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29 Apr 2015 description

Executive summary

This report was commissioned by UNHCR’s Shelter and Settlements Section (SSS).
It combines the findings of two separate evaluations undertaken in Somalia in the latter half of 2014:

1) Shelter response

2) Shelter cluster coordination

23 Feb 2015 description

Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The Tropical Cyclone Emergency Appeal was launched in December 2013 to assist households affected by the tropical cyclone disaster that hit Bari and Nugaal regions of Puntland, Somalia on the 10 November 2013. A total of 142,380 persons were affected by the disaster, with 8,523 households being worst hit and 1,435 households having lost all their livestock.

06 Feb 2015 description

Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The Tropical Cyclone Emergency Appeal was launched in December 2013 to assist households affected by the tropical cyclone disaster that hit Bari and Nugaal regions of Puntland, Somalia on the 10 November 2013.

A total of 142,380 persons were affected by the disaster, with 8,523 households being worst hit and 1,435 households having lost all their livestock.

10 Oct 2014 description

Appeal History:

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 67,841 was allocated to support the Somalia Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to affected persons.

  • A DREF update was issued on 11 December 2013 to provide an update on the progress of the operation utilising the allocated DREF funds.

30 Sep 2014 description

Appeal History:

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 67,841 was allocated to support the Somalia Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to affected persons.

  • This Emergency Appeal was launched on 20 December, 2013 for CHF 2,406,038 to assist 23,100 persons (3,300 households) affected by the tropical cyclone disaster that hit Bari and Nugaal regions of Puntland,
    Somalia on 10 November 2013.

18 Jul 2014 description

Date of launch:: 20 December 2013

Expected timeframe: 9 months, Expected end date: September 2014

DREF allocated: CHF 67,841; Initial Appeal budget: CHF 2,406,038; Revised Appeal budget: CHF 896,908

Number of people affected: 142,380

Number of people to be assisted: Revised downwards to 18,375 persons (2,625 households)

13 Jun 2014 description
report Adeso

Illegal fishing practices, hazardous waste dumping, soil erosion, and the felling of mangrove and acacia trees for charcoal – these are all ongoing activities that are damaging Somalia’s coastline, which happens to be the longest in Africa. More recently in November 2013, a cyclone hit the Red Sea’s coast, hitting a hard blow to the region’s fishing and agricultural infrastructure.

06 May 2014 description

Syria: Fierce fighting between opposition groups has led to further displacement in Deir-ez-Zor while a truce between the Government and the opposition is expected to see the Old City of Homs handed over to the Government after its recent campaign to retake it.

29 Apr 2014 description

Syria: The security situation had deteriorated with escalating violence in the West of the country resulting in population displacement and hampering the delivery of humanitarian assistance. Large numbers of newly displaced are heading to the calmer regions of Idleb governorate, which hosts over 500,000 IDPs. In the East, Iraqi helicopters hit an opposition convoy in the first strike claimed by Iraq inside Syria since the conflict began.

14 Apr 2014 description

Many sources of water in Somalia have been damaged or have lacked maintenance since the outbreak of conflict in the early 1990s. Making sure that Somalis have access to safe water supplies is thus a central part of the ICRC’s work in the country.

In 2013, nearly 375,000 people – and crucially also their livestock – had their access to water improved by the ICRC.

01 Apr 2014 description

Syria: Violence continues with government forces shelling areas recently gained by opposition fighters in Lattakia province, along the western Turkish border. In the northeast, aid convoys have crossed from Turkey, enabling relief agencies to deliver assistance to communities in need at the border area. In a further political development, the Turkish government stated its readiness to launch cross-border military operations in Syria if its national security was threatened.

24 Mar 2014 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The nutrition status of children under the age of five is generally accepted as one of the best indicators of prevailing poverty and food insecurity in the region/country. The Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) provides a snapshot of current nutrition situation in Somalia through biannual assessment of nutrition status. Between November 2013 and January 2014 (Post Deyr), FSNAU conducted 40 nutrition surveys across Somalia covering all regions & livelihood zones and assesses nutrition status of 27, 581 children (6-59 months).

08 Mar 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Events to commemorate the World AIDS Day were convened all over Somalia and included sports activities, performances by local traditional dancers and singers and official receptions focusing on awareness-raising.

  • General decrease in the total new admissions for nutrition services since January to date across all regions due to closure of nutrition programmes across the country as humanitarian funding levels have reduced significantly.

06 Mar 2014 description

Nearly 860,000 people remain acutely food insecure in Somalia

Key Messages

  • An estimated 857,000 people will be in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) requiring urgent humanitarian assistance between February and June 2014.

28 Feb 2014 description

Posted on Fri, Feb-28-2014

Somalia - Following a malaria outbreak in a cyclone-affected area of Puntland, Somalia, IOM, in coordination with the Puntland health authorities and UN agencies, has distributed a total of 3,050 mosquito nets to 15,250 people in nine internally displaced persons (IDP) settlements in Bossaso.

25 Feb 2014 description

Syria: Violence is ongoing across the country, with further government bombardments in the southeastern governorates of Damascus and Dara’a. To date, an estimated 2.5 million people have crossed into neighbouring countries, while 6.5 million are now internally displaced. In a separate development, the UN Security Council adopted a non-binding resolution to boost humanitarian access to Syria as increasing security incidents at the Turkish border threaten to compromise access to the north of the country.