Refugee Returns from Kenya to Somalia and the Threatened Closure of the Dadaab Camp
Description: Dec 1, 2016: Kenya is host to more than 334,000 refugees from Somalia who have fled the violence of the al-Shabaab terrorist group. More than 260,000 of those refugees live in the Dadaab refugee camp, making it the largest refugee camp in the world. In March of this year, the Kenyan government announced its intention to close Dadaab, as well as other camps housing Somali refugees in Kenya, citing the “economic, security, and environmental burden". With no alternative options, some refugees have been coerced into repatriating to Somalia, where insecurity and an ongoing humanitarian crisis continue. Yarnell and RI President Michel Gabaudan travelled to both Kenya and Somalia to meet with Somalis still in Kenya and those who had returned home to better understand the dangers Somalis will face when Dadaab is closed.
16 Dec 2016
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Description: Confrontos armados recorrentes e inundações e secas sazonais são fatos que aparecem com predominância no calendário humanitário da Somália deste ano. Em meio a uma situação de décadas de conflito e de instabilidade política, a prestação de assistência a milhares de famílias afetadas é um grande desafio. O CICV tem um enfoque duplo: propiciar um alívio imediato às famílias afetadas pelas emergências e desenvolver a resiliência nas comunidades. Jordi Raich Curco, chefe da operação do CICV na Somália explica em detalhes.
01 Dec 2016
Description: This event launches the Humanitarian Practice Network’s 80th Network Paper ‘Tug of war: ethical decision-making to enable humanitarian access in high-risk environments’.
09 Nov 2016
Description: Recurrent armed clashes, seasonal flooding and droughts are events that feature prominently in this year's Somalia humanitarian calendar. Against a backdrop of decades of conflict and political upheaval, delivering assistance to the thousands of affected families is quite challenging.
The ICRC takes a two-pronged approach: to deliver a quick respite to families caught up in emergencies and to build resilience within the communities. Jordi Raich Curco, who heads the ICRC's Somalia operation explains what this entails.
28 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016
Description: October 2016 marks 25 years of the existence of the Dadaab camps in north-eastern Kenya. Established in 1991 when conflicts in neighboring Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia forced thousands to flee to Kenya, the camps have swelled to far more than their capacity over the last quarter of a century. Today, 277,000 people—the majority Somalis—call Dadaab home. Consisting of five camps, it is still today the world’s largest refugee camp complex.
13 Oct 2016
Description: Somalia is one of the world’s largest and longest-running humanitarian crises, with nearly 1.4 million of its people still living in exile after decades of conflict – most of them in neighbouring countries. Innovative and regional solutions need increased support to help Somalia and its people have a brighter future.
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05 Oct 2016
Description: (Nairobi, September 15, 2016) – Kenya’s repatriation program for Somali refugees, fueled by fear and misinformation, does not meet international standards for voluntary refugee return, Human Rights Watch said today. Many refugees living in Kenya’s sprawling Dadaab camp, home to at least 263,000 Somalis, say they have agreed to return home because they fear Kenya will force them out if they stay.
In May 2016, the Kenyan government announced plans to speed up the repatriation of Somali refugees and close the Dadaab camp in northeastern Kenya by November. Kenyan authorities, with officials from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), then stepped up a 2013 “voluntary” repatriation program.
14 Sep 2016
Description: To project food security outcomes, FEWS NET develops a set of assumptions about likely events, their effects, and the probable responses of various actors. FEWS NET analyzes these assumptions in the context of current conditions and local livelihoods to arrive at a most likely scenario for the coming eight months.
29 Aug 2016
Description: There are few places on earth more dangerous to be born than
Somalia—mainly because there are so few places with skilled birth attendants where mothers can safely give birth.
Read more at: https://medair.exposure.co/toughest-place-to-be-born
18 Jul 2016
Description: April 2016
Water reserve pools are almost empty in Hara Adan village in western Somaliland, but the joint water trucking activity by SRCS and German Red Cross has provided the people with urgently needed water from the Somaliland capital Hargeisa.
People from the border region between Ethiopia and Somaliland traveled to the coastal areas looking for rain and green land. The trip was over 300 km and after getting there, they couldn't find food for the animals. Now the tired people are collected at the outskirts of Qulujeed village. They now struggle to get shelter from the sun by building small huts. Many families have lost most of their livestock during their journey.
07 Jun 2016