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28 Dec 2011 description
This report is produced by OCHA Somalia in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA in New York. It covers the period from 21 December to 28 December 2011. The next report will be issued on 4 January 2012. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES Three aid workers on a monitoring...
28 Dec 2011 description
Deyr season crop performance in South and Central Somalia Key messages Despite on‐going, large‐scale humanitarian intervention, food insecurity remains at Emergency and Famine levels across most of southern Somalia. Crop production in southern and central Somalia is expected to be mixed. In...
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...
14 Dec 2011 description
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Eastern Africa. It covers the period from 23 November - 13 December 2011. The next report will be issued if there are major developments in the situation. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES • More than...
12 Dec 2011 description
1. Executive Summary Kenya, alongside other countries in the Horn of Africa, has for most of 2011 faced a severe food crisis due to a climatic disaster that has become a recurring phenomenon in shorter cycles, negating efforts to reduce vulnerability. A combination of drought-induced crop failure,...
06 Dec 2011 description
report ACTED
NAIROBI [ACTED News] – Lower and Middle Juba health facilities reported 259 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) and cholera between 7 – 13 November, while mobile health units in Bakool reported 169 cases in the same week. In all regions, vulnerable groups such as women, girls and young...
24 Nov 2011 description
Highlights • Heavy rains complicate the situation of thousands of displaced Somalis in East and the Horn of Africa. • Humanitarian agencies step up security in and around Dadaab complex of camps. • Diseases plague camps in Ethiopia and Kenya. • Mixed migration flow from the Horn of...
22 Nov 2011 description
Highlights • Donor country Ambassadors, MPs visit Tongo refugee camp • More refugees coming as Kurmuk (S) and Geissan(S) fell to SAF; accelerated site development underway • High malnutrition rates in Kobe and Hilaweyn but dramatic decrease in child mortality rate • Fifth camp in Dollo...
22 Nov 2011 description
Rice prices uncertain after Southeast Asian floods International rice prices are uncertain in the wake of flooding that has devastated several nations in Southeast Asia, according to FAO. Despite the loss of a few million tonnes of rice in Thailand because of the floods, FAO has raised its forecast...
21 Nov 2011 description
Executive Summary The population of Mindanao continues to be affected by the triple factors of insecurity, natural hazards and poverty. Heavy rains and severe weather that are affecting much of Asia have caused repeated flooding in central and southern Mindanao, displacing the population twice or...
15 Nov 2011 description
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days. More than a...
14 Nov 2011 description
Seasonal Outlook Drought conditions have abated in most parts of the southern and southeastern lowlands of Ethiopia due to the good overall rains in October. The early to timely onset and normal to above-normal performance of the deyr/hagaya (October to December) rains has improved water and...
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...
08 Nov 2011 description
This update provides information on the protection environment in Somalia, including apparent violations of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law as reported during the last two weeks through the IASC Somalia Protection Cluster monitoring systems. Incidents mentioned in this report are not...
08 Nov 2011 description
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES People have started fleeing their homes to seek refuge in surrounding villages following declarations that the Al Shabaab strongholds in Afgooye, Kismayo, Baidoa, Marka and other towns in southern Somalia will face aerial strikes soon The number of Somali refugees...
06 Nov 2011 description
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 14 September to 3 November. The next report will be issued on or around 8 December. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES • A total of 28,547 people in Basilan and Zamboanga Sibugay had been displaced...
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...
04 Nov 2011 description
Thousands of displaced Somalis have been affected by heavy rains and flooding in parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. In Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, the rains have flooded the shelters of some 2,800 people in Sigale IDP camp. In response, UNHCR has distributed 4,500 assistance kits with plastic...
03 Nov 2011 description
HIGHLIGHTS • Insecurity heightens in north-eastern Kenya; four killed in attack in Mandera district • Refugee influx decreases following Kenyan incursion into Somalia and onset of rains • Heavy rains render some roads impassable but positively impact on water recharging and pasture...
31 Oct 2011 description
Continuous heavy rain has not dampened the spirit of thousands of men who are now returning home from crowded camps where they sought refuge after being displaced by East Africa’s worst drought in decades. They leave, assured that SOS Children’s Villages teams across Somalia will continue to...