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11 Apr 2019 description

Displacement of families is rising with evictions, conflict and drought the top causes.

“We are seeing a tragic trend this year, with more and more people displaced by drought and conflict in Somalia. Seeking aid to survive, families flee to urban areas, erecting makeshift shelters wherever they can. This leaves them vulnerable to evictions, adding to their already desperate situation,” says Kennedy Mabonga, Regional Programme Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

10 Apr 2019 description

In February, 24,000 new displacements were monitored by the UNHCR-led Protection and Returns Monitoring Network (PRMN), an increase of 7,000 people compared to last month. Most of the displacements occurred due to evictions in Dayniile district, Banadir region. In 2018, an estimated 883,000 were internally displaced due to conflicts, floods and drought according to PRMN.
Overall, there are an estimated 2.6 million internally displaced people in Somalia.

09 Apr 2019 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMPP). By the end of February, requirements had reached $22.42 billion and as at 31 March the amount requested had risen to $25.11 billion.

08 Apr 2019 description

KEY MESSAGES:

The concept of Collective Outcomes is often cited as the core transformational aspect that sets aside current policy discussions on the Nexus from past attempts to link relief to development, or bridge the humanitarian-development divide.

The implementation, understanding, and even expectations for what and how collective outcomes should be varies widely in their interpretation and has resulted in COs that are pitched at different levels of specificity, granularity (national/sub-national), and timeframes.

05 Apr 2019 description

Early action needed to prevent food crisis in the Greater Horn of Africa. There is a high risk of worsening food insecurity in parts of Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Uganda if forecasted rainfall deficits materialize, according to a new assessment.

04 Apr 2019 description

Addis Ababa April 04/2019 Immediate early action needed to prevent food crisis in the Greater Horn of Africa, The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) warns.

In its press release sent to ENA, IGAD said there is a high risk of worsening food insecurity in parts of Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Uganda if forecasted rainfall deficits materialize.

Around 10.7 million people are currently food insecure across Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Karamoja region in Uganda, the press release indicated.

04 Apr 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drier than normal conditions prevail.

  • Children on the move.

  • Explosive devices impeding aid operations.

  • Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia exit interview.

  • Pooled effort prioritizes $45.7 million, but more resources are urgently needed

FIGURES

# of food insecure people 4.9m

# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis (IPC Phases 3 &4) 1.5m

03 Apr 2019 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.

02 Apr 2019 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

02 Apr 2019 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

02 Apr 2019 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.