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Zimbabwe + 6 others
UNHCR and WFP Joint Assessment Mission Report: Tongogara Refugee Camp, Zimbabwe

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.

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We know how many Eritrean children reach Europe on their own, but not how many die trying – UN expert

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.

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World + 15 others
Climate change and food insecurity multiplying risks of conflict and civil unrest in 32 countries


A combination of climate change vulnerability and food insecurity is amplifying the risks of conflict and civil unrest in 32 countries, including the emerging markets of Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria and the Philippines, according to the seventh annual Climate Change and Environmental Risk Atlas (CCERA) released by global risk analytics company Maplecroft.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Eritrea 28-October-2014


  • Good “kiremti” rains (June-September) benefited 2014 main season cereal crops, although significant moisture deficits affected grazing resources in most coastal areas
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Myanmar + 2 others
‘Shrinking’ Spaces for Citizens Threatened Democracy, Human Rights, Experts Tell Third Committee as It Considers Country Reports

Sixty-ninth session,
31st & 32nd Meetings (AM & PM)

Special Rapporteurs Present Findings on Human Rights in Belarus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Eritrea, Iran, Myanmar

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World + 49 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 22–28 October

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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Somalia + 7 others
Corne de l'Afrique : l'ONU et ses partenaires vont fournir une aide importante pour le développement

UN News Service

27 octobre 2014 – Lors d'une visite lundi dans la Corne de l'Afrique, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, le Président de la Banque mondiale, Jim Yong Kim, et des représentants de plusieurs organisations internationales et régionales de développement ont annoncé lundi une aide financière de 8 milliards de dollars au cours des prochaines années pour la région.

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Somalia + 7 others
Leaders Commit Billions in Major New Development Initiative for the Horn of Africa


UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

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World + 8 others
East Africa and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development

East Africa continues to be a region experiencing major challenges. In recent years, it has endured regular violent conflicts and steady transnational security threats. It is the only region in Africa where colonial era borders have been redrawn, adding to a sense of instability. Meanwhile, East Africa remains a place of great potential, marked by a burgeoning process of regional integration.

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Finn Church Aid’s work expands to Eritrea

Finn Church Aid

Finn Church Aid will begin to work in the state of Eritrea. The main goal is to develop the education sector in the country.

In practice, FCA will support planning of vocational education, strengthening the teacher training and supporting youth entrepreneurship. The goal is to develop local solutions in cooperation with Eritreans, for example in renewable energy production and in improving the quality of education.

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Ethiopia + 7 others
Donors pledge $8 billion for Horn of Africa

10/27/2014 - 07:45 GMT

International donors pledged $8 billion in development aid Monday for projects across eight countries in the Horn of Africa, UN chief Ban Ki-moon announced at the start of a visit to the region.

The aid, from organisations including the World Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB), European Union and Islamic Development Bank (IDB), will support efforts to boost economies and stem conflict and hunger across the volatile region.

Countries targeted are Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda.

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Vaccination against different animal diseases conducted in Golij sub-zone

Barentu, 26 October 2014- Vaccination against different animal diseases conducted in Golij sub-zone.

According to Mr. Serke Medhanie, head of Agriculture Ministry branch office in the sub-zone, the vaccination has been given mainly to goats and sheep, and that has been to control the prevalence of animal diseases and to ensure their health.

He further indicated that there are six vaccination centers in the sub-zone, and that awareness campaign is being conducted so that farmers bring their livestock for vaccination.

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Residents of Laelai Gash ready to collect their harvest

Barentu, 26 October 2014- The residents of Laelai Gash expressed their readiness to collect their harvest.

Mr. Medhanie Mehreteab, resident of Gerenfit, explained that with the abundant rain in this rainy season they have been exerting strong efforts to cultivate their lands, and that they are expecting bumper harvest.

Mr. Alemseged Tesfai on his part said that the crops in their area are in good condition, and are ripe for harvest.

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World + 5 others
EASO: Quarterly Asylum Report, Quarter 2, 2014

European Union


The EASO Quarterly Asylum Report is produced b y EASO’s Centre for Information,
Documentation and Analysis. It aims to provide an overview of key asylum trends by analysing data on applications for international protection , pending cases and decisions made on applications by EU M ember States and Associate Countries.

The analysis is based on data submitted to Eurostat as per Article 4 of the Migration Statistics Regulation and extracted from Eurostat database on September 2014.

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Italy + 3 others
Thousands of African child migrants feared in thrall to Italian traffickers


More than 3,000 minors may have fallen victim to forced labour and sexual exploitation after vanishing from homes and shelters

Thousands of migrant children are disappearing after arriving in mainland Europe, triggering concerns that they are falling prey to a new and thriving market for child trafficking and forced labour.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

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 + 2 others
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 20 October 2014


  • More than 200 Eritrean refugees cross the Ethiopian border each day. The sudden spike in arrivals since September cause congestion at the reception centre.

  • Localized heavy rains since September produced flooding in Afar, SNNP and Somali regions, triggering displacements, and loss of lives and livelihoods.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNHCR lauds Ethiopia’s efforts to train refugees

Addis Ababa October 18/2014 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) lauded Ethiopia's efforts to train refugees in addition to hosting them.

Speaking on the graduation of 500 refugees received vocational and technical trainings here today UNHCR Acting Representative Bornwell Kantande said Ethiopia has been providing trainings for refuges so as to improve their skills.

This situation demonstrates the effectiveness of the country's people-to-people policy, the Representative said.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review East and Central Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2014

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Yemen + 3 others
2014 becomes the deadliest year at sea off Yemen

There has been a sharp increase this year in the number of migrants and asylum-seekers losing their lives in attempts to get to Yemen, mainly from the Horn of Africa, with more deaths than in the last three years combined.