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
- Placing IDPs on the Map in Ethiopia and Beyond
- ECHO Factsheet – Ethiopia – Last updated 17/12/2018
- Multi-million-dollar project to construct schools in refugee camps and host communities launched in Ethiopia
- 700,000 people flee conflict to seek safety in Somali region of Ethiopia
- EU steps up support for Ethiopia: emergency aid for refugees, internally displaced people and to tackle natural disasters
Political violence and protest events in Africa over the week of May 6th showed several key developments and points of concern.
Conflict and adverse climatic conditions continue to drive humanitarian needs in the region
Acute sectoral needs continue to be reported in Ethiopia
Flood preparedness in full swing as El Niño expected to cause serious flooding in the region
Civilian death tolls and human rights violations on the rise in Burundi
Urgent access needed to prevent food crisis in Unity State, South Sudan
Regional humanitarian outlook
Likely El Niño event could cause mix of drought and flooding
Conflict and political tension driving food and nutrition insecurity
UN, AU warn of risks in Burundi
Number of people fleeing Yemen to the Horn of Africa continues to rise
AU holds WHS consultation in region
Scale-up of Somali refugee repatriation from Kenya foreseen
Despite renewed peace efforts, humanitarian situation in South Sudan continues to worsen
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Date: 10 July 2015
Subject: (1) Burundi, (2) Thailand, (3) Guinea and (4) Ethiopia
Displacement and conflict
Around 1.542 million people are internally displaced in South Sudan, and over 546,000 have crossed borders and become refugees. About 106,228 people have fled Burundi, and about 25,000 have left Yemen (where 1 million people are internally displaced)3 for Djibouti and Somalia. Areas of conflict in South Sudan and Yemen remain very difficult for humanitarian organizations to access, pushing more to cross borders in search of assistance.
Increase in mostly South Sudanese and Burundian refugees
South Africa, Kenya and AU put forward own peace plans and initiatives for South Sudan in addition to new IGAD proposal.
Fighting in South Sudan now affecting five out of the ten states. Over 28,000 South Sudanese refugees (a 40 per cent increase since April) received in neighbouring countries in the last two months.
Food security expected to deteriorate in eastern parts of the Horn region from JuneAugust while average August harvests are expected in the western sector of the Horn.
Roundtable on the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region
Nairobi, 22 May 2015
Food security is expected to deepen for many vulnerable households as the lean period start by end April - May. Malnutrition levels are expected to worsen after May and are already above critical thresholds in parts of northern Kenya, eastern and southern Ethiopia, rural Djibouti, and south-central Somalia.
Heightened risk of epidemics due to overcrowding and poor hygiene in IDP and refugee populations.
Normal to near-normal March to May rainfall predicted for most parts of the region, but dry spells to continue in some areas.
Flooding deaths in Burundi could have been avoided.
More than 12,000 Somali returnees from Saudi Arabia are stranded in already stretched and insecure Mogadishu.
Faits marquants de l’UNHCR
787 demandeurs d’asile congolais sont arrivés durant le mois d’avril portant à 2327 le nombre de demandeurs d’asile enregistrés durant les quatre premiers mois de cette année.
3 convois de 411 réfugiés congolais ont été organisés entre les centres de transit de Cishemere et Kajaga et le nouveau camp de Kavumu.
UNHCR operational highlights
787 Congolese asylums seekers arrived in Burundi in April, bringing the total number of asylum seekers registred during the first four months of this year to 2327 individuals.
3 convoys of 411 Congolese refugees were organized from the transit centres of Cishemere and Kajaga to the new camp in Kavumu.
UNHCR operational highlights
UNHCR opened two new transit centers (one in Cishemere in the province of Cibitoke, one in Kajaga in the Mairie of Bujumbura) and one new refugee camp (in Kavumu in the province of Cankuzo) to accommodate new arrivals from DRC. The new camp has a capacity of 13 000 persons and should accommodate 5 000 refugees by the end of 2013. It will be inaugurated on the 15th of May 2013.
Faits marquants de l’UNHCR
Face à l’arrivée de congolais au Burundi, l’UNHCR a ouvert deux nouveaux centres de transit (l’un à Cishemere en province de Cibitoke, et l’autre à Kajaga en Mairie de Bujumbura) et un nouveau camp de réfugiés (à Kavumu en province de Cankuzo). Le nouveau camp, ayant une capacité de 13 000 réfugiés, devrait en accueillir 5000 d’ici la fin 2013. Il sera inauguré le 15 mai 2013.
Eastern Africa host to 8.52 million displaced people
As of October 2012, there were 8,515,310 people displaced in Burundi, (eastern) DRC, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Of these, 2,041,675 are refugees and 6,473,635 are internally displaced persons (IDPs). Starting August 2012, the coverage of this report has been extended to include Sudan and South Sudan, which as of the end of September 2012 were host to an estimated 1,935,000 IDPs and 349,000 refugees.
CONFÉRENCE DE L'UNION
Dix-huitième session ordinaire
29 – 30 janvier 2012
Assembly/AU/Dec. 391 – 415 (XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Res. 1 (XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Decl. 1 - 3 (XVIII)
22 September 2011 – Conventions and protocols on human rights and the environment continued to receive widespread support from Member States on the third day of the annual United Nations event aimed at promoting greater participation in global treaties and international law.
Le HCR célèbre ce jeudi 28 juillet 2011 le soixantième anniversaire de l’adoption par les Nations unies de la Convention de Genève de 1951 sur le statut des réfugiés.
Regional Displacement Summary
An estimated 58 percent of the world’s 10.5 million refugees now reside in cities. They often have few as-sets, limited support networks, and are constrained by legal, cultural and linguistic barriers.
To date, the humanitarian community has focused pri-marily on camp-based refugees. Little is known about the needs of the urban displaced. Urban refugees face multiple challenges to achieving economic security; nevertheless, they are industrious and hard working.
Despite an official policy that prioritizes the notion of accommodating refugees in camps located in remote parts of the country, Kenya has tolerated the growth of an increasingly large refugee population in the capital city of Nairobi and other urban centres.
In recent years, the UNHCR Branch Office in Nairobi has responded to this development by a significant reorientation of its programme.