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Kenya + 1 other
Kenya: Refugee influx into Mandera DREF operation final report no. MDRKE013

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

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UNICEF calls for urgent attention to grave violations of children's rights in Somalia

No end in sight for forgotten 20 year conflict

NEW YORK, 1 June 2011 - Grave violations of children’s rights are taking place every day in Somalia as fighting continues in a conflict the world has largely forgotten.

Reports by WHO of a 46 per cent increase in weapon-related injuries to children under age 5 in Mogadishu in May 2011, underscore the vulnerability of Somali children in this ongoing conflict.

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Burundi + 5 others
CERF allocated nearly $1.5 million for approximately 13,000 beneficiaries in need of emergency assistance in Mozambique

27 May 2011: Mozambique has a large population of long-term refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda, concentrated in the Maratane Refugee Camp in Nampula Province. The population has recently nearly doubled in size due to an influx of Ethiopian and Somali asylum seekers trying to enter South Africa, who have been among some of the most vulnerable groups in need of life saving assistance.

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Kenya + 1 other
Refugee Camp in Kenya Swells to Crisis Point

Report
Voice of America

Cathy Majtenyi - Nairobi May 30, 2011

In Kenya, the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab, gets bigger all the time as Somalis fleeing warfare in their country stream across the border. The camp now houses several times the number of people it was designed to hold. The Kenyan government was supposed to open a new camp, but has not done so.

Up to 10,000 people each month appear at the gates of Dadaab refugee camp in dry, dusty northeastern Kenya, fleeing the misery of war-torn Somalia.

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US offers $14.5 million for Somalia food aid

WASHINGTON — The United States said Friday it is offering nearly $15 million for food for Somalis hit by drought and political unrest.

"The United States has approved a $14.5 million contribution to the World Food Programme to benefit Somalis in need of food assistance," Mark Toner, a State Department spokesman, told reporters.

"The United States is also staging approximately 19,000 metric tons of food aid and it's prepositioning sites worldwide in order to be prepared for additional emergency food assistance in the weeks and the months to come," he added.

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Education Who, What, Where - Implementing Partners

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Education Who, What, Where - Funding Agencies as of May 2011

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Somalia + 1 other
At least 10 die in smuggling boat incident in the Gulf of Aden

GENEVA – At least 10 people have lost their lives in a tragic boat smuggling incident on the Gulf of Aden after a two-day journey from Somalia to Yemen.

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Kenya + 1 other
Kenya Humanitarian Update Vol. 71 23 April - 30 May 2011

HIGHLIGHTS

Maize and beans increased prices spark concerns of deepened food insecurity

Long Rains end after poor performance; Drought conditions deteriorate further

Food and Fuel prices impact on urban poor and pastoralists

Conflict over resources leaves more than forty people killed in May 2011

Humanitarian actors, donors and Government conduct mid-year review of the Consolidated Appeals Process

Concerns mount over resettlement process of IDPs in the Rift Valley

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Under-fives make up almost half of Mogadishu casualties

Report
IRIN

NAIROBI, 31 May 2011 (IRIN) - Hundreds of children younger than five have been wounded in the latest round of fighting in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, accounting for almost half of all trauma cases in May, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO).

In a press statement issued on 31 May, WHO said recent data showed that the main causes of death among under-fives were burns, chest injuries and internal haemorrhaging caused by blast injuries, shrapnel and bullets.

IRIN:

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UNDP Supported Training Transforms the Life of an Ex-Militia

Cibaar Hassan Ghedi, an unemployed, ex-militia living in Mogadishu, was not interested in becoming a fisherman. Nevertheless, he decided to attend a training session supported by the UNDP’s Employment Generation for Early Recovery (EGER) Project.

During the training, which targeted ex-militia, Internally Displaced Persons, and host communities in Mogadishu, Cibaar learned the basics of fishing and was given practical lessons out at sea.

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Latest violence in Mogadishu causes high toll of wounded children under the age of five

Nearly one in two reported weapon-related injuries is a child younger than five

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Somalia Health Cluster Bulletin #47 - May 2011

HIGHLIGHTS IN MAY 2011

• Cholera is confirmed in Mogadishu (Banadir), Afgooye Corridor (Lower Shabelle), Baidoa (Bay) and Haradere (Mudug). In total, this month, 16 out of 28 samples tested positive for Vibrio cholerae.

• In May, four hospitals in Mogadishu reported 3,239 weapon-related injuries.

• This month, WHO and partners investigated unspecified diseases in Huddur (Bakool), Tieglow (Bay) and Berbera Port town (W’ Galbeed).

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Burundi + 9 others
Horn of Africa Bulletin, Volume 23, No. 2, April-May 2011

Analyses

► Child soldiers in the Horn – cause to remain at attention!
► Kenya and the International Criminal Court
Role and protection of human rights defenders
► Privatization of security in Somalia
Implications for the Horn of Africa

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AU soldiers killed in Somalia suicide attack

MOGADISHU — Two soldiers with the African Union force in Somalia were killed Monday in a suicide attack by Al-Qaeda loyalists that also claimed the lives of at least three attackers, AU and Somali forces said.

Shebab extremists, who pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda last year, claimed responsibility for the attack and claimed their forces killed eight AU troops without revealing their own casualties.

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