Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 35 | June 2014

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 01 Jul 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 10 million people are living as refugees or IDPs in the eastern Africa region

  • Humanitarian situation worsening for IDPs in South Sudan and Darfur

  • Kenya crackdown on illegal immigrants impacting livelihoods for urban refugees

  • Over 400,000 displaced people require urgent assistance in volatile Katanga, south-eastern DRC

  • Humanitarian situation in Somalia rapidly sliding into emergency, as funding remains critically low

  • Humanitarian situation in Somalia rapidly sliding into emergency, as funding remains critically low

  • Renewed inter-communal conflict in Wajir and Mandera leaves over 80 people dead and more than 75,000 people displaced since May 2014

  • World Humanitarian Summit preparations launched in eastern and southern Africa

FIGURES

Regional displacement as of end-March 2014

  • # of IDPs 7.3 million
  • # of refugees 2.3 million

SOUTH SUDAN

  • #of IDPs 1 million
  • # of refugees 386,000
  • Affected population 1.5 million

Population displacement in eastern Africa

9.6 million people remain displaced in the region As of end-March 2014, there were 9,573,092 people displaced in Burundi, (eastern) DRC, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. OCHA reports a decrease of 328,066 individuals since the end of September 2013, when there were 9,901,158 people displaced in the region. Of the total displaced population, 2,282,857 are refugees while 7,290,235 are internally displaced persons (IDPs) and people severely affected by conflict. DRC (2.6 million people), Sudan (2 million people), Somalia (1.1 million people) and South Sudan (0.8 million people) continued to record the highest number of IDPs and persons severely affected by conflict, insecurity and natural disasters.
Displacement trends in the eastern Africa region continue to be driven by internal armed conflicts, inter-communal fighting and generalised insecurity. The region also remains prone to natural disasters, particularly floods and drought, resulting in temporary displacement.

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