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  • UNHCR’s ExCom Chairman to visit Ethiopia, Kenya amid Horn of Africa crisis

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 23/09/2011, 23 Sep 2011 (10 years ago )
    The head of UNHCR’s Executive Committee, Ambassador Hisham Badr of Egypt, will be visiting refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya starting this Sunday week to see for himself the situation there amid the ongoing crisis in the Horn of Africa. <p>The visit follows High Commissioner António Guterres’ m...
  • Health situation improves for Somalis in Ethiopia; World Bank grants US$30 million to help refugees

    news UNHCR News Stories, 16 September 2011, 16 Sep 2011 (10 years ago )
    DOLLO ADO, Ethiopia, September 16 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said Friday that as Somali refugees continue to arrive daily in Ethiopia, the health and nutrition situation is improving in the camps they are heading for. <p>In a related development, the World Bank announced in Washington, DC, o...
  • UNHCR concerned about fresh violence in Somalia

    news UNHCR News Stories, 04 Oct 2011 (10 years ago )
    GENEVA, October 4 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday it is "very concerned" by the latest escalation of violence in southern Somalia. The renewed clashes between opposing armed groups are further exacerbating the already severe humanitarian situation. <P>"We urge all armed groups and...
  • More Somalis flee to volatile Yemen

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 21 Oct 2011 (10 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 (10 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. ...
  • Dadaab: Walking the fine line between helping refugees and risking lives

    news UNHCR Web Site, 28 Nov 2011 (10 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 (10 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...
  • DHC, IKEA CEO visited Kobe & Bur Amino camps

    news , 14 Feb 2012 (10 years ago )
    As part of a two-day mission to Ethiopia (9-10 Feb.), UNHCR Deputy High Commissioner Alexander T. Aleinikoff and the Chief Executive Officer of IKEA Foundation, Mr. Per Heggenes, visited Kobe and Bur Amino camps on 10 February 2012. The two officials appreciated the progress being made to address Ko...
  • Somali refugees in Ethiopias Dollo Ado exceed 150,000 as rains hit camps

    news UNHCR, 27 Apr 2012 (10 years ago )
    Heavy rains have hit Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya, damaging tents, flooding roads and affecting aid delivery. This comes as the refugee population in southern Ethiopia swells to more than 150,000. In recent weeks, Dollo Ado in southern Ethiopia has been receiving a weekly average of...
  • Geldof: G8 leaders not as rich, but must still help Africa

    news ITV, 15 May 2012 (10 years ago )
    After spending the last five days with Bob Geldof, I feel that I know his opinion about everything. His forceful rhetoric - delivered at one hundred miles per an hour and sprinkled with a selection of profanities - is what first helped to make the famine in Ethiopia a global issue during the 1980...