Donor governments today pledged an initial US$926 million towards the work of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in providing protection and assistance to millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people worldwide in 2019.
No new cases of cVDPV type 2 or type 3 have been reported from Somalia this week. The total number of cases remains 12: five cVDPV2 cases, six cVDPV3 cases, and one case with cVDPV2 and cVDPV3 co-infection.
No new environmental positive samples have been reported this week. The total number of cVDPV environmental isolates for 2018 to date is 31: 19 isolates of cVDPV2, 12 isolates of cVDPV3.
No new human cases reported from Somalia this week. The total number of cases remains 12: five cVDPV2 cases, six cVDPV3 cases, and one case with cVDPV2 and cVDPV3 co-infection.
One new environmental cVDPV2 isolate was reported this week from the 21 October environmental site in Mogadishu. Date of collection was 11 October 2018. This brings the total number of positive environmental isolates for both cVDPV2 and cVDPV3 in Somalia this year to 32.
December 12th, 2018 ― Doha: As part of Qatar's National Day 2018 celebrations, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is planning to launch four medical convoys to Bangladesh, Jordan, Somalia, and Sudan.
Overall, the convoys will treat up to 1,040 patients, at a total cost of $286,500 (more than QR 1 million). They are co-implemented by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Sidra Medicine, and the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH).
• There was a decrease in the number of AWD/Cholera cases reported from 27 in week 46 to 18 in week 47.
• No new death was reported in week 47.
• A cumulative total of 6,605 cases including 45 deaths have been reported since December 2017
• The cholera outbreak has been contained in 4 regions, however active transmission is still reported in Banadir region
• A total of 2101 people aged 1 year and above received 1st dose of OCV in 4 IDPs in Banadir and Afgoye
Spotlight on Progress
Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi.
• As of October 2018, approximately 1.1 million refugees and asylum-seekers were seeking shelter in Uganda—the largest refugee population on the African continent—including more than 780,000 South Sudanese and over 284,000 Congolese. An estimated 60 percent of these refugees are younger than 18 years of age.
Between 1 January and 31 October 2018, 3,346 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 15% of all sea arrivals in this period. Consistent with an overall decrease in sea arrivals this year so far, the number of UASC reaching Italian shores in the first ten months of 2018 is considerably lower than in the same period last year, when almost 14,600 landed in Italy. However, the proportion of UASC among sea arrivals in the January-October 2018 period (15 per cent) is slightly higher than in January-October 2017 (13 per cent).
36,000 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 125 million, six months (November 2018 – April 2019) net funding requirements, representing 48 percent of total requirements.
4.43 million people assisted In October 2018
• According to the 2018 Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP) Mid-Year Review, 8 million people require targeted relief food/cash assistance until the end of the year.
Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018
- 2,069 :Refugees evacuated temporarily from Libya to Niger as part of the ETM (Emergency Transit Mechanism) from November 2017 – November 2018
- 1,629: Persons profiled by UNHCR in Agadez seeking asylum
- 51,848: Persons internally displaced in the Tillaberi & Tahoua regions
The key situations include:
The recent improvements in the humanitarian situation in Somalia are threatened by the poor performance of the Deyr rainy season, particularly for some areas in the North. Furthermore, despite a reduction in the overall number of people requiring assistance (currently, 4.2 million), the figure remains higher than the pre-crisis level from two years ago. That said, markets in Somalia are healthy, as populations continue to enjoy the dividend of a generally abundant 2018 Gu rainy season (April - July).
DEYR RAINFALL PERFORMANCE
Qatar Charity (QC) has provided urgent food aid for 20,000 people in many villages of the Eastern Province of Kenya, where drought has caused deaths, especially among children due to malnutrition, and the loss of large numbers of livestock, threatening the lives of nomadic pastoralists.
This emergency food project was implemented by QC’s office in the Kenyan capital Nairobi as part of the charity’s continuous efforts to support the Kenyan people, especially in areas affected by natural disasters such as floods and drought.
10 DECEMBER 2018
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL COMPACT FOR MIGRATION, DIALOGUE 1 (AM & PM)
MARRAKECH, Morocco, 10 December — Adopting the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, the United Nations today held an interactive dialogue where Member States, civil society and regional organizations shared their views on how best to implement the objectives outlined in the new agreement.
ÉBAUCHE D’AVANT-PROPOS DE LA MINISTRE BIBEAU POUR LE RECUEIL DU SYMPOSIUM SUR L’ÉGALITÉ ENTRE LES SEXES DU CALP
Bien que les conflits entre les États aient considérablement diminué ces dernières années, les conflits au sein des États – auxquels participent fréquemment des acteurs non étatiques – sont en hausse. Par conséquent, des millions de personnes doivent se déplacer et composer avec des possibilités réduites, un accès limité aux services et un avenir incertain.
As Somalis flee to cities, Mogadishu becomes most crowded city in Africa
11 December 2018 - Conflict and natural disasters from 2017 – 2018 caused massive displacement to cities – says new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).
Mogadishu – As the world marked International Anti-Corruption Day, the Federal Government of Somalia announced today a series of steps to strengthen its commitment to combat corruption and reinforce transparency in order to build more accountable institutions.