation’. The report is the third EASO COI report on Somalia, and provides an update of the EASO COI report on Somalia security situation, published in February 20161.

20 Dec 2017 description

BALTIMORE, Dec. 20, 2017 - Lutheran World Relief (LWR), an international NGO working to develop sustainable solutions to poverty, has released its 2018 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential or worsening humanitarian crises over the coming year: 11 Humanitarian Hotspots for the World to Watch

Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard, LWR president & CEO, noted that armed conflict is a thread running through the world's current crises.

19 Dec 2017 description

Little to no rainfall recorded throughout Somalia in early December

Little to no rainfall was reported across Somalia between December 1 and 10, according to both satellite-derived rainfall estimates by RFE (Figure 1) and ground information. The lack of rainfall was climatologically typical for many areas of northern and central Somalia, but represented below-average rainfall for this time period in southern Somalia (Figure 2). Overall, the persistent dryness in early December had a negative impact on crop development and rangeland conditions across the country.

18 Dec 2017 description

On visit to southern port city of Kismayo, Grandi praises progress and pledges continued investment and support.

By Melissa Fleming

KISMAYO – On a visit to the recovering southern port city of Kismayo, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, pledged to continue investing in housing, education and livelihoods for returning refugees, IDPs and the local population.

18 Dec 2017 description

Key Messages
- There were 498 new arrivals, the most recorded entry in the last five weeks and 38 exits, lowest recorded of exit since Mid-October at the Baidoa checkpoints this week. The key driving factors for displacement into the IDP sites as usual were insecurity and lack of food, and while those leaving cited management of their farms.

18 Dec 2017 description

Extreme food insecurity to persist in East Africa, Yemen through at least mid-2018

Key Messages

18 Dec 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund
  • 11.4 million children are at risk of of malnutrition, water shortages, lack of health services, child protection violations and disruption to their education
  • 758,000 children under-five are at risk of death and irreversible damage without access to critical nutrition
  • 7.6 million children are in need of water
  • At least 3.4 million children are at risk of dropping out of school