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  • Poles pop up in Dollo Ado camps!

    news UNHCR, 10 Sep 2013 (9 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 (8 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 (8 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...
  • UNHCR chief in Eid solidarity visit to Horn of Africa

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 30 Aug 2011 (11 years ago )
    UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres is on a three-day visit to the Horn of Africa to show solidarity with displaced Somalis during Eid il-Fitr. Over the Eid period, UNHCR is airlifting 240 metric tonnes of aid from Saudi Arabia to Somalia. The assistance comprises dry goods and spe...
  • Somali refugees learn to live together in new tented town rising in Kenya

    news UNHCR News Stories, 19 September 2011, 19 Sep 2011 (11 years ago )
    IFO EXTENSION, Kenya, September 19 (UNHCR) – In a windy desert camp, two women vigorously insult each other over who will be the first to fill their plastic can with water. Either side of a standpipe, they hurl epithets. For much of their lives, the women have been accustomed to travelling several k...
  • New clashes menace Somali refugees, force more into displacement

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 04 Oct 2011 (11 years ago )
    UNHCR is very concerned by the latest escalation of violence in southern Somalia. The renewed clashes are between opposing armed groups and are further exacerbating the already severe humanitarian situation. We urge all armed groups and forces in Somalia to avoid targeting civilian areas and to ensu...
  • At-a-glance - Somali Displacement Crisis

    news UNHCR, 07 Oct 2011 (11 years ago )
    Highlights •Ongoing Kenya operation moves nearly 79,000 Somali arrivals from Dadaab’s outskirts to its extensions before the onset of the rainy season. •Crude mortality rate in Ethiopia’s Dollo Ado reduces drastically from 4-5 deaths per 10,000, to 0.4 deaths per 10,000 daily. •Spate of vi...
  • Significant increase in arrival trend in Dollo Ado

    news UNHCR Ethiopia, 14 Oct 2011 (11 years ago )
    The arrival trend in October continues to show a significant increase, with a total of 4,968 Somali refugees crossing into Ethiopia over the last 12 days. This brings the average daily arrival rate to 414, which is more than twice the trend back in September. Hilaweyn has almost reached its full ...
  • UNHCR alarmed over recent security incidents at Dadaab

    news UNHCR Web Site, 21 Dec 2011 (11 years ago )
    <P>UNHCR is alarmed by a string of recent security incidents targeting the Dadaab refugee complex in northern Kenya. Dadaab is the world's largest refugee settlement and shelters more than 460,000 people. <P>An explosion on Monday at the Hagadera camp killed one person and seriously injured two p...
  • Emergenza Etiopia

    news RSI.ch, 20 Dec 2011 (11 years ago )
    Un essere umano su sette soffre la fame. Ma se ne parla quasi soltanto in occasione di eventi fuori dal comune, come la siccità di portata eccezionale che ha colpito il Corno d’Africa quest’anno. Aggravata da una situazione di guerra in Somalia, ha provocato una nuova ondata di profughi verso i camp...