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  • Amid insecurity, more Somalis cite difficulties sustaining themselves

    news, 31 Aug 2012 (11 years ago )
    Conflict is normally cited by displaced Somalis as the main reason for flight, but in recent weeks we have seen an increase in IDPs and refugees also citing difficulty in providing for themselves. Over the past seven weeks we have registered some 6,000 Somalis who have cited such difficulties - usua...
  • Boat tragedies on Lake Malawi, off Indonesia underscore risks for migrants, asylum seekers

    news , 31 Aug 2012 (11 years ago )
    It was with sadness that UNHCR learned yesterday of the drownings of some 47 Ethiopians in a boat capsizing incident on Lake Malawi. The exact number of deaths has not been determined. According to the reports we received, villagers around the lake found a dead body on Monday and buried it. On Tues...
  • Dominican Republic: Refugee eligibility commission resumes work

    news , 31 Aug 2012 (11 years ago )
    UNHCR welcomes a decision by the Dominican Republic to reactivate its refugee eligibility commission that reviews asylum applications. Known as the CONARE - Comision Nacional para Refugiados - the commission held its first meeting since 2005 on June 13, reviewing some 19 asylum cases. This breakthro...
  • Holl-Holl - a new camp intended for Somali refugees

    news UNHCR Djibouti, 07 Dec 2012 (10 years ago )
    Like two other refugee locations in Djibouti, Holl-Holl was an old camp that was closed in the mid-2000s, as a consequence of massive repatriations to Ethiopia and to the breakaway territory of Somaliland where the security situation has relatively improved during the last decade. Over the last 6 y...
  • Poles pop up in Dollo Ado camps!

    news UNHCR, 10 Sep 2013 (10 years ago )
    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 co...
  • Somalia: Late, erratic rainfall raises concerns about harvest prospects and food security

    news UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, 01 Jun 2014 (9 years ago )
    2 June 2014, Mogadishu/Rome - Late rains and erratic weather patterns in Somalia have raised concerns over a worsening of the food security situation, as food stocks from the last, poor harvest become depleted and prices continue to rise sharply, a new FAO report says. The situation is being exac...
  • EXCLUSIVE-UN experts wary of Somaliland plan for armed oil protection unit

    news Reuters By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau, 30 May 2014 (9 years ago )
    UNITED NATIONS, May 30 (Reuters) - U.N. experts warn that plans by Somalia's breakaway enclave Somaliland to deploy special forces to protect foreign oil companies could worsen conflicts in the long unstable Horn of Africa. A confidential May 27 letter to the U.N. Security Council sanctions commi...
  • Floods threaten Somalia's refugees

    news Aljazeera, 09 Jun 2014 (9 years ago )
    Families in Somalia are facing the threat of disease after a camp for internally displaced people was flooded. Food is scarce and medical supplies are running low. Al Jazeera's Tim Friend reports.
  • UN Special Representative for Somalia appeals for end to hostilities in Lower Shabelle

    news UNSOM, 10 Jun 2014 (9 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 9 June 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, expressed his deep concern as clan-based militias clashed in Lower Shabelle region of southern Somalia resulting in a number of casualties. "I call for an immediate end to hostilities...
  • UNSOM corrections sector visits Mogadishu central prison and discusses upcoming projects

    news UNSOM, 12 Jun 2014 (9 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 9 June 2014 – Officials from the corrections department of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) visited the Mogadishu central prison today to monitor ongoing renovation projects and to discuss with the custodial management ways to support their needs and priorities. T...