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21 Nov 2014 description

Moderate to heavy rains are expected in most parts of south and central Somalia as well as in the Ethiopian highlands in the coming three days. The northern parts of Somalia may receive light rains during the forecast period.

21 Nov 2014 description

IOM Djibouti has contributed USD 85,000 to the Djiboutian Health Ministry to help local hospitals and clinics provide medical care to migrants from the Horn of Africa. The principal donor is CERF, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund.

“We estimate that over 100,000 migrants transit this country every year,” said IOM Djibouti Chief of Mission Romaric N’Guessan. “Unfortunately, most of them cross in appalling conditions, often on foot. So, logically, they suffer terribly from dehydration and are exposed to all sorts of diseases.”

21 Nov 2014 description

IOM has resumed transport by boat and road of South Sudanese refugees stranded by heavy rains and flooding in Matar to Fugnido refugee camp in the Gambella region of Western Ethiopia, 300 kms away, following an agreement between Ethiopia’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and UNHCR.

The relocation operation started this week with the movement of 286 refugees by boat and bus from Matar to Fugnido via the Itang way station. The two-day journey involves an overnight stop in Itang, where IOM, UNHCR and WFP provide food, water, sleeping mats and blankets.

21 Nov 2014 description

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517 Global routine vaccination coverage, 2013
522 Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication – Nigeria, January 2013–September 2014

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517 Couverture de la vaccination systématique dans le monde en 2013
522 Progrès accomplis en vue de l’éradication de la poliomyélite au Nigéria, janvier 2013-septembre 2014

20 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 193,922 individuals, comprising 191,359 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,563 who entered through the Assosa region.

20 Nov 2014 description

Over 150,000 Users to Benefit from Access to Safe Water

November 18, 2014, Somali Region, Ethiopia:- Today, the United States Agency for International Development Mission Director (USAID) Dennis Weller officiated the launch of a new water site in the Gubadley kebele (district), Somali Region, as part of the USAID WATER Project implemented by the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

20 Nov 2014 description

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO: Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang
WHAT: Mission to Ethiopia WHEN: 21 - 25 November 2014
WHERE: Addis Ababa and Gambella region

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang, is scheduled to visit Ethiopia from 21 to 25 November 2014.

20 Nov 2014 description

Moderate to heavy rains are expected in most parts of south and central Somalia as well as in the Ethiopian highlands in the coming three days. The northern parts of Somalia may receive light rains during the forecast period.

20 Nov 2014 description
report IRIN

SANAA, 20 November 2014 (IRIN) - Yemen's security crisis is leading to a rapid expansion in the people smuggling trade, with thousands of migrants from the Horn of Africa desperate to use the country as a gateway to Saudi Arabia.

On 21 September, Houthi rebels - a Zaydi Shiite Muslim group based in the north of the country - seized control of the capital Sana'a after a battle with the army and Sunni Islamists.

20 Nov 2014 description
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• Close to 37,000 Eritrean asylum seekers arrived in Europe between January and October 2014 via Sudan and Ethiopia, according to UNHCR.

• On average 1,000 refugees from South Sudan have been arriving in Sudan per week recently, UNHCR reports.

• SMoH and WHO report that 101 cases of hemorrhagic fever were registered in North Darfur and West Darfur since late August 2014.

• WFP to start a food voucher programme for an estimated 50,000 displaced people residing in Hamediya IDP camp, Central Darfur.

20 Nov 2014 description
  • On 13 November, the Director-General of WHO accepted the recommendation of an International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee of Experts on polio that the international spread of polio continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) under the IHR, and extended the existing Temporary Recommendations to prevent the international spread of polio for countries affected by the disease for another 3 months.

20 Nov 2014 description

Addis Ababa Nov 18/2014 Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn held discussions on sunday November,16 on various issues with representatives of woredas in Wolayta Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State.

Responding to the question raised in connection with shortage of power, the premier said distribution centers are being built along side with Gilgel Gibe III Electric Power Generating Dam so that inhabitants of the zone could get power within a year.

20 Nov 2014 description

Food insecurity will ease after harvests and October to December rains

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19 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 19 novembre 2014 – La lenteur des progrès dans l’assainissement et la pratique courante de la défécation à l’air libre par des millions de personnes du monde entier continuent de poser un danger pour les enfants et leurs communautés, a averti l’UNICEF à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale des toilettes.

19 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

The month of October was marked by near average rains in most regions of the country.
However, the rains were below average in large areas of Juba, Shabelle, Bay, southern part of Gedo and in pocket areas of Central (Mudug and Galgadud) [Maps 2 and 9].
Rain gauge data collected in October confirm below average rainfall in October in many locations in the South. In the North and Central, the majority of stations show above average rainfall (Map 1 and Table 1).