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12 Aug 2015 description

BACKGROUND

Kambioos is the newest of the five Dadaab camps. It was established in August 2011 and officially recognized by the Kenyan government in January 2013. The camp was originally planned for a population of 100,000 and can help reduce the population pressure in other camps. Relocation of people from the overcrowded outskirts of Hagadera has started and Kambioos has been receiving urban refugee from Nairobi.

10 Aug 2015 description
report Government of Nepal

1. Housing and Human Settlements

Summary

The sector of housing and human settlements was affected the most. The total effects (damages and losses) are valued at NPR 350,379 million, with the total damages amounting to NPR 303,631 million and the total losses estimated at NPR 46,748 million.

28 Jul 2015 description
  • El 29 de abril, fuertes lluvias en el municipio de Sayaxché provocaron el desborde de las lagunas de oxidación de una de las empresas productoras de aceite de palma africana y la muerte masiva de peces.

  • El Ministerio de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN) y el Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social (MSPAS) tomaron muestras de agua; estas fueron enviadas al Laboratorio Nacional de Salud (LNS).

15 Jul 2015 description

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

  • As the refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Kule Refugee Camp was opened on 17 May 2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Akobo, Pagak and Burbiey entry points.

Areas of Origin

  • The population is primarily comprised of refugees originating from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

Cultural Background

15 Jul 2015 description

Contextual Background

Historical background

  • At the onset of the emergency in South Sudan (mid-December 2013), refugees arrived at various Ethiopian border entry points (mainly Pagak, Burbiey and Akobo). They were relocated to established camps, such as Tierkidi Camp.

Areas of Origin

  • The Tierkidi camp population is primarily comprised of refugees from South Sudan’s Upper Nile and Jonglei States.

Cultural Background

31 Mar 2015 description

Lieu d’origine

  • Majorité de Borno et Yobe (villages Pulka, Wije, Bokko, Atagra, Maiduguri, Madagali, Banki, Bama, Djibrilli, Goshe, Gwoza, Kohum, Tchinene, Zamga, Agandjara, Arboko, Atagara, Ngoshe) et quelques-uns de Adamawa.

Évènements clés

25 Mar 2015 description

1. Executive Summary

The Kenya refugee operation is often cited as an example of a protracted refugee situation with traditional refugee camps in place for the past 20 or so years. In the last four years, however, the operation has been anything but static in responding to two major influxes from neighbouring countries while undergoing a transition in terms of partnerships and innovations in assistance delivery.

11 Mar 2015 description

This week, HelpAge International is launching the first Disaster Risk and Age Index, ranking 190 countries across the world on the disaster risk faced by older people, at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai.

“The Disaster Risk and Age Index captures the collision of two trends: ageing populations and the acceleration of risk in a world which is increasingly exposed to natural and technological hazards,” said Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction.

09 Mar 2015 description

Contexte Actuel

Lieu d’origine

  • Majorité de Borno et Adamawa (villages Pulka, Wije, Bokko, Atagra, Maiduguri, Madagali, Banki, Bama, Djibrilli, Goshe, Gwoza, Kohum, Tchinene, Zamga, Agandjara, Arboko, Atagara, Ngoshe) et quelques-uns de Yobé.

Évènements clés

09 Feb 2015 description

Brendan Gormley, former DEC CEO, writes as part of a new report by DEC member Age International on older people in development.

31 Jan 2015 description

Executive Summary:

Studies confirm that in the last eleven years more than 850,000 persons have been affected by the conflicts in Sa’dah and neighbouring areas. Hundreds of people who lost their lives and tens of thousands who were displaced . The conflicts in Sa’adah have compounded the effects of economic decline of Yemen and the general instability in the region on the population there.

15 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHT

  • Humanitarian Coordinator visits Pakistani refugees.
  • Humanitarians prepare to support vulnerable Afghans in winter.
  • IRIN’s Joe Dyke reports on communities affected by spring flooding in the north.

In this issue
Top UN official visits Khost P.1
Humanitarian winter response P.2
Climate change in Afghanistan P.3
CHF second allocation P.5

31 Oct 2014 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SHC/4114
Sixty-ninth session,
35th & 36th Meetings (AM & PM)
General Assembly
Meetings Coverage

Concluding General Debate on Human Rights, Delegates Raise Concerns about ‘Politicized’ Resolutions Targeting Specific Countries

23 Apr 2014 description

Snapshot 16–23 April

Central African Republic: Renewed clashes between anti-balaka and Seleka fighters occurred in several locations in central, northern, and southwestern provinces. MISCA soldiers are being redeployed to cover areas previously secured by the Chadian contingent. A Christian religious leader was killed and four were abducted in two northern towns, while 30 Christian civilians were reportedly killed in a central town.

15 Apr 2014 description

Syria: Violence is intensifying in Damascus, with increased attacks from both the Government and the opposition. In Aleppo, fighting between Syrian troops and opposition fighters is causing further casualties. In the east, infighting between rival opposition factions has led to a reinforcement of Iraqi troops’ positions on the Iraqi side of the border. To date, over nine million people are in need of assistance, and more than 2.6 million have fled the country. In early April, humanitarian assistance was allowed in besieged areas in Aleppo for the first time since June.

14 Apr 2014 description

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Ration Card Exchange

Between 15th and 22nd March, UNHCR replaced old food ration cards with new ones in all five Dadaab camps. Refugees who collected their food rations stopped by the UNHCR desks in food distribution centres to receive their new cards. 80,424 new ration cards were validated which means that 97% of all households in Dadaab now have a new card. The remaining 3% of households can approach the UNHCR field offices for their cards.

30 Sep 2013 description

Executive Summary

Situated in the hilly eastern part of Myanmar, Kayah State borders Thailand to the east, Shan State to the north, and Kayin State to the southwest. Kayah is a small but complex state, rich in natural resources, cultural heritage and natural beauty. But Kayah has also been in a state of conflict for more than 60 years, and over the years, the cost of the conflict has been extensive—impacting directly and indirectly, the lives and the livelihoods of most of the people in Kayah, and many thousands who have fled.

04 Sep 2013 description

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

Already established camp received large influx of Somali refugees in the first half of 2011.

Areas of Origin

56.87% are from Gedo, 22.97% are from Bay and the rest of the population is from various other locations in Somalia.

Cultural Background

  • Sunni Muslim

  • 49% are May May speakers from Rahanweyn clan, 24% are Mahatiri speakers from Maheren clan and the remaining are from various other Somali clans.

Main Occupations