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  • UNHCR calls for rapid response to measles threat in Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia

    news UNHCR, 06 Aug 2011 (12 years ago )
    The UN refugee agency today expressed growing alarm over the plight of refugees in the Dollo Ado camps in south-eastern Ethiopia following an outbreak of suspected measles. <P>UNHCR fears the outbreak could lead to high mortality and serious illness in an already vulnerable refugee population who...
  • Aid Organizations Start Mass Vaccinations of Somali Refugee Children

    news Epoch Times, 07 Aug 2011 (12 years ago )
    Aid organizations and the Ethiopian government have started a large-scale vaccination program for Somali refugee children in Ethiopian camps hoping to counteract outbreaks of disease among the malnourished population. The United Nations said it was alarmed Saturday after suspected cases of measle...
  • UNHCR helps relocate Somali refugees to new camp in eastern Ethiopia

    news UNHCR, 05 Aug 2011 (12 years ago )
    DOLLO ADO, Ethiopia, August 5 (UNHCR) The UN refugee agency, in partnership with the Ethiopian government and the International Organization for Migration, on Friday began the relocation of nearly 15,000 Somali refugees who have been living in a crowded transit centre in the eastern region of Dollo ...
  • East Africa drought: Somalis engulf Ethiopian town

    news BBC, 08 Jul 2011 (13 years ago )
    This small, remote border town is rapidly becoming one of the focal points of the drought emergency in the Horn of Africa. Two thousand or so Somali refugees who are now arriving here each day from across the border are forcing a long-running refugee assistance operation to be ramped up to deal w...
  • Horn of Africa drought: UK charities boost Somalia aid

    news BBC News, 13 Jul 2011 (13 years ago )
    British aid agencies are preparing to expand their activities in Somalia to help some of the 10 million people at risk of starvation in East Africa. Relief operations have been constrained by the security situation in Somalia. But Islamist militant group al-Shabab last week announced it was li...
  • Tents arrive for Somalia refugees

    news Capital FM Kenya, 17 Jul 2011 (13 years ago )
    NAIROBI, Kenya, July 17- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Sunday morning took delivery of the first consignment of emergency tents destined for Dadaab refugee camp. This is the first in a series of UNHCR emergency airlift flights to bring aid to uprooted Somalis in remote re...
  • New Satellite Imagery

    news German Federal Agency for Technical Relief, 05 Aug 2011 (12 years ago )
    To support the aid work of the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) the ZKI produced maps of the Dolo Ado region showing the refugee camps along the Genale river between Dolo Ado and Bokol Mayo in Ethiopia.
  • Efforts turn to Ethiopia camps and Mogadishu airlift, as Horn of Africa crisis deepens

    news UNHCR, 09 Aug 2011 (12 years ago )
    In Ethiopia, the relocation of Somali refugees from the over-crowded transit centre in Dollo Ado town to the new camp at Hilaweyn saw its fourth day on Monday. Since the start of the operation on August 5th some 4,000 refugees have been moved. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) which...
  • Helping the most vulnerable in Dadaab

    news UNHCR, 10 Aug 2011 (12 years ago )
    DADAAB, Kenya, August 10 (UNHCR) – Her right leg is twisted outward at a 45-degree angle just below the kneecap. And when Bishara Hassan Hussein steps forward with her baby wrapped against her body, it seems as though she has a branch sticking out from her body. The leg throbs with a constant pain, ...
  • A Worsening Humanitarian Situation

    news , 18 Aug 2011 (12 years ago )
    A Worsening Humanitarian Situation Somalia is at the heart of one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today. Twenty years of conflict and waves of drought have uprooted a quarter of the country\'s 7.5 million people. As the region faces its most severe drought in 60 years, the Somali ex...