- OCHA Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 5 October 2015
- UNHCR Impact of the Yemen situation in Ethiopia - September 2015
- FEWS Ethiopia: Food Security Alert September 23, 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Ethiopia slow onset natural disaster, Sep 2015
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Requirements Mid Year Review 2015
MoS Sean Sherlock, Minister Charles Flanagan, Irish Aid, Press Releases, Ireland, 2015,
Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D, & Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Mr. Seán Sherlock, T.D., Announce Additional €3 million Humanitarian Assistance Funding for South Sudan, Nigeria and Burundi.
This year’s Global Monitoring Report, produced jointly by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, details the progress the world has made towards global development goals and examines the impact of demographic change on achieving these goals.
The current growing season (May-October 2015) in East Africa (Sudan and Ethiopia region) which is ending now has developed under a strengthening El Nino event.
In Ethiopia, the Belg season (February to May) was affected by a severe drought resulting in poor crop and pasture production. This situation put further stress on households at the start of the following main season (Meher).
Raho Mogol, an agro-pastoralist who lives in Maragacho kebele (community) in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, is the mother of six children, four under five years old. Milk plays a critical role in the diet of pastoralist children and families, and Raho’s children would be healthier if they had milk throughout the year. But milk is hard to come by during the dry seasons because animal feed—necessary to keep animals healthy and producing milk—is in short supply. This exacerbates the food and nutrition security of the region’s pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities.
- Continuation of suppressed rainfall along coastal Gulf of Guinea regions and enhanced rain across the Sahel and far western Gulf of Guinea.
- Dryness persists throughout parts of Ethiopia.
1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of north-central and eastern Ethiopia.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
This month marks the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These goals present us with a historic opportunity to change the world for the better by ending poverty, achieving gender equality and reaching Zero Hunger.
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19,000 Refugees and locals received seeds and agricultural tools in Central/Western Equatoria
2,000 Refugees received second-‐ hand clothing in Central Equatoria’s Gorom camp
311 Latrines built in Unity State’s Yida settlement and Ajuong Thok camp ' 49 Students graduated from the first ICT course in Unity State’s Ajuong Thok camp
Central Equatoria: UNHCR relocated 2,143 vulnerable Sudanese refugees from Yei town to Lasu settlement for better protection and provided them with non-‐food items and a plot of land.
October 5, 2015 by Georgina Smith
New drought-resilient white beans – most commonly used to make baked beans – will be deployed to Ethiopia, as erratic weather threatens national production and farmers’ incomes.
Afghanistan: The humanitarian situation in Kunduz is deteriorating as fighting for control of the city continues. Aid organisations have withdrawn, after a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital was bombed in an airstrike, killing 22 and injuring 37.
Burundi: At least eight civilians were killed in Bujumbura over the weekend as political violence persists, and people continue to flee. Some 128,000 people are reliant on food assistance: in some of the areas affected by insecurity, food prices are up to 95% higher than average.
Kenya - Representatives from IOM and UNHCR have presented a Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RRMRP) to respond to the crisis in Yemen at a donor meeting held in Nairobi on October 5th. The plan will cost USD 36 million from October to December 2015 and may cost a further USD 119 million in 2016.
The RRMRP covering the period of October-December 2015 is the outcome of an inter-agency planning process coordinated by IOM, UNHCR and partner agencies in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan.
1059 migrants from 19 different countries have been repatriated since the outbreak of the crisis in July 2014, the majority of them via Tunisia or directly out of Tripoli. In 2015, 709 migrants have been supported by IOM Tripoli to travel back to their home countries so far.
Since July 2014, 7079 IDP families and 8762 migrants have benefitted from the distribution of NFIs and hygiene kits in different parts of Libya, including those 417 migrants, who have been rescued at sea by the Libyan Coast Guards on 28 and 29 September.
- On 2 October, the EHCT briefed ambassadors on the state of the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia. The ambassadors were urged to increase their humanitarian envelope.
- Early action is more cost effective, and early response usually requires acting on any perceived or existing uncertainty.
- For the next six months, at least US$411 million is required to address urgent food and non-food needs for the remainder of 2015 ($174 million) and 2016 first quarter needs ($237 million).
IOM began providing 64,000 liters of water daily to four water sites in Al Hawtah district (Lahj governorate), reaching 4,266 individuals.
IOM completed shelter upgrades for three shelters in the migrant response center in Obock, targeting 200 individuals.
As of 30 September, the number of arrivals in Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia and Sudan has almost reached 62,000 people. Nearly 22,500 have received post-arrival assistance from IOM.