Updates

Your gateway to all content to date. Search and/or drill down with filters to narrow down the content.

34,678 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
23 Jan 2019 description

John Twigg and Margherita Calderone

Resilience-building and livelihood approaches in fragile and volatile environments need adaptive management and flexible programming. Innovation, experimental learning, projects tailored to fit local contexts and a readiness to pilot new ideas and learn from failure can be key success factors.

23 Jan 2019 description

Galbarwaqo is a village in the Mudug area in central-northern Somalia, a region affected by a permanent emergency due to Al Shabaab, clan conflicts and frequent natural disasters.

23 Jan 2019 description

Par le Centre d’études stratégiques de l’Afrique

30 octobre 2018

L’expansion des évènements violents liés à divers groupes islamistes militants à travers le Sahel reflète le nombre grandissant des défis sécuritaires auxquels la région fait face.

Une analyse des évènements violents impliquant les groupes islamistes militants en Afrique pour l’année se terminant le 30 septembre 2018 révèle que :

23 Jan 2019 description

The 2018 Deyr rainy season performed poorly in most parts of Somalia – as such, the risk of drought is elevated in northern and central areas, where Sool, Sanaag, Bari, Nugaal, Mudug and Galgaduud have been particularly affected. A shift in populations, from IPC phase 2 to IPC phase 3, or from IPC phase 3 to IPC phase 4, is also expected in early 2019. Rapid funding is critical to sustain aid delivery.

DETERIORATING SITUATION IN NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PARTS OF SOMALIA

22 Jan 2019 description

Key developments in Africa in the week of January 13th include the Al Shabaab show of strength in Kenya amidst heavy defeats in Somalia; the violent ethnic attacks in Nigeria, Mali and Ethiopia; and the unrest in Zimbabwe and Ivory Coast.

22 Jan 2019 description
report REACH Initiative

General Objective

To inform DSIRS interventions aimed at improving access to relevant and sustainable livelihood opportunities for youth (aged 18-35) at risk of migrating or radicalizing in Dhuusamareeb and Cadaado districts of Somalia.

Specific Objective(s)

22 Jan 2019 description

In 2016 and 2017, poor rains and an extended drought once again brought Somalia to the brink of famine, just five years after a similar crisis had claimed the lives of more than a quarter of a million people.

22 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

5 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) have reported more than 198 cholera / AWD cases and 3 deaths with an average Case Fatality Rate of 1.5%, since the beginning of 2019. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Kenya accounts for 58 % (115) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Burundi at 18.7 % (37).

22 Jan 2019 description

Uganda gives refugees the right to work and freedom of movement through its self-reliance model. The model has been widely praised as one of the most progressive refugee policies in the world. New research by Alexander Betts, Imane Chaara, Naohiko Omata, and Olivier Sterck explores what difference the self-reliance model makes in practice. Which aspects work, under what conditions, and for whom? In order to answer these questions, they compare outcomes for refugees and host community members in Uganda and Kenya, neighbouring countries with contrasting refugee policy frameworks.

22 Jan 2019 description

Uganda gives refugees the right to work and freedom of movement through its self-reliance model. The model has been widely praised as one of the most progressive refugee policies in the world. New research by Alexander Betts, Imane Chaara, Naohiko Omata, and Olivier Sterck explores what difference the self-reliance model makes in practice. Which aspects work, under what conditions, and for whom? In order to answer these questions, they compare outcomes for refugees and host community members in Uganda and Kenya, neighbouring countries with contrasting refugee policy frameworks.

22 Jan 2019 description

Executive Summary

  • Uganda’s refugee policies have been widely recognised as among the most progressive in the world. Through its self-reliance model, it allows refugees the right to work and freedom of movement. It has sustained this approach virtually since independence despite currently hosting more refugees than any other African country.

21 Jan 2019 description

The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is among the most complex and long-standing in the world. Armed conflict and widespread violence, as well as recurrent climatic shocks, perpetuate high levels of humanitarian needs and protection concerns. While above-average rains in the first part of 2018 improved food security, the humanitarian situation remains fragile and prone to future climatic shocks. In total, an estimated 4.2 million people, one third of the total population in Somalia, require humanitarian assistance and protection.

21 Jan 2019 description

UNHCR continues to receive an influx of new arrivals in East Sudan, largely from Eritrea. New arrivals are received and assisted by the Sudanese Commission for Refugees (COR) at the border where they are temporarily hosted in reception centres. Within 1-2 weeks they are transported to Shagarab camps where they undergo screening, a reception process, registration, and Refugee Status Determination while receiving life-saving services and shelter. Recognized refugees receive COR ID cards.

21 Jan 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Scaled-up response urgently required to more than 250,000 IDPs in Western Ethiopia

• Durable Solutions as nexus opportunity in Somali region: Lessons from SDC

• New law grants nearly a million refugees to exercise more rights in Ethiopia

• Nearly 36 million children in Ethiopia are poor and lack access to basic social services: report

• Humanitarian funding update

Humanitarian Coordianator calls for a scale-up response to displacement crisis in Western Ethiopia

21 Jan 2019 description
  • 14,017 Afghan registered refugees (PoR cardholders) repatriated to Afghanistan from 1 March – 30 November 2018
  • 24,775 Afghan refugee births registered from 1 January – 31 December 2018
  • 83,454 IDP individuals (13,909 families) returned to their areas of origin in Pakistan since 1 January 2018

Working with Partners