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  • During 2019, some 220,000 people were granted international protection in the East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region (EHAGL), bringing the total number of refugees and asylum-seekers to 4.7 million. The region hosts some 67 per cent of the refugees on the African continent and 20 per cent of the global refugee population. The largest number of refugees and asylum-seekers in the region are from South Sudan, with significant numbers also from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Somalia and Sudan. Governments have generally continued to maintain open-door asylum policies and embraced the Global Compact on Refugees by adopting progressive national refugee frameworks and promoting the inclusion of refugees into national health, education and social protection systems.
    highlight 19 May 2020 (2 years ago)
    / Burundi - Refugees / Eritrea - Refugees / Ethiopia - Refugees / Somalia - Refugees / Sudan - Refugees / Rwanda - Refugees / Tanzania (Democratic Republic of) - Refugees / South Sudan - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs / South Sudan - IDPs / Burundi - Asylum-Seekers / Somalia - Asylum-Seekers / Burundi - IDPs / Ethiopia - IDPs / Kenya - Refugees / Djibouti - Refugees / Djibouti - Asylum-Seekers / Eritrea - Asylum-Seekers / Ethiopia - Asylum-Seekers / Kenya - Asylum-Seekers / Sudan - Asylum-Seekers / Rwanda - Asylum-Seekers / Djibouti - IDPs / Eritrea - IDPs / Kenya - IDPs / Sudan - IDPs / Rwanda - IDPs
  • On 11 August Kakuma was inundated with torrential rains which caused flooding in various parts of the camp and surrounding areas. Many refugee shelters were destroyed and dykes and river banks were severely eroded in a number of locations placing refugees and humanitarian workers at risk. A vehicle ferrying passengers from Lokichoggio to Kakuma was washed away while trying to cross a seasonal river in Turkana West District, and 8 people lost their lives; it is believed that some among the dead were Sudanese on their way to Kakuma to seek asylum.
    highlight 11 Aug 2011 (11 years ago)
    Kenya Yemen / Somalia - Refugees Uganda / Somalia - Refugees Tanzania (Democratic Republic of) / Somalia - Refugees Somalia / Somalia - IDPs Kenya / Somalia - Refugees Ethiopia / Somalia - Refugees Eritrea / Somalia - Refugees Egypt / Somalia - Refugees Djibouti / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs
  • The number of refugees relocated from Dadaab\'s outskirts to Ifo II, III and Kambioos reaches 26,855.
    highlight 25 Aug 2011 (11 years ago)
    Kenya Yemen / Somalia - Refugees Uganda / Somalia - Refugees Tanzania (Democratic Republic of) / Somalia - Refugees Somalia / Somalia - IDPs Kenya / Somalia - Refugees Ethiopia / Somalia - Refugees Eritrea / Somalia - Refugees Egypt / Somalia - Refugees Djibouti / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs
  • The verification of UAC has now been completed in Bokolmanyo camp (Dollo Ado, Ethiopia).
    highlight 05 Oct 2011 (11 years ago)
    Ethiopia Yemen / Somalia - Refugees Uganda / Somalia - Refugees Tanzania (Democratic Republic of) / Somalia - Refugees Somalia / Somalia - IDPs Kenya / Somalia - Refugees Ethiopia / Somalia - Refugees Eritrea / Somalia - Refugees Egypt / Somalia - Refugees Djibouti / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs
  • One Aid worker shot;two abducted in Dadaab\'s Ifo 2 West on the afternoon of 13 October 2011. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees expressed his \"deep shock and indignation\" at the violent abduction of the two female MSF staff and the shooting of their driver. “These MSF colleagues were working to rescue lives,” he said. “It is wholly unacceptable that they should be made targets for kidnap. I appeal to those responsible to facilitate their immediate and safe return.” Please contact MSF for further information.
    highlight 14 Oct 2011 (11 years ago)
    Kenya Yemen / Somalia - Refugees Uganda / Somalia - Refugees Tanzania (Democratic Republic of) / Somalia - Refugees Somalia / Somalia - IDPs Kenya / Somalia - Refugees Ethiopia / Somalia - Refugees Eritrea / Somalia - Refugees Egypt / Somalia - Refugees Djibouti / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs
  • The next Refugee WASH coordination meeting in Addis Ababa will be held tomorrow, as per the schedule. Because the previous meeting time of 8.30am was proving difficult for some attendees, the meeting time is moved to 2pm. It will be held in the 1st floor conference room at UNHCR.
    highlight 14 Nov 2011 (11 years ago)
    Ethiopia Yemen / Somalia - Refugees Uganda / Somalia - Refugees Tanzania (Democratic Republic of) / Somalia - Refugees Somalia / Somalia - IDPs Kenya / Somalia - Refugees Ethiopia / Somalia - Refugees Eritrea / Somalia - Refugees Egypt / Somalia - Refugees Djibouti / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs
  • Final report of Nutrition Survey in Kobe and Hilaweyn camps, Dollo Ado, Ethiopia, Oct-Nov 2011 published by UNHCR, ARRA, WFP, UNICEF and GOAL. (UNHCR, ETHIOPIA)
    highlight 20 Jan 2012 (11 years ago)
    Ethiopia Yemen / Somalia - Refugees Uganda / Somalia - Refugees Tanzania (Democratic Republic of) / Somalia - Refugees Somalia / Somalia - IDPs Kenya / Somalia - Refugees Ethiopia / Somalia - Refugees Eritrea / Somalia - Refugees Egypt / Somalia - Refugees Djibouti / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs
  • Mr. Moses Okello, UNHCR Representative in Ethiopia and Mr. Ota Koji, Chief Representative of JICA sign Memorandum of Understanding to Support the Operation Of JICA’s First Water Development Project in Somali Region of Ethiopia.
    highlight 28 Mar 2012 (10 years ago)
    Ethiopia Yemen / Somalia - Refugees Uganda / Somalia - Refugees Tanzania (Democratic Republic of) / Somalia - Refugees Somalia / Somalia - IDPs Kenya / Somalia - Refugees Ethiopia / Somalia - Refugees Eritrea / Somalia - Refugees Egypt / Somalia - Refugees Djibouti / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs
  • Bob Geldof, Goodwill Ambassador for Save the Children UK visits Dollo Ado refugee camps.
    highlight 15 May 2012 (10 years ago)
    Ethiopia Yemen / Somalia - Refugees Uganda / Somalia - Refugees Tanzania (Democratic Republic of) / Somalia - Refugees Somalia / Somalia - IDPs Kenya / Somalia - Refugees Ethiopia / Somalia - Refugees Eritrea / Somalia - Refugees Egypt / Somalia - Refugees Djibouti / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs
  • Two police officers were injured on 30 December 2013 when their vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device in Dagahaley camp.
    highlight 31 Dec 2013 (9 years ago)
    Kenya Yemen / Somalia - Refugees Uganda / Somalia - Refugees Tanzania (Democratic Republic of) / Somalia - Refugees Somalia / Somalia - IDPs Kenya / Somalia - Refugees Ethiopia / Somalia - Refugees Eritrea / Somalia - Refugees Egypt / Somalia - Refugees Djibouti / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs