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29 Oct 2013 description

Kenya - The Regional Committee on Mixed Migration for the Horn of Africa and Yemen is holding its third meeting in Nairobi, Kenya from 30-31 October 2013. The meeting aims to improve collaboration between governments in the Horn of Africa and Yemen, and with international partners, to better manage migration and improve the well-being of migrants.

17 Jun 2013 description

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has partnered with NGO Heshima Kenya to provide clothing for refugees departing from Kenya and traveling to the United States as part of the United States Refugee Admission Programme.

Every week, Somali, Ethiopian, Sudanese and Congolese refugees from Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee Camps are brought to the IOM’s Transit Centre in Nairobi to complete preparations for their journey to the United States.

23 Apr 2013 description

IOM is working together with the Government of Kenya to establish shelter, boost livelihoods and promote peace among some 8,000 Ethiopians who were displaced by inter-community conflict in Moyale, along the Kenya-Ethiopia border.

16 Nov 2012 description

Press Briefing Notes 16 November 2012 Spokesperson: Jumbe Omari Jumbe

IOM is today launching a community radio station at Kakuma, a town in North Western Kenya to assist in bringing about peace and harmony among the refugees and the host communities in the area.

The area has witnessed frequent conflicts between the refugees and the local communities and between the Turkana and neighbouring communities caused by the scramble for resources, especially food aid from the humanitarian agencies, pasture and water for the livestock.

31 Aug 2012 description

This monthly report is produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) The report covers the period from 30 July to 30 August 2012. The next report will be issued on 28 September 2012.

Highlights:

KENYA - Over 70,000 of Refugees in Ifo 2 East in desperate need of shelter.

KENYA - Kenya’s Ministry of .Livestock Development vaccinate over 70,000 livestock in Garissa County.

KENYA - Peace building and Psychosocial Training continue for communities in Northern Kenya

21 Aug 2012 description
  1. Background Information

The current crisis began on 25 July, when fighting broke out between the Borana and the Gari in the Oromia region (also known as region four) of Ethiopia. The conflict was reportedly tied to a government attempt to settle around 200 displaced Gari in the traditionally Borana area and quickly escalated, leading to the destruction of homes and a number of casualties. The Kenya Red Cross estimates that around 20,000 people from both regions four and five of Ethiopia crossed into Kenya in late July.

14 Aug 2012 description

IOM is appealing for funds to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs of some 8,000 Ethiopians displaced by conflict and the community that hosts them in Somare, Moyale district, on the Kenya side of the Ethiopia-Kenya border.

An inter-agency assessment led by IOM, UNHCR and WFP, with the assistance of World Vision and in coordination with the District Commissioner for Moyale, was carried out to determine the number of people displaced following fighting that broke out between the Gari and Borana tribes from Ethiopia in late July.

14 Aug 2012 description

Highlights:

KENYA - Initiatives begin to enhance the resilience of communities to cope with drought in Northern Kenya.

KENYA - IOM, UNHCR continue with construction of transitional shelters

ETHIOPIA - IOM Commences on Initial Construction of Transitional Shelters in Melkadida Refugee Camp

ETHIOPIA– IOM Disburses Cash Grants to over 1,000 Beneficiaries in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA – IOM has transported 90,381 refugees in Ethiopia as of 28 July 2012.

Kenya Operations

19 Mar 2012 description

Highlights:

KENYA - IOM, KRC medical intervention in Ifo 2 East enters fifth month.

KENYA - Refugee relocation from outskirts of Dagahaley to Ifo 2 East Camp continues.

KENYA - IOM continues with production of inter-locking stabilized soil bricks in Ifo 2 East Camp.

ETHIOPIA - Over 30,000 refugees in Melkadida and Bokolmanyo Camps receive health education.

KENYA & ETHIOPIA – IOM has transported 109,812 refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya as of 18 March 2012.

05 Mar 2012 description

Highlights:

KENYA - Relocation efforts for refugees settled in the outskirts of Dagahaley continues in Dadaab.

KENYA - IOM, Kenya Red Cross attends to over 2,000 patients in Ifo 2 East in February 2012

KENYA - IOM completes the targeted livelihood interventions for the refugee host communities in Dadaab.

ETHIOPIA - IOM continues with health information campaign in Melkadida and Bokolmanyo Camps in Dollo Ado.

KENYA & ETHIOPIA – IOM has transported 107,555 refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya as of 5 March 2012.

19 Dec 2011 description

OVERVIEW

This weekly report is produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of its crisis reporting on the drought in the Horn of Africa countries. The report covers the period from 13 December to 19 December 2011. The next report will be issued on 27 December 2011.

Highlights

  • KENYA & ETHIOPIA – IOM has transported 86,541 refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya as of 19 December, 2011.

  • KENYA – IOM and other humanitarian agencies suspend activities in Dadaab Refugee Camp due to security concerns.

13 Dec 2011 description

OVERVIEW

This weekly report is produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of its crisis reporting on the drought in the Horn of Africa countries. The report covers the period from 6 December to 12 December 2011. The next report will be issued on 20 December 2011.

Highlights

  • KENYA & ETHIOPIA – IOM has transported 84,979 refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya as of 11 December, 2011.

  • KENYA – IOM resumes activities to erect 800 tents in Ifo 2 East Camp.

09 Dec 2011 description

OVERVIEW

This weekly report is produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of its crisis reporting on the drought in the Horn of Africa countries. The report covers the period from 29 November to 5 December 2011. The next report will be issued on 13 December 2011.

Highlights

  • KENYA & ETHIOPIA – IOM has transported 83,554 refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya as of 5 December, 2011.

  • KENYA – IOM, other agencies evacuate field staff following security incident in Ifo 2 West Camp.

14 Oct 2011 description

More than 2,000 Somali refugees arriving in Kenya at the border town of Liboi, have been immunized from polio and measles, in a new joint campaign by IOM and the Government of Kenya.

Working closely with Kenya's Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, the organization launched on 6 October 2011, a measles and polio vaccination drive for all new arriving Somali migrants up to 29 years of age.
The start of the campaign followed the resumption of humanitarian activities at Liboi, which had been halted temporarily due to security concerns.

20 Sep 2011 description

IOM is poised to finish the construction of 7,500 emergency shelters at IFO 2 extension by the 30th September, the deadline set for completing such work.

Since the work started on 9 August 2011, more than 5,808 tents have been erected, which represents 77% of the work. IOM construction team will today complete the plotting and the demarcation of the area ready for pitching up the remaining 1,672 tents.