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14 Nov 2014 description

Say No to Trafficking: Youth Dialogue on Child Migration in Uganda

Uganda - IOM and the Institute for International Co-operation and Development will tomorrow (15/11) organize a youth dialogue on child migration to raise awareness of child trafficking in Karamoja in Uganda.

11 Nov 2014 description

IOM, Uganda’s Ministry of Health, UNAIDS and the Uganda AIDS Commission last week organized a national consultative meeting on HIV/AIDS response in the country’s fishing communities.

Among the 7.3 per cent of Ugandans between 15 and 49 who are HIV positive, fishing communities have the highest HIV rates at three to five times above the national average. HIV rates among fishermen, 90 per cent of whom are migrants, according to a 2013 IOM study, range from 22 to 40 per cent.

28 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan: IOM is developing a curriculum on implementation of mental health and psychosocial services.

  • Ethiopia: IOM has evacuated a total of 542 refugees in Gambella Region during this reporting period.

  • Kenya: Since mid December 2013, IOM and UNHCR have provided transportation assistance to 32,576 refugees.

OVERVIEW

22 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan: 12 IOM staff trained on mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies.

  • Ethiopia: Close to 63,000 refugees need to be relocated from the camps and transit centres to Okugu Refugee Camp.

  • Kenya: IOM and UNHCR have provided transportation assistance to 32,452 refugees since 15 December 2013.

OVERVIEW

20 Oct 2014 description

IOM’s updated Humanitarian Compendium is now available in a new online platform: http://humanitariancompendium.iom.int/. The Humanitarian Compendium charts the humanitarian needs and strategic priorities of IOM in more than 30 countries for 2014, as coordinated at the inter-agency level, and reflected in Inter-Agency Response Plans and IOM Appeals. The Humanitarian Compendium will be updated on a rolling basis to reflect changes in requirements and funding received.

12 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan: Bentiu PoC completely submerged due to heavy rains.

  • Ethiopia: Refugees resist attempts to relocate to Okugu Refugee Camp due to ethnic flare-ups.

  • Kenya: Armed bandits still attacking arriving refugees.

OVERVIEW

05 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan: New IOM maternity clinic is now operational and operating 24 hours/7 days a week.

  • Ethiopia: During this reporting period, IOM has constructed 65 shelters in Kule Refugee Camp.

  • Uganda: IOM is distributing 115 solar charged lights to vulnerable households in Ayilo, Baroli and Baratuku settlements.

OVERVIEW

30 Sep 2014 description

Highlights

South Sudan: IOM launches a psychosocial project that aims to enhance the mental health and psychosocial well-being of individuals.

Sudan: 48,484 refugees have been tracked and registered since the beginning of the conflict.
An IOM medical staff assists a patient after her medical check up in Assosa, Ethiopia.

Kenya: IOM continues to transport refugees from Nadapal border point to Kakuma Refugee Camp.

21 Sep 2014 description

Highlights

Bentiu Health Clinic opens in South Sudan.

Number of South Sudanese refugees entering Khartoum, Sudan, continues to drop.

South Sudanese refugees awaiting registration at the Pagak entry point in Gambella, Ethiopia.

Kenya registers a decline in the number of refugees entering the country.

IOM explores the possibility of relocating all refugees by boat and air as heavy rains damage roads.

Overview

14 Sep 2014 description

Highlights

South Sudan: IOM provides 30 litres safe water available per person per day

Sudan: Over 47,646 refugees have been tracked and registered by IOM.

Kenya: Heighted refugee movement recorded in Kenya this reporting period.

Ethiopia: Number of migrants relocated by IOM in Ethiopia reaches 173, 862.

Uganda: Uganda remains the second largest receiving country in the region for refugees from South Sudan.

Overview

10 Sep 2014 description

Highlights

South Sudan: Strategically placed CTS trucks continue to help partners across the country

Ethiopia: In August, IOM provided transportation assistance to 8,151 refugees from Akobo, Burbiey, Matar and Pamdong by road, air, and water to way stations and camps.

Uganda: IOM intensifies hygiene promotion campaigns in Moyo district.

Overview

01 Sep 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

South Sudan: Peace is in sight as warring leaders sign ceasefire deal.

Ethiopia: IOM has moved a total of 171,794 refugees from both Gambella and Benishangul-Gumuz regions, since December 2013.

Uganda: IOM has supported 2,897 households with WASH sensitization and latrine construction.

Sudan: IOM has tracked and registered 47,008 South Sudanese Refugees since the onset of the crisis.

OVERVIEW

15 Aug 2014 description

OVERVIEW

Over 1.1 million people remain internally displaced across the country and just over 434,000 people have fled the violence to neighbouring countries (Uganda 121,600, Kenya 42,700, Ethiopia 185,000 and Sudan 90,300). There are currently over 95,000 internally dis-placed persons (IDPs) sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan.