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As of 28 February, United Nations Coordinated Appeals and Refugee Response Plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require $22.6 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 95.3 million crisis-affected people in 33 countries. Needs and financial requirements have increased due to finalization of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) requesting around $2.1 billion and together the appeals are funded at $1.6 billion, leaving a shortfall of $21.0 billion.
Immediate funding is required to respond to the needs of more than 20 million people in North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen facing famine or a credible risk of famine over the coming six months. An estimated 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition. With access to people in need and sufficient funding, the UN and partners will further scale up to respond to and avert famine. Humanitarian operations in the four countries require $5.6 billion in 2017. Of this sum, $4.4 billion is urgently required by end March to strengthen famine response and prevention in four key sectors: food security, nutrition, health and WASH.
On 24 February, the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region -- co-hosted by Norway, Germany, Nigeria and the United Nations – highlighted the $1.5 billion needed for urgent humanitarian response in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Fourteen donors announced a total of $672 million of which $458 million is for humanitarian action in 2017 and $214 million in multi-year funding for 2018 and beyond.
Urgent funding is required for the health sector in Libya. In Iraq, principled humanitarian assistance must be maintained after the retake of Mosul, Tal Afar, Hawija, and Ba’aj, with millions of Iraqis returning home or still living in areas they moved to during the conflict. In Ukraine, escalating hostilities and severe winter temperatures are exacerbating the humanitarian situation. In Afghanistan, displacement continues with some 22,000 people newly internally displaced in the first six weeks of 2017. Please see icon overleaf for information on other urgent funding needs.
In February, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) approved $18.5 million to jumpstart time-critical assistance targeting 785,000 drought-affected people in Ethiopia, $3.5 million to address declining food security in Burundi, and $4.6 million for conflict-affected people in the Rakhine State of Myanmar. For 2017, 13 donors have contributed a total of $93.1 million to CERF, and approximately $245 million remain as pledges while a few key donors are undergoing internal budgetary processes before making any pledges. Due to an unusually low cash inflow in the first quarter of this year, CERF is actively reaching out to several donors to urgently request that pledges be converted into contributions to avoid delayed approval and disbursements due to lack of cash.
As of end February, Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) have received a total of $119 million for 2017 (including $56 million in pledges), from eight donors. Some $16 million have been allocated in Ethiopia, Somalia and Yemen, with three quarters of that amount directed to NGOs. At the Oslo Conference for Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region the Emergency Relief Coordinator launched a new CBPF for Nigeria, bringing the number of active CBPFs to 18. The Nigeria Humanitarian Fund will make funds directly available to a wide range of partners, and aims to attract between $50 million and $80 million in support of the HRP in 2017.
As of 31 March, United Nations Coordinated Appeals and Refugee Response Plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.8 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 98.2 million crisis-affected people in 36 countries. Needs and financial requirements have increased due to the release of Flash Appeals for Kenya requesting $165.8 million, Madagascar requiring $20.1 million and Mozambique seeking $10.2 million. The appeals are funded at $2.7 billion, leaving a shortfall of $20.1 billion. Also, this period saw the release and final figures of response plans for Syria ($3.41 billion), Iraq ($984.7 million) and Ethiopia ($948.6 million).
In Central African Republic (CAR) humanitarian partners are withdrawing because of funding shortages, which have led to the partial suspension of food distributions since February. In Mali, 3.7 million people need life-saving humanitarian assistance this year, including 142,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, and 495,000 people who will be severely food insecure during the lean season in June-August. Please see icon overleaf for information on urgent funding needs in Haiti, Libya, Myanmar, Ukraine, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
One month after the Secretary-General’s call for urgent funding of $4.4 billion for priority interventions to strengthen the response and prevention of famine in north-east Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, donors have reported more than $800 million which is 20% of the requirements of the priorities in the Response Plans. As the situation continues to deteriorate more funding is needed: there is still time to avert catastrophe for immediate, timely and flexible funding to the humanitarian response plans.
The highest increase in reported funding this month is for Niger (35.2% increase), followed by Somalia (35.1% increase), South Sudan (21.3% increase) and Burundi (16.7% increase). The new Flash Appeals for Kenya, Madagascar and Mozambique all received low reported funding in their first weeks of release - less than 2% of requirements - and Senegal is yet to have funding reported against its response plan.
The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has approved $140 million for 16 countries, including $36.5 million for drought response in the Horn of Africa and $22 million to respond to Boko-Haram-related violence Nigeria. CERF also approved a $22 million loan to FAO to scale up action for famine prevention in Somalia. In March, $10 million was approved for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and $2 million for critical priorities following Cyclone Dineo in Mozambique. For 2017, 19 countries have contributed $161 million to CERF, and $176.1 million remain as pledges. Additional commitments expected based on past contributions and current exchange rates indicate a projected funding shortfall of approximately $45 million on the $450 million annual target for 2017.
As of end March, country-based pooled funds (CBPFs) have received a total of $145 million (including $61 million in pledges), from 12 donors. Some $37 million have already been allocated to humanitarian partners, including $16 million in Ethiopia and $15 million in Somalia as part of the famine response. Of that amount, 60% went to international NGOs, 21% to UN organizations, and 19% directly to local and national NGOs. Another $88 million worth of project proposals are currently being reviewed across the funds. Real-time information on CBPF contributions and allocations is available on http//gms.unocha.org/bi
- 04/25/17--00:27: World: FAO Water Productivity Open-access portal (WaPOR)
- 05/15/17--13:05: Niger: Mixed Migration: UNHCR Presence (May 2017)
United Nations Coordinated Appeals
WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs
The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.
It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.
The portal’s services are directly accessible through dedicated FAO WaPOR APIs, which will eventually be also available through the FAO API store
Water productivity assessments and other computation–intensive calculations are powered by Google Earth Engine.
The first, beta release of WaPOR is available as of 14 April 2017. The beta release publishes Level 1 (continental, 250 m resolution) data from April 2009 to December 2016. WaPOR will be increasingly improved during the course of 2017 and beyond.
The statistics on asylum applications from citizens of sub-Saharan African countries, which were decided in first instance in 2016, show that migration flows from Sub-Saharan Africa to the EU are mixed: approximately 30% of applicants have received an international protection status. The analysis of the countries of origin of persons granted refugee status or subsidiary protection status indicates that persons in need of international protection also use the migration routes through Niger (notably from Mali, Nigeria, the Gambia, Senegal, and parts of the Central African Republic and the two Congos).
Aid in Danger partner agency incidents: Partner agencies operate in 16 countries. Agencies reported 281 incidents in 13 countries and 13 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in five countries.