Media Listing December 2012


1. 26 Somali and Eritrean migrants die in the desert

Africa review December 29 2012

Reports from Libya confirmed Friday that 23 Somalis and three Eritreans being smuggled through the north African country died when a vehicle they were in overturned.

2. Two Somali immigrants shot dead in Yemen

All Africa 11 November 2012

SANAA (—At least two Somali immigrants were killed and five others injured during an attack by the Yemeni security forces at a checkpoint in the northern Lahaj province, official said.

3. UNHCR reports 55 people missing or drowned at Sea

UNHCR Press December 20 2012

“Fifty-five people are drowned or missing after an overcrowded boat capsized off the Somali coast on Tuesday night (18 December). UNHCR is greatly saddened by this latest tragic incident – the biggest loss of life in the Gulf of Aden since February 2011 when 57 Somali refugees and migrants from the Horn of Africa drowned while attempting to reach Yemen.

4. Somali Refugees in the Region: As of 12 December 2012,,,,DJI,,50ceea992,0.html

5. Exiled Somali journalist suffer under Kenyan refugee policy

(CPJ/IFEX) December 21, 2012

Exiled Somali journalists living in Nairobi were struck with disbelief this week when daily newspaperspublished a statement by the Department of Refugee Affairs ordering all Somali refugees to move to refugee camps. "The refugees, particularly those living in urban centers, are contributing to insecurity in the country," the statement read. The acting commissioner for refugee affairs, Badu Katelo, said aid agencies including the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) must stop providing aid to those outside the camps.

6. Kenya orders Somali refugees to go to Dadaab

BBC Africa December 21,2012

Thousands of Somali refugees in Kenya have been ordered to leave urban areas and go to remote, overcrowded camps, following a spate of grenade attacks.

Aid will no longer be delivered to those who remain in urban areas, said the head of Kenya's refugee agency.

7. Danish refugee Council emergency shelter for Somali refugees in Ethiopia

Dhanaan December 08, 2012

War, drought and consequences of famine in Somalia continueto force people to seek refuge across the border in Ethiopia. There, Danish Refugee Council has provided shelter and emergency assistance to thousands, but more aid is needed in one the region’s fast growing refugee settlements.

8. Malawi arrests 42 Ethiopian refugees trying to flee to South Africa

Awramba Times December 08, 2012

Blantyre, Malawi – Police in the Malawi capital, Lilongwe, Sunday arrested 42 Ethiopians as they tried to flee to South Africa. Immigration Department spokesman Elack Banda said the refugees had fled the UNHCR-Malawi government-run Dzaleka Refugee Camp in the central district of Dowa.


9. Bought sold and abused in Yemen

Reliefweb January 03,2012

ADEN, Yemen, Jan 2 2013 (IPS) - Twenty-one-year-old Aisha clings to her two children as she recounts her tale of horror. Growing up in the Somali capital Mogadishu, she fell in love and bore a child out of wedlock four years ago. When her family threatened her life for destroying her ‘honour’, Aisha escaped.

10. 1186 Ethiopians deported in 2012

26 September Net - Immigration and Nationality Passports Authority in cooperation with International Organization for Migration have deported about 180 Ethiopian illegal immigrants to their home country, according to a statement from the Interior Ministry

11. Ethiopian migrants remain stranded in Yemen

United Nations Radio December 13, 2012

Early this week more than 200 Ethiopian migrants were returned to their country from Yemen on a flight chartered by the International Organization for Migration

12. Ethiopian migrants abused unwelcome in Yemen

Redress information and analysis December 18, 2012

Year on year the numbers of men, women and children leaving Ethiopia for one of the Gulf states and beyond in search of work and freedom from repression is increasing.


13. Moving urban refugees to Dadaab unwise

Daily Nation January 07, 2012

A recent government statement saying all urban refugees will be returned to the already overstretched Dadaab refugee camp is worrying. Although it was originally designed to host 90,000 refugees, it currently accommodates nearly 500,000.


14. Ethiopia-Djibouti Irregular migration continues unabated

IRIN December 21, 2012

ADDIS ABABA-DJIBOUTI, 21 December 2012 (IRIN) - More people from the Horn of Africa region, especially Ethiopia and Somalia, are crossing international borders as irregular migrants - lacking official documentation or approval - drawn by the promise of a better life in the Arabian Peninsula.

15. Stranded Ethiopian migrants airlifted from Yemen

IOM Press December 11, 2012

Yemen – An IOM-charter flight carrying 210 stranded Ethiopian migrants from Yemen to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa left Al-Hodeida airport yesterday (11/12/12).



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