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  • The first cases of Covid-19 in the EHAGL region were reported on 13 March and the situation continues to evolve. All 11 countries of the region have reported cases and local transmission. While there has been no large-scale outbreak amongst UNHCR’s populations of concern, the need for preparedness is urgent. UNHCR is working closely with governments, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Country Teams to promote the inclusion of refugees, IDPs, stateless people and others of concern in national preparedness and response measures – in particular in health, hygiene and sanitation programmes, as well as distance learning and emergency social safety nets.
    highlight 19 May 2020 (2 months ago)
    / Burundi - Refugees / Eritrea - Refugees / Ethiopia - Refugees / Somalia - Refugees / Sudan - Refugees / Rwanda - Refugees / Tanzania (Democratic Republic of) - Refugees / South Sudan - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs / South Sudan - IDPs / Burundi - Asylum-Seekers / Somalia - Asylum-Seekers / Burundi - IDPs / Ethiopia - IDPs / Kenya - Refugees / Djibouti - Refugees / Djibouti - Asylum-Seekers / Eritrea - Asylum-Seekers / Ethiopia - Asylum-Seekers / Kenya - Asylum-Seekers / Sudan - Asylum-Seekers / Rwanda - Asylum-Seekers / Djibouti - IDPs / Eritrea - IDPs / Kenya - IDPs / Sudan - IDPs / Rwanda - IDPs
  • Internal displacement is also a phenomenon in countries in the EHAGL region and faced by several countries on a large scale. Over 8 million people are currently internally displaced. Efforts are underway to strengthen UNHCR’s role in inter-agency IDP responses in line with the 2019 IDP policy and the High Commissioner’s new Initiative on Internal Displacement which includes Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan. Recent opportunities to pursue solutions for IDPs in the region were bolstered by South Sudan’s accession and Ethiopia and Somalia’s ratification of the African Union Convention on the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention).
    highlight 19 May 2020 (2 months ago)
    / Burundi - Refugees / Eritrea - Refugees / Ethiopia - Refugees / Somalia - Refugees / Sudan - Refugees / Rwanda - Refugees / Tanzania (Democratic Republic of) - Refugees / South Sudan - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs / South Sudan - IDPs / Burundi - Asylum-Seekers / Somalia - Asylum-Seekers / Burundi - IDPs / Ethiopia - IDPs / Kenya - Refugees / Djibouti - Refugees / Djibouti - Asylum-Seekers / Eritrea - Asylum-Seekers / Ethiopia - Asylum-Seekers / Kenya - Asylum-Seekers / Sudan - Asylum-Seekers / Rwanda - Asylum-Seekers / Djibouti - IDPs / Eritrea - IDPs / Kenya - IDPs / Sudan - IDPs / Rwanda - IDPs
  • During 2019, some 220,000 people were granted international protection in the East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region (EHAGL), bringing the total number of refugees and asylum-seekers to 4.7 million. The region hosts some 67 per cent of the refugees on the African continent and 20 per cent of the global refugee population. The largest number of refugees and asylum-seekers in the region are from South Sudan, with significant numbers also from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Somalia and Sudan. Governments have generally continued to maintain open-door asylum policies and embraced the Global Compact on Refugees by adopting progressive national refugee frameworks and promoting the inclusion of refugees into national health, education and social protection systems.
    highlight 19 May 2020 (2 months ago)
    / Burundi - Refugees / Eritrea - Refugees / Ethiopia - Refugees / Somalia - Refugees / Sudan - Refugees / Rwanda - Refugees / Tanzania (Democratic Republic of) - Refugees / South Sudan - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs / South Sudan - IDPs / Burundi - Asylum-Seekers / Somalia - Asylum-Seekers / Burundi - IDPs / Ethiopia - IDPs / Kenya - Refugees / Djibouti - Refugees / Djibouti - Asylum-Seekers / Eritrea - Asylum-Seekers / Ethiopia - Asylum-Seekers / Kenya - Asylum-Seekers / Sudan - Asylum-Seekers / Rwanda - Asylum-Seekers / Djibouti - IDPs / Eritrea - IDPs / Kenya - IDPs / Sudan - IDPs / Rwanda - IDPs
  • From January to June 2017 - 28,757 Somali refugees from Kenya were voluntarily repatriated to Somalia by UNHCR as part of its programme and benefited from an enhanced return package.
    highlight 15 Sep 2017 (2 years ago)
    Somalia / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs
  • In total, as of 28th Feb. 52,591 Somali refugees returned home since 8th December 2014, when UNHCR started supporting voluntary return of Somali refugees.
    highlight 13 Mar 2017 (3 years ago)
    Kenya / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs
  • As of 15th Feb. 49,376 Somali refugees from Kenya returned home since 8th December 2014 ( when Vol-rep started) out of which 10,062 were supported in 2017 alone
    highlight 07 Mar 2017 (3 years ago)
    Kenya / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs
  • Over 2,800 Somalian have arrived to Uganda since beginning of 2016.
    highlight 23 May 2016 (4 years ago)
    Uganda Yemen / Somalia - Refugees Uganda / Somalia - Refugees Tanzania (Democratic Republic of) / Somalia - Refugees Somalia / Somalia - IDPs Kenya / Somalia - Refugees Ethiopia / Somalia - Refugees Eritrea / Somalia - Refugees Egypt / Somalia - Refugees Djibouti / Somalia - Refugees
  • UNHCR in collaboration with Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and TdH conducted in 2nd half of April a mass campaign targeting enrolment of children out of school
    highlight 19 May 2016 (4 years ago)
    Kenya Yemen / Somalia - Refugees Uganda / Somalia - Refugees Tanzania (Democratic Republic of) / Somalia - Refugees Somalia / Somalia - IDPs Kenya / Somalia - Refugees Ethiopia / Somalia - Refugees Eritrea / Somalia - Refugees Egypt / Somalia - Refugees Djibouti / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs
  • APPEL À MANIFESTATION D’INTÉRÊT DÉCLARATION DU PARTENAIRE N° 117/PRG/UNHCR 0004/2015 EN SAVOIR PLUS
    highlight 10 Dec 2015 (4 years ago)
    Cote d'Ivoire / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs
  • APPEL À MANIFESTATION D’INTÉRÊT N° 117/PRG/UNHCR/0006/2015NOTE SUCCINTE EN SAVOIR PLUS
    highlight 10 Dec 2015 (4 years ago)
    Cote d'Ivoire / Somalia - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs