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18 Oct 2017 description
report Bond

Introduction

This briefing has been been put together by a significant number of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the leadership of Bond’s Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups. These NGOs are either actively operational in these contexts or working to raise awareness in the UK of the challenges faced by people experiencing humanitarian disasters, conflict and upheaval.

17 Oct 2017 description

This publication reports on measles based on surveillance data from 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2017 and epidemic intelligence up to the first week of September 2017. For rubella, the report covers surveillance data from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

Summary

• EU/EEA countries reported more than 14 000 measles cases including 34 deaths attributed to measles from 1 January 2016 to end of June 2017 (source: the European Surveillance System - TESSy and the National Institute of Public Health in Romania).

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly one million people displaced in Somalia from January to August, more than 800,000 primarily due to drought conditions

  • Clashes in Ethiopia’s Oromiya and Somali regions displace populations, exacerbate humanitarian needs

  • USG provided more than $1 billion in humanitarian funding for the Horn of Africa regional response in FY 2017

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

11 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • On the 13th of August, a national event was held by the government in Mogadishu to celebrate 3-years Polio Free Somalia. The President of the Federal Government of Somalia, Cabinet ministers, WHO Regional Director, DSRSG/UNRC/HC and others attended this national celebration of this event.

11 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 1,355,764 refugees are being hosted by Uganda as of end August. 61 percent of the refugees are children under 18 years of age and 82 percent are women and children. Of the total, 1,021,903 people are refugees from South Sudan.

  • The second rainy season reached its peak in the month of September in most parts of the country causing destructive flooding, landslides, wind and hailstorms affecting plantations, crops and displacing people in the 13 affected districts.

11 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Considering the scale of internal displacement (IDPs) and extent of needs, UNICEF is prioritising the delivery of life-saving services across the different sites.

    • 99,649 severely malnourished children received therapeutic nutrition treatment in districts that host IDP sites. This figure represents 52 percent of SAM admissions countrywide with over half of them reported from Mogadishu, Kismayo and Baidoa.

06 Oct 2017 description

The risk of famine persists in parts of Somalia. While the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance declined to 6.2 million people from 6.7 million reported early in the year, the levels of vulnerability worsened. The number of people in Emergency (IPC 4) doubled to 800,000 from 439,000 people reported in February. Malnutrition rates remain high with an estimated 388,000 children under the age of five acutely malnourished, 87,000 of them severely and at risk of death without urgent intervention.

29 Sep 2017 description

THE SOMALI CONTEXT

One third of the Somali population are pastoralists (UNFPA 2014) and 1.6 million are internally displaced persons (IDPs) - an increase from 1.1 million before the drought in November 2016 (IOM DTM).

IOM SOMALIA

IOM has been operational in Somalia since 2006 and in 2015 relocated the majority of operations to Mogadishu. IOM Somalia has an annual operating budget of USD 55 million per year with plans for continued expansion with existing and new partners in 2017.

26 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Displaced persons among worst affected by drought.

  • Over 100,000 displaced people evicted from settlements in 2017, according to the Norwegian Refuge Council.

  • AWD/Cholera cases have declined from a peak of over 5,300 cases in June to 93 cases in August.

  • Strengthening localization of humanitarian response.

Displaced populations hard hit by drought

25 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

Beneficiary reach counting methodology

Save the Children’s methodology and process for beneficiary counting of children and adults reached is in line with Save the Children international definition of people reached directly (i.e. those individuals that receive inputs, participate in activities or access services provided by Save the Children, its partners or individuals/institutions to whom Save the Children or its partners have provided sustained support)

23 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The current projected number of children who are or who could be acutely malnourished, has increased by 50 per cent since the beginning of the year to 1.2 million, including over 232,000 cases of potential life-threatening severe acute malnutrition (SAM).