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31 Dec 2015 description

DADAAB, Kenya, Dec 31 (UNHCR) – Health workers at the world's largest refugee complex in Kenya are gaining the upper hand in battling a cholera outbreak that has killed 10 people and sickened around 1,000 others since it broke out last month amid rains linked to El Niño.

Cholera, an often fatal water-borne bacterial illness, which causes fever, vomiting and watery diarrhoea, flared up in mid-November at Dadaab, which comprises five camps hosting 347,000 refugees and asylum seekers, the majority fleeing violence in Somalia.

29 Dec 2015 description
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The current Burundi refugee situation began late April 2015 with the initial arrival of 210 persons of concern. The months that followed saw a significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry point in Buhigwe district. The population was assisted to relocate to Nyarugusu camp, which was laready host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese.

25 Dec 2015 description

The current Burundi refugee situation began late April 2015 with the initial arrival of 210 persons of concern. The months that followed saw a significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry point in Buhigwe district. The population was assisted to relocate to Nyarugusu camp, which was laready host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese.

23 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Flooding affects more than 145,000 people

  • November clashes in Galkayo reportedly displace up to 90,000 people

  • USAID assesses programs and humanitarian needs in Somalia

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Dec 2015 description
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The current Burundi refugee situation began late April 2015 with the initial arrival of 210 persons of concern. The months that followed saw a significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry point in Buhigwe district. The population was assisted to relocate to Nyarugusu camp, which was laready host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese.

22 Dec 2015 description

Snapshot 16–22 December 2015

Cameroon: 2.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. 2.4 million are in need of protection assistance, predominantly in the Far North Region. The government has reportedly urged men to join self-defence groups in the northern areas affected by Boko Haram. The same reports suggest the government has made provisions in its 2016 budget to support the self-defence groups.

22 Dec 2015 description
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The current Burundi refugee situation began late April 2015 with the initial arrival of 210 persons of concern. The months that followed saw a significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry point in Buhigwe district. The population was assisted to relocate to Nyarugusu camp, which was laready host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese.

22 Dec 2015 description
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The current Burundi refugee situation began late April 2015 with the initial arrival of 210 persons of concern. The months that followed saw a significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry point in Buhigwe district. The population was assisted to relocate to Nyarugusu camp, which was laready host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese.

21 Dec 2015 description
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This week, on 17 December, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will mark its 10 year anniversary. Created in 2005, CERF marked an innovative breakthrough in humanitarian funding by Member States of the UN General Assembly as a “fund for all, by all”. It raises and pools funds before the need arises, and provides fast, predictable funding to partners on the frontlines at the onset of a crisis, as well as financing critically underfunded emergencies.

18 Dec 2015 description
Horn of Africa -version 5
Technical Annex - version 5

AMOUNT: EUR 93 000 000

  1. MAJOR CHANGE SINCE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Fourth modification as of 16/12/2015

A shift between the specific objectives of the Financing Decision is necessary in order to adapt to the current humanitarian situation, which results in the following new breakdown of the HIP budget, namely EUR 80 050 000 under Man-made crises and EUR 12 950 000 under Natural disasters.

Third modification as of 15/10/2015

18 Dec 2015 description
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Highlights

  • 15,630: Identified unaccompanied minors - 86: Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015 - 1,288,598: NFIs distributed since January - 2,931: Shelters distributed since January

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

  • UNHCR Kenya officially launched the Artists for Refugees project at the Alliance Française in Nairobi on 04 November.
    The colourful event was attended by refugees from Dadaab, Kakuma and Nairobi who showcased talent in art, music and culture.