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For Immediate Release
Monday, August 20, 2018 Office of Press Relations
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Center for Strategic and International Studies
August 20, 2018
ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good morning, everyone. Thank you, Dan, for that kind introduction and thanks to all of you for being here to help mark this very important occasion.
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 19 Aug 2018): 19,210
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 19 Aug 2017): 97,871
Total arrivals 1 Aug - 19 Aug 2018: 700
Total arrivals 1 Aug - 19 Aug 2017: 2,658
Average daily arrivals in August 2018 so far: 37
Average daily arrivals in July 2018: 63
Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 19 Aug): 1,095
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 19 Aug): 1,527
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 19 Aug): 2,287
Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 19 Aug): 2,441
928,663 Registered refugees and asylumseekers (to 30 June 2018)
59% Of the refugees are under 18 years old
34,509 New arrivals in 2018
Ethiopia made nine pledges to comprehensively respond to refugee needs and is formulating a National Comprehensive Refugee Response Strategy (NCRRS)
The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) was launched in Ethiopia in November 2017.
The Operating Plan for the refugee response in Ethiopia in 2018 is USD 327.8 million. This plan is currently funded at 19%.
Applying the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF)
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 63,142 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 16 August, with 26,350 to Spain, the leading destination this year. This compares with 119,137 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 266,423 at this point in 2016.
754 new arrivals were registered in July 2018, all in Kakuma.
81,451 Somalis have been assisted to return to Somalia under the voluntary repatriation programme since 2014, 6,085 of them in 2018. In addition, 191 Burundians have also been assisted to return home this year.
209,606 (44%) refugees reside in Dadaab, 185,615 (40%), in Kakuma & Kalobeyei Settlement, 71,899 (16%) in urban areas and 4,210 in Moyale.
Working with Partners
Flooding recorded in the Sahel, while dryness strengthens in Ethiopia
The forecast for abovenormal rains during the outlook period is likely to cause flooding in Mali, Burkina Faso, and western Niger.
Several weeks of above-average rainfall has damaged infrastructure and caused fatalities in Sudan. Continuing rainfall may trigger additional floods through mid-August.
ENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN - Responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Central Mediterranean, a total of 141 people were rescued on Friday by the search and rescue vessel Aquarius, chartered by SOS MEDITERRANEE and operated in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Both organisations are now calling upon European governments to assign the closest place of safety without delay in accordance with International Maritime Law so that people rescued at sea can be disembarked and Aquarius can continue providing urgently needed humanitarian assistance.
Renewed violence in the Oromia and SNNP regions of Ethiopia has caused the displacement of over one million Ethiopians, who are now in critical need of humanitarian assistance.
The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners require a total of USD 117.7 million to scale up their response to the most recent round of internal displacement.
UNHCR has received USD 7.5 million from CERF for procurement and distribution of non-food items (NFIs) in regions affected by the recent displacement.
KEY INDICATORS (AS OF 31 JULY)
Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering over 928,663 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 July 2018.
So far in 2018, 34,509 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, including 2,032 in July. They are mostly from South Sudan and Eritrea.
UNHCR is actively participating in the humanitarian response to the IDP situation in Ethiopia and has deployed two Emergency Response Teams to Gedeo and West Guji. The teams are supporting the authorities with site management and the co-ordination of responses to protection needs.
Kharaz camp was opened in 2001 and remains the only refugee camp in Yemen. The vast majority of the population are Somali refugees.
The camp is located in Lahj Governorate, where average temperatures in summer exceed 40° Celsius. UNHCR maintains a Field Office in Kharaz.
Since August 2017, UNHCR has been supporting Yemeni authorities to conduct a verification exercise of refugees living in Kharaz camp.
16.3 million people in need of humanitarian services
8.2 million children in need of humanitarian services
667,948 children under-five in need of SAM treatment
14.8 million people are in need of water
At least 6.2 million children are at risk of dropping out of school
The current number of IDPs in Somalia has increased to 2.6 million from 2.1 million in May
3,590 cumulative Cholera/AWD cases resulting in 26 deaths (CFR 0.4) have been reported in 2018
(MissionNewswire) Kakuma was established in 1992 near Kenya’s border with South Sudan and was a place of refuge for unaccompanied minors fleeing warring factions in what was then southern Sudan. Today, the Kakuma refugee camp has more than 185,000 refugees, well over the 120,000-person capacity for which it was built.