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Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) summary for November 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia/Somaliland and Yemen.
Somalia continues to face political instability, humanitarian crisis and clan conflicts.
Due to ongoing conflicts, drought and food insecurity more than one million people have been newly displaced in 2017.
Monitoring agencies expecting that humanitarian situation will continue to deteriorate.
POPULATION OF CONCERN 1.69 M
FUNDING (AS OF 28 NOVEMBER) USD 118.7 M
2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview
Updates on Achievements
UNHCR together with government counterparts and partners continued providing assistance to Somali refugees who decided to voluntarily return home. To ensure sustainable reintegration of Somali refugee returnees, UNHCR provides the enhanced return package2 . Detailed achievements throughout November are presented below per sector.
Protection and Return Support
199,091 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)
304,305 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)
44,306 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya
118,853 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017
1,034 monitoring visits to detention centres
1,222 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention
Funding USD 77.2 M requested in 2017
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today the evacuation of 162 highly vulnerable refugees from Libya to Italy, including unaccompanied children and women who had been held captive for extended periods of time.
Asmara, 11 December 2017 - The time had come for WHO Eritrea Country office functional review exercise to be undertaken, starting from December 11, 2017. The six-day exercise was part of the WHO transformation agenda (2015-2020). The purpose of the functional review is to ensure the Country Office has adequate and appropriate workforce to support Eritrea’s health priorities. Eritrea WHO Country Office is the 15th to be reviewed among the 18 countries scheduled for this year.
- Ethiopia launched CRRF to further the protection of refugees and promote their self-reliance through a comprehensive and sustainable response, while supporting host communities.
- 74,392 South Sudanese refugees have been registered in Ethiopia since 1 January. The majority have reportedly fled conflict.
- Refugees in Addis Ababa continue to be L3 registered. This will ensure access to rights in line with the NY Declaration.
An analysis based on actual persons registered in the UNHCR refugee database (proGres)