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23 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

UNHCR’s core objectives are to provide refugees and other persons of concern with international protection, and seek durable solutions for them.

Ethiopia maintains open borders for those seeking protection, and among the over 761,000 refugees hosted as of the end of September 2016 there are approximately:

23 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

As a refugee team competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio for the first time, hundreds of fellow refugees took part in mini-Olympic competitions in Ethiopia;

23 Jan 2017 description

Context

  • Ethiopia hosts 743,732 refugees, among which 49.8% are women and girls, while 57.1% are children. The refugee population is primarily from South Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea.
  • Refugee youth aged between 15-24 represents 15.8% of the overall refugee population in Ethiopia.
  • Amongst South Sudanese refugee population, youth represents 14%, while they represent 17% and 40% amongst Somali and Eritrean refugee populations respectively.
23 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • 5,431 persons (84%) were referred to UNHCR RSC.
  • 4,951 persons (77%) were submitted to resettlement countries; of which 4,797 persons were submitted to USA (97%).
  • 2,833 persons departed to resettlement countries.
23 Jan 2017 description

A total of $**781.8 million** requested for the period January ‐ December 2017, including:

  • $9.8 million for CAR

  • $30.3 million for the DRC

  • $157.7 million for Ethiopia

  • $40.5 million for Kenya

  • $171.7 million for South Sudan

  • $68 million for Sudan

  • $283.8 million for Uganda - $476,251 for HQ & Regional Coordination

23 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 783,401 refugees registered in the country

  • 8,879 refugees newly registered in November

  • 70,849 New arrivals registered since January 2016

  • 39,146 Unaccompanied and separated children

Population of Concern

  • A total of 783,401 population of concern (As of 30 November 2016)
22 Jan 2017 description

Climate change, growing world population and demands for industrialisation have put strain on global water supplies

By Michael Hogan

HAMBURG, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Greater global efforts should be taken to safeguard precious world water supplies to secure food production, the agriculture ministers of the group of 20 leading economies (G20) said on Sunday.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

22 Jan 2017 description

Tracking hunger and strengthening resilience

An IFPRI-Germany partnership towards sustainable development

JANUARY 20, 2017 JANNA DE LA PAZ

21 Jan 2017 description

This paper was produced for a meeting of the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 19-21 January 2017

SUMMARY – KEY MESSAGES

• The failure of the 2016 October-December rains across parts of the Horn of Africa has led to a devastating drought in Somalia, south-eastern Ethiopia, and northern and eastern Kenya. More than 15 million people in these three countries are facing food and water shortages, and famine is now a possibility in Somalia.

20 Jan 2017 description
report Caritas

Italy is opening a humanitarian corridor for refugees from Eritrea, South Sudan and Somalia with the support of Caritas. An agreement with the Italian government was signed last week.

The women, men and children will come from refugee camps in Ethiopia. Once in Italy, Caritas will help the refugees through the project “Protetto. Rifugiato a casa mia” (Protected: a refugee in my home) which is in its third year of helping house refugees with members of local communities in Italy.

20 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

761,550 South Sudanese arrivals in 2016, based on field reports (as of 31 Dec)

1,434,742 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 Dec (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

261,541 Refugees in South Sudan

1.8 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 204,370 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING (as of 3 January)

20 Jan 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

ABOUT

  • MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.

  • This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year.

20 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

462,069 South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports (as of 27 Nov, except for Ethiopia as of 29 Nov)

1,346,617 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 27 Nov (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals) 260,453 Refugees in South Sudan

1.8 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 204,370 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING (as of 29 November) USD 649.0 M Requested by UNHCR for the situation

19 Jan 2017 description

A total of $781.8 million * requested for the period January ‐ December 2017, including:

  • $**9.8 million** for CAR
  • $**30.3 million** for the DRC
  • $**157.7 million** for Ethiopia
  • $**40.5 million** for Kenya
  • $**171.7 million** for South Sudan
  • $**68 million** for Sudan
  • $**283.8 million** for Uganda
  • $**476,251** for HQ & Regional Coordination

* All dollar signs in this document denote United States dollars. This total includes support costs (7%)

19 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES
3,815
Refugees currently hosted in Djibouti pending further physical verification exercises
1,673
Registered females.
1,376
Registered children and adolescents.

HIGHLIGHTS