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Eastern Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin, March - April 2015

Highlights

  • Government of Kenya calls for the closure of Dadaab refugee camp following terrorist attack in Garissa.
  • Fighting resumes in South Sudan as peace talks stall yet again.
  • Over 20,000 South Sudanese refugees received in neighbouring countries since February 2015.
  • Food security expected to deteriorate from April - June 2015 in most countries in the region.
  • More than 6,500 Burundian refugees flee tensions in Burundi ahead of June 2015 presidential elections.
  • More cuts in remittances to Somalia will affect coping capacities.
  • Sokola II joint military offensive against FARDC rebels in eastern DRC to affect close to 500,000 people.
  • Eastern Africa WHS consultation agrees on six priorities to improve humanitarian effectiveness.
  • IGAD calls for collective action to promote sustainable resilience in border areas.
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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
17 Apr 2015
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin
Location(s): 
Kenya
Theme(s): 
Conflict
Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)