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19 Oct 2018 description

Situation

  • Djibouti is an arid, desert-like country, characterized by low rainfall, extremely limited agricultural production and a heavy reliance on food imports. Approximately 42 percent of the population lives in absolute poverty, mostly in rural areas.

05 Oct 2018 description

August Development
- 391 refugees (114 families) were submitted for resettlement, of which 373 were from DRC, 18 from BDI, SOM and Sudan, and none from South Sudan.
- 328 refugees (85 families) departed to the USA (228), Norway (75) and Sweden (25).
- UNHCR facilitates 7 US missions (RSC pre-screening, CIS and Cultural orientation).
- Resettlement focal point staff have been trained on proGres V4 and an action plan to transition from proGres V3 to V4 has been established.

27 Sep 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

Seventy-third session
Item 73 (b) of the provisional agenda*
Promotion and protection of all human rights; human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

Saving lives is not a crime

Note by the Secretary-General

10 Sep 2018 description

Distinguished President,
Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva,
Excellencies,
Colleagues and friends,

It is an honour to be called to this mandate, to assist States to uphold the human rights of their people, in this year in which we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

10 Sep 2018 description

As western governments reduce funding for refugees in East Africa, aid programmes are being forced to shut down, leaving refugees in crisis. "Fast and furious budget cuts are hitting the East Africa aid sector hard. If more funding isn't found, malnutrition will rise, schools will close, and water -borne diseases will break out. Rich nations should step up to support countries that are still accepting refugees. We have a window to avoid a refugee catastrophe in East Africa if we act now," warned Nigel Tricks, Regional Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

07 Sep 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 71,779 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 5 September, with 31,040 to Spain, the leading destination this year. This compares with 125,613 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 289,681 through a similar point (6 September) in 2016.

28 Aug 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 67,122 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 26 August, with 27,994 to Spain, the leading destination this year. This compares with 123,205 (172,362 for the entire year) arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 272,612 at this point in 2016.

21 Aug 2018 description

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 20, 2018 Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC
August 20, 2018

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good morning, everyone. Thank you, Dan, for that kind introduction and thanks to all of you for being here to help mark this very important occasion.

31 Jul 2018 description

As of 30 June 2018, Ethiopia hosts 916,678 refugees and asylum seekers within its borders, including the more than 22,000 who arrived during the first quarter of 2018.

The Government of Ethiopia has committed to address the concerns of refugees, including a pledge to grant local integration to those who have lived in the country for 20 years and above.

Resettlement remains the chief durable solution for refugees in Ethiopia, but limited quotas mean that only 4,240 refugees will be referred to resettlement countries in 2018.

HIGHLIGHTS

31 Jul 2018 description
  • Out of 928,663 registered refugees in Ethiopia, 65,750 are in need of resettlement in 2018.

  • UNHCR Ethiopia’s resettlement submissions target for 2018 is 4,240 individuals to the USA, New Zealand, Sweden and Canada.

  • To date, 1893 refugees were referred to the RSC for onward submission to resettlement countries and 1678 refugees have been submitted.

Highlights

24 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoE, UN launch joint appeal in response to population displacement along Oromiya–SNNP regional border

  • USG provides additional $170 million for Ethiopia emergency response

  • IOM identifies 822,000 IDPs in SNNP, additional 1.8 million IDPs in other areas of the country

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Jul 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • Trump administration to allow some 500 Somali immigrants to remain in the US for at least another 18 months.

  • Washington said it arrived at the decision considering the "ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions" in Somalia.

  • Somalis in the US were first deemed eligible for the special status in 1991 when their country erupted into civil war.

By KEVIN J KELLEY

17 Jul 2018 description

SITUATION

  • While food security has improved significantly in many areas of Somalia that were worst affected by drought in 2017, sustained humanitarian assistance remains critical for the most vulnerable populations, particularly internally displaced persons and poor pastoralists in northwestern Somalia. Similarly, while the prevalence of malnutrition is likely lower than in July 2017, poor food availability and limited access to health services is likely driving global acute malnutrition levels above 15 percent in some areas.

13 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tropical Cyclone Sagar affects an estimated 228,800 people

  • Above-average rainfall, humanitarian assistance improve food security conditions in Somalia

  • UN increases estimated number of IDPs to 2.6 million people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Jun 2018 description

Refugee resettlement to the U.S. has been ground to a halt. Under the Administration, a series of policy changes will result in no more than 21,000 refugees being welcomed to the U.S. in Fiscal Year 2018. This will mark the lowest arrivals ever in the program’s history at a time when global needs have never been greater.

16 May 2018 description

30.6 MILLION PEOPLE DISPLACED INSIDE THEIR COUNTRY IN 2017

16 May 2018, London – Conflict and disasters displaced 30.6 million people within their own countries last year, according to a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).