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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

Paris, France | AFP | Friday 7/22/2016 - 09:29 GMT

Police in Paris on Friday dismantled a tent camp under a railway housing over 2,600 people mainly from Afghanistan and east Africa, part of an ongoing drive to remove camps sprouting up around the French capital.

The operation in northern Paris was the 26th of its kind over the past year in the city, which is struggling to accommodate asylum-seekers.

22 Jul 2016 description

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui has concluded a six-day visit to Somalia, where she made a plea for better protection of children caught up in armed conflict.

Addressing a press conference in Mogadishu today at the end of her visit, SRSG Zerrougui expressed optimism over the efforts of the Federal Government of Somalia and authorities in Puntland to improve the conditions of children in armed conflict.

22 Jul 2016 description
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242,179 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,977 dead/missing
published 07:30 CET 22 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

22 Jul 2016 description

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, Somalia and countries in the Lake Chad basin is worsening due to the effects of El Nino and conflict in the region.

Today I announce that the Australian Government will provide a further $17.5 million to support people suffering from severe hunger and malnutrition, and those displaced from their homes and in need of protection from conflict.

22 Jul 2016 description
report IRIN

How DDR can shrink support for al-Shabab in Somalia

By Obi Anyadike
Editor-at-Large

MOGADISHU, 21 July 2016

What does a terrorist look like? No such archetype exists of course, but you certainly wouldn’t figure somebody like Mohammed Abdi*.

Read the full article on IRIN

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

  • Peace negotiations resume in Kuwait following two-week consultation phase.
  • Fuel imports decrease in June, fulfill only 25 percent of monthly needs.
  • Relief organizations continue to report security concerns, particularly in Aden and Ta’izz.

Key Developments

  • UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed and Yemeni delegates resumed Kuwait-based peace negotiations on July 16; the resumption follows a consultative period between July 1 and 15 that allowed delegations to meet with respective leaders and the UN …
21 Jul 2016 description

Every day, 10 people are killed by landmines. Besides claiming such a substantial number of lives, landmines form an obstacle to post-conflict reconstruction efforts. Foreign trade and development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen said: ‘The devastating impact of landmines doesn’t stop when the violence ends. Emergency workers are left unable to reach the places where they’re needed, refugees can’t return home and farmers can’t access their land.

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

Three Somali refugees speak out about their decision to leave Kenya, after spending more than a decade in the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab.

Fatiha, 19 years old

Dressed in blue, 19-year-old Fatiha is one of over 5,000 women and girls who are returning to Somalia from Dadaab refugee camp. The camp opened in 1992 and today hosts over 130,000 people. Traveling in three big buses belonging, the returning families have decided to begin a new life away from the refugee camps.

21 Jul 2016 description
report Peace Direct

A combination of human and natural disasters has generated a repeated wave of refugees in Somalia. Abdiwahab M. Ali and Badra Yusuf discuss how best to normalise their status and support integration.

Over the last two decades or so, the world has regarded Somalia as the most troubled region in the horn of Africa. The once peaceful and prosperous country is now plagued by conflict, violence and human rights abuses. A combination of human and natural disasters has generated a repeated waves of refugees.

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

1. Introduction

Polish Humanitarian Action in collaboration with other humanitarian actors from Middle Shabelle - WOCCA, Aid Vision and SHARDO conducted an initial rapid need assessment at villages in Balcad district recently affected by floods; to understand flood impact, assess the existing affected communities’ capacity and give recommendation on the immediate humanitarian response aimed to support communities needs and to avert further loss of communal assets and lives.

2. Executive summary

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.