By RUTH MBULA
It is 10 years since they were displaced from their homes. They are still clinging to hope that the government will compensate them as promised.
The memories of 2007-2008 post-election violence brings them to tears.
Theirs is a long wait for the Sh200,000 compensation promised by the government that they hoped would wipe away their tears and give them consolation that someone cared after all.
This is the fate of over 14,000 displaced people in Kisii who used to live in different parts of Rift Valley when the violence broke out.
OCHA STARTS EIGHT-DAY MISSION IN TSHIKAPA
The mission aims to assess the needs of those who have been affected bythe violence that has ravaged the area in the past few months. This is the first of three missions planned in Kasai, Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental aimed at mapping out a suitable response to the needs of those displaced.
OVER 80 TONS OF FOOD DISTRIBUTED TO 46 PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ITURI
Friday, 24 March 2017 10:00 GMT
East Mosul staggers back to life but the scars of IS rule remain * East Mosul staggers back to life
Men seek work, clear rubble
Scars of IS rule remain
Battle goes on across the river
By John Davison
MOSUL, Iraq, March 24 (Reuters) - Eastern Mosul is coming back to life. In the few weeks since Iraqi forces drove Islamic State from this side of the city, markets have opened and bulldozers have begun to clear the debris left by battle.
by Adela Suliman | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 24 March 2017 07:00 GMT
Many women have lost male relatives to war and find themselves in the role of sole breadwinner. One in four Syrian refugee families is now headed by a woman.
By Adela Suliman
LONDON, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Islamic State militants brutally invaded her hometown of Kobani in Syria, Shorash didn't initially see it as a career opportunity.
Este informe fue elaborado por OCHA con apoyo de UMAIC y con información de la Defensoría, y organizaciones del Comité Interinstitucional Humanitario Buenaventura-ELC Valle del Cauca
Flash Update No. 1: Desplazamiento masivo comunidades indígenas del resguardo Chagpien Tordó,
Litoral de San Juan (Chocó)
Haute Kotto and Ouaka Prefectures remain areas of tension in need of assistance from the humanitarian community
Insecurity is hindering humanitarian action. By the end of February, the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan has only received 5% of the expected resources required for 2017. However, the humanitarian community remains ready to assist the areas of tension in spite of the humanitarian action's chronic under funding.
# displaced persons 402,240
UNHCR Special Envoy appeals for urgent action to stabilize Somalia, and create conditions that are conducive to safe and sustainable voluntary return
NAIROBI - It is a great honor to be part of this Special Session of the IGAD Ministerial Committee on Durable Solutions for Somali refugees.
I shall start by thanking the Government of Kenya for hosting this Summit under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to discuss the future of Somalia, with a specific focus on refugees.
• Above-average harvest reduces food insecurity levels across Sudan
• GoS implements revised humanitarian directives to facilitate relief operations
• Humanitarian actors report improved access in Jebel Marra region
• Relief agencies coordinate to support influx of South Sudanese refugees
• Depletion of water sources and lack of sanitation facilities have led to a sharp increase in cases of AWD/cholera in 12 of 18 regions, in particular in Bay and Bakool regions. Case fatality rates at 2.3 per cent are of serious concern.
Military operations to fully retake Mosul are advancing further into the city’s densely-populated western neighborhoods, triggering a sharp increase in the rate of displacement towards emergency camps and sites primarily in southern and eastern Ninewa Governorate.
With new arrivals of civilians fleeing violence in Mosul, the Qayyarah Airstrip Emergency Site now hosts nearly 50,000 people in over 9,800 tents – making it one of the largest camps sheltering displaced Iraqis fleeing the months-long conflict.
Several seasons of consecutive poor and failed rains have taken their toll on pastoral and agro-pastoral communities, forcing them to travel vast distances to find water and grazing land for themselves and their dying animals. Distress migration has begun on a large scale, with rural populations gravitating towards urban centres in search of relief. The influx of displaced populations in Somalia is already overwhelming limited services as the drought intensifies in most parts of Somalia and families who have lost everything struggle to survive.
SIMON KABERA/FILIP ANDERSSON
On Thursday afternoon between 800 and 1,000 civilians ran from Pibor town, seeking shelter at what used to be a protection of civilians (PoC) site next to the UNMISS base. The Mission’s peacekeepers beefed up security to protect anybody in the area against a feared attack which ended up not happening.
On 23 March, explosions at a military warehouse in Balakliia caused at least two civilian casualties (one fatality) and damage to civilian infrastructure and residential buildings within 10 km of the site. Detonations are expected to continue for up to a week.
The State Emergency Services and volunteers supported evacuation of more than 20,000 people who left the area to other villages in Kharkivska oblast. Some people already started to return.
Compiling global figures on internal displacement, refugee statistics or international migration is a maddening, humbling experience. How can we improve data quality and ensure it is collected and used responsibly?
DISPLACEMENT OF 2 MILLION IDPs AMID CONTINUED RETURN MOVEMENTS
The Task Force for Population Movement (TFPM), co-led by IOM and UNHCR is a Technical Working Group of the Yemen Protection Cluster. The TFPM implements an information management tool that gathers data on the status and location of displaced persons across Yemen.
The Government of Kenya estimates that the current number of people needing assistance has gone up to 3 million, and is expected to rise to 4 million by July (2017 Kenya Flash Appeal).
On 16 March 2017, the UN and humanitarian partners launched a Flash Appeal for US$ 165.71 million to reach 2.6 million people with life-saving assistance and protection for the next 10 months (1 March to 31 December 2017).
Plus de 26 000 personnes déplacées ont été contraintes de fuir leurs habitations dans les territoires de Kalemie, Manono et Nyunzu
Entre décembre 2016 et janvier 2017, quelque 42 000 personnes ont dû fuir les atrocités entre les Luba et Twa pour se réfugier dans plusieurs localités des territoires de Malemba-Nkulu, Mitwaba et Pweto
Plus de 30 000 bénéficiaires ciblés par un projet du PAM, à travers son partenaire APEDE, visant à lutter contre la malnutrition modérée dans le territoire de Malemba-Nkulu