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07 Dec 2016 description

While Ethiopia battles residual needs from the El Niño-induced drought, below average rains in the southern and eastern parts of the country caused by the negative Indian Ocean Dipole have led to new symptoms of drought. There are expectations of an overall strong harvest in northern and western parts of Ethiopia. Livestock deaths and water shortages are already reported from the primarily pastoral affected areas. In addition, disease outbreaks and food and nutritional insecurity persist in few other pocket areas.

07 Dec 2016 description

Poursuite d’une résurgence en Mauritanie et développement de plus petites en Érythrée et au Yémen

07 Dec 2016 description
  1. Introduction: Understanding and Measuring Safe Migration Solon Ardittis and Frank Laczko
  2. Defining safe migration: The migrant’s perspective and the role of sending countries in research and data collection A case study from IOM Iraq Benedetta Cordaro
  3. Opportunities and challenges for existing approaches to measuring and monitoring human trafficking Harry Cook and Eliza Galos
  4. Perspectives on safe migration: The case of irregular and unsafe migration from the Horn of Africa Bram Frouws
  5. IOM’s Displacement Tracking …
07 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • FEWS NET projects improved overall food security despite areas of concern

  • USAID, partners respond to emerging needs in southern, southeastern areas

  • USAID deactivates Ethiopia drought DART, RMT

Key Developments

06 Dec 2016 description

By Stephen Grey and Amina Ismail

CAIRO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - In Egypt, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been the target of bitter criticism and even violent protest this year.

Protests at the agency's Cairo headquarters - including one man setting himself on fire - have been led by Oromos, the single biggest ethnic group in Ethiopia.

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06 Dec 2016 description

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Dec 6 (Reuters) - At around 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, a large blue fishing boat carrying hundreds of African migrants and their children capsized just off the coast of Egypt.

Some drowned quickly. Others thrashed in the water, yelling for help in Arabic, Somali or Afan Oromo. The few with lifejackets blew whistles that pierced through the shrieks.

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06 Dec 2016 description

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), through its offices in Yemen, Djibouti and Ethiopia is assisting vulnerable and stranded Ethiopian migrants to voluntarily return to their country of origin. Since the conflict broke out in Yemen in March 2015, IOM has been providing this assistance to nearly 10,000 Ethiopian migrants.

05 Dec 2016 description

Introduction

Lorsqu’une communauté est frappée par une catastrophe ou lorsqu’une crise survient, il faut réagir vite a fin de protéger ses moyens d’existence. Quand ceux-ci sont principalement agricoles, ce qui est le cas de 70 à 80 pour cent des personnes dans les pays en développement, c’est alors la survie même des populations qui est en jeu.

05 Dec 2016 description

As delivered

I am launching today, on behalf of the United Nations and hundreds of our humanitarian partners across the world, the Global Humanitarian Overview for 2017.

This appeal 2017, comprising strategic and coordinated response plans covering 33 countries, is calling for US$22.2 billion – the highest amount we have ever requested.

05 Dec 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Government and partners providing water trucking services in Oromia and Somali regions

  • Inter Cluster Group do the prioritization exercise, in it includes US$27 million for immediate livestock interventions

  • Humanitarian partners launch lesson learning on the El-Niño drought response in Ethiopia

05 Dec 2016 description

Les appels et plans de réponse dans 33 pays visent à aider 93 millions de personnes

05 Dec 2016 description
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Response plans and appeals in 33 countries aim to reach 93 million people in need

03 Dec 2016 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2016 Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan covering the period January to December 2016.

Funding level

RRP requirements: $94,130,731

Funding received: $34,817,230

% funded: 37%

03 Dec 2016 description

172.2 M required for 2016
75.0 M contributions received, representing 44% of requirements
97.2 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

02 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity increases population displacement, humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Relief actors continue cholera response efforts across South Sudan

  • Ongoing conflict increases number of South Sudanese refugees

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Dec 2016 description
  • As of 30 November 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $11.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $10.7 billion.

02 Dec 2016 description

A total of 108,750 poor rural households in four regions of Ethiopia are expected to benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Ethiopia to boost small-scale irrigation schemes.