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27 May 2019 description


According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are more than 3,9 million foreign nationals persent in Turkish territory seeking international protection. Most of them are Syrian nationals (3,603,088) who are granted the temporary protection status and another large group are asylum seekers and refugees (368,230) mainly from Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Somalia and other countries.

27 May 2019 description


The DTM Monthly Regional Snapshot contains summary updates of DTM field operations. It is published on a monthly basis and covers the East Africa and Horn of Africa Region.

26 May 2019 description

Mogadishu, 26 May 2019 – Somalia yesterday joined the rest of the continent in marking Africa Day, with a glowing tribute to the African Union (AU) for its contribution in restoring peace and security in the horn of Africa country.

The celebrations held in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, were attended by senior officials from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), United Nations and Federal Government of Somalia. Ambassadors of diplomatic missions based in Somalia were also in attendance.

26 May 2019 description

Current major event

Oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign in Yemen

As the scale up of response to the ongoing cholera outbreak in Yemen continues, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPHP) and partners with the support of WHO and other partners conducted the first round of cholera vaccination campaigns in seven districts between February and April 2019.
A total of 1,721,291 people were targeted by the campaigns in southern and northern governorates of Yemen.

Editorial note

26 May 2019 description

Key figures

24.1 M people in need

3.65 M displaced since March 2015

More than 80 per cent have been displaced more than a year

1.28 M IDP returnees

265,440 refugees

9,746 asylumseekers


USD 198.6 M required for 2019 operations

USD 70.1 M received as of 21 May 2019

IDP Response

25 May 2019 description

KfW promotes infrastructure development in three cities in Somalia with EUR 48 million

24 May 2019 description

May 24, 2019 – In this policy note, Watchlist makes specific recommendations to the UN Secretary-General regarding the list of perpetrators of child rights violations in his forthcoming annual report on children and armed conflict. Drawing on UN-verified information and other credible reports, Watchlist makes recommendations regarding parties that should be added to the annexes of the Secretary-General’s report and listings that should be expanded to include additional violations.

24 May 2019 description
report UN News Service

Le chef de l’ONU a salué le renforcement du cadre normatif du droit international humanitaire mais a déploré le fait que le respect de ce dernier se soit dégradé.

24 May 2019 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief has launched an urgent humanitarian appeal to help people pushed to the brink by a protracted drought in Somalia.

Some 4.5 million people in the most severely affected areas now need critical lifesaving aid.

Seasonal Gu rains haven’t produced the rainfall the country hoped for, and now crops have failed and livestock is in decline. It is the second consecutive below average rainy season.

Vulnerable communities that were already struggling in the aftermath of the prolonged drought of 2016-17 are now being pushed to the brink in this latest disaster.

24 May 2019 description


Sharply deteriorating food security situation due to prolonged drought conditions

About 2.2 million people estimated to be severely food insecure between July and September 2019, 40 percent up from early 2019

“Gu” cereal production forecast at 40-50 percent below average due to drought conditions in main cropping areas

Severe pasture and water shortages in agro-pastoral and pastoral areas affecting livestock conditions

Access to food increasingly constrained for vulnerable households

24 May 2019 description

The last few days have a seen a decline in rainfall activities in most parts of Somalia. Parts of Lower Juba, Middle Juba and Bay regions however recorded moderate to heavy rainfall. The Ethiopian highlands received reduced amounts of rainfall compared to the previous week. This led to a slight decrease in levels along the Juba and Shabelle rivers in Somalia. Field reports from Middle Shabelle indicate riverine flooding around Jowhar caused by open river breakages.

24 May 2019 description
  • Health ministers and delegates attending the World Health Assembly this week in Geneva welcomed the new Polio Endgame Strategy 2019-2023, reiterating the need to fully implement and fund all aspects of the strategy to secure a lasting polio-free world.
24 May 2019 description

Nairobi – The European Union (EU) has committed an additional EUR 18 million to its partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) known as the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa (EU-IOM Joint Initiative).

The funding brings to EUR 43 million the EU’s total commitment to the EU-IOM initiative in the region, which aims to save lives and improve assistance for migrants along migration routes originating from the Horn of Africa.

24 May 2019 description


253 Progress towards polio eradication, worldwide, January 2017–March 2019


253 Progrès accomplis en vue de l’éradication de la poliomyélite à l’échelle mondiale, janvier 2017-mars 2019

24 May 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight


Burkina Faso

10 April 2019: In Dagou town, Foutouri department, Komondjari province, militants presumed to be from JNIM and/or ISGS broke into the home of a municipal councillor and abducted him along with an NGO worker presumed to have been at his home. The councillor’s son had also been abducted three days prior. Source: ACLED1

23 May 2019 description

Nigeria and the western Gulf of Guinea region continue to receive limited rainfall

  1. Continued belowaverage rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened dryness in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

  2. Below-normal rainfall since April has led to significant early-season deficits and abnormal dryness.

  3. Heavy rainfall along the coast of Tanzania has caused flash flooding in Dar es Salaam. Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue next week.

23 May 2019 description


Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council meeting on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, in New York today:

I thank the Government of Indonesia for convening this open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.