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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

28 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The refugee verification exercise that started in March 2018 by the Office of the Prime Minister and UNHCR has ended, revising the active registered population in Uganda to 1,154,352 individuals as of end of October 2018.

27 Nov 2018 description

General Update

CCCM partners have conducted a site-level safety audit in Fanole, Central and Dalxiska IDP sections of Kismayo. The assessment aims to identify risks in IDP sites and collects information on: WASH, shelter, protection, safety and security.

23 CMC (Camp Management Committees) were established in Beletwyne and 35 members of these committees were trained on CCCM. The objective of the training was to improve their knowledge and enhance their capacity of CCCM to establish their effective coordination and collaboration with the CM partner.

09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

09 Nov 2018 description

The number of refugees and migrants dying while attempting to seek asylum and migrate in an irregular manner to Europe and elsewhere remains high.
At least 1,000 people (including Somalis) have died this year on the Mediterranean Sea alone while thousands more have been rescued at sea.

To raise awareness on the dangers of these journeys, UNHCR in Somalia has launched a campaign dubbed “Telling the Real Story”. The campaign is part of a UNHCR global initiative, which targets a diverse group of people, mainly the youth who may consider embarking on such a journey.

30 Oct 2018 description

Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syria crisis, with the second highest share of refugees compared to its population in the world, 89 refugees per 1,000 inhabitants.

83% of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and in poverty: 85% live below the poverty line (USD 96 per individual monthly). 48% of refugees are children, and 4% are elderly.

The Government of Jordan has taken steps to open formal employment opportunities for Syrians. More than 50,000 refugees have active work permits.

Working with Partners

25 Oct 2018 description

US$51 million in coordinated allocations from OCHA managed pooled funds – the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) – have helped humanitarian partners in Somalia deliver critical life-saving assistance for millions of people affected by prolonged drought and seasonal flooding.

24 Oct 2018 description
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A revolution in aid: Start Network releases 2017 Annual Report

Start Network, a global network of aid agencies, has today published its first annual report showcasing its collective efforts to revolutionise the humanitarian aid system.

23 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Post-gu assessment indicates improved food security conditions across Somalia

• Armed groups attack civilians, recruit children, and restrict relief operations

• Forced evictions impact approximately 204,000 people in 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

-The Uganda Ministry of Health and partners have intensified preparedness and response interventions following a confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease in Tchomia health zone, near Lake Albert where the Democratic Republic of the Congo borders with Uganda.

  • Over 2,200 reports and questions on Ebola were received via SMS from U-Reporters. Most U-Reporters confirmed that they had heard about Ebola through radio, television, community awareness campaigns and posters.

11 Oct 2018 description

General update

CCCM partners conducted a site maintenance needs assessments in Garowe IDPs sites. The results of the assessment will help prioritize site improvement activities, that strive to make sites safer and improve living conditions.

04 Oct 2018 description

Based on figures from UNHCR’s Protection and Return Monitoring Network (PRMN), the second half of 2018 has witnessed a decline in the number of internally displaced people in Somalia compared to the first six months of the year. At the height of the displacement in April, 248,000 people were forced to flee.

03 Oct 2018 description

From the editors

In her Foreword to this issue of FMR, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, poses the question: Where do we go from here?

20 Sep 2018 description

Introduction

Ethiopia has a long standing history of hosting refugees. In 2004, a National Refugee Law was enacted based on the international and regional refugee conventions to which Ethiopia is a party. Currently, the country is host to some 905,800 refugees, the majority from South Sudan (46.6%), Somalia (28.4%), Eritrea (19.2%) and Sudan (4.9%). As conflicts are ongoing in neighbouring countries, refugees continue to enter Ethiopia on a daily basis, making it the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa.

17 Sep 2018 description

During the month of August 2018, 9,458 persons from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi and other countries, arrived in Uganda—the majority from DRC. The humanitarian situation remains unpredictable in South Sudan, DRC and Burundi.

Refugees from South Sudan continue to report fleeing primarily out of fear of being killed by fighters from either side of the conflict inside the country, while those from DRC report interethnic clashes.

Burundians indicate several reasons for leaving their country including insecurity and family reunification.