Humanitarian partners continue to coordinate necessary response to floodaffected communities through the Gode, Jijiga (Somali region) and Amibara (Afar region) Incident Command Posts (ICP).
Eritrean refugees continue to arrive in northern Ethiopia in high numbers. 2,173 refugees arrived so far in November
• Close to 37,000 Eritrean asylum seekers arrived in Europe between January and October 2014 via Sudan and Ethiopia, according to UNHCR.
• On average 1,000 refugees from South Sudan have been arriving in Sudan per week recently, UNHCR reports.
• SMoH and WHO report that 101 cases of hemorrhagic fever were registered in North Darfur and West Darfur since late August 2014.
• WFP to start a food voucher programme for an estimated 50,000 displaced people residing in Hamediya IDP camp, Central Darfur.
Snapshot 12–18 November
Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.
The UNHCR office in Addis Ababa announced on Monday (November 17) that more than 6,200 Eritreans had crossed into Ethiopia over the previous 37 days. UNHCR spokesperson, Kisut Gebregziabher, said that “more than 5,000 Eritrean asylum seekers crossed into Ethiopian territory in October alone,” adding that “in the first week of November, more than 1,200 Eritreans have arrived in Ethiopia.” Some 78 of them were children, he said. A UNHCR report issued last July revealed that there were a total of 629,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Ethiopia, 99,000 of them Eritreans.
Asmat, 14 November 2014 – The head of the Health Ministry’s branch in Asmat sub-zone, Mr. Milu’e Beyin, has called on the inhabitants to raise awareness as regards preventive measures against diseases.
He explained that the Ministry is providing vaccination to children as part of endeavors to promote overall community wellbeing. Mr. Milu’e also called on the community members to vaccinate offsprings on time.
GENEVA, November 14 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Friday said the number of asylum-seekers in Europe from Eritrea over the first 10 months of this year has risen threefold compared to the same period in 2013. In Ethiopia and Sudan, neighbouring Eritrea, the number of Eritrean refugees has also increased sharply.
November 14 2014: Kisuke Ndiku explores the causes of food insecurity, migration and conflict in the Horn of Africa – and the consequences for local communities.
Of the 160 million people living in the Horn of Africa, 70 million live in areas prone to extreme food shortages. 60% of the land is home to 22 million pastoralists. More than 40% of the population in the region is undernourished due to food insecurity and inadequate livelihoods. During the 2010-2011 droughts malnutrition was as high as 30%.
Desert Locust threaten Red Sea coast in Sudan and Egypt
Snapshot 5–11 November
Central African Republic: About 20,000 displaced people are seeking refuge in isolated rural areas in Ouham province following the arrival of armed groups in Boguila, Kouki and Nana Bakassa on 25 October. Nearly 1,000 people have been displaced since July in Bambari following violence in Batobadja and Matchika, and 4,000 have been displaced since January to Berberati town in Mambere province.
Some 5,000 Eritrean refugees, primarily from Asmara, arrived in Ethiopia during October.
DRMFSS dispatched initial relief food assistance to flood affected people in Dassenech woreda and is collaborating with FAO and sector partners to initiate livestock intervention.
Woredas in the lowlands of Oromia that did not receive enough rains to replenish water sources continue to report water shortages
Italy - Despite increasingly dangerous sea conditions, irregular migrants are continuing to cross the Mediterranean, bringing the total number of arrivals in Italy this year to 154,075, according to figures newly released by the country’s Ministry of the Interior.
The number of migrants arriving in Italy by sea in the month of October was 15,279, a slight decrease from the 26,107 who arrived in September. The overall total of arrivals has now reached just under four times the number of arrivals recorded during the same period last year (38,882).
Situation Générale en octobre 2014 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-décembre 2014
Une résurgence s’est développée en octobre au Soudan où des opérations intensives de lutte aérienne et terrestre ont été menées contre des bandes larvaires et des groupes d’ailés.
Snapshot 29 October – 4 November
Yemen: As a government was agreed by Houthi and other opposition parties, the Southern Movement announced a merger to represent all southerners in the campaign for independence. Houthi insurgents attacked the Sunni opposition Al Islah party headquarters in Ibb, while Al Qaeda killed 18 Yemeni troops during an attack in Hudaydah.
Dige, 04 November 2014 – A vaccination campaign for livestock is underway in Dige sub-zone, Gash-Barka region, targeting internal and external diseases. Mr. Habtu Woldu, veterinary, pointed out that it is aimed at combating diseases resulting from lack of vaccination, and that around 40 thousand livestock would receive vaccination.
The herdsmen stated that thanks to the sustained vaccination service being provided, livestock there are in good condition.
General Situation during October 2014 Forecast until mid-December 2014
Mendefera, 30 October 2014 – Mr. Afwerki Russom, in charge of water projects follow-up in the Southern region, pointed out that potable water supply projects are under construction at an expenditure of over 11-million Nakfa in different parts of the region.
Accordingly, the projects are underway in the villages of Fikiya-cheqemte, Tafanifas, Adi Arkai, Zban Ona, Damba, Embaqaqat, Koatit and Mendefera involving the putting in place water wells, reserves and hand pumps.
Some 72,680 people in Afar, Somali and SNNP regions were affected by flooding. More than 50,000 people were displaced, having partially or totally lost their homes and livelihoods. The forecasted good performance of the deyr (October-December) rains in the Somali region pose a continued risk of flooding. The Government and humanitarian partners started mobilizing resources. Responses are coordinated through the Government-led Incident Command Posts in Gode, Jijiga (Somali region) and Amibara (Afar region).
The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) was conducted over the period from February until June 2014 with the aim of obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of asylum seekers and refugees with regards to their food and nutrition security as well as livelihood opportunities, and providing recommendations for the next 6 to 12 months. This JAM report aims to provide information for programming through the design of a joint -programme cycle for UN agencies and their partners under the coordination of the Government of Zimbabwe.
NEW YORK (28 October 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, expressed alarm about continuing human rights violations in the country resulting in mass departures. She warned the UN General Assembly about the high number of children fleeing from Eritrea without their parents.
“By mid-October, more than 4,000 Eritrean minors had arrived in Italy since the beginning of the year, including more than 3,200 children travelling without their parents,” Ms. Keetharuth said, quoting recent data collected by the UN Refugee Agency.