A total of 435 migrants were registered at MRCs across the region in October. The largest number of migrants was registered in Bosasso (134), followed by Hargeisa (130), Obock (92), Metema (59) and Semera (20). Almost a quarter of all registrations were children. The largest number of children were registered in Hargeisa (58) and Obock (24). While all 58 minors in Hargeisa were accompanied, 75% of minors in Obock were unaccompanied (18). Moreover, all registered minors in Semera (4) and Metema (10) and half of the registered minors in Bosasso (4) were unaccompanied.
IOM estimates that above 220,000 individuals were returned to Ethiopia during the reporting period, out of which 176,426* were registered since April, 2017. Since May, 2017, it is estimated that 170,602 (16% voluntary returnees and 84% forced returnees) were registered and profiled upon arrival;
67% of reported migrants were adult and male, returning to Ethiopia involuntarily; 61% of migrants (above 6 years old) had primary level education, and approximately 26% had less than the primary level;
DUBAI/RIYADH – The United Nations World Food programme (WFP) welcomes a pledge of US$500 million from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) for humanitarian food assistance to Yemen. The funds, which will partially go to WFP, will cover shortfalls in the current humanitarian response while helping WFP scale up its operation to provide life-saving food assistance to 10-12 million severely hungry people in Yemen, including more than 2 million children.
Kingdom had joined hands with the UAE and Kuwait to bolster UN humanitarian effort in Yemen by donating $1.25bn
RIYADH, November 20, 2018 – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) and Emirates Red Crescent on Tuesday announced a joint US$500 million aid initiative to alleviate a food crisis in Yemen. The move will benefit 10 to 12 million Yemenis.
In line with its mission to alleviate human suffering around the globe, The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed on Wednesday aid to vulnerable communities in Yemen and Kenya, and to people affected by natural disaster in Indonesia.
605 Progress towards malaria elimination: report of the second global forum of malaria-eliminating countries – June 2018
605 Progrès vers l’élimination du paludisme: rapport du deuxième forum mondial des pays éliminant le paludisme – juin 2018
L'OIM travaille en collaboration avec le Gouvernement de Djibouti afin de mieux comprendre les dynamiques migratoires dans le pays ainsi que le profil des migrants qui transitent dans le pays. Pour ce faire, l’OIM met en œuvre le suivi des flux de population, activité qui consiste à collecter des données dans les localités par lesquelles transitent les migrants. Les données présentées dans ce rapport mensuel donnent un aperçu des mouvements et des profils de populations en Septembre 2018.
SUIVI DES MOUVEMENTS DE POPULATIONS
In August 2017, a major humanitarian crisis in the Rakhine State of Myanmar triggered a mass exodus of around three-quarters of a million stateless Rohingya refugees into neighbouring Bangladesh, adding to the estimated 200,000–300,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who had fled Myanmar earlier and the estimated 73,000 Rohingya refugees in Malaysia.
General situation during October 2018 Forecast until mid-Dececember 2018
The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during October
Although seasonal rains ended in the northern Sahel between Mauritania and Sudan and vegetation was drying out, a second generation of breeding took place in Chad and small-scale breeding occurred in norther Niger and southern Algeria.
• In September, as part of the General Food Assistance, WFP distributed 125,000 rations consisting of 8 kg wheat flour, 2 kg rice, 1 kg pasta, 2 kg yellow split peas, 1kg CSB, 1kg sugar, 1litre of fortified vegetable oil. The ration was complemented with 1 kg of gofio (roasted maize meal), which is part of an in-kind donation from the Spanish region of Gran Canaria. The food basket reached a daily energy intake of 2,208 kcal/person, higher than the planned 2,100 kcal per day due to the inclusion of an additional commodity.
RIYADH, October 29 – A Saudi tanker reached Aden carrying the first installment of oil derivatives such as diesel and mazut, worth USD$60 million. They are meant to be supplied to power stations in provinces liberated by the Yemeni government as part of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY).
Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah, Advisor to the Saudi Royal Court and General Supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, has announced that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will provide US$70 million towards the salaries of teachers in Yemen, in cooperation with the United Nations and UNICEF, with each country paying half of the sum.
The Saudi Press Agency quoted Al-Rabiah as saying that, in a press statement, the sum will boost the salaries of 135,000 teaching staff.
WASHINGTON — Returning migrants who do not qualify for residence or asylum to their countries of origin represents one of the most contested areas of migration policy around the world. The United States deports more than 300,000 people annually, and in recent years the Dominican Republic, Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have each also returned hundreds of thousands of migrants, in some cases including recognized refugees, long-term residents and laborers.
Brussels, 24 October 2018
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I can just add, after two Presidents [Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Iván Duque, President of Colombia] spoke, that it was really a great pleasure to welcome President [Iván] Duque here in Brussels, on one of his first visits after he took office.
We take it as a signal of friendship and recognition of the important partnership we have between Colombia and the European Union.
Throughout the Middle East region last week, rates of political violence have remained relatively unchanged barring the renewal of cross-border violence in Gaza and southern Israel. In Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, battles and offensives remained generally concentrated in the same areas as the week prior. On the other hand, in Lebanon, a rare clash between armed groups in the Mieh Mieh Palestinian refugee camp may lead to further violence as the army attempts to assert control.
23 October 2018 – UNICEF appreciates the announcement from the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of US $70 million towards monthly cash stipends to teachers across Yemen.