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18 May 2018 description

A rare tropical cyclone formed in the Gulf of Aden between Yemen and northern Somalia late on Wednesday, 16 May 2018. The cyclone, Sagar (TC01A), threatens to bring rains and dangerous flash flooding to desert areas of southern Yemen, northern Somalia and Djibouti.

On Thursday, the centre of the cyclone was about 400 km east of Aden, Yemen. Showers and thunderstorms were reported in the coast of southern Yemen west and east of Aden and on the coast of northern Somalia near Berbera.

17 May 2018 description

Despite a decrease in rainfall, flooding continues in East Africa.

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

16 May 2018 description

Issued on Wednesday, 16th May 2018 at 0130 local time.


A Tropical Cyclone is expected to develop at the eastern end of the Gulf of Aden in the next 24 hours (See Figure 1). This is forecast to track westwards along the Gulf and bring exceptionally high rainfall totals to a usually very arid region.

09 May 2018 description

General overview

• 104 rotations with 2,358 passengers transported between Djibouti and Aden on behalf of 40 service users (14 UN agencies, 22 INGOs, 4 NNGOs), for an average use rate of 48% (maximum capacity 25 passengers per leg/50 per voyage).

• Thanks to the contributions received by DFID, Canada, ECHO, Germany and CERF, WFP and the Logistics Cluster will be able to extend the service until the end of July 2018.

09 May 2018 description
report The Guardian

Tom Gardner and Charlie Rosser in Djibouti
Wed 9 May 2018 02.00 EDT

Persecution and hardship drives almost 100,000 migrants to cross the Red Sea each year, risking the treacherous journey in a bid to reach the Gulf

07 May 2018 description


The flow monitoring Population Movement Tracking assessments are conducted through household surveys atkey border crossing locations between Somalia and neighbouring countries. Questionnaires are administered at the household level, by the enumerators located at the border points and entered into an online data collection system (KOBO) for data collection and aggregation.

06 May 2018 description

In Numbers

274.8 MT of food assistance distributed

US$150,227 m cash based transfers made

US$10.7 m six months (April- September 2018) net funding requirements

47,000 people assisted in March 2018

Operational Updates

03 May 2018 description

Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) summary for March 2018 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia / Somaliland and Yemen.

Country Profiles


03 May 2018 description

Summary Points

  • In Eastern Africa, staple commodity prices generally followed seasonal trends in Uganda, Kenya, and Somalia, but atypical price trends were observed in Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Tanzania (FEWS NET Price Watch, March 2018). Prices are expected to follow seasonal trends through June 2018, remaining below last year and five year USD prices due to a combination of currency depreciation, better production than 2017, and regional imports.

02 May 2018 description

In South Sudan, IOM, Partners Vaccination Campaigns Reach over 144,000 People in March

During March IOM and partners vaccinated over 144,000 people. In Malakal and Wau nearly 60,400 people received oral cholera vaccine, whilst in Aweil East, 83,700 children were reached with measles vaccination.

Children are extremely vulnerable to outbreaks of measles and other contagious diseases, particularly in areas such as Aweil East where health conditions are further compromised by severe food insecurity and poor living conditions.

30 Apr 2018 description

Updates on achievements

One of the durable solutions of displaced persons is voluntary repatriation in safety and dignity. UNHCR Somalia supports Somali refugees who decide to repatriate on a voluntary and informed basis, and provides return assistance to support the safe and dignified return and their sustainable reintegration in the area of return. 1 Around 835,900 Somali refugees are still displaced in the region, while 81,000 repatriated with UNHCR support since 2014 and 35,000 returned spontaneously from Yemen.

30 Apr 2018 description

In March, a total of 30,198 individuals were recorded in border crossing points monitored by the DTM. This represents a slight decrease in comparison with March 2018. The percentage of inflows in comparison of outflows has continuously increased since January 2018, reaching 65% of inflows and 35% of outflows for this month. Most movements have been recorded in Lower Juba region and northern Somalia (especially Buuhoodle border crossing point).

26 Apr 2018 description

Groupe URD is helping to establish a “Zero Hunger” Strategy, related to Sustainable Development Goal no.2, in the context of the Republic of Djibouti, a peaceful little enclave in the middle of the turbulence of the Horn of Africa.

26 Apr 2018 description

An interview with Lionel Schenal, Logistics Officer in charge of sea operations for Yemen

Lionel is based in Djibouti and from there he manages the voyages of the WFP-chartered vessels VOS Apollo and VOS Theia. It was not easy to lock thirty minutes in his incredibly busy schedule and sure enough he arrived late, directly from the port of Djibouti.

“Sorry, I normally make a point of being punctual, but there has been some last minutes changes that needed my attention” - he says as he enters the office that hosts the Logistics Cluster team in Djibouti.

22 Apr 2018 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Covering mixed migration to, through & from NORTH AFRICA MIXED MIGRATION HUB

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.