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06 Oct 2015 description

Afghanistan: The humanitarian situation in Kunduz is deteriorating as fighting for control of the city continues. Aid organisations have withdrawn, after a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital was bombed in an airstrike, killing 22 and injuring 37.

Burundi: At least eight civilians were killed in Bujumbura over the weekend as political violence persists, and people continue to flee. Some 128,000 people are reliant on food assistance: in some of the areas affected by insecurity, food prices are up to 95% higher than average.

06 Oct 2015 description

Kenya - Representatives from IOM and UNHCR have presented a Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RRMRP) to respond to the crisis in Yemen at a donor meeting held in Nairobi on October 5th. The plan will cost USD 36 million from October to December 2015 and may cost a further USD 119 million in 2016.

The RRMRP covering the period of October-December 2015 is the outcome of an inter-agency planning process coordinated by IOM, UNHCR and partner agencies in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan.

05 Oct 2015 description


  • 1059 migrants from 19 different countries have been repatriated since the outbreak of the crisis in July 2014, the majority of them via Tunisia or directly out of Tripoli. In 2015, 709 migrants have been supported by IOM Tripoli to travel back to their home countries so far.

  • Since July 2014, 7079 IDP families and 8762 migrants have benefitted from the distribution of NFIs and hygiene kits in different parts of Libya, including those 417 migrants, who have been rescued at sea by the Libyan Coast Guards on 28 and 29 September.

05 Oct 2015 description

Key Issues

  • On 2 October, the EHCT briefed ambassadors on the state of the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia. The ambassadors were urged to increase their humanitarian envelope.
  • Early action is more cost effective, and early response usually requires acting on any perceived or existing uncertainty.
  • For the next six months, at least US$411 million is required to address urgent food and non-food needs for the remainder of 2015 ($174 million) and 2016 first quarter needs ($237 million).
05 Oct 2015 description


  • IOM began providing 64,000 liters of water daily to four water sites in Al Hawtah district (Lahj governorate), reaching 4,266 individuals.

  • IOM completed shelter upgrades for three shelters in the migrant response center in Obock, targeting 200 individuals.

  • As of 30 September, the number of arrivals in Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia and Sudan has almost reached 62,000 people. Nearly 22,500 have received post-arrival assistance from IOM.

05 Oct 2015 description

Humanitarian actors involved in the response to the outflow of civilians from Yemen due to the current conflict are committed to providing life-saving assistance and protection to those fleeing Yemen, pending durable solutions.

05 Oct 2015 description
  • As of 4th October 2015, the overall registered population in Kakuma Refugee Camp stood at 182,254.


A total of 8,662 new arrivals have been registered since the start of 2015; with 651 arriving from Burundi,1 from Central African Republic, 687 from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 146 from Ethiopia, 20 from Rwanda, 275 from Somalia, 5852 from South Sudan, 918 from Sudan, 108 from Uganda and 4 from Yemen.

04 Oct 2015 description


  • A total of 587 individuals arrived in Obock on 29 September to various transit points of Obock town. They could not reach Obock Port because of fuel shortages. Boats carrying passengers continue to arrive from Yemen.

  • UNHCR and ONARS (the government refugee agency) registered 209 new arrivals (62 families) on 29 September and 138 individuals on 30 September.

02 Oct 2015 description

KEY AIM: Create a system-wide “culture of accountability”: institutionalization of accountability to affected populations, including Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, in function and resourcing within each humanitarian organization alongside system level cohesion, coordination, and learning.

02 Oct 2015 description


IOM Shelter Operations

IOM’s unique position as an intergovernmental or- ganization allows it to work with quality and scale in natural disasters, conflict, and complex emer- gency settings, delivering urgent humanitarian needs. In this capacity, IOM has both operational and coordination roles, and works with partners through all phases of preparedness and response in support of national authorities. Since 2005, IOM has implemented shelter and non-food items (NFI) projects in over 40 countries.