Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.
20-YEAR REVIEW SHOWS 90% OF DISASTERS ARE WEATHER-RELATED; US, CHINA, INDIA, PHILIPPINES AND INDONESIA RECORD THE MOST
23 November 2015, GENEVA – A new report issued today by the UN, “The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters”, shows that over the last twenty years, 90% of major disasters have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events.
The five countries hit by the highest number of disasters are the United States (472), China (441), India (288), Philippines (274), and Indonesia, (163).
Missing Migrants Project is the only global database sharing key data on deceased and missing migrants around the world. This info-graphic focuses on migrant arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region. #MissingMigrants
Mixed migration trend report for october 2015 covering mixed migration events in: ALGERIA,EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, LIBYA, MALI, MOROCCO, NIGER, SUDAN, TUNISIA, GREECE AND ITALY.
MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS and UNHCR. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.
Conflict and adverse climatic conditions continue to drive humanitarian needs in the region
Acute sectoral needs continue to be reported in Ethiopia
Flood preparedness in full swing as El Niño expected to cause serious flooding in the region
Civilian death tolls and human rights violations on the rise in Burundi
Urgent access needed to prevent food crisis in Unity State, South Sudan
Regional humanitarian outlook
Yemen: 14.4 million people are now food insecure: two million more than in June and four million more than before the escalation of conflict in March. 7.6 million people are severely food insecure. Heavy fighting continues, in particular in Al Dhalee and Taizz governorates. Peace talks between Houthi and government representatives, which were expected to begin mid-November, are yet to take place.
Le choix de l’UE d’ériger des barbelés et de faire filtrer les entrées par ses voisins met les réfugiés en danger, quand il ne leur coûte pas la vie
Après les attentats perpétrés vendredi 13 novembre à Paris, l’Union européenne (UE) doit résister à la demande pressante d’une fermeture renforcée de ses frontières extérieures, qui continuerait d’alimenter diverses violations des droits humains tout en ne faisant rien pour endiguer les flux de réfugiés aux abois, a déclaré Amnesty International alors qu’elle publie un nouveau rapport mardi 17 novembre.
Les États européens devraient mettre fin au chaos frontalier, protéger les réfugiés et s’assurer d’un traitement humain
(Bruxelles) – Les gouvernements de l’Union européenne devraient agir d’urgence pour s’assurer que leur réponse à la problématique des réfugiés, désormais une véritable crise au sein de l’UE, soit à la hauteur de leurs responsabilités juridiques et des valeurs proclamées, a déclaré Human Rights Watch dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui.
EU: Steps to Address Refugee Crisis
States Should End Border Chaos; Ensure Protection, Humane Treatment
The Valletta Summit agreed about the establishment of an EU Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa at the Valletta Summit on Thursday.
The Trust Fund aims to address the root causes of migration, such as poverty and conflicts in Africa. It will also be used to support the Action Plan to be adopted at the Summit.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Drought conditions affecting pasture and water availability in most pastoral and agro-pastoral areas
Mixed prospects for 2015 main “meher” cereal crops
Cereal prices easing in October with beginning of “meher” crop harvest, while prices of livestock products and vegetables remain high
Food security conditions sharply deteriorated in recent months due to drought conditions
The Missing Migrants Project is the only global database sharing key data on deceased and missing migrants around the world. This infographic focuses on migrant arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region. #MissingMigrants
November 11, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) –Ethiopia’s refugee agency has launched an urgent appeal for food aid to assist hundreds of thousands of refugees particularly South Sudanese refugees.
Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA), a local implementing partner of UNHCR has called for supplies of food for over 730,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan who are being sheltered at different camps in Ethiopia.
Author: Zachary Laub, Online Writer/Editor
Tens of thousands of Eritreans have arrived at Europe's shores in recent years seeking asylum. They make up a significant share of the unprecedented stream of migrants and refugees making their way to the European Union, undertaking dangerous journeys while challenging the bloc to find a collective response consistent with refugee law.
Stricte vigilance requise en Afrique du nord-ouest, dans la Corne de l'Afrique et au Yémen
11 novembre 2015, Rome – Les pluies inhabituellement fortes et généralisées qui sont tombées récemment dans le nord-ouest de l’Afrique, la Corne de l'Afrique et au Yémen pourraient favoriser la reproduction des criquets pèlerins, avertit aujourd'hui la FAO, soulignant qu’une surveillance étroite est nécessaire au cours des six prochains mois pour empêcher les insectes de former des essaims destructeurs.
As attention is on Syrians fleeing civil war, many young Eritreans dramatic escape from their homeland goes unnoticed.
“I’m too young to cross the border, but I had no other options”, a 15 year old Eritrean girl says. She is sitting with legs crossed and her back against a purple painted wall in the house she lives in Adi Haroush refugee camp in Ethiopia.
"The only solution is to leave and we can’t ask for help from other governments, so we choose to go the dangerous way."
"Life in Eritrea is sweet but our government is cruel, the laws are out of control. We have enough food, enough water and enough work but there are no rights, there is no democracy. The only solution is to leave and we can’t ask for help from other governments, so we choose to go the dangerous way. We choose to put ourselves in the hands of God.
Strict vigilance required in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen
11 November 2015, Rome - Unusually heavy and widespread rains that fell recently in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen could favour Desert Locust breeding, FAO warned today, stressing that close monitoring is needed over the next six months to prevent the insects from forming destructive swarms.