Media Listing November 2012


1. Floods cause displacement in Somaliland

IRIN News November 02, 2012

HARGEISA, 2 November 2012 (IRIN) - Heavy rains have displaced many residents in the mid-eastern regions of the self-declared republic of Somaliland. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, between 300 and 400 families, mainly in Qorilugud district and Taalobuur village, in Togdheer region, have been affected.

2. Illegal immigration on rise in Somaliland

IRIN December 03, 2012

HARGEISA, 3 December 2012 (IRIN) - More youths from the self-declared republic of Somaliland are illegally migrating from the region, mainly due to a lack of jobs, traveling through Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya on their way to Europe, say officials.

3. A snapshot of humanitarian challenge

IRIN November 07,2012

MOGADISHU, 7 November 2012 (IRIN) - After two decades of civil war, Somalia is finally seeing hope for lasting peace. After the August departure of Al-Shabab insurgents, thousands of people have returned to the capital, Mogadishu, looking to rebuild their lives, and in September, the election of a new president was widely viewed as the start of a new era for the country.


4. Migrant ship sinks in Mediterranean killing 10

CNN November 04, 2012

(CNN) -- At least 10 people drowned in the Mediterranean when a ship sank between Libya and the Italian island of Lampedusa Sunday, according to Italy's official news agency.


5. Thousands of Ethiopians kidnapped, tortured and raped in Yemen

Alertnet, November 2 2012

NAIROBI (AlertNet) – Migrants travelling from the Horn of Africa to Yemen in search of a better life are regularly kidnapped, tortured and raped, according to a new report by the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS).

6. New challenges for aid worker security

IRIN November 14 2012

DUBAI, 14 November 2012 (IRIN) - Yemen has long been renowned as a place where foreigners, including aid workers, are at risk of kidnapping. On the brink of civil war last year, and with a still fluid social and political transition under way, new challenges for aid worker security are emerging, say experts.

7. Dialogue and divisions in Yemen

IRIN November 06,2012

SANA’A, 6 November 2012 (IRIN) - Nearly a year after a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-brokered deal set Yemen on a theoretical path towards political transition, the country remains deeply divided amid increasing poverty.


8. Disquite over Lamu project

IRIN News October 31, 2012

LAMU, 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - A fledgling project to build a huge new port, oil refinery and transport hub on Kenya's northern coastline promises to deliver thousands of jobs and is a pillar of the government's long-term development agenda. But critics fear the project will displace tens of thousands of people in Lamu District, exacerbate decades of marginalization, degrade marine environments essential to local livelihoods and increase the risk of conflict as the country gears up for elections in March 2013.


9. Israel bureaucracy leaves South Sudanese vulnerable to attack

Sudanese refugees from the Nuba Mountains are being registered by Israel’s Interior Ministry as South Sudanese, making it difficult for them to find and keep work, pay for rent, bills, or food, and subjecting them to potential arrest and deportation.

10. Israel erects higher tech barrier to prevent migrants

XINHUA November 5, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday told his Cabinet that improved security deployment and a new high-tech barrier along the Egyptian border had succeeded in ending illegal entry by Africans seeking work or asylum in Israel.

11. Israel migration policy bites hard

IRIN November 21,2012

TEL AVIV, 21 November 2012 (IRIN) - The Israeli government says a hardening of migration policy has caused a 90 percent drop in arrivals in the last few months, from around 2,000 in May to 122 in September.  Under an updated Anti-Infiltration law passed in January, all illegal border crossers are labelled “infiltrators” and can be detained for up to three years.


12. Kidnapped Eritrean man in plea for life

BBC November 24, 2012

An Eritrean man who says he will be killed by an Egyptian trafficking gang in Sinai unless a $25,000 ransom is paid within days has spoken to the Today programme's Mike Thomson.


13. Briefing: ONLF rebellion

IRIN October 29 2012

NAIROBI, 29 October 2012 (IRIN) - Any hopes for an imminent end to conflict in Ethiopia’s Somali region were dashed earlier this month when talks between the government and the separatist Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) broke down.

14. The cost of being a good neighbour

IRIN November 12,2012

DOLLO ADO, 12 November 2012 (IRIN) - Ethiopians would like to continue to be good Samaritans to the hundreds of thousands seeking refuge from drought and conflict in neighbouring Somalia, but massive camps in fragile environments have sparked concern among both the government and the people sharing space with the refugees.

15. Migration not always a way to adapt

IRIN November 28 2012

JOHANNESBURG, -As the impact of climate change unfolds, many have predicted forbidding scenarios of millions of impoverished people flooding into often affluent countries. Yet a ground-breaking study released on 28 November reveals a more nuanced relationship between climate variability and migration, which could provide insight into how events might transpire in the coming years.



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