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25 Apr 2017 description
report Guardian

Sport lies down the list of concerns after President Trump’s attempted travel ban against six Muslim-majority countries, but soccer has not emerged untouched.

04 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Ambassador to Somalia declares drought and food insecurity disaster

  • UN establishes local coordination center in Somalia’s Bay Region

  • UN releases Flash Appeal for Kenya, requesting $166 million

  • Key donors disburse $369 million for drought relief in Somalia in 2017

  • USG commits additional $132 million for relief efforts in the Horn of Africa

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Mar 2017 description
report BioMed Central

BMC International Health and Human Rights BMC series – open, inclusive and trusted 2017 17:7 DOI: 10.1186/s12914-017-0116-4© The Author(s). 2017

Received: 17 September 2016 Accepted: 11 March 2017 Published: 20 March 2017

Waleed M. Sweileh

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10 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FGoS declares a national disaster for drought in Somalia

  • Somalia HCT releases Operational Plan for Famine Prevention

  • GoK, USG declare disasters for drought and food insecurity in Kenya

  • UN Secretary-General calls for urgent scale-up in international assistance

  • USG commits additional $131 million for relief efforts in the Horn of Africa

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

08 Mar 2017 description
report Voice of America

NAIROBI — U.S. President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order Monday, calling for a 90-day suspension of admissions for people from six Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, if they do not already have visas. All refugees must wait 120 days. The ban, coming six weeks after Trump’s original order, which was blocked by federal courts, takes effect March 16.

07 Mar 2017 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is deeply dismayed by the new executive order on immigration and refugee resettlement issued today by US President Donald Trump, barring citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States of America, while suspending the refugee resettlement programme for 120 days.

The new executive order will disrupt thousands of lives due to terrorism fears without factual basis.

05 Feb 2017 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 2 February 2017

Obi Anyadike

Editor-at-Large and Africa Editor

Somali refugees have no good options any more. With Kenya vowing to close the Dadaab refugee camp within months and resettlement to the United States suspended, many will succumb to growing pressure to return home, where al-Shabab militants and a potential famine await.

Read more on IRIN.

04 Feb 2017 description
report IRIN

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03 Feb 2017 description

NUMBERS AT A GLANCE

6.2 million
People in Somalia Requiring Humanitarian Assistance During 2017
UN – February 2017

2.9 million
People in Somalia Experiencing Crisis or Emergency Levels of Acute Food Insecurity
FEWS NET, FSNAU – February 2017

5.6 million
People in Ethiopia Requiring Humanitarian Assistance During 2017
GoE – January 2017

02 Feb 2017 description

By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI, Feb 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Somali refugee Ahmed Omar Bihi said on Wednesday that he fears for his wife's sanity following Donald Trump's travel ban and accused the U.S. president of "dismantling all our dreams".

Trump's executive order curbing immigration has sparked international outcry, provoking chaos for travellers and bewilderment among immigrants chasing the American Dream.

28 Jan 2017 description

Yesterday, 27 January, United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning all refugees, migrants and visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries – Libya, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The ban is grievously discriminatory, effectively targeting and blocking lawful entry into the United States to people on the basis of religion, a practice that is explicitly outlawed in the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

28 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Order Reflects Prejudice, Will Not Make US Safer

(Washington) – United States President Donald Trump has announced several policies that will cause tremendous harm to refugees and do little to address terrorism and other national security threats, Human Rights Watch said today.

20 Jan 2017 description

Slovakia - IOM announced today that over 1,000 refugees have been resettled through Slovakia’s emergency transit facility to the USA, Canada and Norway since 2009.

On Tuesday (17/01), 23 refugees departed from Slovakia and arrived safely in the US, bringing the number of refugees resettled from Slovakia’s Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) in Humenne in other countries to 1,019, with 978 resettled in the United States.

16 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Kismayo, Lower Juba, Somalia 16 December 2016 - UNICEF and partners are aiming to vaccinate 54,000 children under 10 in Kismayo, southern Somalia following a serious outbreak of measles.

There have been over 704 cases of fever and rashes in Kismayo, the majority of them children. Many of the children, suspected to be suffering from measles, are sleeping on the floor of Kismayo General Hospital. Most were not vaccinated against measles although there are 16 free vaccination posts in Kismayo.

16 Dec 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM is reporting today (16/12) 7,189 migrants and refugees have died or remain missing on world migratory routes. This is the highest yearly number IOM has ever recorded, and represents an average of 20 deaths per day, suggesting the deaths of another 200-300 men, women and children well may be recorded worldwide before 2016 comes to an end.

15 Dec 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intensifying drought conditions contribute to deteriorating food security, trigger appeals for increased assistance

  • UN releases 2017 HNO for Somalia

  • USAID/FFP provides $30 million in FY 2017 emergency food assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

04 Nov 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 30 Oct–5 Nov 2016 and includes updates on influenza, poliomyelitis, Zika fever, MERS CoV, cholera, West Nile virus, and enterovirus detections in Europe.