UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for support for efforts aimed at bringing stability inside Somalia and to the countries hosting Somali refugees.
Summary of key findings Despite specific conditions and characteristics particular to the southern route, this paper’s findings are generally consistent with the dynamics of migrant smuggling along all routes out of the Horn of Africa.
Using a combination of primary and secondary sources, as well as new data from the RMMS Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi), the paper finds that migrant smuggling along the southern route continues to thrive and exposes migrants in mixed flows to high levels of abuse and risk.2
Regional mixed migration summary for February 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.
Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.
Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants continued to move in complex flows from the Horn of Africa and Yemen region. Migration and displacement dynamics remained complex this quarter, with ongoing migration, new displacement, and simultaneous return movements.
Irregular Movement from the Horn
Northward (through Egypt into Israel)
- WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to newly arrived Ethiopian asylums seekers, existing refugees and the vulnerable local populations in drought-affected and urban areas continues to be undermined by limited funding.
This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.
Oral cholera vaccination campaign launched
By Obi Anyadike, Editor-at-Large and Africa Editor
Farmers, traders and consumers across East and Southern Africa are feeling the impact of consecutive seasons of drought that have scorched harvests and ruined livelihoods.
IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation delivered food aid to 4.000 people in Southern Sudan and 500 families in Yemen. Moreover IHH will soon open 110 new wells in East Africa.
Since early February, rainfall has been slightly above average in parts of western and southwestern Ethiopia, much of Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi, with areas of below-average rainfall in northeastern and southern Ethiopia, western Kenya, and Rwanda. During this time, much of Somalia remained seasonally dry.
UN declares Yemen the largest food security emergency in the world
Persistent fighting along the western coast displaces more than 48,000 people in Ta’izz Governorate
Insecurity at ports and overland transportation routes blocks medical supplies and other humanitarian assistance
FGoS declares a national disaster for drought in Somalia
Somalia HCT releases Operational Plan for Famine Prevention
GoK, USG declare disasters for drought and food insecurity in Kenya
UN Secretary-General calls for urgent scale-up in international assistance
USG commits additional $131 million for relief efforts in the Horn of Africa
123.8 M required for 2017
10.9 M contributions received, representing 3% of requirements
118.1 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation
All figures are displayed in USD
Households provided with cash assistance
Somali returnees assisted
Children provided with monthly education fees
Population of concern
A total of 1.2 million people of concern
WORKING WITH PARTNERS
Children in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region1 have witnessed remarkable progress in development during the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) era. Starting from comparatively advanced levels, many countries made further progress in implementation of their children’s rights agenda since the beginning of the 21st century. However, progress has been uneven – among countries as well as within countries.
Since March 2015, when commercial air carriers suspended their regular air operations to Yemen, drastically limiting the prospects for humanitarian organisations to airlift cargo in the country, the Logistics Cluster has facilitated access to a regular airlift service, which provides fast and reliable delivery of emergency relief cargo.