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01 Apr 2019 description

Overview

The objective of ACAPS risk analysis is to enable humanitarian decision makers to understand potential future changes that would likely have humanitarian consequences. By exposing the more probable developments and understanding their impact, they can be included in planning and preparedness which should improve response.

01 Apr 2019 description
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Mogadishu, 1 April 2019: The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) released a combined US$45.7 million today to scale up life-saving assistance in Somalia, where over 4.2 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance this year, including 900,000 acutely malnourished children.

31 Mar 2019 description

MOGADISHU, 31 March 2019 – A generous contribution from the Government of Japan will once again help UNICEF provide much needed education and protection assistance to Somali children affected by drought, floods and other emergencies.

Some 8,500 school-aged children, more than 40 per cent of them girls, will have a chance to study in a safe learning environment with access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities. The focus will be in areas particularly hit hard by the 2017 severe drought and 2018 floods in the central and southern regions of Somalia.

31 Mar 2019 description
  1. INTRODUCTION

This bulletin reviews the February 2019 climate conditions over the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region and highlights the April 2019 rainfall and temperature forecasts together with the socio-economic impacts associated with both the observed and the forecasted climate conditions.

30 Mar 2019 description

Cumulative Gu rainfall now most likely to be below average

Key Messages

30 Mar 2019 description

Conflict and production deficits to drive deterioration in food security through at least May

Key Messages

29 Mar 2019 description

Key highlights

  • The labour and human development unit celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the MIDA-FINNSOM programme

  • The health team rolled out Mother-led MUAC (mid-upper arm circumference) activity in Kismayo, to teach mothers and family members how to detect malnourished children

  • The community action plans were launched and sports events were held in Adale and Mataban

  • 139 Somalis were received and assisted in Berbera and provided with medical health care

26 Mar 2019 description

Kismayo, 26 March 2019 —UN-Habitat on Monday officially handed over 79 houses and a community centre to a section of residents of Kismayo in Somalia. The project was executed under the Swedish funded Innovative Solutions for Displacement in Somalia Project.

26 Mar 2019 description

Summary

  • The northward movement of the rain bearing rain zone - Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) has been delayed by the existence of cyclonic systems in Mozambican channel thus delaying the onset of rains in the East African countries including Kenya and Somalia.

25 Mar 2019 description

ABU DHABI, 23rd March, 2019 (WAM) -- The Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation announced that it has spent over AED51 million to fund the digging of 238 water wells in 12 countries since it was established in 1992, as part of its humanitarian mission to enable communities to have access to the key source of life.

22 Mar 2019 description
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Highlights

  • In response to an increase in cases of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD)/ cholera in Banadir region, UNICEF supported the activation of the Banadir Hospital cholera treatment centre, providing supplies for treatment of up to 1,500 cases of AWD/cholera.

  • More than 205,000 children aged under-5 were screened since January for acute malnutrition, with treatment of life-threatening Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) provided to over 16,000 children.

22 Mar 2019 description

During February 2019, a series of early wet spells brought wetter than average rainfall in the western parts of GHA from Uganda to South Sudan extending to western and northeastern Ethiopia. Few places in Southern Tanzania, coastal Kenya and parts of Southern Somalia also experienced wetter conditions in February 2019. On the other hand, drier conditions persisted along the Great (Eastern) Rift Valley and surrounding regions extending from Ethiopia through Turkana and central Kenya to northern Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda.

21 Mar 2019 description

Highlights

In most parts of Somalia, Jilaal (January–March) season dry weather conditions persisted in February 2019, characterized by mostly dry winds and elevated temperatures. No rain gauge station recorded rainfall as evident in (Map 1 and table 1). Satellite derived rainfall estimates (RFE) confirm the prevalence of dry weather conditions across the country during the month of February (Map 2-5).

21 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Inflation:

SoSh (Somali shilling)-using areas: Compared to one month ago, Consumer Price Index (CPI) remained relatively stable in February 2019. Compared to a year ago, CPI declined (by 5-10%) in south-central regions due to decreases in cereal prices this year.
SISh (Somaliland shilling)-using areas: CPI declined in February 2019 compared to both a month ago and last year (3-6%) due to decline in cereal prices this year.

Exchange rate:

21 Mar 2019 description

Garowe, 19th of March 2019, The EU Delegation to the Federal Republic of Somalia jointly with the Government of Puntland and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today launched in Garowe the Integrated Land and Water Resources Management (ILWRM) Project. The event was attended by representatives of the Ministries of Planning, Agriculture and Environment, Livestock, Water and the Agency for Disaster Management as well as other Somali and International partners and stakeholders.

20 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• UN requests nearly $1.1 billion to assist 3.4 million of the most vulnerable Somalis
• Access constraints, bureaucratic impediments, and insecurity continue to hamper relief operations across Somalia
• Conflict displaces 320,000 Somalis in 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS