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25 Jul 2016 description

With nearly two years since the last case of wild polio on the continent, the Africa Regional Certification Commission has met to review progress.

The annual meeting of the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for the Eradication of Polio took place in Algeria from 27 June–01 July 2016 to assess progress towards the certification of the African region as polio-free. A Secretariat comprised of representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) from the African region chaired the meeting of 47 African Member states, represented by National Polio Committees.

22 Jul 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 17 - 23 July 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever, influenzas A(H5N1) and A(H7N9) and Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea.

22 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

847,964 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 30 June (both pre Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

973,000 Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)

266,916 Refugees in South Sudan

1.69 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 27 June)

USD 573.4 M Requested by UNHCR for the situation

22 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

32,624 Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015

17,000 Refugee returnees from Kenya since 8 December 2014

120,809 Evictions in Mogadishu since January 2015

591,224 New displacements since January 2015

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

As part of the UN integrated mission to Somalia (UNSOM), UNHCR maintains close collaboration with UN agencies, local and international NGOs and Somali authorities at country and field levels in a joint effort to provide assistance and durable solutions to the people of Somalia.

22 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

32,713 Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015, at the early onset of the crisis

7,015 Yemenis registered in Somalia since 27 March 2015 (including Somalis with dual Yemeni-Somali citizenship)

20,575 Arrivals registered at Reception Centres in Berbera, Bossaso and Mogadishu since 27 March 2015

52% Registered arrivals expressing intention to return to Mogadishu

9,992 Somali returnees provided with onward transportation assistance since 27 March 2015

FUNDING

22 Jul 2016 description

IOM has received 2,400 solar lanterns from Panasonic Corporation, a Japanese multinational electronics company. They will be distributed to internally displaced families in Ethiopia, notably in communities affected by El Niño drought.

The in-kind donation is part of a Panasonic campaign to provide 100,000 solar lanterns to people in need by 2018. The aim is to improve and enhance the quality of life in emerging economies and developing countries with limited access to electricity.

22 Jul 2016 description

Yemen - IOM evacuation operations out of Yemen resumed this week (13 July) with the voluntary return of 150 Ethiopian vulnerable migrants from Hodeidah, western Yemen, back to Ethiopia via Obock port, Djibouti.

The group, which was comprised of 61 children (7 girls and 54 boys), most of whom were unaccompanied children and 83 females in total, included six medical cases and a pregnant woman.

22 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Since the beginning of the crisis, IOM has assisted over 73,000 IDPs in Abyan, Aden, Al Dhale’e, Hadhramaut, Hajjah, Lahj, Al Mahrah, Sa’adah, Shabwah, Socotra and Taizz governorates with shelter and non-food item support.

  • In June, 773 migrants living with foster families or hosted at IOM’s Migrant Response Points in Al Hudaydah and Sana’a received daily food assistance from IOM. Since March 2015, IOM has provided nearly 8,000 migrants in Aden, Al Hudaydah, and Sana’a with daily food assistance.

22 Jul 2016 description

Facts & Figures

Close to 40 000 people fleeing the Yemen conflict have taken refuge in Djibouti

55% of arrivals are Yemeni. Others are mainly Somali, Eritrean & Ethiopian nationals

Other facts

  • 74% of people live on less than $3 per day

  • Life expectancy: 58 years

  • 6% of children under 5 are severely acutely malnourished

Sources: WFP, IOM UNICEF, UNHCR.

European Commission Humanitarian Aid funding:

Total since 2012: over €6 million

21 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • 14,960
    identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
  • 86
    households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015
  • 1,288,598
    NFIs distributed since January 2015
  • 2,931
    shelters distributed since January 2015

Population of Concern

Total of people of concern 562,357

Funding

USD 226,880,884 requested

21 Jul 2016 description

New tool for managing the fuel needs of displaced populations

A FAO-UNHCR handbook offers a new tool for helping displaced people access fuel for cooking food while reducing environmental damage and conflicts with local communities. At the end of 2015, over 65 million people worldwide were displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, generalised violence or human rights violations, many living in refugee camps or improvised settlements, according to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

20 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  •   Average to above-average kiremt rainy season, flooding expected

  • Relief actors work to accelerate seed distribution for meher planting season

  • GoE releases revised priority hotspot list and malnutrition caseloads

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Jul 2016 description
report InterAction

Why NGOs Need Investment Data In Their Fight Against Hunger

20 Jul 2016 description

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €10 million (approximately US$11.1 million) from the Government of Germany to support nearly 350,000 people in the eastern Sudan state of Kassala.

WFP will use the funds to provide food assistance to more than 88,400 refugees, migrants and asylum seekers from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia as well as members of their host communities, through general food distributions and food vouchers for one year.

20 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

3,568
Refugees currently hosted in Djibouti pending further physical verification exercises

1,616
Registered females.

1,283
Registered children and adolescents.

PRIORITIES

  • 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.