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04 May 2016 description


6,289 Refugees registered since the outbreak of the crisis

2,570 Registered females.

2,350 Registered children and adolescents.


  • Ensure protection of refugees and asylum seekers and provide assistance.

  • Provide documents to refugees.

  • Work with the government to ensure access to territory and freedom of movement.

  • Continue to develop the infrastructure at Markazi camp.

04 May 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | mercredi 04/05/2016 - 07:37 GMT |

Les forces de police ont investi mercredi matin un lycée en travaux dans le nord-est de Paris pour évacuer les migrants qui l'occupent depuis près de deux semaines, une opération marquée par des heurts.

Le lycée avait été investi dans la nuit du 21 au 22 avril par 150 migrants, notamment afghans, yéménites, soudanais, érythréens et somaliens, venant d'un campement sauvage où vivaient plus de 1.600 personnes sous une ligne de métro aérien.

02 May 2016 description

The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.

02 May 2016 description

ASMARA, Eritrea, May 2 (UNHCR) – A group of 37 Somali refugees arrived in Slovakia from Eritrea on April 14 on their way for eventual resettlement in the United States, with the help of UNHCR, the Office of Refugee Affairs (ORA) and the International Organization of Migration (IOM).

The group takes the total of Somali refugees relocated this year to 281. They include 132 to Australia, 58 to Slovakia and 54 to Canada.

01 May 2016 description

29-04-2016, Nairobi: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) this morning held the 4th Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) General Assembly in Nairobi. The official opening ceremony was presided over by Hon. Mwangi Kiunjiru, Cabinet Secretary-Ministry of Devolution and Planning of Kenya, in the presence of Hon. Egziabher Yohannes, State Minister of Livestock and Fisheries of Ethiopia, and HE Amb. (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary of IGAD.

29 Apr 2016 description

Mendefera, 29 April 2016- The head of the water supply service in the Southern region, Mr. Kibrom Misgina indicated that within the 25 years of independence 79% of the residents of the region have become beneficiaries of potable water.

He also said that there are water points including 80 working with motor pumps, 96 with solar system, 404 with hand pumps and 29 with electricity power. The potable water supply has increases 10 folds since independence.

29 Apr 2016 description

In this issue

  • Implementing the Agenda for Humanity P.1

  • IGAD-SADC and conflict prevention P.2

  • The Great Lakes Pact and Rule of Law P.3

  • Domesticating the Kampala Convention P.4

  • Burundi Humanitarian Hotline installed P.6

  • Launch of Humanitarian-Private Sector Platforms P.6

  • HoA Initiative: Financing Humanity P 7


# of IDPs 11 m

# of refugees 3.4 m

28 Apr 2016 description

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) this morning inaugurated the Sixth Steering Committee Meeting of their Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) in Nairobi. This will be followed by the meeting of the IDDRSI Ministerial General Assembly which will be held on 29th April 2016.

27 Apr 2016 description


  • DAA Esposito travels to Ethiopia to assess the response

  • Approximately 1.7 million households require meher seed assistance

  • Case incidence of AWD decreases in most areas


27 Apr 2016 description
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2,755,916 Internally displace persons

267,874 Registered refugees as of 31 March

11,628 Registered asylum seekers as of 31 March

28,717 New arrivals to Yemen since the beginning of 2016


Yemen is a historic transit hub for mixed migratory movements of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants from the Horn of Africa to the Arabian Peninsula and beyond.

27 Apr 2016 description

In October of 2013, the government of Italy launched naval operations dubbed Mare Nostrum which has rescued over 100,000 people. In the first seven months of 2014, more than 87,000 people arrived by sea in Italy with most coming from the Syrian Arab Republic and from Eritrea. The European Union is committed to the Asylum, Migration, and Integration Fund which commits over $3 billion Euros over the next seven-year for improving asylum systems, reception modalities, and integration policies.

26 Apr 2016 description


  • Planting of 2016 secondary “belg” season cereal crops is still underway

  • March-May “belg” rains were erratic in March, delaying planting activities

  • “Belg” rains improved in April, but pockets of moisture deficits remain in southern SNNPR and Oromia regions as well as eastern Amhara Region

  • Cereal prices remain firm despite ongoing commercialization of 2015 main “meher” season harvest

  • Number of people in need of food assistance estimated at high 10.2 million

25 Apr 2016 description

Several sources estimate that about 500 migrants and asylum seekers may have lost their lives this week in the Mediterranean Sea in an unknown location between Libya and Italy. The vast majority of these people were nationals from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.

25 Apr 2016 description

Background and purpose

The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and extreme hot and cold weather. While the El Niño itself has passed its peak and is now declining, its impact is still growing. Harvests in several parts of the world have already failed and are forecast to fail in other areas.