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29 Nov 2017 description

Below-average Deyr harvest remains likely, despite heavy rainfall in early November

29 Nov 2017 description

Following unprecedented food assistance needs in 2017, little improvement is anticipated during the coming year.

29 Nov 2017 description

Following heavy rainfall in early November, little to no rainfall reported in mid-November

28 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Food security in Somalia deteriorated between August and October due to ongoing conflict and drought conditions

• USAID partners in Kenya remain prepared to respond to civil unrest following the country’s repeat election in October

• Nearly 40 percent of the approximately 578,000 IDPs in Ethiopia’s Oromiya Region lack adequate shelter

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Nov 2017 description

CLUSTER SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

SO1: Contribute to the protection of newly displaced people and those affected by natural hazards. (NFIs, ESKs)
SO2: Improve the living conditions of the protracted internally displaced persons (Transitional shelters, NFIs)
SO3: Facilitate access to durable solutions for IDPs that are willing to locally integrate or return (Permanent shelters)

NEEDS ANALYSIS

28 Nov 2017 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • This week there were only 313 new arrivals through the Baidoa checkpoints, the fewest number ever recorded by MTT. All of the new entries cited either insecurity (68%) or lack of food (32%) as their reasons for entry.

27 Nov 2017 description

IOM’s DTM (Displacement Tracking Matrix) was launched in Yemen in April, 2015 in an effort to better inform the humanitarian community about the location and needs of the displaced populations in Yemen. By the end of 2016, as part of DTM activities, IOM began implementing Flow Monitoring (FM) assessments in order to monitor the human mobility of other country nationals in Yemen. The objective of this report is to present the findings of the FM assessments with the aim to better inform the humanitarian community and those responding in the region.

27 Nov 2017 description
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MOGADISHU, 27 November 2017 - The Government of Japan has provided generous funding in an Emergency Grant Aid, to support UNICEF’s ongoing lifesaving work for women and children hit by the devastating drought in Somalia. The US$3 million grant will fund essential health, sanitation and hygiene and nutrition services for some of the worst affected communities.

27 Nov 2017 description

Aerial bombardment and ground fighting in Somalia's Middle and Lower Shabelle regions this month have forced over 10,000 people to flee for their lives. "We're seeing a spike in families fleeing fighting that are arriving in overcrowded camps in Mogadishu. The camps are already overfilled with drought -stricken people, barely surviving in flimsy shelters," said the Norwegian Refugee Council's (NRC) Country Director in Somalia, Victor Moses.

21 Nov 2017 description

In March 2017 the Food Security Information Network (FSIN)1 sounded the alarm globally to call the attention to a looming famine putting the lives of more than twenty million people at risk across four conflict and drought affected countries: Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Northern Nigeria, reaching into the countries around the Lake Chad Basin. Despite consolidated efforts by humanitarian actors to avert famine, the situation in these countries is, according to FAO, still only one step below famine.

21 Nov 2017 description

Somalia is coping with the imminent threat of famine. An estimated 6.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, and malnutrition rates are rising. Some 388,000 children aged under five are acutely malnourished.

With limited resources for basic services, the government has to prioritize its health care in urban areas, relying on the Red Crescent and other charitable organizations to respond to the health needs in rural areas. According to the World Health Organization, 5.5 million people currently lack access to basic health care services.