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

Report
European Union

Introduction

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

Report
Guardian

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

KEY EVENTS

  • 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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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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.

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Mali + 9 others
UN envoy calls for funding backed by government action, peace successes in troubled Sahel

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UN News Service

The region needs more resources and joint action, and faster ways to deal with the structural challenges and successes on peace processes in Darfur, northern Mali and Libya.

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Ethiopia + 2 others
In Western Ethiopia, A Cash-And-Food Initiative For Refugees Reaps Big Rewards

WFP continues to expand cash programmes in refugee camps throughout Ethiopia thanks to the support from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). In Bambasi, refugees like Sadia explains what it means for them and their families.

BAMBASI REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia — Sadia Mohammed is no stranger to hardship. Two years ago, she fled Sudan's conflict-torn Blue Nile State with her husband and six children.

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 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, 13 October 2014

KEY EVENTS

Relief food beneficiaries in nutrition hotspot priority two and three woredas did not receive the fifth round release food ration due to due to delays in the 2014 HRD mid-review.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ethiopia + 3 others
AU convenes a Regional Conference to address Human Trafficking and Smuggling in the the Horn of Africa

Report
African Union

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

AU CONVENE A REGIONAL CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND SMUGGLING IN THE HORN OF AFRICA

Khartoum, the Sudan, 13 October 2014: Experts and senior officials from the African Union, UN Agencies and the Horn of African countries, partners countries and organizations, gathered at a meeting opened today 13 October 2014, in the Police Club House, Khartoum, the Sudan, in preparation for the African Union Regional Ministerial Conference on Human Trafficking and Smuggling in the Horn of Africa.

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Yemen + 4 others
Yemen: Humanitarian Snapshot (September 2014) [EN/AR]

September saw political turmoil and an outbreak of conflict in Sana'a claiming some 274 lives and leaving 470 wounded. Beyond treating casualties, protection needs, psychosocial counselling and a need for removal of explosive remnants of war there was limited humanitarian need resulting from the conflict. Despite the uncertain political situation in Yemen there has been a marked increase in the influx of migrants and refugees from Africa - in excess of 10,500 people in August. The return of Yemeni economic migrants from Saudi Arabia continues - nearly 700,000 had been expelled by July.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 35 others
Crop Prospects and Food Situation, No. 3, October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The forecast for global cereal production in 2014 has been raised closer to last year’s record, which is expected to boost inventories to a multi-year high.

  • Export prices of wheat and maize decreased further in September to multiyear lows, driven by expectations of large global supplies in 2014/15. Even rice prices, which had been rising in previous months, fell in September.

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Geza-Dinkur inhabitants become beneficiaries of potable water supply

Areza, 08 October 2014 – The inhabitants of Geza-Dinkur Administrative area in Areza sub-zone have become beneficiaries of potable water supply put in place by the Government and stakeholders.

The inhabitants indicated that they have been taking part in installation of 1-km-long pipelines that links their village with the source of water, and that over 8 thousand inhabitants of the area became beneficiaries of the facility as of last May.

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World + 4 others
EU: Act to Save Lives at Sea

Justice and Home Affairs Council Meeting in Luxembourg

(Brussels, October 9, 2014) – European Union member states’ justice and home affairs ministers meeting in Luxembourg should take forward a comprehensive and collective EU response to search and rescue needs in the central Mediterranean to urgently save lives, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today.

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Madagascar + 23 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Update for September with a Forecast through Mid-November, 2014

SUMMARY

The Desert Locust (SGR1 ) situation remained calm in September in summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region. Only a few adults and hoppers were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad. A similar situation may be present in northern Mali where surveys were not possible.
Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia remained calm during this month.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 01–07 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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Italy + 4 others
Tragedy at Sea in Lampedusa: One Year On

One year after 368 migrants, mainly Eritreans, lost their lives in the Mediterranean trying to reach Italy, survivors of the tragedy and relatives of the victims will return to the island of Lampedusa today for the first time to commemorate the event.

IOM Director General Ambassador William Lacy Swing, who met last year with the survivors of the shipwreck and heard their stories, will take part in the commemoration.

International Organization for Migration:

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