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24 Aug 2015 description

Thousands of refugees continue to flee violence and civil unrest in Burundi, since the beginning of April. The inflow of refugees was first witnessed in Republic of Rwanda and, from the end of April/May onwards, increasingly to the United Republic of Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda. Inexorably, the outflow of Burundians to neighbouring countries has dramatically increased. On April 22, UNHCR declared a Level 1 emergency and on May 11, in response to the worsening situation, a Level 2 emergency was declare d and a Regional Refugee Coordinator was appointed.

05 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

  • ETHIOPIA: In July, IOM relocated a total of 8,058 refugees; 6,083 in Gambella and 1,975 in BenishangulGumuz Region.

  • KENYA: Discussions are ongoing between IOM and UNHCR on the future of jointly moving refugees from the Nadapal border point to Kakuma Refugee Camp.

  • SUDAN: IOM has tracked displacement and has registered 80,120 people as of 26 July.

11 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • Kenya: Number of arriving refugees drop due to heavy rains.
  • Ethiopia: IOM is on standby to relocate refugees from Nip Nip and Leitchour Refugee camps to Jewii Refugee Camp.
  • South Sudan: IOM, in collaboration with UNMISS, conducted a training for health providers in Bentiu PoC on HIV counselling and testing.

Situation Overview

06 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • Kenya: Since the onset of the crisis, IOM has provided transportation assistance to a total of 24,361 refugees

  • South Sudan: Since the beginning of the crisis, over 66,799 households have been supported with Non Food Items, and 2,905 households supported with shelter materials.

Situation Overview

24 Apr 2015 description

Switzerland - In 2013, there were about 198 million malaria cases in the world and an estimated 584,000 deaths from the disease. The countries endemic for malaria are also some of the poorest countries in the world. The burden of malaria on the poor, including migrants and displaced populations in these countries further fuels the cycle of poverty. IOM works with governments and partners, mostly in Africa and Asia, to ensure universal access to health care, including malaria prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment services among migrants and hard-to-reach populations.

20 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

South Sudan: IOM drills two temporary water points in Bentiu until the drilling of two boreholes by UNICEF is complete.

Kenya: Since the onset of the crisis, IOM has provided transportation assistance to a total of 24,026 refugees.

Sudan: Since the onset of the crisis, IOM has registered 67,404 refugees.

09 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

South Sudan: In Malakal, 117 children were vaccinated under the routine Expanded Programme on Immunization

Kenya: During this reporting period, IOM provided transportation assistance to 211 refugees from the Nadapal border point to Kakuma Refugee Camp.

Sudan: Since the onset of the crisis, IOM has registered 67,287 refugees.

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