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16 Mar 2018 description

Ethiopia Launched the 2018 South Sudan Refugee Response Plan, outlining the collective response of 24 participating organizations.

10,781 South Sudanese refugees have been registered in Ethiopia since the beginning of year.

51 children in Addis Ababa received protection support from the Refugee Outreach Volunteers (ROVs) in February. The ROVs help link UNHCR and partners with the refugees in the city.

16 Mar 2018 description

909,301 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers

246,254 Households

16 Mar 2018 description

Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering over 909,301 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 28 February 2018.

In the first two months of 2018, 15,097 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, including 7,202 in February. They include more than 10,700 from South Sudan and more than 3,700 from Eritrea.

14 Mar 2018 description


During 2017, almost 38,900 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement1 to 25 countries in Europe,2 36% more than during 2016 and over three times greater than the average rate of 12,400 submissions per year during the last decade.
Between 2007 and 2016, Europe’s proportion of resettlement sub-missions globally has increased from approximately 9% to more than 18%, and in 2017 reached 52%. This is primarily due to a significant decrease globally in new submissions for resettlement, most notably to the United States of America.

14 Mar 2018 description

High levels of food insecurity persist in the world, due largely to conflicts and to adverse climatic shocks that are taking a toll, particularly in East African and Near East countries, where large numbers of people continue to be in need of humanitarian assistance, a new FAO report notes. Some 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food, unchanged from three months ago, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today.

14 Mar 2018 description

ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a contribution of US$6 million from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to assist refugees and people suffering because of drought in the Somali region of Ethiopia.

“The generous contribution from the Government of China will help WFP to support millions of drought-affected people and hundreds of thousands of refugees,” said Samir Wanmali, Acting WFP Country Director in Ethiopia.

12 Mar 2018 description

Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS ) summary for January 2018 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia / Somaliland and Yemen.

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09 Mar 2018 description
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  • To scale up its response to conflict induced displacement, UNICEF Ethiopia has finalized a comprehensive, multi-sectoral-strategy to meet the immediate lifesaving needs of 500,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Oromia and Somali regions.

  • UNICEF provided access to safe water to 176,000 conflict-affected IDPs in densely populated IDP sites in East and West Hararghe and Bale zones in Oromia region.

07 Mar 2018 description

ADDIS ABABA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, are appealing for US$80 million to provide food assistance to refugees in Ethiopia.

The amount of food that refugees receive was cut by 20 percent last year below the 2,100 kilocalories per day required to sustain the average person. UNHCR and WFP are warning of deeper cuts to the amount of food from April unless new funding is received in March.

06 Mar 2018 description


  • Due to the lingering effects of the 2015-2016 El Niño-induced drought and multiple consecutive droughts, an estimated 7.9 million people in Ethiopia require emergency food assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). An additional 8 million chronically food-insecure people are supported by the Government of Ethiopia (GoE)-led Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP).

05 Mar 2018 description


FAO assesses that globally 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food.
Conflicts continue to be the main factor driving the high levels of severe food insecurity.
Weather shocks have also adversely impacted food availability and access, notably in East Africa.


02 Mar 2018 description
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Key figures:

165,478 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

341,534 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - 2017)

48,485 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

5,258 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

189 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

969 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018

1,334 vulnerable refugees and asylumseekers evacuated since November 2017


USD 85 M required for 2018

01 Mar 2018 description

Nakivale, one of the oldest refugee settlements in Uganda, was opened in 1958 and officially established as a settlement in 1960. The settlement hosts more than 100,000 refugees from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan. During the Burundian crisis in 2015, the population of the settlement greatly increased. Markets are bustling and food is available for purchase, but many refugees struggle to afford basic items and face serious protection issues when utilizing the land near the host community.

28 Feb 2018 description

Along the Eastern Route (between the Horn of Africa and Yemen)

At the beginning of 2017, movement from Yemen was primarily influenced by the ongoing conflict that left approximately 2 million internally displaced people. However, the numbers of migrants arriving into Yemen from the Horn of Africa via the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, were slightly lower than in 2016 particularly along the Red Sea route due to reports of deportations from Yemen.

28 Feb 2018 description

RMMS launched Phase 2 of the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi) in June 2017.
This snapshot presents an overview of findings from June through December 2017, focussing on how gender influences migration experiences.

This snapshot examines what 4Mi Phase 2 data reveals about why and how women migrate and how gender impacts on conditions along the route. The data draws on interviews with 165 women and 340 men on the move from Horn of Africa.

27 Feb 2018 description

157,495 refugees in Ethiopia are between the ages of 15-24, representing 17.6 % of the registered refugee population in the country.

62,004 refugee youth are South Sudanese sheltered in camps in the Gambella region. They make up 15.4 % of the youth population across the refugee camps in the country

In Pugnido camp, Gambella, a ‘Youth Peace Education Club’, comprising young people from the refugees and their hosts, works on initiatives aimed at fostering peaceful co-existence and peace-building between the two communities.


27 Feb 2018 description

As of 31 December 2017, Ethiopia hosted 892,555 refugees, including new arrivals and those who have lived in the country for a long time.

Ethiopia is taking a number of measures to address the problems 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 primary durable solution for refugees in Ethiopia but a limited quota from countries offering the opportunity means that only 2,000 can have the chance in 2017