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06 Jan 2017 description

In December 2016 there was an 35% decrease in the number of migrants interviewed, with a total of 527 from four MRC locations. Of the 527 migrants interviewed 223 were in Somalia, representing 42% of the total. December data shows 76% were men and 24% were women. 99% of the migrants were Ethiopian and 405 individuals (77% of the total) were intending to travel to Saudi Arabia. The number of children interviewed in December reduced to 87, from 90 in September. This month 77% of the migrants left their homes for “economic reasons”.

06 Jan 2017 description

Diminution des infestations acridiennes en Mauritanie et des résurgences en Érythrée

Grâce aux des opérations de lutte en cours, les infestations du Criquet pèlerin ont diminué en décembre dans les zones affectées par les récentes résurgences en Mauritanie, s’étendant au sud du Maroc, et en Érythrée. Néanmoins, une stricte vigilance devrait être maintenue car les conditions écologiques continuent à être favorables et une autre reproduction va probablement avoir lieu en janvier et en février.

04 Jan 2017 description

In November 2016 there was an 38% decrease in the number of migrants interviewed, with a total of 812 from four MRC locations. Of the 812 migrants interviewed 316 were in Ethiopia, representing 39% of the total. November data shows 76% were men and 24% were women. 99.9% of the migrants were Ethiopian and 687 individuals (85% of the total) were intending to travel to Saudi Arabia. The number of children interviewed in November reduced to 90, from 184 in September. The location of Metema, Ethiopia, interviewed 40 migrants in November.

03 Jan 2017 description
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General Situation during December 2016 Forecast until mid-February 2017

03 Jan 2017 description

Desert Locust infestations decline in **Mauritania** and **Eritrea** outbreaks

Desert Locust infestations declined during December in the areas affected by the recent outbreaks in **Mauritania**, which extended to southern **Morocco**, and in **Eritrea** due to ongoing control operations. Nevertheless, strict vigilance should be maintained as ecological conditions continue to remain favourable and another generation of breeding is likely to take place during January and February. 

23 Dec 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Saudi-led coalition rockets nearly hit schools in Saada

(São Paulo) – The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fired Brazilian-made rockets containing banned cluster munitions that struck near two schools in the northern Yemeni city of Saada on December 6, 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. The attack on al-Dhubat neighborhood in Saada’s Old City at about 8 p.m. killed two civilians and wounded at least six, including a child.

09 Dec 2016 description

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in the West Bank announced last week a donation of US$ 32 million provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) to address several infrastructure needs in UNRWA schools and health centres in the West Bank.

07 Dec 2016 description

Poursuite d’une résurgence en Mauritanie et développement de plus petites en Érythrée et au Yémen

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description
  • Heavy rain has continued to affect several areas of the country over the past few days causing more floods.

  • Local media, as of 30 November early morning (UTC), reported that at least seven people have been killed, of which three in Bisha, two in Baha and another two in Qunfudah (south-west Saudi Arabia). Several have been injured, homes damaged and traffic disrupted throughout the country.

  • Over the next 24 h, locally moderate rainfall may still affect the western, central and mid-eastern areas of the country.

29 Nov 2016 description

Somalia - IOM last week trained 13 immigration officers from Bossaso seaport in Puntland, Somalia, on tackling human trafficking and humanitarian border management (HBM).

The training, which was funded by Japan, focused on registration of arrivals without formal travel or identification documents, data entry and reporting, data protection, principles of human rights law and the detection of trafficking in persons.

28 Nov 2016 description

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), has contributed US$ 67 million for projects to be implemented in Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan. The three agreements were signed today by the SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, H.E. Eng. Yousef al-Bassam, and the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl.

25 Nov 2016 description

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$10 million contribution from the King Salman for Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to help WFP fight the rising levels of malnutrition in Hodeidah Governorate in Yemen.

16 Nov 2016 description

RIYADH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$12 million contribution from the King Salman for Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support WFP’s humanitarian operations in Syria, Palestine and Ethiopia.

The agreement was signed at a ceremony in Riyadh this morning by the Adviser to the Royal Court and Supervisor General of KSrelief, Abdullah Al Rabeeah, and the Director of the WFP office in the UAE and GCC, Abdallah Alwardat.

11 Nov 2016 description

Somalia - This week (7/11) IOM evacuated 127 Somalis fleeing the conflict in Yemen. The men, women and children arrived in Berbera, Somaliland, from Sana’a, Yemen on a boat organized by IOM with financial support from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief).

This is the first evacuation under the one-year USD 10 million KSrelief-funded project implemented by IOM and UNHCR: Increased Access to Safe Movement, Protection and Durable Solutions for Returnees, Refugees and Migrants Fleeing the Yemen Crisis.