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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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Recruitment and use of children in government forces in conflict must end

Joint Press Release

UN Special Representative for Children and Armed conflict and UNICEF unveil ‘Children, not Soldiers’ campaign

NEW YORK, 6 March 2014 – Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Ms. Leila Zerrougui and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake today unveiled a new effort to end the recruitment and use of children in government forces in conflict by 2016.

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Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean Regional Representation Office (EAIOIRO): Development Operational Plan 2014

1. Executive Summary

Situated in a region prone to man-made, natural, slow-onset or rapid complex emergencies, the IFRC EAIOIRO supports Red Cross and Red Crescent (RC / RC) National Societies in humanitarian response and enhancing communities’ capacity to be more resilient to hazards and risks.

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IOM Aids Somalis Evacuated from South Sudan

For the first time in 30 years, the Federal Government of Somalia has started to evacuate its citizens by air from a foreign country’s conflict zone. Close to 400 Somalis are expected to be evacuated from South Sudan at the end of the government-led operation, which is expected to conclude in late January 2014.

IOM, at the request of the Somali government, is providing accommodation, food and onward transportation for the returnees to reach their final destinations after they arrive from South Sudan aboard government-chartered planes.

International Organization for Migration:

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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) 2014 Horn of Africa (ECHO/-HF/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 17/10/2013 Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2014/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 84 000 000

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook November 28 – December 4, 2013

Despite a slight increase in rainfall across many anomalously dry parts of eastern Kenya in November, seasonal moisture deficits are expected to negatively impact the region.

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East Africa Seasonal Monitor - November 23, 2013

The onset of October to December rains in eastern Kenya and southernmost Somalia was delayed

KEY MESSAGES

  • The October to December Deyr/short rains started late in much of eastern Kenya and southern Somalia. The rains were up to 20 days late in some areas.

  • The risk of flooding remains high along both the Juba and Shabelle Rivers in southern Somalia.

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Eastern Africa Flood Update, August - November 2013

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook November 21 – November 27, 2013

Drier conditions expected during the next week across East Africa, following anomalously heavy rainfall in mid-November.

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Polio drive to target millions in Horn

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IRIN

KISUMU, 18 November 2013 (IRIN) - Efforts to stop the spread of polio in the Horn of Africa region are being ramped up with major immunization campaigns underway, targeting millions of vulnerable children.

There have been outbreaks in Kenya and Ethiopia, and more seriously neighbouring Somalia, with 183 cases confirmed this year up to October, according to a snapshot by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

IRIN:

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary November 15-21, 2013

Heavy rainfall and localized flooding likely in Somalia and eastern Ethiopia

  1. Torrential rains from 1 the passage of a tropical cyclone across northern Somalia, as well as a broad area of low pressure over Somalia during the last week, is likely to result in localized flooding, damages to infrastructure, livestock losses, displacement of populations, and downstream river inundation across parts Somalia and eastern Ethiopia. A continuation of locally heavy rainfall is expected across the region during the next week.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook November 7 – November 13, 2013

  • The passage of a weak tropical disturbance is expected to produce heavy amounts of rainfall over northern Somalia.
  • Poor October rainfall across parts of central and eastern Kenya, as well as, southern Somalia lead to strengthening moisture deficits in the region.
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East Africa Price Bulletin October 2013

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

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Red Cross and Red Crescent responds to polio outbreak in the Horn of Africa with a plan to support immunization of millions of children

The polio virus has continued to spread rapidly, despite an immediate multi-country response. Six new cases were reported in the past week, bringing the total number in the Horn to 197.

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East Africa Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis October 2013

FEWS NET’s Food Security Outlook reports for October 2013 to March 2014 are based on the following regional assumptions:

SEASONAL PERFORMANCE

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Worry as polio resurfaces in East Africa

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EastAfrican

By EUNICE KILONZO Special Correspondent

Posted Saturday, October 19 2013 at 15:57

IN SUMMARY

  • In the past eight years, fresh outbreaks have been reported in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan. In Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania polio cases were recorded almost a decade ago.

  • The spread of the virus in the region is further aided by a highly mobile population with frequent travel across borders for cultural, social and economic reasons.