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World + 47 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Ethiopia + 4 others
Ethiopia overtakes Kenya as Africa's biggest refugee-hosting country

At end-July, Ethiopia was sheltering 629,718 refugees, mostly from South Sudan, followed by Somalia and Eritrea. Kenya hosts 575,334 registered refugees.

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Yemen + 1 other
Dreams of Eritrean refugees turn to ashes in Yemen

Yemen Times

Madiha Al-Junaid

Dozens of Eritrean refugees are scattered across the Al-Safeyah area of Sana’a, a densely populated neighborhood estimated to have the largest number of African refugees in the city. Women sit in groups on threadbare carpets, blankets, or mats in streets corners. They are surrounded by playing children, running, shouting, smiling, and laughing; easily distracting observers from the tragic experiences they went through on their way to and through Yemen.

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Italy + 5 others
Boat migrant arrivals to Italy up 500 percent in 2014

08/12/2014 19:57 GMT

WARSAW, August 12, 2014 (AFP) - The number of boat migrants arriving in Italy soared 500 percent in the first half of the year, already topping a 2011 record during the Arab Spring uprisings, EU border agency Frontex said Tuesday,

The Warsaw-based agency said 78,300 people had arrived in the EU by the end of July via the hazardous Mediterranean route from Libya to mainly Italy, but also Malta.

The figure is up from 12,915 during the same period last year.

Agence France-Presse:

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World + 45 others
Global emergency overview snapshot 6 - 12 August


The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 18 others
U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction in Africa Sets Stage for Peace and Development

Fact Sheet

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

August 11, 2014

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Eritrea: Ending the Exodus?

Africa Briefing N°100 Nairobi/Brussels, 8 August 2014

Eritrea’s youth exodus has significantly reduced the young nation’s human capital. While this has had advantages for the government – allowing the departure of those most dissatisfied and most likely to press for political change – the growing social and political impact of mass migration at home and abroad demands concerted domestic and international action.

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Conducts Biometric Registration of Displaced in Juba Civilian Protection Sites

Since the crisis began in South Sudan in December 2013, over 1.1 million people have been displaced from their homes. Over 95,000 of them are sheltering in UN Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites throughout the country, where they are provided with humanitarian assistance.

The IOM Displacement Tracking and Monitoring (DTM) team has been involved in the monitoring and registration of internally displaced persons (IDPs) countrywide since the New Year and on 6th August it launched a new biometric registration exercise for IDPs sheltering in Juba PoCs.

International Organization for Migration:

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Libya + 3 others
Conditions for asylum seekers worsen in Libya


JOHANNESBURG, 6 August 2014 (IRIN) - As violence in Libya continues to escalate, most diplomats and foreign workers have by now received assistance from their governments and employers to evacuatethe country. But for the tens of thousands of undocumented migrants and asylum seekers in Libya, the only possibility for escape lies in the hands of smugglers.


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World + 46 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 30 July - 5 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Libya + 6 others
Concern mounts for refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

UNHCR is deeply concerned about the safety of refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya as violence escalates. Almost 37,000 people are registered with UNHCR in Tripoli and Benghazi, with many living in areas heavily damaged by fighting and unable to leave to safer areas due to ongoing clashes.

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Djibouti + 9 others
Eastern Africa: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 05 Aug 2014)

New OCHA Regional Humanitarian Snapshot highlights severe funding gaps in South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia as 14.4 million people face food insecurity across region.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Yemen + 10 others
Desert Locust Bulletin No. 430 (1 August 2014) [EN/FR]

General Situation during July 2014 Forecast until mid-September 2014

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Somalia + 8 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Horn of Africa (ECHO/-HF/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 31/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 94 000 000


In Somalia, the humanitarian situation today shows many parallels to the period ahead of the devastating 2011 drought that triggered a declaration of famine, which caused the excess deaths of 258 000 people the majority of them being children under five.

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World + 44 others
Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Call made on the society to reinforce participation in the efforts to eradicate malaria prevalence

Asmara, 27 July 2014- At a ceremony conducted on 27 July at the Kutmowlie administrative area in connection with National Malaria Day in which Health Ministry representatives, administrators of Gala-Nefhi sub-zone and residents of the sub-zone participated, a call had been made on the society to step-up participation in the efforts to eradicate malaria prevalence.

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Italy + 6 others
Se necesita acción urgente en Europa para frenar el aumento de muertes en el mar

Más de 800 personas han muerto en lo que va de año en el Mediterráneo. Muchos buscaban seguridad por conflictos o guerras civiles.

GINEBRA, Suiza, 24 de julio de 2014 (ACNUR/UNHCR) – En los últimos diez días, más de 260 personas han muerto o han desaparecido cuando intentaban cruzar el Mediterráneo hacia Europa.