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23 Dec 2011 description
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES · Tensions remain high in North Eastern Province of Kenya following a series of explosive attacks targeting military and police convoys in the area. · Aid workers have further reduced operations in the Dadaab refugee camps following heightened insecurity. · WHO has...
24 Nov 2011 description
Highlights • Heavy rains complicate the situation of thousands of displaced Somalis in East and the Horn of Africa. • Humanitarian agencies step up security in and around Dadaab complex of camps. • Diseases plague camps in Ethiopia and Kenya. • Mixed migration flow from the Horn of...
22 Nov 2011 description
Highlights • Donor country Ambassadors, MPs visit Tongo refugee camp • More refugees coming as Kurmuk (S) and Geissan(S) fell to SAF; accelerated site development underway • High malnutrition rates in Kobe and Hilaweyn but dramatic decrease in child mortality rate • Fifth camp in Dollo...
15 Nov 2011 description
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days. More than a...
14 Nov 2011 description
Seasonal Outlook Drought conditions have abated in most parts of the southern and southeastern lowlands of Ethiopia due to the good overall rains in October. The early to timely onset and normal to above-normal performance of the deyr/hagaya (October to December) rains has improved water and...
11 Nov 2011 description
I HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES Increased attacks on civilian and police targets have been reported in Kenya this week, as the Kenya military incursion in southern Somalia continues. Humanitarian operations at Dadaab refugee camps and drought-affected areas of northeastern Kenya have been increasingly...
04 Nov 2011 description
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES · Tensions remain high in the region as Kenyan troops advance further in Somalia in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants. · Non-essential humanitarian operations in Dadaab refugee camp have been temporarily suspended due to insecurity in the area. · Heavy rains continue...
04 Nov 2011 description
Thousands of displaced Somalis have been affected by heavy rains and flooding in parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. In Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, the rains have flooded the shelters of some 2,800 people in Sigale IDP camp. In response, UNHCR has distributed 4,500 assistance kits with plastic...
22 Oct 2011 description
This report is produced by OCHA Eastern Africa in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It is issued by OCHA in New York. It covers the period 14-21 October. The next report will be issued on 28 October. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES • On 16 October, Kenyan armed forces moved into Somalia...
01 Sep 2011 description
Dolo Odo and surrounding areas (Liben zone) The influx of refugees from Somalia, estimated at 120,000 as of August 2011, has doubled the population in Dolo Ado. The influx has significantly declined in August due to improved assistance in Somalia and the Ramadan season.   • The government will...