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12 Aug 2015 description

BACKGROUND

Dagahaley camp was established in March 1992. For 14 years, the camp had a population of about 30,000. Between 2006 and 2011 new arrivals settled spontaneously in the outskirts of the camp. In 2011, most of the population in the Dagahaley outskirts moved to the new Ifo 2 camp. Currently, an estimated 1,000 households are living in the outskirts and are provided with WASH services.

05 Jan 2015 description
Horn of Africa - version 4
Technical Annex - version 6

AMOUNT: EUR 101 000 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

December 2014 Kenya is currently hosting some 574 000 refugees and asylum seekers, a number which continues to grow rapidly due to the refugee influx from South Sudan.

On 5 November 2014, WFP, together with UNHCR, formally informed the donor community that a 50% rations' cut would take place from the second distribution cycle in November and would be likely to last until the end of January 2015.

22 May 2014 description

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Arrival of urban refugees and asylum seekers

In the month of May, the Kenyan police continued with Operation Usalama Watch.
During the reporting period, 242 urban refugees and asylum seekers were relocated to the Dadaab refugee camps.

15 Jul 2013 description

Highlights

 Tensions remain high in Mandera and Wajir Counties, where inter-communal conflicts since March 2012 have left over 90 people dead and more than 52,000 others displaced.

 On 29 June, three people died and 20 houses were burnt down during a retaliatory attack by members of the Garre community against the Degodia in Mandera.

 On 30 June, a peace team comprising the Wajir County Governor, Senator and Women Representative were ambushed by unknown assailants during an assessment mission in the County. No injuries were reported.

27 Jun 2013 description

Highlights

• Inter-communal conflict between the Garre and Degodia clans in Mandera County has left over 85 people dead and over 25,000 others displaced since March 2012.

• Worst affected are Wajir County, Banisa and Rhamu Constituencies, with reports of emerging tensions between the relatives of the two communities across the border in Ethiopia.

• The Government has deployed security forces and commissioned a disarmament exercise in the affected area.

30 May 2012 description

An overview of the delegation's activities in the first half of 2012.

Content:

  • ICRC facilitates the transfer of released chinese nationals

  • IHL military instructors course held

  • Water project for 6,000 beneficiaries

  • ICRC intervenes during Moyale clashes

  • ICRC continues to support the Djibouti Penitentiary Administration

  • Health Care in Danger Campaign

  • Geneva: remembering Khalil Dale

15 Feb 2012 description

Nairobi/Brussels, 15 February 2012: As Kenya advances into southern Somalia, it must act cautiously and avoid prolonged “occupation”, lest it turn local opinion against the operation and galvanise opposition Al-Shabaab can co-opt, much as happened to Ethiopia in 2006-2009.

13 Jan 2012 description

UNHCR is increasingly concerned about insecurity in and around camps hosting hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees in the Horn of Africa.

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.

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.

17 Nov 2011 description

Highlights

− Escalating security concerns in Dadaab Operation area include unprecedented threats such as the recently explosive device founded near Hagadera camp, November 5. Volatile security in the area includes likely risks of banditry, hijacking/carjacking, and landmines.

− Mitigating measures to reduce the vulnerability of the UN common compound have been adopted and the exercises continue.

15 Nov 2011 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

17 Oct 2011 description
report The Guardian

Security issues and a deluge of rain are adding to concerns for aid agencies whose funds are already running dangerously low

Louis Manuel

The kidnapping of aid workers and tourists, as well as torrential rains, are hampering relief efforts in the Horn of Africa, as the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) warns of a shortage of funds.

Read the full article on the Guardian

21 Jul 2009 description

John Holmes, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, briefed journalists this afternoon in Geneva following a mid-year review conference with Member States on the status of the 2009 consolidated humanitarian appeals. Mr. Holmes was joined by Gregory Starr, Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security and Misikir Tilahun, the Head of Programmes for the non-governmental organization Africa Humanitarian Action, who also responded to questions.

Overview Of Status of 2009 Consolidated Appeal

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06 Jun 2008 description

BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

30 Mar 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

15 Feb 2006 description

Action contre la Faim, présente dans le sud-est de l'Ethiopie (région somali), dans le nord-est du Kenya (ACF USA) et dans le sud de la Somalie, s'alarme de la situation humanitaire critique dans ces zones. En ce début de saison sèche, le manque d'eau et une accumulation de difficultés depuis des années font redouter le pire. On craint une forte aggravation des conditions de vie déjà difficiles des populations jusqu'à la prochaine récolte en juillet.

13 Jul 2005 description

(New York, 13 July): An attack on the village of Turbi, in the Masarbit district of Kenya, reportedly carried out by some 500 well-armed members of the Gabre militia, which is reportedly based in southern Ethiopia, left at least 44 persons dead, including 21 schoolchildren in uniform, and wounded many others. "I deplore this horrific attack against civilians, the majority of whom were innocent women and children," said Jan Egeland, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.