TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES
Between 1 and 31 January 2018, over 8,000 people arrived via the Mediterranean to Europe, an 11% increase compared to the same month in 2017 during which over 7,200 arrived. Arrivals duing January comprised of 19% children, 13% women and 68% men.
Ethiopia is the second largest refugee hosting country in Africa, with 889,071 refugees and asylum seekers as of November 2017.2 At the Leaders’ Summit held in New York in September 2016, and co-hosted by Ethiopia, a day after the adoption of the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants, the Government of Ethiopia made the following nine pledges to relax its reservations to the Refugee Convention and encampment practices, and to strengthen support to refugees.
Tripoli - At nearly 3:00am on 14 February, a truck accident occurred, leaving 19 people dead and 49 people injured near Bani Waleed in Libya. The migrants on board reported that 180 people were crammed into the truck's cargo containers. They also said that the smugglers' truck crashed when it drove into a large hole in the road; overloaded with people, it became unbalanced. Out of the total migrants involved, approximately 138 were Eritrean, while the remaining were Somali and Ethiopian.
Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering over 900,000 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 January 2018.
In January 2018, 7,895 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mainly from South Sudan (5,960) and Eritrea (1,639)
Ethiopia formally launched the CRRF in November 2017, paving the way for the implementation of the nine pledges it made at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September 2016 in New York
The last few weeks have seen an encouraging surge in the opposition to the government’s decision to deport asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea who have been living in Israel for over a decade.
Due to drought and large-scale displacement in the southern and southeastern lowland areas of Ethiopia, humanitarian needs remain significant.
Ethiopia is the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, with 892,555 registered refugees and asylum seekers, 58 percent of whom are children.
• 3,811 of children under the age of 5 suffering from SAM were treated, the equivalent of 67% of the planned target.
• 1,546 additional people have access to adequate sanitation, the equivalent of 45% of its annual target.
• 4,000 cases of suspected Acute Watery Diarrhea treated with Oral Rehydration Salts
Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs
180,937 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)
334,662 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 – 2017)
46,730 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya
4,439 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018
1,080 monitoring visits to detention centres in 2017 (91 in 2018)
1,428 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention since 2017 (316 in 2018)
Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe.UNHCR's interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking. UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services and core relief items.
Eritrea is vulnerable to recurrent drought due to its geographic location.
23,288 new arrivals were registered in Kakuma in 2017. 16,622 (71.4%) are from South Sudan.
75,297 Somalis have been assisted to return to Somalia under the voluntary repatriation programme. 35,407 returned in 2017 alone.
238,152 (49%) refugees reside in Dadaab, 185,154 (38%) in Kakuma and Kalobeyei Settlement and 65,109 (13%) in Nairobi.
Working with Partners
INTRODUCTION & KEY TAKEAWAYS
8.5 million people in need of humanitarian and protection services
5.4 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance
10.5 million people in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services
3.6 million children under-5 projected to be malnourished
1.3 Million+ people displaced due to drought and conflict in 2017
1.9 Million children require education support
In 2017, Ethiopia was faced with drought, floods, conflict; and the continued influx of refugees.
Between January and November 2017, 321,040 children received lifesaving treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
483,701 medical consultations were provided through 49 UNICEF supported mobile health and nutrition teams. 188,671 consultations were received by children.
UNICEF provided access to safe water for 2.4 million people affected by drought and displacement due to conflict.
“Now our situation is better and I can choose what my family and I eat. Having familiar foods on our plates feels a lot like home.”
January 2018—Djibouti—a small, desert-like country in East Africa—is home to fewer than 1 million people and chronically food insecure. Currently a haven to 27,000 refugees who have fled violence and insecurity in their own countries, the strain on resources is more pronounced as the country struggles to feed everyone in need.
22 de enero, 2018 — Diez crisis humanitarias en todo el mundo, entre ellas situaciones de desplazamiento forzoso que afectan a millones de hombres, mujeres y niños, no fueron denunciadas lo suficiente el año pasado, reveló un informe de la organización internacional de ayuda CARE, reportado por ACNUR este lunes.
In 2017, UNICEF Eritrea supported the Government of the State of Eritrea (GoSE) to reach 364,616 children aged 6 to 59 months with Vitamin A supplementation, while 41,701 children with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) and 15,981 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) were treated.
The Country Office (CO) supported the provision of supplementary food to 48,470 persons, including 3,908 pregnant women and 3,139 lactating mothers.
A total of 116,214 children were vaccinated for measles.
A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.