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IOM South Sudan Situation Report 30, 22 July 2014

OVERVIEW

The security situation across South Sudan remains unpredictable and highly volatile. In Guit and Nhialdu (18km from Bentiu town), Unity State, clashes disrupted food distribution to 37,000 people on 16 July. Fighting was also reported in Ayod (Jonglei State) and Nassir (Upper Nile State). In Lakes State, 1,000 people have been displaced by incidents of cattle raiding and sporadic fighting.

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IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep 14– 20 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 1.1 million people remain internally displaced across South Sudan.

  • Number of refugees transported by IOM in Ethiopia passes the 150,000 mark.

  • Refugees travelling to Kenya continue to face insecurity along the way.

  • Uganda records an increase in refugee arrivals in this reporting period.

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Ugandan Fishing Communities at High Risk of HIV / AIDS: IOM

Uganda - IOM Uganda has launched a report: ‘HIV Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices and Population Size Estimates of Fisher Folk in Six Districts in Uganda.’

In Uganda, some 130,000 people live in fishing communities and estimates suggest that HIV infection rates in these communities are almost 3-4 times higher than the national average for adults.

“Most of the fishermen are not aware of the risks of HIV. It is a dangerous disease and we have lost many people here,” explained Joshua Nununule, a fisherman from Kasensero fish landing site.

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IOM South Sudan Situation Report 29, 15 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 68,720 health consultations have been provided to date

  • 43,431 households provided with Shelter and NFI assistance since January 2014

OVERVIEW

Over 1.1 million people remain internally displaced across the country and over 399,000 people have fled the violence to neighbouring countries (Uganda 118,400, Kenya 41,100, Ethiopia 158,200 and Sudan 82,000). There are currently 97,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in seven UN bases across South Sudan.

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IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep 27 June - 6 July 2014

More than 150,000 refugees have entered Ethiopia. Seven entry points were closed due to insecurity, and refugees are currently being processed from Bambasi, Tongo and Sherkole.

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“You and I can prevent HIV/AIDS”: Migrant Awareness Campaign in Uganda

To tackle the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, IOM Uganda has developed a Behaviour Change Campaign (BCC) to raise awareness not only on HIV/AIDS, but also sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies.

The sites selected to launch this pilot campaign are the fishing villages of Kasensero, Lyantonde and a temporary site being utilized by migrants expelled from Tanzania at Sango Bay.

The slogan of the campaign is “You and I can prevent HIV/AIDS” and all activities have been implemented in close cooperation with district health officials.

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis 13 – 19 June 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• South Sudan: IOM transports 654 Metric tonnes during this repor'ng period.

• Uganda: Ugandan government offers more land for se1lement of refugees in Yumbe District.

• Kenya: 38,323 refugees have entered the country since the onset of the crisis.

• Ethiopia: IOM is transpor'ng an average of 1,200 refugees from Akobo to Matar per day.

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IOM South Sudan Situation Report 27, 15 June 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Over 6,500 IDPs have been relocated to the new PoC site in Malakal as of 15 June

645 metric tons of humanitarian cargo transported this week through IOM’s Common Transport Service

OVERVIEW

The security situation in South Sudan remains unpredictable and volatile. Incidents of random shooting and sporadic clashes continue to be reported in Bor (Jonglei State) and in areas around Renk County (Upper Nile State).

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Crisis Will Affect One in Two South Sudanese Before Year End, Warns IOM

With 1.4 million people displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan since December, IOM has warned that the humanitarian situation will worsen in the coming months.

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Somalia + 10 others
Dimensions of Crisis on Migration in Somalia

Working Paper February 2014

INTRODUCTION

1. BACKGROUND CONTEXT

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IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014

The Humanitarian Compendium provides a comprehensive overview of IOM humanitarian projects for 2014 in coordination with other humanitarian partners and agencies.

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IOM provides life-saving transport for refugees from South Sudan

South Africa - Since the outbreak of violence in South Sudan in mid-December 2013, IOM has been providing life-saving transport from the borders for thousands of South Sudanese refugees fleeing into neighbouring Ethiopia and Kenya.

At least 716,100 people are now internally displaced in South Sudan, with 75,300 seeking physical protection in UN peacekeeping mission bases. A further 156,800 South Sudanese have fled to neighboring countries and the exodus is continuing.

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IOM assists returnees expelled from Tanzania in Burundi and Uganda

Kenya - Six months after the process of expelling “undocumented migrants” started in Tanzania, IOM continues to receive returnees in Burundi, although at a small scale.

In January, IOM received 3,220 expelled migrants, bringing the total number of registered migrants in Burundi to 43,145. Uganda, for its part, is hosting 4,669 expelled migrants in a transit camp.

The majority of the arriving migrants say they have been incarcerated. They believe that more prisoners may be released in March and April, once they have served their time.

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IOM Uganda Promotes HIV/AIDS Prevention among Mobile Populations

IOM is distributing medical and laboratory equipment to different health clinics strategically located in HIV hot-spots in Uganda to tackle the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS along major transport corridors in the country.

“HIV/AIDS is still stigmatized in Uganda and especially in my community, a fishing community,” says Salongo Dennis Lukyamuzi, a fisherman from the village of Kasensero along the shores of Lake Victoria. Kasensero, like many fishing villages, has amongst the highest prevalence rates of HIV in Uganda, with up to 20 per cent of the population carrying the virus.

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Conditions for many migrants expelled from Tanzania “Dire” says IOM

Kenya - While expulsions of undocumented migrants from Tanzania have tapered off, conditions for many Burundian, Rwandan and Ugandan migrants now stranded in border transit centres are deteriorating due to heavy rain.

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IOM Uganda returns trafficked children to communities of origin

Uganda - IOM Uganda, in coordination with the government and civil society partners, has safely returned 21 child victims of trafficking to their communities of origin.

The children had been trafficked from Karamoja, a remote region in remote northeastern Uganda, to Kampala for the purpose of street begging.

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L’OIM va fournir de l’aide humanitaire aux migrants illégaux expulsés de Tanzanie

Tanzanie – L’OIM est en pourparlers avec ses partenaires en Tanzanie, au Rwanda, en Ouganda et au Burundi sur les possibilités de fournir de l’aide humanitaire à plusieurs milliers de migrants originaires des pays voisins qui ont reçu l’ordre du gouvernement tanzanien de quitter le pays dans les deux semaines.

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