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09 Dec 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

The Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) has been a gamechanger for WHO. It allows WHO to respond rapidly to disease outbreaks and health emergencies - often in 24 hours or less. This saves lives and helps prevent unnecessary suffering. Furthermore, a quick response dramatically reduces the costs of controlling outbreaks and emergencies, as well as the wider social and economic impacts.

09 Nov 2018 description

The number of refugees and migrants dying while attempting to seek asylum and migrate in an irregular manner to Europe and elsewhere remains high.
At least 1,000 people (including Somalis) have died this year on the Mediterranean Sea alone while thousands more have been rescued at sea.

To raise awareness on the dangers of these journeys, UNHCR in Somalia has launched a campaign dubbed “Telling the Real Story”. The campaign is part of a UNHCR global initiative, which targets a diverse group of people, mainly the youth who may consider embarking on such a journey.

03 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 23 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 40 compared to 29 cases week 39.

• 1 new death was reported in week 40

• A cumulative total of 6,446 cases including 43 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The new AWD/cholera outbreak started in Beletweyne started in December 2017.

• No new cases have been reported in Southwest state and Hirshabelle for the past 4 weeks

• In 2018 new outbreaks were reported in Banadir, Kismayo, Jowhar, Bulobarde, Merka, Brava, kurtunwarey and Afgoye

03 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 29 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 39 compared to 30 cases week 38.

• No new death was reported in week 39

• A cumulative total of 6,423 cases including 42 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The new AWD/cholera outbreak started in Beletweyne started in December 2017.

• No new cases have been reported in Southwest state and Hirshabelle for the past 4 weeks

• In 2018 new outbreaks were reported in Banadir, Kismayo, Jowhar, Bulobarde, Merka, Brava, Kurtunwarey and Afgoye

01 Nov 2018 description
report Oxfam

According to FEWSNET, there was an increase in food production due to the continued rainfall experienced in the eastern Horn of Africa. Average to above-average rains are expected to enhance crop and livestock production, increase demand for agricultural labor, and suppress resource-based conflict. Regardless of this, food insecurity persists due to a combination of factors, including conflict, drought recovery, previous and ongoing flooding.

19 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 30 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 38 compared to 34 cases week 37.

• A total of 3 (10%) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Jubba region

• No new death was reported in week 38

• A cumulative total of 6,394 cases including 42 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The new AWD/cholera outbreak started in Beletweyne started in December 2017.

• No new cases have been reported in Southwest state and Hirshabelle for the past 4 weeks

27 Sep 2018 description

AFTERNOON

GENEVA (26 September 2018) - The Human Rights Council this afternoon continued to discuss its technical assistance and capacity building agenda item and held separate interactive dialogues with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, and with the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan.

20 Sep 2018 description

Conflicts and climatic shocks aggravate current food insecurity in many countries

Some 39 countries in need of food assistance - FAO expects slightly lower global cereal production

20 September 2018, Rome - Persistent conflicts and climate-related shocks are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, according to a new report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today.

17 Sep 2018 description

Update of UNHCR’s operations in Africa

A. Situational context

16 Sep 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 34 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 37 compared to 36 cases week 36.

• A total of 4 (12%) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Jubba region

• No new death was reported in week 37

• A cumulative total of 6,364 cases including 42 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The new AWD/cholera outbreak started in Beletweyne started in December 2017.

• No new cases have been reported in Southwest state and Hirshabelle for the past 4 weeks

14 Sep 2018 description
report Oxfam

15.8M People facing food insecurity

4.1M People displaced

16.3M People affected by drought in the region

1M People affected by floods

12 Sep 2018 description
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Mid-year figures report
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Press release

East Africa worst hit by internal displacement in first half of 2018

Geneva, 12 September 2018 - Latest figures from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) reveal that millions of people across the world have become displaced inside their own country since January. Worldwide, there were 5.2 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and violence in the first half of 2018, based on the analysis of data from the 10 worst-affected countries.

09 Sep 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 36 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 36 compared to 49 cases week 35.

• A total of 5 (14%) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Jubba region

• No new death was reported in week 36

• A cumulative total of 6,330 cases including 42 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The new AWD/cholera outbreak started in Beletweyne started in December 2017.

• No new cases have been reported in Southwest state and Hirshabelle for the past 4 weeks

05 Sep 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Food security improving, but nutrition levels remain critical.

• Rise in forced evictions raises concern

• Children < 5 targeted in nationwide polio campaign

• Somalia marks World Humanitarian Day

• SHF releases $7.5million for the north

Food security improving, nutrition situation remains worrying

02 Sep 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Health cluster partners provided consultation services to 385,574 individuals in 371 health facilities (including 15 mobile health units). Of this, 185,844 were reached through funds received from the humanitarian appeal process.

• The effects of floods has led to the increased cases of vector borne diseases including malaria. In July, a total of 1,4822 confirmed cases were recorded by health cluster partners.

• During 2018, 6,9794 suspected cases of measles were reported, of this 562 was reported in July.

02 Sep 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 49 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 35 compared to 76 cases week 34.

• A total of 9 (18%) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Jubba region

• No new death was reported in week 35

• A cumulative total of 6,294 cases including 42 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The new AWD/cholera outbreak started in Beletweyne started in December 2017.

• No new cases have been reported in Southwest state and Hirshabelle for the past 4 weeks

29 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

  • 294 (73%) health facilities across Somalia submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in the electronic early warning alert and response network (EWARN) system in week 33.

  • Total number of consultations increased from 60,037 in week 32 to 67,588 in week 33.

  • A total of 441 alerts were received. 13 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts in week 33.