FACTS & FIGURES
3.1 million people experiencing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity
1.26 million acutely malnourished children in 2017 916 000 people internally displaced due to drought & conflict in 2017
Over 875 000 Somali refugees in neighbouring countries (sources: FEWS NET, FSNAU, UNHCR,
EU humanitarian funding: €119 million in 2017
WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and the vulnerable local populations in drought-affected and urban areas continues to be undermined by limited funding.
Severe drought and food insecurity continues across the country with around 6.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance according to monitoring agencies.
Projected outcomes of Deyr rainfall and warmer temperatures could increase displacements and vulnerability of displaced persons.
Working with Partners
As part of the UN integrated mission to Somalia, UNHCR maintains close collaboration with UN agencies, national and international NGOs.
Maize grain as usual was the most traded commodity in the region followed by dry beans, rice and then sorghum. See Figure 1.
Staple commodity prices especially for maize are expected to remain above last year and five year average prices despite near average harvest in the region with spatial pockets of deficit within and between countries because carryover stocks are low, tightening supplies available for trade.
MOGADISHU — The Somali government said search and rescue operations have ended, three days after a massive explosion killed hundreds of people at a busy intersection in Mogadishu.
Official casualty figures stand at 281 dead and more than 300 wounded, but the death toll could still rise, Information Minister Abdurrahman Omar Osman said Tuesday.
"The number can increase because there may be other victims either taken by their relatives who later died or others who died from their wounds," he told VOA's Somali service.
79.8 M required for 2017
45.4 M contributions received, representing 57% of requirements
34.4 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation
All figures are displayed in USD
On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.
2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.
In August 2017, the financial requirements of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan were revised from US$ 2.1 billion to US$ 2.3 billion following the inclusion of the integrated cholera response plan. Humanitarian partners continued to reach people with aid and a record seven million people across the country was provided with food assistance during the month of August 2017. As of 16 October the YHRP is 55.5 per cent funded.
IN THIS ISSUE
Page 1 Sustainable reintegration through cash-based interventions
Page 3 UNHCR Somalia the biggest CBIs operation in Africa by a large margin
Page 4 Payment process of a cash assistance for Somali refugee returnees
Page 5 CBIs monitoring exercise: preliminary findings
Page 6 Cash assistance revitalizes local economy
Page 7 A returnee family integrates with CBIs assistance
Nearly one million people displaced in Somalia from January to August, more than 800,000 primarily due to drought conditions
Clashes in Ethiopia’s Oromiya and Somali regions displace populations, exacerbate humanitarian needs
USG provided more than $1 billion in humanitarian funding for the Horn of Africa regional response in FY 2017
On 27 September 2016, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, appointed Ambassador Mohamed Abdi Affey as Special Envoy for the Somali Refugee Situation.
He said, “The path towards stability and prosperity in Somalia must include solutions for Somalis in exile through the region,” adding that the Special Envoy would assist UNHCR to maximize efforts in the search for solutions for Somali refugees and asylum seekers at national and regional levels.
By Miriam Gathigah
NAIROBI, Oct 12 2017 (IPS) - A growing number of African countries are increasingly becoming food insecure as delayed and insufficient rainfall, as well as crop damaging pests such as the ongoing outbreak of the fall armyworm, cause the most severe maize crisis in the last decade.
Experts have warned that as weather patterns become even more erratic and important crops such as maize are unable to resist the fall armyworm infestation, there will not be enough food on the table.
This report is a comprehensive presentation of all data on migration gathered through IOM’s DTM programme for July-August.
Number of returnees: 2,274 Somali refugees returned to Somalia
Core relief items: 697 CRIs distributed to 543 households (2,004 returnees)
Reinstallation grants: 2,941 returnees provided with reinstallation grants
Shelters: 17 shelters and 40 latrines constructed
Community-based projects: 1,486 beneficiaries of community-based projects
Update on achievements
Food from healthy farms makes healthy people - New IFAD report
Rome, 10 October 2017 – Investing in climate-resilient agriculture not only improves food security but contributes to eradicating malnutrition, according to the findings of a new report from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).