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  • East Africa drought: Somalis engulf Ethiopian town

    news BBC, 08 Jul 2011 (10 years ago )
    This small, remote border town is rapidly becoming one of the focal points of the drought emergency in the Horn of Africa. Two thousand or so Somali refugees who are now arriving here each day from across the border are forcing a long-running refugee assistance operation to be ramped up to deal w...
  • New Satellite Imagery

    news German Federal Agency for Technical Relief, 05 Aug 2011 (10 years ago )
    To support the aid work of the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) the ZKI produced maps of the Dolo Ado region showing the refugee camps along the Genale river between Dolo Ado and Bokol Mayo in Ethiopia.
  • UNHCR helps relocate Somali refugees to new camp in eastern Ethiopia

    news UNHCR, 05 Aug 2011 (10 years ago )
    DOLLO ADO, Ethiopia, August 5 (UNHCR) The UN refugee agency, in partnership with the Ethiopian government and the International Organization for Migration, on Friday began the relocation of nearly 15,000 Somali refugees who have been living in a crowded transit centre in the eastern region of Dollo ...
  • UNHCR calls for rapid response to measles threat in Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia

    news UNHCR, 06 Aug 2011 (10 years ago )
    The UN refugee agency today expressed growing alarm over the plight of refugees in the Dollo Ado camps in south-eastern Ethiopia following an outbreak of suspected measles. <P>UNHCR fears the outbreak could lead to high mortality and serious illness in an already vulnerable refugee population who...
  • Aid Organizations Start Mass Vaccinations of Somali Refugee Children

    news Epoch Times, 07 Aug 2011 (10 years ago )
    Aid organizations and the Ethiopian government have started a large-scale vaccination program for Somali refugee children in Ethiopian camps hoping to counteract outbreaks of disease among the malnourished population. The United Nations said it was alarmed Saturday after suspected cases of measle...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Unaccompanied Somali teens at risk in bid to reach safety in Ethiopia

    news UNHCR News Stories, 30 September 2011, 30 Sep 2011 (10 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...
  • Significant increase in arrival trend in Dollo Ado

    news UNHCR Ethiopia, 14 Oct 2011 (10 years ago )
    The arrival trend in October continues to show a significant increase, with a total of 4,968 Somali refugees crossing into Ethiopia over the last 12 days. This brings the average daily arrival rate to 414, which is more than twice the trend back in September. Hilaweyn has almost reached its full ...