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30 Dec 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· Three aid workers on a monitoring mission in Mataban, Hirran Province, Somalia died when a gunman opened fire on 23 December.

· Latest reports from UNICEF and KRCS indicate that flood waters in Kenya are subsiding, with most displaced communities returning to their homes.

· Inter-communal conflict in Moyale leaves 37 people dead, thousands displaced.

· Two grenades thrown at a club in Wajir district in north-eastern Kenya near the Somali border wounded at least seven people on 24 December.

23 Dec 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· Tensions remain high in North Eastern Province of Kenya following a series of explosive attacks targeting military and police convoys in the area.

· Aid workers have further reduced operations in the Dadaab refugee camps following heightened insecurity.

· WHO has called on health partners to intensify cholera preventative activities in Mogadishu following an increase in cases.

16 Dec 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· Heavy rains have subsided this week in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, but humanitarian operations continue to be impeded by the damage to infrastructure caused by the heavy rains in previous weeks, as well as persistent insecurity.

· The World Health Organization has issued an alert over an increased risk of water-borne diseases following the recent heavy rains and flooding in the region.

17 Nov 2011 description

Highlights

− Escalating security concerns in Dadaab Operation area include unprecedented threats such as the recently explosive device founded near Hagadera camp, November 5. Volatile security in the area includes likely risks of banditry, hijacking/carjacking, and landmines.

− Mitigating measures to reduce the vulnerability of the UN common compound have been adopted and the exercises continue.

17 Nov 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

I. OVERVIEW OF COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS

GENERAL

UNICEF is extremely concerned about the impact of escalating conflict in Somalia on children. All parties to the conflict are urged to take all necessary measures to safeguard civilians, including children hundreds of thousands of whom are already at risk due to the ongoing famine. Also of concern are the recruitment and use of children for armed services and sexual violence of children and women.

Deteriorating security levels continues to hamper access to people in need in Southern Somalia and Northeastern Kenya.

11 Nov 2011 description

I HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • Increased attacks on civilian and police targets have been reported in Kenya this week, as the Kenya military incursion in southern Somalia continues.

  • Humanitarian operations at Dadaab refugee camps and drought-affected areas of northeastern Kenya have been increasingly restricted, and in some cases halted, due to insecurity and damaged roads resulting from the ongoing heavy rains.

04 Nov 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· Tensions remain high in the region as Kenyan troops advance further in Somalia in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants.

· Non-essential humanitarian operations in Dadaab refugee camp have been temporarily suspended due to insecurity in the area.

· Heavy rains continue to be received in the region, rendering some roads impassable but positively impacting on water recharging and pasture regeneration in drought-affected areas.

· Humanitarian actors in Djibouti are rolling out more clusters, enhancing coordination in the country.

28 Oct 2011 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· Two grenade blasts kill one person in Nairobi and injure more than 20 others, as Kenya fights al-Shabaab in Somalia.

· Humanitarian space continues to decrease with increasing insecurity along the Kenya/Somalia border region.

· Heavy rains in the region hamper delivery of humanitarian assistance and increase the risk of the spread of disease.

· The vulnerable population in Djibouti has increased from 146,000 to 210,000 people, of whom 120,000 are in rural areas, 60,000 in urban areas and 30,000 are refugees.