Joint media release
- The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs
- The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for International Development and the Pacific
The Australian Government is providing further humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia and Somalia to support those affected by drought conditions, and those affected by the ongoing conflict in Somalia.
The current number of arrivals in South Sudan is now reported at 199,608. During the last three weeks, 4,720 new arrivals were identified countrywide.
UNHCR’s individual bio-metric registration is on-going in the White Nile State. Five sites have been completed and currently the last two sites are being covered, namely El Redis II and Um Sangor. The exercise in El Redis I was completed on 19 January. By 31 January, 62,108 arrivals have been individually registered.
On 21 January, UNICEF’s Representative participated in an inter-agency UN mission led by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen. The mission visited the Taiz enclave and witnessed the extreme difficulties faced by people living in the three districts, due to limited access to basic services, goods and supplies.
Through local partners, UNICEF has been able to reach some of the most affected communities in Taiz city, however access continues to be challenging for humanitarian actors.
- Funds are urgently needed for top priority frontline projects, pipelines and prepositioning ahead of the rainy season.
- Food insecurity increases at a time that is traditionally more food insecure.
- A survey in Unity has found high levels of death.
- Partners respond to the needs of new arrivals in Bentiu town as the population grows.
Some areas of Mozambique have been experiencing political instability for several months, with RENAMO leader Afonso Dhlakama threatening to seize power in six northern and central provinces of the country where his movement claims victory in the general elections of 2014.
This Emergency Appeal is being revised and now seeks 5,927,821 Swiss francs in cash to be channelled multilaterally through this appeal to support the Red Cross Society of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to respond to the needs of 250,000 people over the coming twelve months. This revised appeal extends the operational timeframe until the end of September to provide longer-term support to vulnerable migrants and increases the budget to cover the extension of that support.
Around 13.5 million people are dependent on emergency aid
+++ Update (February 2016) 90.000 Syrian people flee to Turkish border as Aleppo assault intensifies. Huge crowds of refugees, mainly women and children, have been forced to wait at the Turkish border crossing, which remains closed. Near Azaz Humanitarian Aid Organizations set up refugee camps. Welthungerhilfe as well immediately started to help these refugees around Azaz through distribution of tents and stoves. Further activities are planned. +++
The civil war in South Sudan, which began as a political conflict between elites, has evolved over the past two years into a tribal war, reigniting historic grievances and encouraging military opportunism and revenge. The war is now perceived by many South Sudanese as a zero-sum struggle where the exclusion of competing tribes from political power and the monopolization of resources for personal gain have become the principal aims of the belligerents.
En 2015, des dizaines de milliers de personnes ont dû faire face aux conséquences du conflit armé qui sévit dans la région de Diffa.
Des combats et des attaques ont fait de nombreuses victimes et poussé des milliers de personnes à fuir la région de Diffa. Cette région a été le lieu d'accueil de milliers de déplacés fuyant eux-mêmes les violences et le conflit au nord-est du Nigeria.
Thousands of families, fleeing the violent attacks and air strikes in the mostly Turkmen populated Bayirbucak region in the NW of Syria, crossed through the Turkish border, in an operation coordinated by AFAD.
February 3, 2016, Hatay / Recent attacks on the mostly Turkmen populated Bayirbucak region of Syria, forced thousands of Syrian Turkmens and Arabs to sought refuge in Yamadi, near the Yayladagi border of Turkey.
This Emergency Appeal seeks 2,601,799 Swiss francs to support the Croatian Red Cross (CRC) to respond to the needs of 175,000 vulnerable migrants over the coming six months. The CRC’s operation will focus on the distribution of food and non-food items (NFIs); the distribution of hygiene items and provision of psychosocial support; protection activities, including screening and referral; restoring family links (RFL) and National Society capacity building.
Sea arrivals to Greece reduced to an average of 13,500 per week in January, from 22,500 in December. Numbers fluctuate from 0-5,000 per day. Service provision becomes inadequate when high numbers of migrants arrive and when onward transport to the mainland is disrupted causing temporary build ups to occur. Similar issues occur at Idomeni, where there are recurrent border closures.
The conditions migrants find in Greece are still mostly inadequate, whilst conditions further along the route have improved.
Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.
20,544* Burundian refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 (As of 02 February, 2016)
Further breakdown of the above figure:
15,410 Refugees received in Nakivale Refugee Settlement
366 Refugees received in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement
250 Refugees received in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement
83 Refugees received in Kisoro district
4,435 Urban refugees received in Kampala
*statistics are provided by the Government of Uganda Office of the Prime Minister
A total of 11,705 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda in January. For the first four days of February, 425 individuals have been received.
Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Tuesday 2/9/2016 - 08:21 GMT |
by Layal Abou Rahal
Camps for the displaced along Syria's border with Turkey are at full capacity, aid workers say, as tens of thousands flee a major government offensive in Aleppo province.
In and around the border town of Azaz, families are sleeping in the streets, or up to 20 people to a tent, having left their homes with nothing but the clothes they were wearing.