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31 Dec 2017 description

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.

26 Dec 2017 description

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

Major Developments

2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview

23 Dec 2017 description

Key figures

  • 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

Highlights

19 Dec 2017 description

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.

18 Dec 2017 description
  • 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.

Operational Context

15 Dec 2017 description

Key figures

  • 199,091 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

  • 304,305 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

  • 44,306 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

  • 117,979 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

  • 987 monitoring visits to detention centres

  • 1,024 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention

  • Funding USD 77.2 M requested in 2017

Highlights

15 Dec 2017 description
  • Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 893,938 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 30 November 2017.

  • Since January 2017, 106,092 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mainly from South Sudan (almost 74,400), Eritrea (over 22,700) and Somalia (over 6,600).

  • Ethiopia formally launched the CRRF, paving the way for the implementation of the nine pledges it made at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September 2016 in New York.

15 Dec 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR is bracing for further displacement and a spike in humanitarian needs as hostilities intensify in frontline areas on Yemen’s west coast. This follows the recent fighting in the capital, Sana’a, and neighbouring governorates.

12 Dec 2017 description

Addis Ababa, 12 December 2017 – The traditional image of refugees in sprawling rural settlements and camps no long accurately depicts the reality of today’s refugee situation. With more than half of the world’s refugees living in cities and urban areas, the refugee experience itself has changed in many ways. The life of a forced migrant in an urban environment is often one invisibility and simultaneous exposure. Urban refugees and asylum seekers constantly face protection risks and are often denied access to basic services, exposing them to unique social vulnerabilities.

11 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The government-led multi-agency humanitarian needs assessment started on 18 November 2017 and will continue until 13 December 2017. The findings will inform the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2018. Preliminary estimates are that 5 to 7 million people will require food support and 7.4 million people will require access to safe water.

08 Dec 2017 description

SG/SM/18819-IHA/1442

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the annual high-level pledging conference for the Central Emergency Response Fund, in New York today:

It is a pleasure for me to be here with you to celebrate a United Nations success story — the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Over the past 12 years, CERF has been at the forefront of humanitarian response.

08 Dec 2017 description

Key figures

  • 199,091 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

  • 304,305 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

  • 44,306 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

  • 116,622 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

  • 987 monitoring visits to detention centres

  • 950 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention

Funding USD 77.2 M requested in 2017

Population Movements

01 Dec 2017 description

Key figures

199,091 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

304,305 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

44,306 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

116,545 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Highlights

01 Dec 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking. As of 30 November 2017, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 14,201 people in different locations along the Libyan coast.

28 Nov 2017 description

Summary

A decade has gone by since the first African asylum seekers arrived in Israel. Still, the Ministry of Health has failed to formulate a comprehensive policy to regulate their access to health services. The following report details the costs of this failure - the health, moral and economic cost of the lack of healthcare policy for asylum seekers. It then offers an alternative: a sustainable solution for that population that includes a state-sponsored insurance arrangement.

22 Nov 2017 description
  • New national policy helps refugees legally document life events, including births, deaths, marriages and divorces.

  • 73,857 South Sudanese refugees have been registered in Ethiopia since 1 January. The majority have reportedly fled conflicts.

  • Refugees in Addis Ababa continue to be L3 registered. This will allow them to better access rights in line with the NY Declaration.

Update On Achievements

Operational Context

22 Nov 2017 description
  • Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 889,071registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 October 2017.

  • Since January 2017, 103,263 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mainly from South Sudan (over 73,000), Eritrea (over. 20,700) and Somalia (over 6,600).

  • Ethiopia is a pilot country for the CRRF and works closely with Government and partners to improve the lives of refugees and host communities.

21 Nov 2017 description

Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) summary for October 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia / Somaliland and Yemen.

20 Nov 2017 description

Working with Partners
- The Dadaab refugee operation is coordinated by UNHCR Sub-Office Dadaab, which also serves the three camps in Dadaab Sub County. UNHCR Field Office Alinjugur is part of the larger Dadaab operation and serves Hagadera in Fafi Sub County. Both UNHCR offices cooperate closely with NGOs and other international organizations, among them WFP, UNICEF and IOM. The main government counterpart is the Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS).

16 Nov 2017 description

Key figures

204,458 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

301,988 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

43,608 registered refugees and asylum seekers in Libya

114,309 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

USD 77.2M Funding requested in 2017

Highlights