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    • Migrants cook rice in Obock, Djibouti, as they wait for nightfall to continue their journey to Yemen. From there, they hope to reach Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries
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Djibouti's First National Strategy on Migration Targets Challenges from Horn of Africa

The strategy will offer help and promote sustainable livelihoods for migrants impacted by conflict, protracted crisis, climate change and the lack of jobs in the region

Host to 150,000 undocumented migrants and a transit hub for thousands of others from the Horn of Africa heading to the Gulf, Djibouti aims to improve their welfare and that of hosting communities through the country's first National Strategy for Migration, launched with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). …

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    • Boys make war-related mud moulds while participating in activities in a child-friendly space near a displaced people’s gathering area in Geneina town, West Darfur, Sudan
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Sudan Humanitarian Fund Project Helps Children Affected by Conflict

The Fund has provided a total of $1.3 million for response activities in West Darfur to World Relief and Save the Children, while the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided an additional $5 million in January of this year to various partners

At a makeshift health clinic set up alongside a road in Ag Geneina, a town in West Darfur, Sudan, several young girls sketch flowers, while the young boys in the group draw weapons and make mud moulds of military vehicles.  “I have been encouraging them to make drawings from happier…

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    • IOM's psychosocial-oriented livelihood activities for displaced populations in camps and host communities in north-east Nigeria are part of the organization's Migrant Health and Psycho-social Support services
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IOM's First Psychosocial Counselling Master’s Degree in Nigeria Aims to Benefit Victims of Conflict

It was developed to localize community-based mental health and psychosocial support response, while also raising awareness and building the national capacity of humanitarian actors

People affected by conflict will benefit from help provided by graduates of the International Organization for Migration's (IOM) first Professional Master’s Degree Programme in Psychosocial Counselling and Conflict Transformation in Nigeria.  The degree is offered in partnership with the Centre for Peace, Diplomatic and Development Studies of the University of Maiduguri and aligns with…

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    • IOM has started relocation of more than 17,000 IDPs to the Sabacare 4 relocation site in Mekelle, Tigray
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IOM Relocates Over 17,000 People Uprooted by Conflict in Northern Ethiopia to New Shelter

More than 2.1 million people have been displaced during the conflict across the regions of Tigray, Afar and Amhara

After months in makeshift sites, with little food or water, thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the conflict in Northern Ethiopia are being voluntarily relocated to new shelters by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).   The IDPs, many of whom have been forced to sleep in the open…

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AMISOM conducts field inspection of ongoing Quick Impact Projects in Baidoa

The school includes five classrooms, an administrative office, staff office and ablution blocks, while the clinic includes consultation rooms and a maternity theatre

As part of its Quick Impact Projects which provides local communities across Somalia with basic social services, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is constructing a school and a clinic next to the Halano II Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Baidoa, the South West State of Somalia. The…

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    • A child is screened for malnutrition in Adikeh in Wajirat in Tigray, Ethiopia. © UNICEF/Christine Nesbitt
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Ethiopia: Multiple reports of alleged human rights violations in Tigray

Reports also suggest that people of Tigrayan ethnicity have been detained by law enforcement officials on ethnic grounds, mostly in Addis Ababa

UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet on Monday deplored “multiple and severe reports of alleged gross violations of human rights, humanitarian and refugee law” committed by all parties to the conflict in Tigray.  In an update to the UN Human Rights Council (OHCHR) on the situation in the northernmost regional state in Ethiopia, Ms. Bachelet said…

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Funding crunch forces WFP to cut food assistance in South Sudan

Starting October, 106,000 people displaced in camps in Wau, Juba and Bor South will not receive monthly food rations for the next three months and until the new year

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will suspend food assistance for more than 100,000 displaced people in parts of South Sudan for three months starting October as part of a prioritization exercise driven by funding shortages this year While generous contributions from donors have enabled WFP to reach millions…

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    • Burkina Faso: 275,000 People Forced to Flee New Surge in Violence
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Burkina Faso: 275,000 People Forced to Flee New Surge in Violence

A slow and insufficient humanitarian response is forcing people to choose between violence or hunger, warns the Norwegian Refugee Council

Increased violence in Burkina Faso has forced an average of 13,000 people a week to flee their homes since April. Nearly 500 civilians were killed, with attacks by armed groups in Solhan and Arbinda towns marking the two deadliest in Burkina Faso’s recent history. “Despite soaring conflict, the humanitarian operation…

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    • WHO Logistics Hub Airlifts its Largest Single Shipment of Humanitarian Cargo to Ethiopia
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WHO Logistics Hub Airlifts its Largest Single Shipment of Humanitarian Cargo to Ethiopia

WHO and partners are working closely to address the health needs of nearly 2.5 million people in the current crisis

The World Health Organization (WHO) Logistics Hub in Dubai delivered 85 metric tons of life-saving medical supplies to Ethiopia, the largest single shipment of humanitarian cargo to date airlifted by the Hub. The supplies including essential medicines, trauma and surgical medicines, infusions, consumables equipment and cholera kits were flown by…

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    • Children displaced by violence play in a school yard in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Human Rights Abuses Intensifying in Eastern DR Congo - UNHCR

An alarming number of human rights abuses have been carried out against civilians this year by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday

In the two most affected provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, UNHCR and its partners recorded more than 1,200 civilian deaths and 1,100 rapes, constituting a total of 25,000 human rights abuses.  Speaking in Geneva, UNHCR spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov said the violence “continues to cost lives and drive people from their homes”.   Host families ‘exhausted’  In…