Refugees in the Horn of Africa: Somali Displacement Crisis
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Ethiopia

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35,200 Individuals
Registered Somali Refugee Population
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Population

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Registered Somali Refugee Population

245,346


Households*

47,353


* Household data may be unavailable for some locations
Last Updated 31 Jan 2015

Demography
Male (47%) Age (53%) Female
9% 0 - 4 9%
17% 5 - 11 17%
8% 12 - 17 7%
11% 18 - 59 19%
1% 60 + 1%

  Registered Somali Refugee Population

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  Breakdown by Region

Region Current Total     Registered Arrivals in 2015    
204,115
40,810
Individuals
Households
83.2 % 204
53
Individuals
Households
0.1 %
40,060
6,543
Individuals
Households
16.3 % n/a
n/a
Individuals
Households
0 %
1,171
n/a
Individuals
Households
0.5 % n/a
n/a
Individuals
Households
0 %

  Breakdown by Country of Origin

Country of Origin Current Total     Registered Arrivals in 2015    
245,346
47,353
Individuals
Households
100 % 204
53
Individuals
Households
0.1 %

   Latest Documents

Report Date: 12/02/2015
Description
Ethiopia continues to be the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa with 665,881 refugees at the end of January 2015. The largest populations groups are South Sudanese, Somalis, Eritreans and Sudanese.
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Report Date: 27/01/2015
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A UN initiative brings electric lighting to refugee camps where millions of people are living in harsh conditions.
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Report Date: 31/12/2014
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  Highlights

Start of the holy month of Ramadan sees dramatic decrease in new Somali arrivals to Ethiopia's Dollo Ado.
01 Aug 2012
New arrivals continued to arrive in Dollo Ado in large numbers. The daily arrival average for the second half of May was 141 individuals.
04 Jun 2012
A total of 948 new arrivals was received at the Dollo Ado Reception Centre between 21-25 May - mainly from Bay Bakol and Gedo region.
28 May 2012
A total of 600 new arrivals was received at the Dollo Ado Reception Centre during the last week. However in the last 2 days the average was of 174 per day.
22 May 2012
Construction of Transitional Shelters in all camps are ongoing.
22 May 2012

  News

Poles pop up in Dollo Ado camps!
UNHCR, 10 Sep 2013
UNHCR’s partner AHADA are busy installing 310 solar powered street lights thanks to funding from the IKEA Foundation and ECHO. CEO of the IKEA Foundation, Mr Per Heggenes checked out the lights on a recent visit to the camp. The lights are already reportedly creating a greater sense of safety and ...
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Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia get new camp in north of country
UNHCR, 13 Jun 2013
HITSATS, Ethiopia, June 13 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has opened a new camp in northern Ethiopia to house the increasing number of Eritrean refugees entering the country. A total 776 Eritrean refugees have already been transferred to Hitsats Camp, which can house up to 20,000 refugees. "Th...
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Somalia: A Famine Crisis One Year On - Lives Saved and Lessons Learned
AllAfrica.com, 01 Aug 2012
Dollo Ado — A year after the onset of the Somalia famine, Aden Yusef Kabey can laugh at the pain he endured. He has regained the body weight he lost over the past year. He can walk, eat and sleep. "I've come back from the dead," says the 22-year-old. "Now I want to have a future and take full a...
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Panoramic Photos, Dollo Ado refugee camp
http://bavaria360.de, 09 Jul 2012
Photographer Juergen Schrader recently took these panoramic, 360 degree shots in Dollo Ado's Melkadida camp, which is home to approximately 40,000 Somali refugees: http://bavaria360.de/melkadida/melkadida.html Patients line up to avail of German NGO Humedica's medical services in a camp health p...
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Geldof: G8 leaders not as rich, but must still help Africa
ITV, 15 May 2012
After spending the last five days with Bob Geldof, I feel that I know his opinion about everything. His forceful rhetoric - delivered at one hundred miles per an hour and sprinkled with a selection of profanities - is what first helped to make the famine in Ethiopia a global issue during the 1980...
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  Who's Doing What Where?

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