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22 Jun 2017 description

By Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien

Each year, millions of people are forced from their homes by armed conflict, human rights violations and natural disasters. Some cross borders and seek protection and assistance in other countries as refugees, but the majority remain internally displaced within their country.

08 Jun 2017 description

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Last year broke records, but for all the wrong reasons. More people were forcibly displaced than at any time since the Second World War. Huge numbers needed humanitarian assistance to meet their most basic needs. Our budget, as a result, was the largest yet.

03 Jun 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

172,504 The camp population as at 15 May.
The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.

7,442 Total number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in 2017.

10,133 The total number of new arrivals registered in 2017.

30,896 The population currently hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement.

2,357 The number of registered South Sudanese Unaccompanied children in Kakuma as at 15 May.

FUNDING USD 65M

PRIORITIES

 Movement of new arrivals from Nadapal transit centre to Kakuma

 Monitoring of new arrivals trend

30 May 2017 description

Introduction

This Supplementary Appeal outlines UNHCR’s expansion plans for the operation in Libya and presents funding requirements to meet the increased humanitarian and protection needs of conflict affected populations, both Libyan and non-Libyan.

04 May 2017 description

by Bertha Wangari, Information and Communications Assistant, EU Humanitarian Aid.

A growing number of Somali refugees who have lived for decades in Kenya’s Dadaab camp are returning to Somalia via a repatriation program run by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. Dadaab refugee camp is one of the biggest camps in the world. Citing security concerns, the government of Kenya has announced its intention to repatriate Somali refugees and close Dadaab camp which has hosted refugees for over 25 years.

03 May 2017 description

PROVIDING HOPE THROUGH CHOICE

Protection
Targeted cash grants for refugees; including survivors of SGBV, child protection cases and refugees with specific needs.

Multipurpose
Multi-purpose grants to support protection outcomes for most vulnerable IDPs; including persons with specific needs and survivors of SGBV.

Shelter/NFIs
Targeted cash-based assistance, purposed as rental subsidy for those in displacement, or shelter repair grants for returnees.

Background

01 May 2017 description

A severe food crisis is advancing across East Africa, Nigeria, and Yemen, with more than 20 million people at risk. Xavier Duvauchelle, Handicap International’s desk officer for the East Africa region, explains the scale of the disaster and how our teams on the ground are responding.

What can you tell us about the scale of this crisis?

25 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

IGAD and Somali Refugees p. 2

Nine pledges: ARRA, UNHCR and partners chart roadmap for implementation p. 3

Nine pledges: ARRA, UNHCR and partners chart roadmap for implementation p. 4

Focus on the operation

Afar region: great hospitality in an inhospitable environment p. 5

“Services are limited due to funding constraints.”

Eritrean Asiya leaves shame aside and joins school p. 7

Refugee Voices

23 Apr 2017 description

A severe food crisis is advancing across East Africa, Nigeria and Yemen. In this interview, Xavier Duvauchelle, Handicap International’s desk officer for the East African region, explains the scale of the disaster and how our teams on the ground are responding.

13 Apr 2017 description

By Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, WHO

13 APRIL 2017 - Today we begin the launch of “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” – a report that chronicles the evolution of global public health over the decade that I have served as Director-General at WHO.

10 Apr 2017 description
report The Guardian

Here we are again. Famine is back. Drought in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, and the Disasters Emergency Committee has launched an appeal for east Africa. We are being reminded there is one last chance to stop utter devastation in South Sudan. More and more horror reveals itself as areas are taken back from Boko Haram by the Nigerian army.

Outside Africa, across the Gulf of Aden, we are seeing the little bodies of children wasting away in Yemen.

03 Apr 2017 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean 28,378 arrivals by sea in 2017
905 dead/missing in 2017

Trends of Arrivals in the Mediterranean

From 20 to 26 March, 414 persons arrived by sea to Greece. Chios recorded the majority of sea arrivals (224), followed by Lesvos (72) and Leros (72). A total of 3,783 persons reached the Greek shores from 01 January until 26 March 2017.

30 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

166,880 The camp population as at 15th March 2017. The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.

4,429 Total number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in 2017.

5,951 The total number of new arrivals registered in 2017.

26,002 The population currently hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement.

2,405 The total number of registered UAMs of which 1,175 are from South Sudan.

FUNDING

USD 65M Requested for Kakuma operation.

PRIORITIES

25 Mar 2017 description

Twenty million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and northeastern Nigeria have been grappling with a serious food crisis since 2016.

24 Mar 2017 description

Drought crisis in Somalia

Drought conditions are deepening in the north, and have expanded to southern and central regions. The large scale failure of the Deyr rains (October to November 2016) and consequent drought conditions have severely affected crop production and reduced pasto-ral resources to support livestock.

River levels are far below average, limiting access to water for livestock and crop production. Pasture and water resources are very limited, especially in the pastoral regions of central and northeastern Somalia.

23 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

164,571

The camp population as at 28th February 2017. The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.

2,069

Number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in the month of February 2017

23,642

The population currently hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement.

FUNDING

USD 65M Requested for Kakuma operation.

Funded 31%

Gap 69%

PRIORITIES

21 Mar 2017 description

Numbers

5.6 million people in need of relief assistance.

4.7 million are targeted in the joint WFPGovernment of Ethiopia (GoE) response, with the balance assisted by the NGO consortium Joint Emergency Operations Programme (JEOP)

2.7 million moderately acute malnourished children under five and pregnant and breastfeeding women in need of specialised nutritious food, of which WFP will assist 1.3 million in Priority 1 woredas.

USD 436 million requirement from March to December 2017 for Relief, TSF, PSNP and Refugee activities.