This is part of a special ‘People on the Move’ series, highlighting the human rights violations faced by migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in every part of the world. These profiles are being published around the launch of Amnesty International's Annual Report 2013.
On 8 May, the Department of Refugee Affairs (DRA) reopened registration of asylum seekers. This means that some 4,000 persons who have arrived to Dadaab since the closure of the latest two-week registration window on 30 November 2012 will now be registered and get access to services.
Following the launch in March 2013 of Open Data Platforms in 30 African countries, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched additional data platforms in the following 10 African countries: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Gabon, Mali, Madagascar, Niger, Somalia, Sudan. This brings to forty (40) the number of African countries already connected to the Open Data network.
Suite au lancement en mars 2013 des plates-formes Open Data dans 30 pays africains, la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) vient de lancer des plates-formes additionnelles Open Data pour les 10 pays africains suivants : Burkina Faso, Burundi, République centrafricaine, Tchad, Gabon, Mali, Madagascar, Niger, Somalie, Soudan. Cela porte à quarante (40) le nombre de pays africains déjà connectés au réseau Open Data.
Heavy rains were observed in western Ethiopia, western South Sudan and Nigeria during the past week.
1) Poorly distributed and significantly below average seasonal rainfall has resulted in deteriorating ground conditions since January. This has negatively impacted crops and livestock throughout many parts of southern Angola and northern Namibia.
When WFP launched Special Operation 105780 in 2007, there was one main objective: to promote the uninterrupted and timely supply of relief items to vulnerable populations across Somalia. At the time, humanitarian access was very limited; port infrastructures in Somalia were in urgent need of repair and these challenges, coupled with large security risks, impeded the safe delivery of humanitarian assistance. In addition, WFP aimed to reduce operational costs, while building local capacity and supporting a larger framework of economic development.
Summary: 21 May 2013, Brussels - The EU will provide some €37 million to strengthen the fight against piracy in several Eastern and Southern African countries through support for the Programme to promote Regional Maritime Security (MASE).
In the past decade, the level of maritime insecurity in the region's waters has become the highest in the world, undermining development and affecting the well being of millions of people.
The FSNAU integrated nutrition situation analysis in January 2013 had indicated that the emergency levels of malnutrition (GAM 15-30 percent) seen in Bakool Pastoral, Juba riverine, Southern Gedo and Mataban district since Gu 2012 will be sustained. An improvement in other livelihoods from emergency levels (GAM 15-30 percent) levels to crisis levels (GAM 10-14.9 percent) was expected.
Mogadishu, April 2013 – MERCY Malaysia’s Head of Relief Operations Department, Hew Cheong Yew visited Somalia once again to observe and assess the progress of the Tawfiq Clinic, a project by MERCY Malaysia. The Tawfiq Clinic is located in Yaqshid district, the biggest district in Mogadishu with a population of more than 300,000. There is no general hospital in the district and only a handful of NGOs are working in the newly claimed safe area.
This review is concerned with the financing arrangements for programmes that address acute malnutrition at scale through the community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM). The CMAM approach is geared towards the early detection, treatment and counselling of moderately and severely acutely malnourished children, in the community, by community agents.