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Forced Migration Review No. 45: Crisis

Many people who are displaced, or become ‘trapped’, in the context of diverse humanitarian crises do not fit well within existing legal, policy and operational frameworks for the protection of refugees and IDPs.

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Somalia – Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Despite modest improvements in Somalia’s humanitarian situation in 2013, insecurity and climatic shocks continue to trigger humanitarian needs.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) is providing more than $46 million in humanitarian assistance to date in FY 2014.

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U.S. African Development Foundation in 2013 - A Year in Review

The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is an independent Federal agency established to support African-designed and African-driven solutions that address grassroots economic and social problems in conflict and post-conflict communities. USADF provides grants of up to $250,000 directly to marginalized community groups and enterprises in Africa. These grants help organizations create and sustain jobs, improve income levels, and address social development needs.

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UNHCR Mid-Year Trends 2013

UNHCR warned that 2013 was on track for some of the highest levels of forced displacement ever. The biggest producer of new displacement was Syria.

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Donor Spending on Gender in Emergencies 2013

Report
CARE

A new report reveals that a tiny proportion of international aid is directed towards projects that target gender violence and sexual exploitation of women in humanitarian crises.

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Food Assistance by the Numbers

Posted by Kate Oberholzer, Information Officer, Food for Peace on Monday, October 21st 2013

World Food Day was October 16.

There are some numbers that we are all too familiar with that make ending hunger seem daunting.

  • 842 million people suffer from chronic hunger worldwide.

  • One in six children in the developing world are underweight.

  • One in four children in the developing world are stunted.

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Somalia – Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2013

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Approximately 870,000 people are experiencing Crisis- and Emergency-level—Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC 3) and IPC4, respectively—food insecurity in Somalia, according to FSNAU, representing the lowest food insecurity levels since the 2011/2012 drought and famine crisis. However, the U.N. warns that recent food security gains are fragile, with nearly 2.3 million additional people still in danger of reverting to Crisis-level food insecurity.

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Lutheran World Relief Receives Department of State Grant to Continue Post-Drought Recovery in East Africa

Baltimore, October 21, 2013 — The Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya are currently home to more than 470,000 people. That’s down slightly from the nearly 500,000 living there at the height of the East Africa drought and food crisis two years ago, but still vastly more than the 90,000 people it was built to accommodate.

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Flexible food assistance: using cash to save lives and sustain livelihoods in Somalia

"My family never had regular meals and the children went to sleep without food and without education. Life was full of despair and hopelessness."

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Together At Last: Abdi's nine-year journey to find his family

CONCORD, United States of America, June 25 (UNHCR) – When Batulo and Salad went to the airport in Manchester, New Hampshire one evening last month to fetch their 13-year old son Abdifatah, it was no ordinary airport pick-up.

The couple had last seen the boy nine years ago, in a refugee camp in Kenya. The emotional scene at the airport marked the end of a long and frustrating effort to reunite their family. "I'm so happy," Batulo said, "but I am also sad that it took so long."

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Yemen Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #8 Fiscal Year (FY) 2013

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • On May 16, U.N. Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed warned that Yemen’s long-standing humanitarian crisis threatens to undermine recent moves toward political stability. RC/HC Ahmed called for increased support for humanitarian organizations, which continue to scale up efforts to meet the needs of IDPs, host communities, returnees, and other displaced populations.

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Ethiopia: Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2013

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

· Although the recent good performance of seasonal rainfall has enhanced water and pasture availability in most drought-prone areas of Ethiopia, populations in some belg-producing parts of eastern Ethiopia will likely continue to experience Crisis—Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) 3—level food insecurity through June due to delayed and poorly distributed February-to-May 2013 belg rains and resulting planting disruptions.

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Yemen Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #7 Fiscal Year (FY) 2013

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • More than 87 percent of IDPs in southern Yemen have returned to areas of origin since July 2012 as a result of improved security conditions, according to the U.N. However, less than 11 percent of IDPs in northern Yemen have returned home due to protracted insecurity. A lack of basic services is an issue in both northern and southern areas.

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U.S. Assistance in Somalia

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 7, 2013

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Somalia – Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2013

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

· Despite security improvements in parts of southern and central Somalia, ongoing insecurity and restricted humanitarian access continue to hinder the delivery of life-saving assistance to populations in need. Al-Shabaab activity in Mogadishu and Bakool Region in March and April heightened insecurity, caused additional population displacement, and obstructed relief efforts.

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Somali government to rebuild municipal centers in Galgadud

The Somali Federal Government has started to rebuild municipal centers in Galgadud region in partnership with the pro-government Ahlu Sunna wal Jama’a (ASWJ) militia. Local authorities will manage the day-to-day operations of the reconstruction projects under the supervision of the Ministry of Interior and National Security. Galgadud Governor, Ahmed Yusuf Hassan said the projects would cost $1.2 million, of which the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will cover $1 million and the additional $200,000 will come from the regional treasury.