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10 Mar 2017 description

Abderrahim, T., Knoll, A. 2017

On 2 March, the European Union published the third progress report on actions carried out under the Migration Partnership Framework to manage flows along the Central Mediterranean route. In light of the EU’s plans to enhance engagement with third countries, particularly in North Africa, this series of blogs sheds light on the on-going multilateral and bilateral discussions on migration with these countries.

10 Mar 2017 description

Welcome to the March issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website.

10 Mar 2017 description

The UK’s aid response to irregular migration in the central Mediterranean

UK aid interventions designed to address irregular migration through the central Mediterranean are currently some distance from making a measurable impact, a new review has found. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) – which scrutinises taxpayer-funded UK aid – also warned that there is a risk that some programmes supported by UK aid in the region could cause unintended harm to vulnerable migrants.

09 Mar 2017 description

123.8 M required for 2017

10.9 M contributions received, representing 3% of requirements

118.1 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

09 Mar 2017 description
report Guardian

Business in the Sululta district of Ethiopia’s Oromia region is burgeoning. So why, despite abundant rainfall, does half the population have no access to fresh water?

Towards the end of the day at the Abyssinia Springs bottled water factory near Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, workers hose down the car park liberally. Outside the gates, residents of the Sululta area trudge along the road with empty yellow jerrycans that they will fill from muddy wells and water points.

09 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

1,754
NFIs distributed
2,543
Households provided with cash assistance
5,400
Somali returnees assisted
7,549
Children provided with monthly education fees

Population of concern
A total of 1.2 million people of concern

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

09 Mar 2017 description

08/03/2017 On 27 February, 21 Master Trainers, including four women, graduated from a three-month Agropastoral Field School (APFS) Master Trainer course held at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS) in Sheikh, Somaliland. As Master Trainers, the graduates are now considered senior trainers, and have the capacity to train field-level community facilitators.

09 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2017—World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today issued the following statement on the devastating levels of food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa and Yemen:

“Famine is a stain on our collective conscience. Millions of lives are at risk and more will die if we do not act quickly and decisively.

08 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

4,106
Somali arrivals since 1 January 2017, based on reports from Melkadida (as of 28 February 2017)

FUNDING (as of 28 February 2017)

USD 74.2 M
Requested by UNHCR for the Somali Refugee Situation in Ethiopia
Funded 16%
Gap 84%

HIGHLIGHTS

08 Mar 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

The Menschen für Menschen charity has said 5.7 million Ethiopians could die of a lack of food. Part of the problem is that other countries are faring even worse and thus getting most of the publicity.

Some 6 percent of Ethiopia's population of 98 million suffers from food shortages resulting from a catastrophic drought in the eastern African country. But that doesn't qualify as a risk of famine for the United Nations, which defines the term as 20 percent of a country's population having fewer than 2,100 kilocalories of nutrition per day.

08 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

3,936
Somali arrivals since 1 January 2017, based on reports from Melkadida (as of 21 February 2017)

FUNDING (as of 14 February 2017)

USD 74.2 M
Requested by UNHCR for the Somali Refugee Situation in Ethiopia
Funded 16%
Gap 84%

HIGHLIGHTS

08 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

3,776
Somali arrivals since 1 January 2017, based on reports from Melkadida (as of 15 February 2017)

FUNDING (as of 14 February 2017)

USD 74.2 M
Requested by UNHCR for the Somali Refugee Situation in Ethiopia
Funded 16%
Gap 84%

HIGHLIGHTS

08 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

801,079
Number of refugees registered in the country

8,085
Number of refugees newly registered in January

129,561
Number of refugee youth in the country

43,061
Number of unaccompanied and separated children

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

08 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

3,062
Somali arrivals since 1 January 2017, based on reports from Melkadida (as of 31 January 2017)

FUNDING (as of 3 January 2017)

USD 71.2 M
Requested by UNHCR for the Somali Refugee Situation in Ethiopia
Funded 20%
Gap 80%

HIGHLIGHTS

08 Mar 2017 description

"The joy of tiger worms is that they reproduce faster with the more poo they have to feed off"

By Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR, March 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tiger worm toilets which turn human waste into fertiliser could prove to be an affordable and sustainable sanitation solution for increasingly crowded slums and refugee camps across the developing world, water and sanitation experts say.

08 Mar 2017 description

Data analyzed from various partner reports show that drought and conflict in the region has had a negative impact on families, with women and girls bearing a heavier brunt because of prevailing gender roles and practices. Women in parts of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are struggling to keep their families alive amidst devastating drought caused by cyclical below-average rains. Conflict and displacement in the region has led to an increase of gender-based violence, especially among women and girls.

08 Mar 2017 description
report ActionAid

In Somalia, 110 people died in two days at the start of March as a result of the ongoing drought, according to the Somali Prime Minister. These deaths should have been entirely preventable. Droughts don’t kill people, droughts don’t have to become a famine or a crisis. What kills people in a drought is a lack of food or water. We can’t make it rain, we can’t change the weather, but we can stop people going hungry and thirsty. It is simply a matter of political will, resources and funding.

08 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

260,868 Refugees in South Sudan

1.893 M IDPs in South Sudan, including 223,994 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

US $172 million Funding requested for comprehensive needs in 2017

US $125 million Funding requested for priority needs in 2017

OUTSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

1,609,200 South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries (as of 28 February, 2017):