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06 Jul 2015 description

Situation Générale en juin 2015, Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-août 2015

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en juin. De bonnes pluies et au moins deux générations seront nécessaires pour que les effectifs augment cet été dans les aires de reproduction estivale traditionnelles du Sahel septentrional d'Afrique de l'ouest et du Soudan ainsi que de part et d'autre de la frontière indo-pakistanaise.

06 Jul 2015 description

Australia’s Humanitarian Programme

Refugees in the world today

06 Jul 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction 1. The present report is submitted pursuant to the request contained in the statement by the President of the Security Council of 12 February 2013 (S/PRST/2013/2).

06 Jul 2015 description

Nearly 70 % of Somalia’s population depend on agricultural and pastoralist livelihoods. Livestock accounts for around 40% of GDP and more than 50% of export earnings for Somalia. That means nearly 8 million Somalis are dependent on livestock production to survive. Livestock production and animal husbandry requires reliable supplies of water and pasture land. However, farmers and pastoralists in Somalia are becoming increasingly sensitive to the intense droughts, residual flooding, and loss of grazing land caused by climate change.

05 Jul 2015 description

Aden, Yémen | AFP | dimanche 05/07/2015 - 07:07 GMT

De violents combats ont opposé dimanche les rebelles Houthis à des forces pro-gouvernementales dans le sud du pays, alors que l'émissaire de l'ONU doit arriver à Sanaa pour relancer son initiative de trêve humanitaire.

05 Jul 2015 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Sunday 7/5/2015 - 12:02 GMT

Fighting gripped Yemen's second city Aden on Sunday as the UN envoy arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa to press efforts to broker a ceasefire.

Saudi-led warplanes bombed rebel positions, killing eight people, while rebel rocket fire killed six, including a child, officials said.

The dead from the Katyusha fire were Somali refugees who had sought shelter in a kindergarten, medics said.

04 Jul 2015 description

Mogadishu, 04 July 2015: The United Nations, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU), African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the United States of America welcomed the successful conclusion of elections for the Galmudug Interim Administration today and congratulated the newly elected President, Mr. Abdikarim Hussein Guled and Vice President Mr. Mohamed Hashi Abdi.

03 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

704,816Total number of refugees
36,733 New arrivals in 2015
49.6% Percentage of women and girls
36,109 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

03 Jul 2015 description

Somalia - In an attempt to curb irregular youth migration from Somaliland to Europe, IOM, in partnership with local authorities, has concluded a ten-day soft skills training for 40 unemployed graduate youth from Gabiley and Borama in Somalia.

Through the end of May this year IOM missions in Greece and Italy have tallied nearly 6,000 Somali nationals arriving as irregular migrants by sea. Most are young men who were unable to find employment in their home communities.

03 Jul 2015 description

Yemen - Airstrikes and mortars damaged an IOM office in Haradh as well as the Migrant Response Point (MRP) in Basateen, both incidents occurring two days ago, on July 1, 2015.

03 Jul 2015 description
report World Bank

SUBMITTED BY SABRIA AL-THAWR

In the past, refugee issues in Yemen were centered on the hundreds of thousands of African refugees fleeing to Yemen. This refugee influx was a burden on an already impoverished country and taxed its fragile economic conditions over two decades.

03 Jul 2015 description

SECURITY COUNCIL
PRESS CONFERENCE

Debates on the Middle East and security challenges in small island developing States would be the highlights of the New Zealand presidency of the Security Council in July, a month that would also see several briefings and mandate renewals.

02 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • IOM urges all parties to respect the integrity of civilian and humanitarian facilities in accordance with International Humanitarian Law, after airstrikes and mortars damaged its office in Haradh and Migrant Response Center in Basateen on 1 July.

  • The capacity of IOM’s Migrant Response Center in Obock (Djibouti) was reinforced, doubling accommodation capacity to 350 individuals. There are currently 194 Ethiopian migrants accommodated at the center.

02 Jul 2015 description

A trained nurse from Somalia, 20 year old Idris* arrived in Pozzallo, Sicily ten days ago, along with almost 450 other people, after having endured a six-month ordeal in the hands of smugglers, travelling through Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya and finally crossing the Mediterranean in a small plastic dinghy.

Upon arrival in Pozzallo, Sicily, he was screened by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), who – working with the Ministry of Health – provide healthcare to migrants, asylum seekers and refugees whilst they are staying at the primary reception centre in the town.

02 Jul 2015 description

In mid-June, a shortage of funds forced WFP to reduce the size of food rations for the refugees by 30 percent; while the agency hopes the cuts are temporary, they could in fact become greater without new contributions to prevent food stocks from running out. Refugees say the ration cuts make their already difficult lives even harder.

02 Jul 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 1st July, 2015 (WAM) --- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has intensified its Ramadan programmes in Somalia and has provided Iftar meals to 5,000 fasting people in a number of areas of Mogadishu.

The Emirates Red Crescent identified areas in densely populated areas, displaced populations and poor neighborhoods for the distribution of Iftar meals.