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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...
27 Oct 2011 description
Conflict and expected poor harvest likely to result in emergency levels of food insecurity Key messages About four million people currently face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and Crisis (IPC Phase 3) levels of food insecurity. Food insecurity is driven by conflict in Blue Nile, South Kordofan, Darfur,...
25 Oct 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 19 to 25 October 2011. The next report will be issued on 1 November 2011. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES • Heavy rains in parts of Somalia have...
22 Oct 2011 description
This report is produced by OCHA Eastern Africa in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It is issued by OCHA in New York. It covers the period 14-21 October. The next report will be issued on 28 October. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES • On 16 October, Kenyan armed forces moved into Somalia...
19 Oct 2011 description
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES Parts of the country are experiencing heavy rains. About 1,000 households have reportedly been displaced by rains, which are also blocking roads and further limiting access to affected populations. Humanitarian organisations are scaling up to address increasing needs...
13 Oct 2011 description
report Save the Children
Torrential rain has hit drought-displaced families living in squalid camps in Mogadishu, sweeping at least two children away, killing a pregnant woman and leaving thousands of people without shelter. Heavy rains have flooded the meagre shelters of nearly 2,800 people living in the Sigale camp....
10 Oct 2011 description
Highlights: • Emergency food supplies sufficient to feed more than 10,000 people for one month are en route to Agok, where people remain displaced since conflict broke out in Abyei some five months ago. • Food security has deteriorated due to insecurity, low agricultural production and high...
10 Oct 2011 description
L'Essentiel Des récoltes moyennes et inégales selon les régions sont attendues au Sahel ; un point sur les scénarios et les capacités de réponse des partenaires est recommandé Comportement disparate du marché des céréales sèches en fonction de la pluviométrie Sous-financement des...
06 Oct 2011 description
report UN Security Council
Watch the Webcast SC/10406 Security Council 6628th Meeting (AM) Following Briefing, Council Pressed to Set Deadline for Withdrawal of Northern Troops; Also Warned of ‘Security Vacuum’ Unless UN Interim Force Fully Deployed Sudan and South Sudan had shown that they could cooperate on matters...
06 Oct 2011 description
Key Points • Fighting continues between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) in both South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. • 25,000 refugees from Blue Nile State reported to be in Ethiopia. • Humanitarian access remains severely...
27 Sep 2011 description
report IRIN
AST POKOT/TURKANA, 27 September 2011 (IRIN) - Flash floods in northwest Kenya are hampering the delivery of emergency relief aid to thousands of pastoralists hard hit by a severe drought there, say officials. "East Pokot, with a population of over 300,000 people who rely on relief food, is the...
15 Sep 2011 description
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES Clan fighting known as rido erupted anew between the commanders of Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement, displacing over 2,000 households in North Cotabato Province. Sporadic clan fighting continues to be reported in central...
13 Sep 2011 description
report AlertNet
13 Sep 2011 08:29 Source: Alertnet // Thin Lei Win BANGKOK (AlertNet) - Floods in Thailand have killed 82 people and affected more than 570,000 in 16 provinces, the Bangkok Post reported, citing officials from the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department. Read the full article on AlertNet.
09 Sep 2011 description
Highlights: • Flash flooding affects displaced Abyei population in Agok and hampers relief effort. • Humanitarian response underway in Jonglei State to persons affected by recent clashes, despite continued tensions. • People continue to arrive from conflict in South Kordofan in Sudan to...
07 Sep 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 29 August to 6 September 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 13 September 2011. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES IGAD predicts good rains for the...
30 Aug 2011 description
Key Points • Intermittent fighting, including aerial bombardment by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), continued in parts of South Kordofan. • Access restrictions remain the biggest challenge to providing humanitarian assistance in South Kordofan • Returns from Sudan to South Sudan continue,...
29 Aug 2011 description
(Extract) C. DAMAGED HOUSES (Tab C) • A total of 278 houses (39 Totally / 239 Partially) were damaged in Region I, II, VI, and CAR (16 totally / 80 partially in Region I; 3 totally / 60 partially in Region II; 9 totally in Region VI; and 11 totally / 99 partially in CAR)