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02 Nov 2017 description

Addis Ababa November 1,2017 Some 30 million Birr was donated for the rehabilitation of citizens displaced due to conflicts between the administrative border of Oromia and Somali regional states, the Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) said.

The regional governments of Amhara, Tigray, and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) are the states that extended the assistance - each contributing 10 million Birr.

02 Nov 2017 description

Addis Ababa November 1,2017 An Ethiopian medical team deployed to provide medical humanitarian aid to victims of the horrendous terroristic attack that killed over 300 in Mogadishu has returned yesterday.

The 4 person surgeon team that has been rendering medical humanitarian aid for 8 days was dispatched in response to the request of Somalia's government for medical assistance.

Ethiopian government officials received the medical team upon their arrival at Bole International Airport.

02 Nov 2017 description

Executive summary

“A continually warming world will be a graveyard for entire ecosystems, entire peoples – and potentially even entire nations.” “There is a clear disconnect between the Paris Agreement’s stated ambition to limit warming to less than two degrees and the commitments countries have made. That gap must be closed.” “The world cannot wait.”
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2016

02 Nov 2017 description

Mr. President,

Distinguished delegates,

A few weeks ago, I was in Bangladesh, at the border with Myanmar - witnessing the most rapid refugee exodus since the massive population movements of the mid-1990s.

It was a stark illustration of what happens when the root causes of conflict and violence are not addressed, and the relationship between a state and some of its people breaks down.

The result is a human tragedy on a dramatic scale.

02 Nov 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

73,464
South Sudanese arrivals between 1 January and 15 October 2017

411,366
Total South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia as of 15 October 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • One hundred and fifty-seven new arrivals were registered in the BenishnagulGumuz Region (Assosa) while the Gambella Region reported no new registrations during the reporting period.

02 Nov 2017 description

A first atlas on rural migration in sub-Saharan Africa

Development of rural areas can shape the future of migration

2 November, Rome – A first atlas to offer a better understanding of complex rural migration patterns in sub-Saharan Africa has been published today.

The atlas - Rural Africa in motion. Dynamics and drivers of migration south of the Sahara - also highlights the important role rural areas will continue to play in shaping the continent’s migration for decades to come.

02 Nov 2017 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 30 September 2017, 105,418 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 20% decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (132,043). Disembarkations slowed as of mid-July 2017. Arrival numbers have consequently been significantly lower in July, August, and September this year, compared to 2016.

02 Nov 2017 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST INFECTIOUS KILLER

Writing in 1901, William Osler, one of the founders of modern medicine, described pneumonia as “the captain of the men of death”. He was writing about the USA, where the disease was a major killer of children – and a source of fear for their parents. Pneumonia remains a “captain of the men of death”. No infectious disease claims the lives of more children. Today, almost all of the victims are in low- and middle-income countries. The vast majority are poor.

02 Nov 2017 description

399,061 REFUGEES

82,531 HOUSEHOLDS

Key statistics

  • 65% Under 18
  • 89% Women and Children
  • 17% Youth (15-24)
  • 3,706 Unaccompanied Minors
  • 20,952 Separated Children
  • 36,712 Persons with Specific Needs
02 Nov 2017 description
report Oxfam

Summary

Climate change is already forcing millions of people from their land and homes, and putting many more at risk of displacement in the future. Supercharged storms, more intense and prolonged droughts, rising seas and other impacts of climate change all exacerbate people’s existing vulnerabilities and increase the likelihood of being forced to move.

01 Nov 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Nov 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Nov 2017 description
report Save the Children

Do you wonder where the money you give us goes and what we use it for?

Every year, we receive money from the general public and other donors to fund our work with children all over the world.

Sometimes this money is given to us for a particular purpose, such as a specific emergency response, and that is what we spend it on.

Sometimes it’s not linked to a particular issue and we have more flexibility in how we use it.

31 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Raghav Gaiha and Vani S. Kulkarni

Raghav Gaiha, is (Honorary) Professorial Research Fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, England; and **Vani S. Kulkarni** is Lecturer in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, USA).

31 Oct 2017 description

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 July and 30 September 2017. It is also available online here: www. internal-displacement.org.

Feature article

More than nine million new displacements in the first half of 2017

Our mid-year figures, published in August, show that conflict, violence and disasters caused 9.1 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017.

31 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Sam Otieno

NAIROBI, Oct 30 2017 (IPS) - Fostering and harnessing innovative technologies could significantly reduce the negative impacts from climate change, including drought, water scarcity and food insecurity in African countries.