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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.

25 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Since January 2017, UNICEF and partners have provided 145,988 children with life-saving therapeutic treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM). The number of admissions for 2017 has exceeded the total admissions in 2016 by 18 per cent. Banadir, Bakool, Bay, Lower Shabelle, Lower Juba and Gedo regions represent 67 per cent of the 2017 admission caseload.

25 Aug 2017 description

Overview

Girls’ education and climate change are currently two of the most topical global issues in the development arena. Due to a myriad of limiting factors, more girls around the world are falling through the cracks in terms of their educational access, retention, and learning. At the same time, many countries and regions are facing more frequent and more intense climate-related extreme weather events such as heat waves, floods and droughts.

25 Aug 2017 description
report CARE

KEY MESSAGES

  • Humanitarian situation: Severe drought conditions are expected to deepen until the end of 2017 with 6.7 million people still in need of protection and humanitarian assistance – of which 4 million (60%) are children.

24 Aug 2017 description
report ACTED

Fighting the drought in Sanaag

ACTED operations in Badhan, Sanaag Region, began on 14th December 2016 after a severe drought hit the region.

In response to the drought, ACTED provided water through water trucking to six villages in Badhan District, benefiting 1,500 households with each household receiving 45 liters of water per day.

24 Aug 2017 description
report ACTED

ACTED office in Kismayo, the capital city of Jubbaland, opened in 2013 to support people displaced in the county who were seeking refuge in the outskirts of Kismayo.

24 Aug 2017 description

Ongoing conflicts continue to give rise to serious protection challenges in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. Conflicts in all four countries have created humanitarian crises of monumental proportions. They have triggered wide scale displacement, civilian casualties, and severely eroded coping mechanisms of the civilian population as well as threatened the lives of more than 20 million people.

24 Aug 2017 description

Mogadishu - The United Nations Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, visited Somalia and held a series of meetings with the country’s leadership to show solidarity with the government and people of Somalia, as well as to reiterate the United Nations’ support to the new government and discuss ways to address the country’s challenges such as the recent drought and security.