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  • UN agency warns of Somalia hunger deaths

    news Al Jazeera Reuters, 28 May 2014 (8 years ago )
    About 200,000 children under the age of five could die from severe malnutrition in Somalia by the end of the year, unless the United Nations receives emergency funds to stave off mass hunger, UN officials have said. Only $15m has been received against the appeal by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)...
  • UK asylum seeker claims harrowing deportation

    news Al Jazeera, 01 Jun 2014 (7 years ago )
    London, United Kingdom - A Somali man forcibly returned to Mogadishu from the UK under a controversial new scheme to send home failed asylum seekers has described how he was punched and kicked by the British guards who accompanied him, and left him bleeding in a cell after having a tooth knocked out...
  • Helping the most vulnerable in Dadaab

    news UNHCR, 10 Aug 2011 (10 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 (10 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...
  • Sharp rise in mortality seen at refugee camp in southeast Ethiopia

    news UNHCR, 18 Aug 2011 (10 years ago )
    An assessment of mortality in one of four refugee camps at the Dollo Ado complex in Ethiopia has found that death rates have reached alarming levels among new arrivals. Since the Kobe refugee camp opened in June, an average of 10 children under the age of five have died every day. While malnutrit...
  • Progress on the Opening of the Community Technology Access Centre in Kakuma

    news UNHCR SO Kakuma, 17 Aug 2011 (10 years ago )
    On 17 August UNHCR Kakuma hosted a visit by Mr. Allan Torrie, president and CEO of Morneau Shepell, a Canadian human resource consulting company which is emerging as one of Kakuma's primary private donors. Morneau Shepell is currently funding the construction of a Community Technology Access Centre...
  • Life saving efforts in Ethiopia continue

    news UNHCR, 19 Aug 2011 (10 years ago )
    In Ethiopia, a large scale effort has meanwhile been underway to address the high mortality rates among new arrivals from Somalia. Malnutrition remains the leading cause of death but the situation is being compounded by suspected measles and other diseases. Children under the age of five, already...
  • Somali exodus slows in Horn of Africa but grows in Yemen

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 26 Aug 2011 (10 years ago )
    With the crisis in the Horn of Africa continuing, UNCHR has noted an evolving displacement pattern during August with fewer Somalis displaced within Somalia or into Kenya or Ethiopia, but rising arrivals in Yemen. In Somalia, UNHCR’s Population Movement Tracking (PMT) partners have reported a sig...
  • Start of school year for refugee children in Dadaab

    news unhcr briefing notes, 02 Sep 2011 (10 years ago )
    In Kenya, this coming Monday marks the start of the new school term and at Dadaab, the largest refugee complex in the world, some 40,000 refugee children are preparing to go to school - many for the first time. The influx of 154,000 new refugees from Somalia this year, more than half of whom are chi...
  • Health concerns in Ethiopia camps

    news unhcr briefing notes, 02 Sep 2011 (10 years ago )
    UNHCR is becoming extremely concerned about the increasingly poor health state of recent Somali arrivals in Ethiopia. At the Kobe camp, in the Dollo Ado area, medical screening of new arrivals is recording severe acute malnutrition among 19 percent of children. At nearby Hilaweyn, the rate is 16 pe...