- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Oct 2014, Issued on 24 Nov 2014
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook Update Nov 2014
- Amnesty Int'l: Forced returns to south and central Somalia, including to al-Shabaab areas: A blatant violation of international law
Appeals & Funding
- Strategic Response Plan 2015
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
Netherlands: Forced returns of Somalis to al-Shabaab areas can amount to ‘death sentences’
The Netherlands’ repeated attempts to forcibly return Somalis to areas controlled by the Islamist armed group al-Shabaab exposes them to grave risks of human rights abuses and would be a blatant violation of international law, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today.
9e & 10e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi
Au deuxième jour du débat général de la soixante-neuvième session de l’Assemblée générale, plusieurs chefs d’État et de gouvernement ont, aujourd’hui, insisté sur la nécessité de concentrer les efforts de la communauté internationale sur l’élimination de la pauvreté et la réduction des inégalités, deux fléaux qui alimentent l’extrémisme et le terrorisme.
Somalia - IOM has received USD 2.5 million from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands to strengthen the technical and human resource management capacity of Somali migration agencies.
IOM will use the funds to improve the border management capacity of the Federal Government of Somalia and the Puntland authorities to help them to better manage migration to and through Somalia, and to improve technical data collection.
Reference: STAT/13/96 Event Date: 18/06/2013
Asylum decisions in the EU27
EU Member States granted protection to more than 100 000 asylum seekers in 2012
Returns to South-Central Somalia Would Contravene UN Refugee Guidelines
(New York, February 21, 2013) – The Dutch government should not deport Somalis to any part of south-central Somalia, including Mogadishu, until security improves substantially, and the UN refugee agency has issued new guidelines, Human Rights Watch said today. In mid-February 2013, Dutch authorities said they planned to deport two rejected Somali asylum seekers, originally from Mogadishu, back to Somalia on February 20 and 23.
Le ralentissement économique pourrait affecter le niveau des cotisations futures
5 octobre 2012, Rome - Quelque 538 millions de dollars ont été mobilisés pour soutenir les programmes de la FAO au cours des huit premiers mois de 2012, soit une augmentation de 28 pour cent par rapport à la même période de l'année dernière, annonce aujourd'hui l'Organisation.
La recesión económica podría afectar a futuras contribuciones
5 Octubre 2012. Roma - La FAO ha anunciado que en los primeros ocho meses de 2012 sus programas recibieron un respaldo económico de más de 538 millones de dólares USA, lo que representa un incremento del 28 por ciento frente al mismo periodo del año pasado.
Economic downturn could affect level of future contributions
5 October 2012, Rome - Some $538 million was mobilized to support FAO programmes during the first eight months of 2012, representing a 28 percent increase on the same period last year, FAO announced today.
An IOM-charter flight carrying 275 stranded Ethiopian migrants from Yemen to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa will leave Al-Hodeida airport on Tuesday (25/9/12.)
The flight, which was funded by a USD 2.1 donation from the Netherlands, follows two other Dutch-funded charters on Tuesday and Wednesday (18 & 19/9) of this week carrying another 551 migrants. A third charter, carrying 89 medical cases and victims of trafficking, funded by the USA, left Yemen earlier this month.
An overwhelming majority of Iraqi refugees 91.6% of refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Syria are from Iraq. The Government of Syria, which has continuously implemented a generous policy towards the stay of Iraqi refugees, estimates that the country hosts about one million Iraqis. 64.6% come from the region of Baghdad alone and 62.4% sought refuge in Syria five or more years ago. 35% of the 27,681 families registered are female-headed households.
Norway is to donate NOK 11 million to a new fund for Somalia. The international Stability Fund will improve the lives of Somalis by supporting local efforts to promote reconciliation.
“We would like to help bring about greater stability in Somalia by supporting development and the establishment of functioning authorities at the local level. People need to have access to health services and education,” said Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim.
The House of Representatives has agreed to the contribution of an Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD) to Operation Atalanta, the EU mission concerned with protecting food transports to Somalia. The advantage of AVPDs is that the military personnel can be stationed directly on the ship in need of protection, so that no naval escort is necessary.
The Netherlands is already contributing to the operation with naval vessels, and it also stations Vessel Protection Detachments (VPD) on vulnerable Dutch merchant ships.
Every year, the plight and needs of many of the world’s most vulnerable people are described in the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP). This year’s CAP spans 18 countries and outlines needs across key sectors.
The 2012 CAP clearly highlights that food insecurity continues to be compounded by protracted crisis situations, more frequent natural disasters, conflict, volatile food prices, harsh economic conditions and climate change.
Following his visit to Mogadishu, international cooperation minister Ben Knapen today announced that the Netherlands will provide an additional 10 million euros in emergency aid to Somalia. ‘Somalia is at the heart of the crisis in the Horn of Africa. This is where help is needed most,’ Mr Knapen said.
The additional 10 million euros comes on top of the more than 15 million euros in humanitarian aid already pledged to the region, bringing the Netherlands’ total contribution towards fighting the crisis in the Horn of Africa to more than 25 million euros.
Drought in the Horn of Africa has left 12.4 million people in need of help. While international attention to the emergency has peaked in recent weeks, CERF funds have been addressing the crisis since rainfalls failed at the end of 2010. More than $94 million dollars has been allocated to drought-affected countries this year.
Today a delegation of diplomats, including staff of the Dutch embassy in Kenya, will be visiting the Dadaab refugee camps. The Kenyan government is cooperating fully in the reception of 600,000 refugees, including new refugees who are continuing to arrive. However, all these refugees are being housed in existing camps. During their visit the diplomats urged the opening of an extension of the existing Ifo camp. Dutch MP Ingrid de Caluwé has previously raised this issue in questions in parliament.