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  • More Somalis flee to volatile Yemen

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 21 Oct 2011 (12 years ago )
    The deteriorating humanitarian situation in Somalia has forced more than 318,000 Somalis to flee their country so far this year. While the majority are seeking safety and aid in neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia, many Somalis continue to head northwards to embark on the risky sea journey across the Gu...
  • Life-saving work continues in Kenya's Dadaab camps

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 21 Oct 2011 (12 years ago )
    In the Dadaab refugee complex in eastern Kenya, we are seeing a sharp drop in the number of new arrivals from Somalia. This could be due to the border military operations or the onset of heavy rains in the area. No newly-arriving refugees have approached the registration centre in the last week. ...
  • Heavy rains hit thousands of displaced Somalis in region

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 04 Nov 2011 (12 years ago )
    Thousands of displaced Somalis have been affected by heavy rains and flooding in parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. <P>In Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, the rains have flooded the shelters of some 2,800 people in Sigale IDP camp. In response, UNHCR has distributed 4,500 assistance kits with pla...
  • Rainfall, disease, hitting refugee camps in Kenya, Ethiopia

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 15 Nov 2011 (12 years ago )
    More than a month after the kidnapping of three aid workers in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee complex, insecurity continues to affect aid efforts. The situation is being exacerbated by heavy rains and accompanying risks of waterborne diseases. <P>Nearly 100 additional Kenyan police have been deployed in ...
  • Dadaab: Walking the fine line between helping refugees and risking lives

    news UNHCR Web Site, 28 Nov 2011 (12 years ago )
    DADAAB, Kenya, November 28 (UNHCR) – Ibrahim held up an X-ray of his broken thigh bone, taken when he first arrived in the Dadaab refugee complex of north-eastern Kenya. Five months later, he still cannot walk. <P>"I fell off a car when I was heading to Kenya from the Bay region [in southern Soma...
  • New challenges in Somalia, relief efforts under pressure in Kenya and Ethiopia

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 29 Nov 2011 (12 years ago )
    We are concerned about Al Shabaab’s announcement yesterday, permanently revoking work permissions to a number of UN organizations including UNHCR in parts of Somalia under their control. <P>This comes at the time of a dire humanitarian crisis in southern and central parts of Somalia. After drough...
  • Ethiopia Opens New Camp for Somali refugees

    news UNHCR, 01 Dec 2011 (12 years ago )
    Hundreds of Somali refugees in southern Ethiopia’s Dollo Ado region have been relocated from an overcrowded transit centre to a new camp, Bur Amino. The camp was opened on Wednesday and became the fifth one in the Dollo Ado region. The first group of some 400 refugees has been moved by bus from ...
  • Dollo Ado Refugee Camps Say No to Gender Violence

    news UNHCR, 26 Nov 2011 (12 years ago )
    Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence kicked off in all Dollo Ado camps today, with celebrations, drama, theatre, dance, sport and public announcements. November 26th is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and refugees turned out in force to attend the various ...
  • New Camp for Somali Refugees Opens in Ethiopia

    news Voice of America, 02 Dec 2011 (12 years ago )
    New Camp for Somali Refugees Opens in Ethiopia
  • Bokolmayo Refugee Camp Celebrates International Day of Human Rights

    news UNHCR, 10 Dec 2011 (12 years ago )
    Saturday 10 December saw the Bokolmayo refugee camp in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia celebrating International Day of Human Rights. The day marked the culmination of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. UNHCR and its humanitarian partners, together with the general refugee community and Ethiopian ...