UNHCR Response to the Somali displacement crisis into Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya 2011

Contract partner: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesCountry: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00Project start: 01.07.2011End: 31.12.2011

Short Description:

Overall goal

Conflict in South Central Somalia continues unabated, causing a great number of civilian casualties and massive displacement. This is compounded by one of the worst droughts in the last five years which has destroyed crops and decimated livestock, resulting in high food prices. The combined impact of political instability, violent conflict and drought has largely exhausted the coping mechanisms of the majority of the Somali population, forcing unprecedented numbers of Somalis to cross its borders into neighboring countries.

To respond to the unfolding massive humanitarian crisis, UNHCR has been appealing for a total of over 400 million USD to address life saving needs of Somali refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs in Ethiopia, as well as in Djibouti and Kenya until the end of the year 2011.

The main objectives of UNHCR’s assistance to the displaced populations in Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti comprise:

¿ Strengthening refugee protection through insistence on adherence to international, regional and national instruments.

¿ A fair protection processes, by registering all refugees and asylum-seekers, and increasing the level of documentation in the camps

¿ Providing for the basic material needs of new arrivals, including shelter, health, water and sanitation.

This agreement provides for a contribution to the UNHCR’s Horn of Africa Appeals of € 1 million from the Austrian Ministry of Finance.

project number2676-00/2011
source of fundingOEZA
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
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    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
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    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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