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14 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF and partners have scaled up to respond to the critical nutrition situation reaching 160,744 children with life-saving therapeutic treatment for SAM to date
31 Aug 2017 description
Threat of famine, spikes in abductions and forced evictions, as well as conflict-related violations all contribute to protection risks for IDPs and the local population.
16 Aug 2017 description
WHO urgently requires US$ 6.8 million to scale up its response activities in Somalia and conduct a measles immunization campaign for 4.2 million children in November 2017.
11 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The projected number of children who are, or will be, acutely malnourished has increased by 50 per cent since the beginning of the year to 1.4 million. The drought is also uprooting people, with 766,000 displaced since November 2016.
26 Jul 2017 description
WHO, UNICEF and national health authorities will launch a nation-wide measles campaign targeting 4.2 million children in November 2017, which requires US$14 million.
19 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
As humanitarians reach at least 10 million people each month in the 4 countries, UNICEF calls for further international efforts to save nearly 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death.
23 Jun 2017 description
Nearly four years after withdrawing its teams from Somalia, MSF has started providing support to Mudug Regional Hospital in Puntland region, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.
09 Jun 2017 description
IOM intends to target six million drought-affected individuals from April to December 2017 across Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti with a combination of lifesaving and early recovery interventions.
05 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Since the beginning of this year, more than 76,000 children have been treated for severe acute malnutrition and 1.5 million people had temporary access to safe drinking water.
21 May 2017 description
The campaign is targeting 125000 children aged 6 to 59 months from communities of internally displaced persons in Banadir and Afgoye.
04 May 2017 description
The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate. Major disease outbreaks are spreading, with nearly 32,000 cases of AWD/Cholera and 5,600 suspected cases of measles since the beginning of 2017.
25 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The Baidoa campaign is part of an effort to vaccinate about 110,000 displaced children under five across south-central Somalia, plus 250,000 children in Somaliland, by the end of May.
23 Apr 2017 description
A total of 4,988 cases has been reported as of 15 April, three times higher than reported during the same period last year. Of these, 52% are children under the age of five.
18 Apr 2017 description
report UN News Service
Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior UN officials.
03 Mar 2017 description
On a visit to northern Kenya today, Stephen O’Brien saw the devastating impact of drought on rural communities and called for international support for communities affected by conflict and drought in the region.
03 Mar 2017 description
Humanitarian agencies report worrying similarities to the 2011 famine, in which more than 250,000 people lost their lives. A massive increase in assistance is urgently needed.
27 Feb 2017 description
Drought conditions have increased the spread of epidemic-prone diseases such as acute watery diarrhoea, cholera and measles. In the first 7 weeks of 2017, over 6,000 cases and 65 deaths by AWD/cholera have been reported.
08 Feb 2017 description
Each received less than 40 per cent of the funding required as stated in the 2016 Humanitarian Appeal, resulting in the release of $100 million in CERF underfunded grants last January.
16 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
Following a serious outbreak of measles in Kismayo, UNICEF delivered 55,000 doses of measles vaccine to children under 10, along with Vitamin A supplementation to boost immunity.
13 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
A recent outbreak of measles in Kismayo, Somalia, has put additional strain on an already overwhelmed hospital. UNICEF is helping to fight the outbreak by getting children immunized.