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07 Mar 2019 description

COUNTRIES REQUIRING EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE FOR FOOD

FAO assesses that globally 41 countries, of which 31 are in Africa, continue to be in need of external assistance for food.
Conflict remains the main driver of high levels of severe food insecurity. Weather‑induced production declines and economic instability have also adversely impacted on food availability and access.

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

AFRICA

06 Mar 2019 description

UN-Coordinated Appeals

The GHO published on 4 December 2018 announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP). With the inclusion of the Zimbabwe Flash Appeal last month, funding requirements for UN-led appeals as at end February amounted to $22.42 billion.

Of 138.8 million people estimated to be in need of assistance, the humanitarian response plans envisage assisting 103.7 million.

06 Mar 2019 description
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Highlights
- Dry conditions worsen across Somalia.
- Protecting livestock to save livelihoods.
- Access constraints continue.
- Redoubling efforts to End Polio Outbreaks.
- Sustained response through pooled funds.

Dry conditions worsen across Somalia

Worsening dry conditions have resulted in deteriorating pasture and water availability particularly in northern and central regions of Somalia, compounding an already fragile humanitarian situation.

05 Mar 2019 description

BACKGROUND

This document complements the 2019 Country operational plan1 and reflects the IFRC support to the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in the agreed areas of focus.

Main challenges in the country

04 Mar 2019 description
report Islamic Relief

Nearly 19,000 people affected by drought in Somalia now have access to clean, safe water thanks to an Islamic Relief project.

The scheme repaired hand pumps and dug shallow wells in 32 villages in the Galgadud State region, and also repaired two shallow wells in Benadir. We also chlorinated unprotected wells and other sources of unsafe water in order to prevent the spread of waterborne disease.

03 Mar 2019 description

Forging a vital connection between their village and formal health systems, community health workers educate fellow mothers on nutrition and health

By: Fardosa Hussein,
Somalia Communications
Manager, Action Against Hunger

01 Mar 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.

01 Mar 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.

01 Mar 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.

28 Feb 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.

28 Feb 2019 description
report ACTED

Over two million Somalis are currently displaced from their homes due to armed conflict, violence, and natural disasters. A majority of those displaced live in informal settlements with very limited access to information and basic services. In the Nugaal region, in northern Somalia, ACTED is working to ensure displaced individuals can easily access fundamental information and hold aid agencies and local government to account.

2.6 million Somalis are currently living in displacement

28 Feb 2019 description

This working paper summarizes main aspects of an urban profile of Hudur from the spatial perspective. This analysis considers the development potentials and constraints of Hudur within a time frame of five to ten years.

Reference is made to other studies and data updates undertaken by UN agencies and other local and international stakeholders. However, given the current security situation in Hudur, there is no comprehensive study that captures in detail the situation of the town and its inhabitants.

28 Feb 2019 description

The purpose of the working paper is to prepare a rapid urban planning exercise for elaborating on solutions for long term urban development and current displacement crisis.

Reference is being made to other studies and data updates undertaken by UN agencies and other international stakeholders, for example REACH Initiative, which capture in detail the situation of IDPs and returnees in Kismayo.

28 Feb 2019 description

The Eastern Africa cluster continues to face one of the biggest humanitarian crises in its history. Driven by successive episodes of drought and failed harvests, conflict, insecurity and economic shocks affecting the most vulnerable, humanitarian needs are expected to increase. According to Fewsnet, the number of people in need of food assistance in the East Africa region stands at 26.5 million and the number of refugees who have sought protection in the Horn of Africa region had increased to 4.4 million by June 2017.

28 Feb 2019 description

This working paper summarizes main aspects of an urban profile of Dolow from the spatial perspective. This analysis considers the development potentials and constraints of Dolow within a time frame of five to ten years.

Reference is made to other studies and data updates undertaken by UN agencies and other local and international stakeholders. However, given the current security situation in Dolow, there is no comprehensive study that captures in detail the situation of the town and its inhabitants.

28 Feb 2019 description

The purpose of the working paper is to prepare a rapid urban planning exercise for elaborating on solutions for long term urban development and current displacement crisis. Reference is being made to other studies and data updates undertaken by UN agencies and other international stakeholders, for example REACH Initiative, which capture in detail the situation of IDPs and returnees in Baidoa.

28 Feb 2019 description

Number of civilians who fled their homes up 30 per cent from previous year according to newly-released figures.

“We’re alarmed at the sharp increase in the number of civilians forced to flee their homes in Somalia. The conflict is getting worse for civilians, making thousands more homeless. If this worrying trend continues, it could lead to catastrophe,” warned Evelyn Aero, Regional Adviser for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

28 Feb 2019 description

Seasonal forecast for March to May 2019

Rainfall and Temperatures