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- Can improved Ethiopia-Eritrea relations stabilise the region?
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- Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth (A/HRC/38/50) (Advance Unedited Version)
Total 2012 figures of migrants between Djibouti and Yemen: In 2012, a total of 107,532 persons arrived on the shores of Yemen. The number of migrants arriving in Yemen in 2012; were a 4 per cent increase from the 103,532 persons who arrived in Yemen in 2011, and more than double the 53,382 migrants who arrived in Yemen in 2010. 75 per cent or 80,465 persons who arrived in Yemen in 2012 travelled via Djibouti.
As of 31 of December 2012, Ethiopia hosted a total of 376,410 refugees: 223,243 (59.31%) Somalis, 86,177 (22.89%) Sudanese, 62,996 (16.74%) Eritreans and 3,994 (1.06%) from other nationalities. The cumulative figure includes an estimated 20,000 unregistered refugees from South Sudan who are staying with the host communities along the border in Wanthawo Woreda in Western Ethiopia. In November 4,580 new refugees were registered in Ethiopia, while in December the number of new arrivals doubled and reached 10,417.
Key messages from the FSNWG meeting held on December 13, 2012 (FSNWG, 13/12/12)
The food security situation in the region continues to improve. The current conditions are better in comparison to the same time last year and as good as has been observed in the 5 years.
October to December agro-climatic conditions have been favourable for agricultural and livestock production (FEWS NET Nov 12). A normal cessation to October to December rains is expected
La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin s'est améliorée dans le Sahel d'Afrique de l'ouest avec la diminution des effectifs acridiens en décembre suite aux opérations de lutte au Niger et en Mauritanie et au dessèchement de la végétation.
Massawa, 27 December 2012 – Heavy rainfall in the port city of Massawa and its environs, namely Emberemi, Hirgigo and Dogoli has caused big human and property loss at dawn yesterday.
Reports indicated that 8 people and 20 livestock died from the calamity in Emberemi area, while one national went missing after falling into a river gush. Besides, the disaster completely destroyed 30 houses in Hitumlo and Amatere areas of the port city, as an overflow of Segedeli River washed away 7 livestock and 3 houses in Hirgigo area.
This Revised Emergency Appeal shows a reduced budget from CHF 25,408,085 to CHF 12,258,425; in cash, kind, or services to support the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) in assisting approximately 270,000 beneficiaries. The operational timeframe has been extended for 12 months; therefore the end of the operation will be on 31 August 2013. A final report will be made available by 30 November 2013 (three months after the end of the operation).
Mendefera, 24 December 2012- Big agricultural programs worth over 100 million Nakfa have been implemented in the Southern region in 2012 which include construction of dams, water diversion schemes, leveling of land, as well as afforestation programs and cultivation of green animal fodder, disclosed Mr. Bahta Tedros, head of MOA branch in the region.
Asmara, 26 December 2012 – The Ministry of Land, Water and Environment indicated that potable water supply facilities have been put in place in 26 villages in the year 2012 in collaboration with stakeholders and popular participation, while implementation of 16 others is underway. It further pointed out that the potable water supply facilities comprise reservoirs, distribution stations and pipelines, and that 20 of them utilize solar energy, while the rest 6 are electricity generator-powered.
GENEVA (21 December 2012) – The newly-appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, Beedwantee Keetharuth, on Friday urged the Eritrean authorities to cooperate with her mandate, as required by the UN Human Rights Council.
The activities proposed hereafter are subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2013/01000
DROUGHT CRISIS AND CONFLICT IN THE HORN OF AFRICA – STATE OF PLAY
Tropical cyclone Evan hit Samoa and Fiji on 13 and 16 December. As a category 4 storm, Evan caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure on both islands. 3,500 people were evacuated to emergency shelters in Fiji. In Samoa 1,500 were evacuated and 2 killed.Typhoon Bopha (Pablo) made landfall in the southern Philippines on 4 December, carrying winds of up to 160 kilometres an hour.
Sixty-seventh General Assembly
19th Meeting (AM)
Also Takes Up Reports on: Department of Safety and Security; Review of Use of Private Security Companies by United Nations
In scrutinizing the Secretary-General’s proposed budget for 33 special political missions for 2013, delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today expressed concern over the unabated growth in financing those missions and the present arrangements for doing so.
Rome, 14 December 2012 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a US$17.28 million grant to the State of Eritrea to help improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers with a particular focus on women in the country.
The financing agreement for the National Agriculture Project was signed today by Yohannes Tensue, Alternate Permanent Representative of the State of Eritrea to IFAD, and Kevin Cleaver, Associate Vice President, IFAD.
UNHCR Operation highlights
Somalia is the country generating the third highest number of refugees in the world, after Afghanistan and Iraq.
Somali people are facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today. One in three Somalis is in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and one in every three children living in the South-Central region is malnourished.