- UNICEF Djibouti Humanitarian Situation Report, 17 Apr 2015
- IFRC: Horn of Africa - Population Movement-Yemeni crisis Information Bulletin no. 1
- FEWS NET Mise à jour sur la sécurité alimentaire - Mars 2015
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Kenya - IOM is continuing its humanitarian assistance to migrants, refugees and Third Country Nationals (TCNs) arriving in the Horn of Africa, fleeing the crisis in Yemen.
This week the total arrivals in the Horn of Africa, including Djibouti, Somaliland and Puntland, since the start of the conflict, are approximately 10,263.
Djibouti is receiving the bulk of the people, with arrivals increasing to 8,344 this week. Of these, over 60 per cent are TCNs in need of assistance to return home.
Switzerland - In 2013, there were about 198 million malaria cases in the world and an estimated 584,000 deaths from the disease. The countries endemic for malaria are also some of the poorest countries in the world. The burden of malaria on the poor, including migrants and displaced populations in these countries further fuels the cycle of poverty. IOM works with governments and partners, mostly in Africa and Asia, to ensure universal access to health care, including malaria prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment services among migrants and hard-to-reach populations.
By JEFF OTIENO
What is normal rainfall?
•Above average rainfall, normal rainfall and below average rainfall are calculated using the long-term average rainfall of a particular ecological zone. The long-term average rainfall of a region is the mean rainfall amount for the past 30 years. It is calculated for both the long rains and short rains.
- In response to the escalating humanitarian crisis, WFP is planning, from May to July, to provide emergency food assistance to 2.5 million conflict- affected people throughout the country.
- WFP and its local partners are facing major challenges distributing food assistance given the intensity of fighting and ongoing airstrikes. The lack of fuel in country is also hampering the ability of WFP and its partners’ to respond. Without urgent replenishment of fuel stocks, WFP will soon be unable to provide emergency food assistance.
Snapshot 15–21 April 2015
Iraq Violence has displaced 14,000 families in and around Ramadi: 7,000 in Anbar; 5,000 in Baghdad, 2,000 on their way to Baghdad. Checkpoints and insecurity hamper IDP movement. UNICEF estimates 8.29 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 5.2 million in February.
Daily Key messages
Parties to the conflict have an obligation to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure. Reports of civilian casualties due to ongoing conflict are unacceptable.
This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) has immediately responded and will request in the coming days for assistance through International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) international disaster response mechanisms.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR OCTOBER 2015
The priority of the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) in Djibouti is to provide life-saving assistance to refugees and to look for durable solutions to their plight.
Djibouti hosts more than 23 700 refugees, mainly from Somalia, who are in need of basic shelter, clean water, and protection services.
Daily Key messages
Humanitarian partners urgently require US$274 million to meet the immediate life-saving needs of 7.5 million conflict-affected people over the next three months.
At least 149 refugee children* who fled from Yemen were registered by UNHCR and ONARS, the refugee government agency. The total number of registered refugees who fled from Yemen to Djibouti stands at 431. The prevalence of global acute malnutrition among under-5 is as high as 20.1 per cent.
"The Yemen crisis is getting totally out of control. We must have a cease-fire and a political process that can end the violence," says NRCs Secretary General, Jan Egeland.
NRC is among the few humanitarian organisations that is still able to continue to work in the country.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 17 April 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
With worsening displacement, a deepening conflict, and difficult access for aid workers and aid delivery, shelter is emerging as one of the pressing humanitarian needs in Yemen.
Government of Kenya calls for the closure of Dadaab refugee camp following terrorist attack in Garissa.
Fighting resumes in South Sudan as peace talks stall yet again.
Over 20,000 South Sudanese refugees received in neighbouring countries since February 2015.
Food security expected to deteriorate from April - June 2015 in most countries in the region.
More than 6,500 Burundian refugees flee tensions in Burundi ahead of June 2015 presidential elections.
• Airstrikes continue unabated in 18 out of the 22 Yemeni governorates. Localized conflict between different parties on the ground has spread to 9 governates, mainly in the south of the country. In Marib, fighting has recently broken out between Houthi fighters and pro-Islah tribes. For both sides, control of Marib is key as it contains Yemen’s major oil and electricity infrastructure.
Food security and nutrition in the Horn of Africa remains fragile with high vulnerability persisting in arid and semi-arid lands. Frequent natural and man-made disasters continue to erode the income earning assets of poor families.
The number of South Sudanese refugees crossing into Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda is still rising. The region is also home to close to 1 million refugees from Somalia, while the internal displacement of 1.5 million people remains a constant challenge.
Regional mixed migration summary for March 2015 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 case load mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated
More resources and fresh policies needed to get children into school
BEIRUT, Lebanon, 15 April 2015 – Despite impressive progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, one in every four children and young adolescents (more than 21 million) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are either out of school or at risk of dropping out.