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15 Dec 2016 description
report European Commission
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European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 15 December 2016

The European Union invests €170 million to tackle instability and irregular migration in the Horn of Africa

The European Commission has today approved a package of 11 new actions under the EU Trust Fund for Africa to improve stability and address the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa region.

08 Nov 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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Letter dated 7 October 2016 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea addressed to the President of the Security Council

On behalf of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea, and in accordance with paragraph 32 of Security Council resolution 2244 (2015), I have the honour to transmit herewith the report on Eritrea of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea.

22 Aug 2016 description

International Conference on Eritrean Studies held in Asmara

14 Mar 2016 description

The ICRC opened its delegation in Eritrea in 1998 and worked throughout the 1998-2000 armed conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia and beyond, protecting and assisting people affected by the conflict.

Below is an overview of the ICRC's work in Eritrea during 2015.

  • 1,500 Red Cross Messages messages distributed and answers collected throughout the year to re-establish and maintain contact and exchange family news.

08 Jan 2016 description

UN in Eritrea finalizes Mid Term Review (MTR) for the current Strategic Partnership Cooperation Framework (SPCF) in preparation for the new SPCF

06 Jan 2015 description

Summary

We are publishing this newsletter as an exciting year is coming to an end. Our programs are moving along well, and we see a strengthened relationship between the UN and the government. With the revival of the Eritrean De-velopment Partners Forum this year, the UN and devel-opment partners have also formalized a forum for shar-ing and discussing how to best partner with Eritrea in its efforts for self-reliance and development. We aim to strengthen and build on this in 2015.

24 Jun 2014 description

UNHCR Operational Highlights for May 2014

• Completion of Child Protection and Best Interest Assessment Training in Umkulu Refugee Camp

• UNHCR Eritrea signed Annual Work Plan for 2014 with the National Union of Eritrean Women for a Joint Programme on Gender and Advancement of Women in Eritrea

• Inauguration of Umkulu Demonstration Center for Urban and Peri-Urban Horticulture

• Conduction of Child Protection Training in Umkulu Refugee Camp

09 Jun 2014 description

UNHCR Operational Highlights for April 2014

  • Resettlement cases for 167 Somali refugees forwarded to the United States of America for future movements

  • Construction of 10 permanent shelter in Umkulu Refugee camp completed

  • Demonstration center on Urban and Peri-Urban Horticulture set up in Umkulu Refugee Camp

  • Poultry and Goat/Sheep beneficiaries formed their respective Self-Help Groups and nominated office bearers

01 Jul 2013 description

MASSAWA, Eritrea, July 1 (UNHCR) – Nothing has deterred Somali refugee Hali Shukri Ibrahim from her passion to get an education. Not an early forced marriage, nor war, nor separation from her parents, husband and baby son, nor exile.

In fact, the 26-year-old says becoming a refugee gave her the prized opportunity to study, and stoked her ambitions. Goals that back home, in Mogadishu, capital of then war-torn Somalia, would have been limited to raising a large family, she says.

22 Feb 2013 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 05—18 February 2013, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org

Inside this Issue

In Focus 1
North Africa 2
Northeast Africa 4
Horn of Africa 5

01 Oct 2012 description

The report “Louder than words: An agenda for action to end state use of child soldiers” is published to mark the tenth anniversary year of the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. It examines the record of states in protecting children from use in hostilities by their own forces and by state-allied armed groups. It finds that, while governments’ commitment to ending child soldier use is high, the gap between commitment and practice remains wide.

03 May 2012 description

An overview of the ICRC's key activities in Eritrea in 2011.

  • Water and habitat

  • Economic security

  • Protecting civilians

  • Restoring family links

  • Building the capacity of the Red Cross Society of Eritrea

18 Jun 2011 description
report Yemen Times

Ali Saeed Published:18-06-2011

SANA’A, June 15 – The six-month long uprisings in Yemen has reverted the lives of many African refuges in the country back to a similar hell that forced them from their home countries. Since the dramatic developments in Yemen began, many have lost their jobs and their lives are now at risk.

The total population of refugees in Yemen who are registered with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) exceeds 200,000. Most have come from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea because of political conflicts in those countries.

27 May 2011 description

This week saw serious disruption at the Choucha camp near the Tunisia - Libya border where around 4,000 migrant workers and refugees from the conflict in Libya are accommodated pending humanitarian evacuation to their countries of origin or other solutions.

Four Eritreans died in a fire in the Eritrean block of the camp on Sunday night as residents were sleeping. Twenty tents were lost, and the cause is being investigated. At the time, the Choucha camp was hosting some 4,500 people - mostly Somalis, Eritreans, and Sudanese.

12 May 2011 description

(10.05.2011)

NRC has signed an agreement with Ethiopian authorities and UN High Commissioner for Refugees to carry out emergency relief to refugees in Ethiopia.

The agreement includes shelter, education and camp management training. Initially, the assistance will apply to Somali refugees in the Somali region southeast and Eritrean refugees in the north that will be assisted.

03 May 2011 description

Rome/Brussels - Once again, the international medical aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on Italian authorities to drastically improve reception conditions for new arrivals, particularly for the most vulnerable - women, children, unaccompanied minors and victims of violence.

27 Apr 2011 description
  • Libya, Ivory Coast crises hit funding

  • Poor rains have led to failed harvests

By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI, April 27 (Reuters) - Drought has left more than 8 million people in the Horn of Africa short of food and water, and the number could rise sharply if funding to help them is not increased, British aid groups said on Wednesday.

08 Apr 2011 description

Eritrea is a one-party state that became independent in 1993 after its citizens voted for independence from Ethiopia, following 30 years of civil war. The People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), previously known as the Eritrean People's Liberation Front, is the sole political party and has controlled the country since 1991. The country's president, Isaias Afwerki, who heads the PFDJ and the armed forces, dominated the country. The government continued to postpone general elections which have not taken place since independence in 1993.

30 Mar 2011 description
report UN Population Fund

CHOUCHA CAMP, Southern Tunisia -- "My father died when I was three years old. Armed bandits killed him one evening as he was coming home. Every night I remember this scene before falling asleep," says Mariam Ibrahim, a 20-year-old Somali who grew up amid civil war. She left Somalia at the age of 16 and was smuggled all the way to Libya hoping never to see Mogadishu again. "I didn't know if life would be easier elsewhere," she recalls, "but I wanted to run away from the kingdom of death."