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15 Aug 2017 description

Highlights
- A total of 234 AWD/cholera cases and 2 deaths (CFR-1.0%) were reported from 16 districts in 11 regions during week 31. Of these, 62 cases (26%) were reported from Banadir region.
- There was a 24% decrease in the number of new AWD/cholera cases from 306 cases in week 30 to 234 cases in week 31.
- The number of cases in South Central decreased from 306 and 2 deaths during week 30 to 205 cases and 2 deaths in week 31.
- In Puntland, AWD/cholera cases decreased from 39 and no deaths during week 30 to 29 cases and no deaths during week 31.

14 Aug 2017 description

MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a "Fighting Famine” campaign in Spain to warn about the severe food crisis that puts 20 million people at risk of dying of hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and the Northeast of Nigeria. In these places, 1.4 million children are suffering from severe malnutrition and their lives are at risk.

12 Aug 2017 description

Well above-average seasonal rainfall continues over parts of Sudan, Ethiopia, and South Sudan

Key Messages

  • Rainfall in July continued to be above average over areas of eastern Sudan, western Ethiopia, and northeastern South Sudan, which has been favorable for cropping activities. In addition, heavier than normal rainfall is increasing the risk of flooding in many of the floodprone areas.

11 Aug 2017 description
report Concern Worldwide

Written by Kristin Myers

6.7 million people in Somalia face hunger according to recent reports from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Though the much-anticipated Gu — or “long” — rains finally arrived, the situation hasn’t improved. In fact, hunger levels are projected to rise.

LIVING ON A “KNIFE-EDGE”

11 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 306 AWD/cholera cases and 2 deaths (CFR-0.7%) were reported from 34 districts in 11 regions during week 30. Of these, 81 cases (26%) were reported from Banadir region.

  • There was a 65% decrease in the number of new AWD/cholera cases from 864 cases in week 29 to 306 cases in week 30. Deaths decreased from 4 during week 29 to 2 during week 30.

  • The number of cases in South Central decreased from 506 and 4 deaths during week 29 to 306 cases and 2 deaths in week 30.

11 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Since January 2017, UNICEF and partners have provided lifesaving therapeutic treatment to 129,602 severely malnourished children. This represents 105 percent of the children reached in 2016. The number of admissions in the hotspot areas of Bay, Bakool, Galgadud, Mudug and the Shabelle regions account for 37 percent of all children reached to date.

11 Aug 2017 description

Food Security

The number of severely food insecure people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia has increased to 14.3 million, following the publication of new data on the situation in Kenya.

10 Aug 2017 description

Major food security Emergencies continue across the region due to conflict, drought

Key Messages

10 Aug 2017 description

73,000 total displacements in month

25% related to conflict or insecurity

HIGHLIGHTS

10 Aug 2017 description

75,000 Individuals provided with assistance in June

  • 44,000 individuals were provided with drinking water through trucked water delivery and borehole rehabilitation (23,910 in Togdheer, 16,800 in Lower Juba, 2,400 in Sanaag and 890 in Sool regions)*.

09 Aug 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

09 Aug 2017 description

Over 53,000 people in four countries will benefit; includes emergency nutrition response in Somalia

Over 53,000 people in four countries will benefit from six projects totaling $1.04 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in July.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members Development and Peace—Caritas Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, World Relief Canada and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

One project, through Development and Peace, is responding to the crisis in Somalia.

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12946

SECURITY COUNCIL
8020TH MEETING (AM)

Calling upon all parties in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and north-east Nigeria to urgently take steps that would enable a more effective humanitarian response, the Security Council today expressed its grave concern about the unprecedented level of global humanitarian needs and the threat of famine currently facing more than 20 million people in those countries.

08 Aug 2017 description

Highlights
- A new story: We worked on a new story for Dorcas in 2016, with various departments and stakeholders giving their input.

06 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 864 AWD/cholera cases and 4 deaths (CFR-0.5%) were reported during week 29 from 38 districts in 13 regions. Of these, 137 cases (16%) were reported from Lower Jubba region.

  • There was a 19% decrease in the number of new AWD/cholera cases from 1,068 cases in week 28 to 864 cases in week 29. Deaths increased from 3 during week 28 to 4 during week 29.

  • The number of cases in South Central decreased from 610 and 3 deaths during week 28 to 506 cases and 4 deaths in week 29.

05 Aug 2017 description
report Qatar Charity

The number of beneficiaries of Charitable Projects in Somalia in co-operation with international humanitarian organisations reached 200,000 people, at a cost of $6.3mn, between 2009 and 2017, according to a report by the Qatar Charity (QC).

The projects directly covered emergency relief, education, healthcare, water, sanitation, food security, displaced resettlement, economic empowerment and sustainable development, the report said.

04 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). The maps on pages 6–7 provide impact analysis dis-aggregated to sub-national level.

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