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04 Mar 2015 description

The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Board of Executive Directors approved on March 3 in Abidjan a US $19-million project comprising an African Development Fund (ADF) loan of US $10.7 million and an ADF grant of US $8.3 million to boost the Technical, Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) sector. The Support to Skills Development for Employability and Entrepreneurship (SDEEP) project includes US $2.1 million in counterpart funding from the Government of the State of Eritrea (GSoE) bringing the total project cost to US $21.1 million.

04 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The ‘short rains’ (‘Deyr’) season of late 2014 has performed poorly across East Africa. North-east Kenya and southern Somalia have been affected by persistently drier than average conditions since the early stages of the season.

• This poor seasonal performance compounds the effect of significant rainfall deficits during previous seasons, resulting in extended long-term dryness mostly affecting pastoralist resources.

04 Mar 2015 description
report Caritas

Une douzaine de personnes attendent devant une ancienne paroisse au centre de Calais, transformée en entrepôt. Ce sont des migrants qui attendent de recevoir des vêtements chauds pour pouvoir se protéger des rigueurs de l’hiver français.

Bien que l’on soit au milieu de l’hiver, certains portent des tongs et des vêtements légers, effilochés et pleins de trous. Le magasin-vestiaire du Secours Catholique-Caritas France leur fournit des vêtements plus chauds tels que des pulls, des gants et des écharpes pour les aider à affronter les températures glaciales.

03 Mar 2015 description

General Situation during February 2015 Forecast until mid-April 2015

03 Mar 2015 description

Afghanistan: Heavy snowfall has caused avalanches in northern, central and eastern Afghanistan; 280 people have died. Panshir province is most affected. Communication lines have been disrupted in places, power supplies to Kabul have been cut. Priority needs are for NFIs and emergency shelter; access to isolated areas is difficult.

02 Mar 2015 description

Hamelmalo, 27 February 2015 – The inhabitants of Adi-Qush village, Hamelmalo sub-zone, expressed readiness to enhance role in endeavors towards the realization of health goals through promoting environmental hygiene.

They also stated that community awareness is on the rise thanks to the extensive promotional activities conducted on health issues, and that sensitization campaign carried out previously has borne encouraging outcome. The village inhabitants further noted the significance of proper utilization of soak-pit-latrines as regards promoting public health.

02 Mar 2015 description

Asmat, 28 February 2015 – The Administrator of Anseba region, Mr. Ali Mahmud, said that preparations have been finalized to put in place community hospitals in Rikeb and Geleb areas, as well as health stations in Asmat and Halhal sub-zones, in addition to waiting rooms for pregnant mothers in the areas of Himbol-Qechech, Hamashdba and Asbeda at over 23 million Nakfa expenditure. He made the remarks at a meeting with community elders and inhabitants of the sub-zones, during which Mr.

27 Feb 2015 description

Regional mixed migration summary for January 2015 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan, South 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, and refugees). If the case load mentioned refers only to refugees, asylum seekers or trafficked persons, it will be clearly stated.

Yemen

27 Feb 2015 description

RMMS presents an end of year trend summary and analysis for 2014 with a focus on the Horn of Africa and Yemen region and neighbouring areas and routes taken out of the region. For ease of reading this presentation uses few statistics but provides a generic overview of prominent trends. Statistical details can be found in RMMS literature produced during the course of 2014 (Regional Mixed Migration Monthly Summaries / Quarterly reports etc.).

26 Feb 2015 description

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the fourth and fifth periodic reports of Eritrea on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

24 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 February 2015

Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.

20 Feb 2015 description

Ethiopia - IOM Ethiopia organized a two-day International Migration Law (IML) training for senior government officials of the national and regional State Anti-Trafficking Taskforces on February 18 and 19, 2015. They included officials from the Bureau of Labour and Social Affairs, Bureau of Justice, Bureau of Women and Children Affairs, and Police Commission.

20 Feb 2015 description

Italy - A team of IOM staffers has been able to interview dozens of this week’s arrivals from Libya, mostly African migrants.

In February 2015 IOM has recorded the arrival in Italy of some 4,300 migrants - 3,800 from Friday 13th to Tuesday 17th. The majority of these migrants are sub-Saharan Africans, although in the last 24 hours IOM staffers have reported that they also include Syrians and Eritreans.

Migrants have been rescued and brought to the ports of Lampedusa, Pozzallo, Augusta, Porto Empedocle, Trapani (Sicily) and to Calabria on the mainland.

19 Feb 2015 description

Epidemic prone diseases remain to be serious public health threats to Mem- ber States in the African region. In response to these threats, Member States through the adoption and implementation of the Integrated Diseases Surveil- lance and Response Strategy and the International Health Regulations, con- tinue to strengthen their public health emergency response systems and struc- tures. In this issue, a summary of acute public health events that occurred dur- ing the course of 2014 is provided

In this issue:

18 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 30,000 IDPs received humanitarian aid since August 2014

  • 5,673 Persons provided assistance and NFIs following rescue at sea or inside immigration detention centres in 2014

  • 13,497 Persons received medical assistance in 2014

18 Feb 2015 description

Emini-Haili, 17 February 2015 – A 30-km-long Emini-Haili-Adi-Behailai dirt road is under renovation through popular campaign, according to Erina reporter.

The residents of the area stated that the road that has been eroded by winter flooding has been difficult for transportation.

The participants of the popular campaign called on the regional Administration to pay due attention in the efforts to renovate the road.

Over 80% villages of the Emini-Haili sub-zone are beneficiaries from the road, and it is vital in socio-economic activities of the residents.

17 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 11–17 February 2015

Myanmar: Fighting between the Myanmar army and the MNDAA, an insurgent group in the Kokang area of Shan state, displaced tens of thousands of people. Some fled into central Myanmar, while between 30,000 and 50,000 are thought to have crossed into Nansan, Yunnan province, China.