Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord
- Ethiopia: Investigate police conduct after deaths of five people protesting ethnic clashes
- WFP Ethiopia: Food and Nutrition Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in East and West Hararghe zones - September 2018
- Ethiopia - New episode of ethnic violence (DG ECHO, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 September 2018)
- Displaced Ethiopians, returnees need continued support
- The 2013 response plan aims to provide aid to 7.7 million Yemenis, increasing funding requirements by 22%
- Increased protection, health concerns among migrants due to abuse and torture
- Government, Al-Houthis make new commitments to address use of child soldiers
- Humanitarian partners to scale up operations in support of Abyan returnees
- Health/WASH interventions in the north amid access and funding challenges
An IOM-charter flight carrying 210 stranded Ethiopian migrants from Yemen to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa left Al-Hodeida airport yesterday (11/12/12.)
The flight, which was funded by a USD 2.1 million donation from the Netherlands, brings to more than 9,500 the number of destitute Ethiopian migrants helped by IOM to leave Yemen since 2010.
IOM’s emergency voluntary return programme for stranded migrants in Yemen has now received new backing from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC.)
Overview of the project
The Horn of Africa and Yemen is home to highly visible migration flows, whose numbers have been increasing over the last two decades. Migration in this region has been described as ‘mixed’, a term used to capture the varied social, economic, political, and environmental motivations of individuals who utilise similar migration channels and trajectories, and, as the insights from this project emphasize, the multiple motivations for migration that may co-exist within the same individual.
More than 80,000 IDPs in southern Yemen have returned home
Yemen has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the Gulf region (336/100,000)
A new survey shows that 69.7 per cent of the population in 28 districts lacks sufficient water
The 2013 YHRP focuses on saving lives, early recovery, protecting civilians and joint programming
ERF monitoring has been scaled up with field visits and awareness raising
GENEVA, 16 November (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has helped more than 80,000 internally displaced Yemenis return to their homes in the south of their country, the first significant fall in the number of displaced in the area since fighting erupted 18 months ago.
Food Security and Malnutrition
A large part of the country is facing food insecurity, malnutrition, lack of safe water, inadequate health services and displacement of civilians. A significant number of humanitarian partners are on the ground, but they need resources to sustain ongoing operations and expand to other areas of need.
Displacement and Conflict
Human rights abuses, killings, sexual violence, abductions and ransom demands, lack of jobs, discrimination in the workplace and widespread poverty and destitution are some of the many problems facing Ethiopian migrant’s en-route to, transiting through or intending to settle in Yemen, a research report by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) has uncovered.
Posted on Wednesday, October 10 2012 at 13:18 - written by: RMMS
In the second quarter of 2012 (1st of April -31st of June) based on data recorded, the following trends relevant to mixed migration in the region were identified:
Increased movement to Yemen
Sharp rise in arrivals seen even though many find they are no better off in impoverished nation than they were at home.
Read the story and watch the video on Al Jazeera.
BRUSSELS, Sept 22 (KUNA) -- A senior UN official is urging the international community, in particular Yemen's neighbours, to increase humanitarian and development aid to the country or risk seeing Yemen fall into chaos and anarchy.
"If Yemen does not get international help it is a new Somalia in the making," Naveed Hussain, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Representative in Yemen told the Kuwait news agency, KUNA, in an interview during a visit to Brussels on Friday
The Regional Committee on Mixed Migration for the Horn of Africa and Yemen will hold its second meeting in Djibouti on 23- 24 September 2012.
The meeting, which will be hosted by Djibouti and organized by IOM, follows an earlier event held in Addis Ababa in December 2011 and will include member government delegations from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somaliland, Puntland and Yemen.
Egypt, Eritrea and Saudi Arabia will also attend as observer states, together with representatives from the donor community, IGAD, the AU, UNHCR and NGOs.
An IOM-charter flight carrying 275 stranded Ethiopian migrants from Yemen to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa will leave Al-Hodeida airport on Tuesday (25/9/12.)
The flight, which was funded by a USD 2.1 donation from the Netherlands, follows two other Dutch-funded charters on Tuesday and Wednesday (18 & 19/9) of this week carrying another 551 migrants. A third charter, carrying 89 medical cases and victims of trafficking, funded by the USA, left Yemen earlier this month.
Rising global food prices could further threaten Yemen's food security as the country imports 90 per cent of its food.
The number of migrants arriving from the Horn of Africa has exceeded all previous records.
Humanitarian operations continue in northern Yemen despite fragile security.
An increasing number of IDPs in the south are vacating schools, creating an opportunity for children's education to resume.
Donor meeting in Riyadh pledged $6.4 billion to support Yemen's transition.
By David Tereshchuk*
The world’s media have made the Republic of Yemen, on the Arabian Pensinsula’s tip, facing the Horn of Africa across the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, all too well-known as a country of turbulence.
Long-standing separatist insurrections, and in recent years activity by an Al Qaeda affiliate have combined to created a climate of perilous insecurity for this nation of 24 million.
But adding to its challenges has been a huge extra influx of population.
GENEVA, 28 August 2012
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva.