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29 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Paul Schemm

Ethiopia is now facing one of the worst droughts in decades, and rising rates of malnutrition are leaving children vulnerable to infectious diseases, including measles. To prevent an outbreak in the drought-affected regions, UNICEF and partners are helping the government vaccinate some 25 million children nationwide.

TIGRAY REGION, Ethiopia, 28 July 2016 – The little girls and boys line up at the Mereb Mieti Health Centre, rolling up their sleeves and baring their arms in turn as the nurse deftly administers the measles vaccine.

29 Jul 2016 description

Yemen - IOM Yemen this week marked the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, which takes place on July 30, by hosting a counter trafficking conference in the capital, Sana’a.

Over 300 participants took part in the event to debate trafficking issues in Yemen, particularly child trafficking. Speakers highlighted the need for agencies to act in partnership to protect human rights and improve assistance to victims.

29 Jul 2016 description
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Heavy rains may lead to flooding in East and West Africa, dryness persists in Central America

  1. Consistent and above average rain over the past few weeks has led to moisture surpluses throughout much of Eastern Africa. Torrential rain is forecast to continue over western Sudan and the highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea, which is likely to raise the River Nile and Al Gash River levels further and potentially result in flooding over many areas of Sudan during the next week.

29 Jul 2016 description


  • 847,964 The total number of South Sudanese Refugees (both pre Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

  • 114,337 Old caseload before 15 Dec. 2013 (covered by the regular budget)

  • 266,916 Refugees in South Sudan - 1.69 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs)

FUNDING (as of 27 June)

  • USD 573.4 M Requested for the situation


  • GAP: 488.0 M

29 Jul 2016 description


  • 30,966 South Sudanese arrivals into Ethiopia, White Nile in Sudan, Uganda and Kenya in the past week (18 – 24 July), based on field reports
  • 890,137 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 24 July (both pre Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)
  • 973,000 Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)
  • 266,916 Refugees in South Sudan
  • 1.69 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 18 July)

  • USD 608.8 M Requested by UNHCR for the …
28 Jul 2016 description


  • Food consumption among people assisted through relief operations is showing some encouraging trends, but the situation remains critical for 10.2 million people in need of food assistance.

  • WFP currently needs USD 426 million to support 7.6 million drought affected people in 2016, USD 23 million to provide full rations to refugees hosted in Ethiopia and USD 16 million to ensure uninterrupted assistance through the Targeted Supplementary Programmefor the rest of 2016.

27 Jul 2016 description

Ethiopia’s pastoral lowlands are bisected by a number of major river systems like the Awash River in Afar, which runs throughout the arid region. Awash and systems like the Wabe Shabelle which begins in Oromia and the Omo in Southern Nationalities Nations and People’s Region (SNNPR), sustain entire communities along their banks, shielding hundreds of thousands of agropastoralist livelihoods from infertile and often unforgiving drylands.

27 Jul 2016 description


 On 13 June, the Humanitarian Country Team adopted its strategy on the centrality of protection, underlining that protection of affected populations is the responsibility of all humanitarian actors.

 According to Yemeni refugees in Markazi camp, refugees return to Yemen only to attend urgent family matters. In general, refugees are fully aware that conditions in Yemen are not suitable for sustainable return.

27 Jul 2016 description

IOM last week assisted 25 stranded Ethiopians intercepted in Zambia while trying to reach South Africa to safely return home.

The returnees were among the 76 survivors found in a container truck that claimed the lives of 19 Ethiopian irregular migrants in Zambia in June 2016.

All of them are male between the ages of 18-30 and were on the road for up to nine months crossing borders of Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia.

26 Jul 2016 description

Several Dutch aid organisations have joined their efforts to help drought victims in Somalia, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. Millions of people are in acute need. The organisations, united as the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA), offer relief aid as a well as long term aid, to help the people recover.


26 Jul 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | Tuesday 7/26/2016 - 08:02 GMT

An Ethiopian was killed and six other migrants injured when clashes erupted on the outskirts of the migrant camp in France's northern port city of Calais, authorities said Tuesday.

A local government spokesman said migrants from Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia clashed with those from Afghanistan on Monday night, stabbing each other and hitting each other with sticks.

A 37-year-old Ethiopian died after being knifed in the chest, he said.

Police intervened several times in the clashes.

26 Jul 2016 description

This paper presents the key findings of a research project that investigated women’s and men’s vulnerability to drought in Fedis woreda, a district located in Eastern Ethiopia. It focuses on the gendered impacts of drought on rural livelihoods in dryland areas. The research used a comparative assessment of both men’s and women’s susceptibility and coping capacities.

26 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


· In 2016, UNICEF has reached more than 1.1 million people with access to clean water through the rehabilitation and drilling of water schemes, provision of water purification materials and through water trucking in the drought affected regions of Afar, Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Somali and Tigray.

25 Jul 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Improved food security in some areas allowed for a reduction in nutrition hotspot classification
  • El Niño-induced flooding and inter-clan conflict has contributed to the rise of internally displaced people (IDP) in Ethiopia, leaving over ten thousand internally displaced households need emergency shelter and NFIs

Ethiopia is responding to an El Niño-caused drought emergency

The El Niño global climatic event wreaked havoc on Ethiopia’s 2015 spring and summer rains driving food insecurity, malnutrition and water shortages in …

25 Jul 2016 description
report World Vision

En 2014, plus de 527 400 personnes ont pu être aidées dans nos 14 programmes de développement.

Autant de vies changées, comme celle d’Aye qui a pu retrouver le chemin de l’école au Myanmar. Elle bénéficie des cours du soir mis en place par Vision du Monde, pour les enfants qui travaillent la journée afin d’aider leurs parents. Ce programme est une véritable opportunité pour Aye. Elle apprend à écrire, lire, compter, et peut maintenant espérer un avenir meilleur.

25 Jul 2016 description

With nearly two years since the last case of wild polio on the continent, the Africa Regional Certification Commission has met to review progress.

The annual meeting of the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for the Eradication of Polio took place in Algeria from 27 June–01 July 2016 to assess progress towards the certification of the African region as polio-free. A Secretariat comprised of representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) from the African region chaired the meeting of 47 African Member states, represented by National Polio Committees.

22 Jul 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 17 - 23 July 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever, influenzas A(H5N1) and A(H7N9) and Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea.