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Livestock Production: Empowering Women in Ethiopia

Posted by Dr. Yirgalem Gebremeskel on Monday, October 20th 2014

For some, Ethiopia conjures images of famine and extreme poverty. I see a completely different picture.

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 13 - 19 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan: 12 IOM staff trained on mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies.

  • Ethiopia: Close to 63,000 refugees need to be relocated from the camps and transit centres to Okugu Refugee Camp.

  • Kenya: IOM and UNHCR have provided transportation assistance to 32,452 refugees since 15 December 2013.

OVERVIEW

International Organization for Migration:

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Somalia + 1 other
Somalia Flood Watch Issued: 21st October, 2014

During the week ending on 20th October, 2014, moderate to heavy rains were experienced in both Juba and Shabelle river basins inside Somalia and within the Ethiopian highlands.

The area bordering Ethiopia in Hiraan region has experienced torrential rains that have led to destruction and loss of property due to flooding. Heavy rains leading to flooding have also been confirmed in Jilib dstrict in Lower Juba region.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Ethiopia + 6 others
HIV/Aids complicates fight against kala azar

IN SUMMARY

The numbers

  • 300,000 - Or 90 per cent new cases of Kala azar infections every year. Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, and Sudan are the most affected countries, according to the World Health Organization.

  • 35 - Countries in which VL-HIV cases are reported.

  • 20pc to 40 per cent of patients with VL were also found to be infected with HIV in North Africa, one of the hardest hit areas.

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Ethiopia: Early Warning Bulletin (Covers the period of October, 16 -­ 30 2014)

CLIMATE OUTLOOK FOR BEGA 2014/2015

• Northeastern, central and eastern Ethiopia are highly likely to receive near normal, with a possibility of above normal rainfall at some places.

• Rainfall anomalies

o Unseasonal rains are likely to occur over northeastern, eastern and central portion of the nation

• Temperature anomalies

o Moist air and cloud coverage will significantly be dominated during the periods when frost events are supposed to occur.

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Ethiopia + 2 others
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 20 October 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • More than 200 Eritrean refugees cross the Ethiopian border each day. The sudden spike in arrivals since September cause congestion at the reception centre.

  • Localized heavy rains since September produced flooding in Afar, SNNP and Somali regions, triggering displacements, and loss of lives and livelihoods.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ethiopia + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis - Regional Impact Situation Report #40, 15 October 2014

Highlights

  • WFP requires US$106 million for the next six months to meet the needs of new arrivals from South Sudan and existing refugees in all four countries.

  • The resource situation remains critical in all the four countries. Shortfalls may require WFP to implement ration cuts and suspend programmes, in order to prioritize assistance for new arrivals. This will have a negative impact on the nutrition situation of beneficiaries.

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World + 31 others
IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014 - Revised Requirements

IOM’s updated Humanitarian Compendium is now available in a new online platform: http://humanitariancompendium.iom.int/. The Humanitarian Compendium charts the humanitarian needs and strategic priorities of IOM in more than 30 countries for 2014, as coordinated at the inter-agency level, and reflected in Inter-Agency Response Plans and IOM Appeals. The Humanitarian Compendium will be updated on a rolling basis to reflect changes in requirements and funding received.

International Organization for Migration:

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Ethiopia's Antsokia Valley transformed over 30 years, says World Vision

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World Vision

17 October, 2014 - Children are now thriving in today’s lush green landscape of Antsokia, which was one of the worst affected areas 30 years ago, where an estimated one million people were affected by the famine in Ethiopia.

“Today, children and their families no longer suffer from food insecurity,” says Margaret Schuler, World Vision’s National Director in Ethiopia. “This is an amazing accomplishment. We regularly hear of farmers producing surplus as crop production in the region has increased by 100% in the last five years alone.”

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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNHCR lauds Ethiopia’s efforts to train refugees

Addis Ababa October 18/2014 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) lauded Ethiopia's efforts to train refugees in addition to hosting them.

Speaking on the graduation of 500 refugees received vocational and technical trainings here today UNHCR Acting Representative Bornwell Kantande said Ethiopia has been providing trainings for refuges so as to improve their skills.

This situation demonstrates the effectiveness of the country's people-to-people policy, the Representative said.

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Kenya + 9 others
East Africa Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis - October 2014

Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis

FEWS NET’s Food Security Outlook reports for October 2014 to March 2015 are based on the following regional assumptions:

SEASONAL PERFORMANCE

From September to December, 30 to 70 percent of total annual rainfall falls in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania (Figure 1).

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 58 (as of 16 October 2014)

Highlights

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Operational update of South Sudanese situation in Ethiopia (10 - 16 October 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 190,083 individuals. The average arrival rate of South Sudanese refugees to the Gambella region has dropped with commencement of rains in various locations in region.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review East and Central Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2014

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Ethiopia: Grass pea - a blessing and a curse

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DanChurchAid

Lathyrism, a disease caused by consuming a lot of grass pea, has been affecting thousands in Ethiopia. A DCA partner, EOC- DICAC has raised the issue and discussed with participates on short and long term solutions.

17.10.2014 by Tinbit Amare Dejene

“I was very angry when I first discover my paralysis; I wanted to commit suicide,” said Sisay Teka, 53, victim for the past 30 years. “I suspect the first time I was exposed was when I make a direct contact with the seed coat while feeding my cattle”.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Elevation Map of Bench Maji Area, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia (as of 17 October 2014)

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UNOSAT

This map illustrates the overview and the topographic features in Bench Maji Area, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia using SRTM 1" data with 30m resolution. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Elevation Map of Gambella Region, Zone 1 and Zone 2, Ethiopia (as of 17 October 2014)

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UNOSAT

This map illustrates the overview and the topographic features in Gambella region, zone 1 and zone 2 in Ethiopia using SRTM 1" data with 30m resolution. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Elevation Map of Sherloke Area, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia (as of 17 October 2014)

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UNOSAT

This map illustrates the landscape and the topographic features in Sherloke area using SRTM 1" data with 30m resolution.This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.