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18 Oct 2018 description
In a country where only 30 per cent of school-aged children attend classes, the Somalia Humanitarian Fund is helping train teachers and increase enrollment rates in southwestern Somalia.
20 Sep 2018 description
Civil conflicts and displacement remain the key drivers of food insecurity in East Africa and the Near East, whereas dry-weather conditions reduced cereal outputs in Southern Africa, says FAO.
12 Sep 2018 description
Worldwide, there were about 5.2 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and violence in the first half of 2018. More than 1.7 million of these occurred in Ethiopia and Somalia.
10 Sep 2018 description
report Save the Children
Save the Children estimates 4,500,000 children under-five will need treatment for life-threatening malnutrition this year in the most dangerous conflict zones, an increase of nearly 20% since 2016.
02 Sep 2018 description
Despite improvements, there are pressing humanitarian needs, according to findings from the post-Gu seasonal assessment conducted across Somalia in June and July 2018.
28 Aug 2018 description
More than 204,000 people were forcibly removed from their homes this year, nearly double the same period last year, with many people made homeless multiple times.
17 Aug 2018 description
Donors helped the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to achieve record-level funding of $514.6 million, ensuring delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.
07 Aug 2018 description
The response plan, developed with regional and country level partners, is a migrant-focused humanitarian and development strategy, targeting 81,000 vulnerable people.
01 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
In the first half of 2018, the humanitarian situation in Somalia remained grave due to residual impacts of drought, ongoing displacement, conflict and seasonal floods.
26 Jul 2018 description
For every $1 FAO spent on early interventions in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia in early 2017, each family saw benefits worth up to $9 due to fewer animals dying of hunger and disease.
19 Jul 2018 description
ECW invested US$82 million in 14 crisis-hit countries from April 2017 to March 2018, reaching some of the most vulnerable children affected by conflict and natural disasters.
15 Jul 2018 description
Opportunities now exist to implement longer-term investment strategies and to build-up the country’s resilience to the recurrent shocks, writes the head of OCHA Somalia.
28 Jun 2018 description
report World Vision
World Vision report calls on the international and national decision-makers to better protect children who have been displaced due to humanitarian crises and fragility.
25 Jun 2018 description
CERF funding enabled 12 UN agencies together with 589 partners to provide life-saving assistance in 2016 and 2017 to 22.5 million people in humanitarian emergencies in 47 countries.
19 Jun 2018 description
Since the Global Humanitarian Overview for 2018 was launched last December, increased needs in some countries and new requirements in others have brought global financial requirements to $25.4 billion.
07 Jun 2018 description
FAO assesses that globally 39 countries are in need of external assistance for food. Persisting conflicts continue to be the dominant factor driving the high levels of severe food insecurity.
24 May 2018 description
The total number of people in the affected districts is 6.2 million, of which 1.1 million are noted to be in IPC 3 and 4 and 1.628 million - 26% - had already been displaced prior to the flooding.
20 May 2018 description
The appeal falls within a broader one made at the start of 2018 for $1.5 billion for the humanitarian needs of more than five million people affected by drought and conflict across the country.
16 May 2018 description
At risk from the fighting is not only the welfare of hundreds of thousands of people and the possibility of mass displacement, but the remarkable progress that both Somaliland and Puntland have made over the years.
16 May 2018 description
This year’s Global Report on Internal Displacement explores why so many countries still struggle despite 20 years of international, regional and national policy efforts and investments.