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281 refugees transferred to camps

Some 281 refugees have been taken back to their camps from Nairobi in the last three days, the Ministry of Interior and National Coordination has said.

The ministry’s director of communication Mwenda Njoka said this was in line with government policy to have refugees settled only in gazette refugee camps.

The refugees who were netted during the ongoing security operation in Nairobi and screened at Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani were taken to Dadaab and Kakuma camps.

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Kenya + 3 others
100 more refugees relocated to camps

By AGGREY MUTAMBO

More than 100 refugees have been taken to camps as the government insists it will not backtrack in clearing them from urban areas.

Refugee Affairs Commissioner Haron Komen told the Nation that 111 people were taken to Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps on Thursday night.

They were part of those detained in Kasarani Safaricom Stadium for scrutiny of their identification papers.

“This number only accounts for those that the government has transported,” said Mr Komen.

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World + 4 others
Robustness, Cooperation with Local Forces and the UN Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP)

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Both the UN’s Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP) and the future development of robust peace operations have caused considerable debate in recent months among practitioners and policy makers. The Center for International Peace Operations undertook to host a group of key UN stakeholders in Berlin with a view to taking stock of the state of these discussions, sharing up-to-date information, collecting open questions and developing policy options.

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Uganda + 8 others
East Africa Food Security Outlook - April to September 2014

Assumptions for quarterly food security analysis

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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World + 14 others
Field Exchange No. 47 (April 2014)

• Milling vouchers in South Sudan

• IYCF indicators in small sample surveys

• Surge support to CMAM services in Kenya

• Goat feeding and milk access in Ethiopia

• Nutrition impact and positive practice circles

• Sectoral integration with cash programming

• Barrier analysis on breastfeeding in Mali

• Material support to health posts in Ethiopia

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Kenya + 2 others
UNHCR Dadaab Update 5/14, 01 - 31 March 2014

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Ration Card Exchange

Between 15th and 22nd March, UNHCR replaced old food ration cards with new ones in all five Dadaab camps. Refugees who collected their food rations stopped by the UNHCR desks in food distribution centres to receive their new cards. 80,424 new ration cards were validated which means that 97% of all households in Dadaab now have a new card. The remaining 3% of households can approach the UNHCR field offices for their cards.

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Somalia + 8 others
Regional mixed migration summary for February 2014

Regional mixed migration summary for February 2014 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea,Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the case load mentioned refers only to refugees, asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

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Kenya + 2 others
ECHO Factsheet Kenya – April 2014

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

  • Dadaab refugee camp - one of the largest in the world - hosts over 369 000 refugees, mostly from Somalia. Gaps in humanitarian assistance, especially in shelter, sanitation and protection, require urgent and sustained attention.
    The situation inside Dadaab and along the border with Somalia is volatile, leading to growing concerns for the safety of humanitarian workers.

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Malawi + 9 others
New EU programme to strengthen land governance in ten African countries

Summary: 9 April 2014, Brussels - A new programme worth €33 million to improve land governance and help improve the food and nutrition security of family farmers and vulnerable communities in Sub Saharan Africa, was announced today by Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs. This will be done, among other things, through the application, at country level, of some Voluntary Guidelines set up by the international community in 2012 to improve land governance.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Ethiopia + 3 others
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin,7 April 2014

Key Events

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Kenya + 4 others
Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 34 | 8 March – 4 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• WFP and partners begin rapid response operations to reach IDPs in South Sudan before they are cut off

• Military offensive in Somalia slows down interest of returnees, as Kenya issues orders to reinforce encampment of refugees

• Regional agro-climatic outlook: mostly normal to near-normal rain and vegetation conditions except in known drought-prone areas

• Flood alerts in river basins and other low-lying areas

• OCHA-IGAD strengthen ties on resilience

• One polio case reported in Ethiopia

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 6 others
Conflict trends (no. 24): Real-time analysis of African political violence, March 2014

This month’s issue focuses on conflict in Central African Republic, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria and Somalia.

Across the continent, violence fell in February, owing in large part to a reduction in conflict in Central African Republic, South Sudan and Sudan.

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World + 6 others
Le partenariat Afrique-UE : 2 Unions, 1 Vision

Introduction

Le partenariat stratégique Afrique-UE

Dans un monde en mutation constante, une chose est sûre : l’Afrique et l’Europe resteront chacune le plus proche voisin de l’autre. Les 54 pays d’Afrique et les 28 États membres de l’Union européenne (UE) ont en commun une proximité géographique, une histoire et un devenir.

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World + 32 others
Price Watch February 2014 Prices

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, regional 2013/14 grain harvests were 11 percent above average. Markets were well-supplied in February. Production shortfalls in eastern Niger and northern Chad resulted in atypical price increases. Institutional purchases were ongoing in Niger and Mali at normal levels in February. Rice imports from international markets contributed to food availability in coastal countries (Pages 3-5).

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World + 21 others
Shelter Projects 2011-2012

The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.

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Kenya + 6 others
East Africa faces up to drought threat

By Denis McClean

NAIROBI, March 31 - UNISDR today welcomed the outcome of East Africa’s Second Drought Resilience Summit as an important contribution to next month’s Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and preparing for a future in which climate change will amplify existing stress on water availability in Africa.

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 March – 1 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.