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15 Oct 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

15 Oct 2018 description

Over 100,000 people fleeing ethnic violence have been displaced in BenishangulGumuz (mainly in Kamashi Zone) and Oromia regions (mainly East Wollega and West Wollega zones). There are indications that displacement is rising, though the size of the displaced population is not clear. Urgent humanitarian needs are reported, including food, shelter, NFI and health (The reporter Ethiopia 06/10/2018, La Vanguardia 13/10/2018, Voa News 02/10/2018, OCHA 10/2018, The reporter Ethiopia 06/10/2018).

12 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • At mid-year, Ethiopia was faced with an unprecedented caseload of 2.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by conflict and drought, mainly along the Oromia regional border with Somali and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) with children constituting more than half of the displaced population. In line with these changes, UNICEF has revised its Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) for 2018 and raised the resource envelope to US$ 123.8 million.

11 Oct 2018 description

Total number of Sudanese IDPs in need: 1.997 million

Total number of South Sudanese Refugees (15 Sep 2018): 761 889
Including:

  • Pre-December 2013 352 212
  • Post-December 2013 409 677

Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees and asylum seekers in Eastern Sudan: 131 816
Including:

  • 118 035 Eritrean
  • 13 781 Ethiopian

People living at crisis or emergency level of food insecurity (HNO 2018): 4.8 million

IPC: 6 million people in Crisis (IPC 3) and Emergency (IPC 4) phases in July 2018

11 Oct 2018 description

Highlights

  • The Government has been facilitating the return of Gedeo-Guji IDPs to their respective areas of origin since the third week of August 2018, where conditions allow.

09 Oct 2018 description

In August, a total of 34,219 individuals were recorded at Flow Monitoring Points. This represents a slight decrease in comparison with July when 35,885 individuals were recorded. While the overall number of persons remained at similar levels, the percentage of inflows decreased in comparison with July (69% in July against 56% in August). Like in July, Harirad Flow Monitoring Point (Awdal region at the border with Ethiopia) continued to record the highest number of entries for August, while Bossaso continued to record the highest number of exits.

09 Oct 2018 description

OVERVIEW

In the second half of the year, Ethiopia has faced with an unprecedented surge of inter- communal conflict in Gedeo zone (SNNP region) and West Guji zone (Oromia region), which at its height, displaced some 818,000 people.

08 Oct 2018 description
report Save the Children

October 8 recognized as International Birth Registration Day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Oct. 8, 2018) – Today, 230 million babies around the world, and 91 million babies in the region alone do not have birth certificates, resulting in a lack of basic human rights, needs and protection. As well as causing immediate issues, this lack of identity can also lead to displacement, statelessness, and the inability to prove that a child is a minor in the eyes of the law.

08 Oct 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

08 Oct 2018 description

Minister for Africa deepens political ties and increases support for refugees and education, on a visit to Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia

Harriett Baldwin, Foreign Office and DFID Minister for Africa, visited East Africa 4-7 October, travelling to Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia, including the Somaliland region.

Uganda

08 Oct 2018 description

The reopening of the border crossing points between Eritrea and Ethiopia has resulted in a significant increase in the number of new arrivals from Eritrea, with the average daily rate of arrivals increasing from 53 to approximately 390 individuals. Between 12 September and 02 October 2018, a total of 6,779 refugees were registered at the Endabaguna Reception Centre with a further 2,725 others at the border points awaiting relocation to Endabaguna. Approximately 4,000 have already been transferred to the camps.

05 Oct 2018 description
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Despite increasing hostilities and access challenges, UNHCR continued to provide life-saving assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons during the first half of 2018.

Protection and shelter needs of IDP families have increased. In 2018, UNHCR has so far assisted over 608,000 IDPs, of whom some 100,000 were reached during the Al Hudaydah response.

UNHCR-assisted spontaneous return for Somali refugees in Yemen to Somalia continued in 2018, bringing the total number of Somalis voluntarily returning to 2,270 persons.