UNHCR Somalia: Response to Yemen situation 1 - 30 September 2017

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 30 Sep 2017 View Original


Number of new arrivals: 579 new arrivals from Yemen

New enrolments: 155 students enrolled in school

Subsistence allowance: 2,781 households (11,285 persons) received subsistence allowance

Access to heath: 707 persons provided with health care assistance

Community-based projects: 566 beneficiaries of community-based projects

Update on achievements

In September, UNHCR launched the Assisted Spontaneous Returnee (ASR) program to support Somali refugees in Yemen to return to their country. Upon arrival in Somalia, returnees are provided with an enhanced return package.

New arrivals

Throughout September, 579 individuals arrived in Somalia by sea from Yemen. 532 were Somalis arriving either simultaneously or through UNHCR’s assisted ASR. Yemenis refugees consisted of 47 individuals.

■ In 2017, 4,357 new arrivals reached Somalia including 3,679 Somalis, 648 Yemenis and 30 third country nationals.

■ Since the beginning of the conflict in Yemen in 2015, 39,117 individuals have so far arrived in Somalia. This includes 33,154 Somalis, 5,620 Yemenis and 343 third country nationals.