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21 Nov 2017 description

A joint initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) will boost agriculture value chains and enhance drought resilience in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda. The initiative is part of a broad coalition to boost collaboration between the two institutions in agriculture, water and sanitation. The combined active portfolio of both institutions in these sectors in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda is worth US$1 billion, with several projects in the pipelines to expand their support.

21 Nov 2017 description
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Mogadishu, Somalia, 21 November 2017 – As the devastating drought in Somalia shows no sign of ending, UNICEF’s lifesaving work for women and children has received a boost from the Government of the People’s Republic of China. A contribution of US$2 million will help UNICEF reach 15,000 young children who are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, in the southern and central regions.

20 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

• The health cluster mobilized partners in response to the large scale attack in Mogadishu in which 358 people (including missing ) died while 525 people were injured. The cluster coordinated the delivery of about 20 tonnes of urgently needed medical supplies to trauma facilities throughout the capital

• The health cluster through its partners has provided more than 2.6 million health consultations from the beginning of the year. It has provided more than 274 thousand consultations in October alone which is 77% of its monthly target.

20 Nov 2017 description

61,000 people assisted in October

28,800 individuals* (4,800 households) were provided with potable water in Lower Juba region through borehole rehabilitation.

670 Unconditional Cash Grants were provided to 670 households in Mudug region benefitting 4,025 individuals, as part of the response in October.

20 Nov 2017 description

The Somali Context

Somalia has been gripped by a severe drought since 2016 due to consecutive below average rainy seasons. More than 900,000 Somalis are estimated to have been internally displaced with a further 1.1 million in protracted displacement. Many are living with host communities or in IDP settlements with limited access to basic services; relying heavily on humanitarian assistance for daily support and frequently exposed to protection risks.

IOM Somalia

20 Nov 2017 description

Key Messages
- This week there were 647 new arrivals through the Baidoa checkpoints – the most recorded in the past five weeks. As usual, most new arrivals cited food (60%), insecurity (31%), and health (8%) as their reasons for entry.
- Regarding district of origin, the new arrivals this week came from Xudur (41%), Diinsoor (23%), Baidoa (19%), and Buur Hakaba (11%).
- There were 177 exits this week. Since the onset of the deyr rainy season, the number of exits from Baidoa has hovered around 150-200 individuals per week, and this week continued the trend.

19 Nov 2017 description
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What: Handover ceremony of US$2 million humanitarian aid from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to UNICEF

When & Where: 9 : 30 – 10:30, Tuesday, 21 November S KA Room, MIA, Mogadishu

Who: His Excellency, Qin Jian, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Somalia Steven Lauwerier, UNICEF Representative to Somalia Government officials of the Federal Republic of Somalia

18 Nov 2017 description

Continued heavy rains in November bring relief to dryness in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since late October, above-average rainfall has mitigated moisture deficits across Somalia and eastern Kenya. However, dryness remains in parts of the northern Somali region of eastern Ethiopia.
  2. Below-average rainfall since mid-October have resulted in considerable moisture deficits across parts of the Free State, Gauteng, and Mpumalanga regions of South Africa and in Lesotho and Swaziland.
17 Nov 2017 description

Mogadishu – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is partnering with the Government of Somalia and the African Development Bank (AfDB) to provide emergency humanitarian relief assistance in the form of food and water to an estimated 25,800 drought-affected people in the south-western state of Baidoa and the Jubaland state of Dollow. Internally displaced people will be among the beneficiaries.

17 Nov 2017 description
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  • 11.4 million children are at risk of of malnutrition, water shortages, lack of health services, child protection violations and disruption to their education

  • 758,000 children under-five are at risk of death and irreversible damage without access to critical nutrition

  • 7.6 million children are in need of water

  • At least 3.4 million children are at risk of dropping out of school

16 Nov 2017 description
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Highlights

  • Between August and October, the pre-famine nutrition response trend analysis shows a 38 percent increase in admissions of children affected by severe acute malnutrition with medical complications, highlighting the continuing critical nutrition situation in Somalia. 48 stabilization centres (SC) are supported by UNICEF across the country. The increase is in part due to the opening of one additional UNICEF supported stabilization centre in Baidoa.

16 Nov 2017 description

With the main farming season coming to a close in northeastern Nigeria, over 66 000 people affected by conflict are harvesting food – many for the first time in three years – thanks to a €4 million from Germany’s Federal Foreign Office. In many of the targeted districts, FAO provided the sorghum and cowpea seeds with fertilizers alongside food and cash assistance from the World Food Programme, meaning hungry families had an immediate source of food while they planted their crops.

16 Nov 2017 description

Political standoff between the Federal Government of Somalia and the Federal Member States, clan conflicts and floods impacted the humanitarian situation in Somalia.

Meanwhile, drought and armed conflicts and insecurity were among key drivers for continuing internal displacement Military offensives, political tensions and Deyr rains could further worsen the humanitarian situation and increase the vulnerability of persons of concern.

POPULATION OF CONCERN 1.69 M

FUNDING (AS OF 27 OCTOBER)
USD 118.7 M requested for Somalia

16 Nov 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

“We are in danger of ending life as we know it on our planet” Islamic Declaration on Climate Change

16 Nov 2017 description

The following information provides a snapshot of some of the activities undertaken by IOM offices in the East and Horn of Africa Region during October 2017.

Highlights:

  • Vulnerable families in Lainya, Central Equatoria, receive relief assistance

  • PoC sites to benefit from comprehensive HV and AIDS services

IOM DISTRIBUTES RELIEF ITEMS TO VULNERABLE FAMILIES IN LAINYA, CENTRAL EQUATORIA

15 Nov 2017 description
report Concern Worldwide

This is the fifth report from the Concern Somalia Nutrition & Mortality Monitoring System (NMS), which covers 20 IDP camps in the Afgoye Corridor, near to Mogadishu. A team of community health workers, closely supported and supervised by Concern nutrition staff, is collecting monthly data on resident households and new arrivals. The system was designed and is being implemented in partnership with University College London (UCL).

15 Nov 2017 description
report Oxfam

Key Statistics

  • 22.9 million People affected by drought in the region

  • 15 million People facing crisis and emergency food Insecurity

  • 1.8 million People in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions

  • $1,612,000 million Horn of Africa Drought Response funding gap

CONTEXT UPDATE

15 Nov 2017 description

Above-average rainfall in early November, though seasonal deficits persist in some areas