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  • UNHCR distributes aid to 30,000 displaced Somalis in past week

    news UNHCR, 22 Aug 2011 (12 years ago )
    NAIROBI, Kenya, August 19 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said Friday it is continuing to distribute emergency aid to displaced people in southern and central Somalia, reaching some 30,000 of them this week alone. Since early July, UNHCR teams have assisted some 180,000 people displaced by drough...
  • UNHCR experts sent to remote Ethiopian area to help 18,000 Somalis

    news, 23 Aug 2011 (12 years ago )
    NAIROBI, Kenya, August 23 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has sent a team of experts in several disciplines to a remote area of eastern Ethiopia where some 18,000 Somali refugees are in urgent need of aid after fleeing their country. The UNHCR team sent to Gode includes specialists in health, nut...
  • Health concerns in Ethiopia camps

    news unhcr briefing notes, 02 Sep 2011 (12 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...
  • UNHCR scaling up operations inside Somalia

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 9/09/2011, 09 Sep 2011 (12 years ago )
    Amid assessments of a somewhat improved security situation in some parts of Somalia, UNHCR is scaling up its presence in Somalia’s border regions and in Mogadishu. Yesterday, a UNHCR team undertook a mission to Liboi (Kenya) and Dobley (Lower Juba), which is the main transit point on the route to Da...
  • Unaccompanied Somali teens at risk in bid to reach safety in Ethiopia

    news UNHCR News Stories, 30 September 2011, 30 Sep 2011 (12 years ago )
    DOLLO ADO, Ethiopia, September 30 (UNHCR) – When Hassen Ibrahim arrived recently in Ethiopia, the teenager had not seen his parents for more than two years. "As the eldest son, I stayed behind to take care of my grandmother, who was too sick to travel," explained the 15-year-old, shortly after cross...
  • New clashes menace Somali refugees, force more into displacement

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 04 Oct 2011 (12 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...