1,948 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
31 Aug 2017 description
report EastAfrican

By Fred Oluoch

Kenya will have to wait to reduce the number of refugees it hosts as its voluntary repatriation and closure of camps plan has run into challenges.

Lack of resources, insecurity in Somalia and opposition by human rights groups have forced Kenya to hold its horses.

In July, for example, only 3,248 refugees — out of 241,355 —took advantage of the voluntary repatriation programme. A total of 28,924 refugees have returned to Somalia this year.

31 Aug 2017 description

Foreign Ministry announces allocation of new funds for East Africa from the Foreign Disaster Fund (FDF)

31 Aug 2017 description

Mogadishu, 31 August 2017 — The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, today expressed concern about the continued threat of famine in Somalia, whilst praising the collective efforts that have so far prevented famine from being declared. He urged the international community to stay the course and sustain famine prevention efforts.

31 Aug 2017 description
report ChildFund Alliance

Eleven-year-old Kamal* walked barefoot across scorched scrubland for a week from his home in Somalia to Kenya. With their crops and livestock devastated by drought, Kamal’s family had no choice but to leave and try their luck in a new country.

Kamal was lucky. Unlike many children who died along the way, he made it across the Kenyan border, and is now living in Dolow, near Ethiopia.

But there, too, the situation is desperate.

* Not his real name. Name has been changed to protect his privacy.

30 Aug 2017 description

Key Messages

  • For the second month in a row, new entries continue to outpace exits. Sites in Baidoa witnessed 4,517 entries and 791 exits in this reporting period, mirroring those from the previous reporting period, which saw 4,203 entries and 528 exits.

  • Most new arrivals came to the sites due to insecurity (48%) or for access to food (32%). Nearly all those exiting the sites left to manage their farms (81%), which is expected since July is the start of the harvest season.

30 Aug 2017 description
report Save the Children

Situation Update

Somaliland

• Western region of Somaliland received good rain while other parts received showers.

Puntland

• Sool, Sanaag, Nugaal and Bari regions continue to experience critical water shortage caused by drying up of berkeds and increased demand of water by both human and livestock.

• Drought induced internal displaced persons (IDPs) have not being intergrated back into the community yet.

30 Aug 2017 description

Mogadishu – During a week-long visit to Somalia, a senior UN advisor on internal displacement called for the establishment of an effective framework and durable solutions in the country, which, together with strong government leadership and the mobilization of multi-year flexible funding, would provide sustainable livelihoods and adequate standards of living to internal displaced persons (IDPs) and their host communities.

30 Aug 2017 description

Emergency Response

Aggressive scale of services with over 1,700 emergency nutrition sites providing lifesaving nutrition services all over the country.

Nutrition cluster partners have been able to signicantly scale-up the response, providing more than 441,256 acute malnourished children, including 156,048 severely so (double compared to last year same time), with lifesaving treatment.

30 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 97 new cases of AWD where reported in week 33 compared to 163 cases in week 32

  • The new AWD cases were reported from 12 districts in 5 regions of which 64% where reported from Banadir region

  • No new deaths have been reported from all the zones over the past 2 weeks

  • A cumulative total of 60,288 cases and 820 deaths have been reported in 52 districts of 16 regions of South central and Puntland since January 2017

30 Aug 2017 description
report Save the Children

Situation Update

Information from the most recent Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) states that:

• 6.2 million people (half the Somalia population) face acute food insecurity, of which 3.1 million people will face Crisis or Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4).

29 Aug 2017 description

130,000 total displacements in month

46% related to conflict or insecurity

HIGHLIGHTS

29 Aug 2017 description

Normal to below normal rains expected in most parts of Somalia during the Deyr 2017 season

The Deyr rains are usually shorter and less in quantity than the Gu rains. However, they are beneficial in supporting agricultural activities and boosting water availability for different uses. Generally the season starts in late September and ends in November. Nevertheless, this varies from place to place across the country with the northern parts receiving the rains much earlier than the southern parts.

28 Aug 2017 description

(Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traore is head of the IFRC’s Africa region. This opinion piece was first published this month by Project Syndicate. Scientific studies of droughts in Somalia, most recently, Kenya, Ethiopia and Brazil conducted are available at the Climate Central website)

28 Aug 2017 description

Droughts in Somalia. Water rationing in Rome. Flooding in Jakarta. It doesn't take a hydrologist to realize that there is a growing global water crisis. Each August, water experts, industry innovators, and researchers gather in Stockholm for World Water Week to tackle the planet's most pressing water issues.