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17 Nov 2018 description

Highlights

  • On 10 November, a commercial vessel reached the port of Misrata, carrying 95 refugees and migrants who were intercepted at sea in the attempt to reach Europe, and who subsequently refused to disembark onto Libyan soil.

  • On 14 November, a total of 14 individuals, including a woman and a three-month-old baby, voluntarily disembarked the vessel, while the remaining 81 individuals have to date stayed aboard the ship.

16 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)continues to be actively involved in anumber of Migrants' Assistance projects and Human Mobility data collection activities in the Horn of Africa (HoA) and in the Arab Peninsula. This report aims atproviding an overview ofthe trends observed in thefirst halfof 2018 in theregion, across Ethiopia,Somalia, Djibouti, and Yemen.

16 Nov 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 103,347 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 14 November. Spain topped 50,440 – more irregular arrivals to Spain through 45 weeks of 2018 than all arrivals during the past three years combined.

This marks the fifth straight year arrivals of irregular migrants and refugees have topped the 100,000 mark, although this year’s totals are low compared to those at this time in 2017 (156,708) and 2016 (343,158).

16 Nov 2018 description

Mogadishu, 14 November 2018. Somalia has hosted its first high level National Economic Policy Forum this week in Mogadishu, which saw participants discuss a national investment strategy, financial governance, tackling corruption and how to enhance regional economic cooperation with other East African countries.

16 Nov 2018 description

Situation update

  • No new human cases have been reported from Somalia this week. Outbreak response activities continue around the concurrent outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) type 2 and type 3.

  • The total number of cases remains 12: five cVDPV2 cases, six cVDPV3 cases, and one case with cVDPV2 and cVDPV3 coinfection.

  • No new positive samples have been reported from environmental surveillance this week.

15 Nov 2018 description

KEY INDICATORS

  • 1,675 Refugees evacuated temporarily from Libya to Niger as part of the ETM (Emergency Transit Mechanism) from November 2017 – October 2018

  • 2,133 Persons profiled by UNHCR in Agadez seeking asylum

  • 48,736 Persons internally displaced in the Tillaberi & Tahoua regions

Operational Context
The key situations include:

15 Nov 2018 description

Mogadishu, 14 November 2018. The Government of Somalia has launched a new initiative to meet its obligations under three key international conventions on climate change, biodiversity and desertification, which were agreed to during the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Somalia signed on to these conventions, known as the Rio Conventions, as part of a series of environmental protection policy steps.

15 Nov 2018 description
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On 12 November, UNHCR evacuated 262 individuals (139 men, 42 women and 81 children) to its Emergency Transit Mechanism in Niger, in the largest evacuation so far this year. The group included individuals held in detention facilities in and around Tripoli (Zintan, Tajoura, Trik Al Sikka, Al Sabaa, Abu-Salim, Qaser Ben Ghasher) and individuals who were living in the urban community. With this departure, UNHCR has evacuated 2,344 individuals out of Libya (1,937 to Niger, 312 to Italy and 95 to Romania).

15 Nov 2018 description

14 November 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 19 new suspected cases of cholera, with one death, for epidemiological week 44 (29 October to 4 November) of 2018. Of these new cases, 68% (13) are females while 58% (11) are children below five years of age. The cumulative total of cases is 6539, including 44 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%), since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017 along the Shabelle River.

15 Nov 2018 description

Work begins to develop a roadmap to attain universal health coverage in Somalia

15 Nov 2018 description

Overview

During the first nine months of 2018, just under 25,100 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement' to 19 countries in Europe.2 This is 24% less than the same period in 2017, but already two-thirds more than the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years.

15 Nov 2018 description

BACKGROUND

The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

14 Nov 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13576
14 NOVEMBER 2018

Hailing the recent and historic rapprochements in the Horn of Africa, the Security Council today decided to lift the arms embargo, travel ban, assets freeze and targeted sanctions previously imposed on Eritrea, while simultaneously renewing its sanctions imposed against neighbouring Somalia.

14 Nov 2018 description

Humanitarian partners estimate that 4.2 million people will require assistance in 2019. The reduction in needs, compared to 2017, reflects an improvement in the overall humanitarian situation and a more focused approach in defining needs, that now includes, in addition to people in Crisis (IPC3) and Emergency (IPC4), only those in Stress (IPC2) phase in the most vulnerable circumstances. Nonetheless, humanitarian needs remain above the pre-crisis level from two years ago.

14 Nov 2018 description

Key findings and recommendations

Extent of statelessness

14 Nov 2018 description

The rainfall forecast for the next seven days is calling for increased rains of up to 50—100 mm cumulative in the southern regions of Gedo, Middle Juba, Bay, Middle Shabelle, Lower Shabelle and Hiraan. The Juba catchment in the Ethiopian highland is also expected to record moderate to heavy rains in the coming week. Somaliland, Puntland and central regions will remain dry during the week in review.

Given the rainfall forecast, river level along the Juba are expected to rise in the next few days with minimal risk of flooding.

14 Nov 2018 description

Baidoa, 13 November 2018 – Ahead of the upcoming presidential election in Somalia’s South West State, a senior United Nations official today urged all stakeholders in the poll to act in accordance with established rules for the balloting in order to promote a free, fair and transparent vote in the state’s regional assembly.