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25 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian funding requirements increase to more than $1.5 billion

  • Flash floods displace nearly 237,000 people

  • GoE, relief actors prepare to evaluate belg seasonal outcomes and impacts

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

25 May 2016 description

GENEVA (25 May 2016) – Two United Nations human rights experts today urged the Ethiopian and South Sudanese authorities to redouble their efforts to free all the children abducted in the western Ethiopia’s Gambella region during cross border attacks by armed men.

25 May 2016 description
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Key Issues

  • Ethiopia showcases best practices in drought response at World Humanitarian Summit (WHS).

  • Joint Government and humanitarian partners’ assessment on the impact of the belg rains.

  • National Meteorological Agency (NMA) forecasts normal to above normal performance for the kiremt rains.

Ethiopia showcases best practices in drought response at WHS

25 May 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • In April, Year-on-Year general inflation rate stood at 7.4%, food inflation at 6.3% and non-food inflation rate at 8.7%. The Central Statstical Agency indicated that food indices rose in April 2016; bread and cereal (10.6%), fruits and spices (12.6%), milk, cheese and egg (11.1%), pulse and vegetables (4.5%), meat (8.5%), sugar, honey, and other sweets by (4.7%).

25 May 2016 description
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  • In response to the drought emergency, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs), supported by humanitarian partners, including UNICEF, have increased the number of outpatient therapeutic feeding programme sites (OTP) by 1,211 (from 13,271 in March 2015 to 14,482 in March 2016) and the number of stabilization centers (SC) by 336 (from 1,013 in March 2015 to 1,349 in March 2016).

24 May 2016 description

IN NUMBERS

60 MILLION people affected globally at present.

32 MILLION people food insecure in Southern Africa.

10.2 MILLION people in Ethiopia need emergency food assistance.

50 PERCENT crop losses in Haiti due to El Niño-influenced drought.

HIGHLIGHTS

24 May 2016 description

By: Marjo Leppanen, IFRC

Ethiopia is currently experiencing its worst drought in 50 years with 10.2 million people in need of urgent humanitarian food assistance. The drought is linked to the El Niño phenomenon which has resulted in failed rains leading to very poor or no harvests for farmers.

24 May 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 39,962 Persons arrived at Yemeni coasts since January 2016
  • 4,165 Refugee families provided with cash assistance since January 2016
  • 1,283 Refugee children provided with child protection services since January 2016
  • 154,811 Persons provided with NFIs since January 2016

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

· Food stocks are stretched and WFP requires USD 117 million for the next six months to meet the needs of new arrivals and existing refugees, particularly in Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

· Deteriorating food and nutrition security, driven by high food prices and the declining economic situation is affecting South Sudanese across the country.

23 May 2016 description

When families struggle to get enough to eat at a time of crisis, children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of malnutrition. WFP’s specialized nutrition support has been a vital part of the response to the ongoing drought crisis in Ethiopia.

WAGHIMERA, Ethiopia – The first time 4-year-old Gebru’s mother took him to a health centre in Amhara last year, he was so sick with a bad cough that he could not eat properly. He did not recover after the first rounds of treatment for malnutrition.

23 May 2016 description

May 23, 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced $274 million in humanitarian assistance at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The funding will be provided to United Nations humanitarian and development agencies to strengthen emergency response, ensure child protection in humanitarian crises and build long-term resilience to food insecurity.

23 May 2016 description

(Addis Ababa and Istanbul 23 May 2016): Mr. Demeke Mekonnen Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister today chairs a side event at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) showcasing the country’s best practices in the drought response.