- GIEWS Country Brief: Ethiopia, 20 June 2017
- OCHA Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 19 June 2017
- WFP Ethiopia Drought Emergency Situation Report #3, May 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Requirements Document 2017
- FAO Ethiopia Drought Response Plan and Priorities in 2017
- 2017 South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan Revised (May 2017)
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
14 out of 129 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)* Population estimated to be 21 million (CSA projection) 474,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017 29,800 children with SAM expected in 2017 UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response
23 out of 32 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)* Population estimated to be 1.8 million (CSA projection) 106,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017 13,000 children with SAM expected in 2017 UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.
Switzerland - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) is deeply concerned by the situation of approximately 260 Somali and Ethiopian migrants and refugees, including many children, held captive by smugglers and/or criminal gangs in Libya. In a video posted on Facebook on 9 June, hundreds of emaciated and abused Somalis and Ethiopians are seen huddled fearfully in a concrete room. Other nationalities may also be present.
- WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and the vulnerable local populations in drought-affected and urban areas continues to be undermined by limited funding.
The Ethiopia drought response is facing significant funding shortfalls. Available resources are expected to cover needs only until the end of June. If new resources are received now, food commodities will only arrive in the country by August/September.
It is expected that the Humanitarian Requirements Document caseloads will be revised upwards after the Belg assessment in May/June due to an overall deteriorating food security situation.
These are the words of Mulu Yami, 28, from Bushoftu town in Ethiopia; she is one of the 30,000 smallholders who were reached by the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Fund (FSRE fund). She has a poultry business. The FSRE Innovation Fund was financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia and managed by ICCO Cooperation on behalf of AgriProFocus.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2017
Addis Ababa June 14//2017 Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources has called on stakeholders to enhance their participation in protecting major maize growing areas from fall armyworm.
Since its occurrence in the last week of February 2017, the armyworm has spread to 6 regional states, namely Benishangul-Gumuz, Amhara, Tigray, Gambella, Oromia and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ State.
Millions of Children Robbed of Childhood in East and Southern Africa
Nairobi, 13 June 2017 - A High-Level Partnership Mission consisting of representatives mainly from Arab states has concluded a six-day fact-finding mission to drought-affected populations in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.
The humanitarian crisis unleashed by drought in Somalia has again highlighted the close links between extreme weather and food security. But how exactly are the two connected? And what can farmers in developing countries do to lessen the negative effects of climate change? This Q&A provides an overview of the key issues, with a focus on smallholders in Africa.
What is food security?
Annual talks between UNHCR and representatives of 313 nongovernmental organizations begin in Geneva, focusing on ways to strengthen collaboration.
By: UNHCR staff
GENEVA – A project by French tech firm Pangloss Labs and its partners provides 3D printing support around the world, including areas where UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency works with refugees.
Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 12 countries. Agencies reported 78 incidents in nine countries and 18 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in five countries.
In May 2017, 234 (100% Ethiopian) migrants were interviewed in four MRC locations. There was a 53% drop from registrations in April. Of the 234 migrants, 53% were interviewed in Djibouti (Obock) MRC location. 85% of migrants intended to travel onwards to Saudi Arabia. 124 migrants reported to have been advised by a smuggler to use the chosen route with 86% of them registered in Obock MRC. 97% of the total migrants registered intended to start a business or look for work in their country of destination.
Through the Emergency and Post-Crisis unit, IOM provided targeted small-scale livelihood assistance for refugees and host communities in Dollo Ado, Somali Region. Located in the south-east part of Ethiopia, Dollo Ado, Melkadida and Bokolmayo refugee camps in Somali is among the least developed regions with limited access to infrastructure, basic services and security. With large inflows of refugees due to drought from neighboring country Somalia, the host population can be exposed to competition over limited infrastructure, social services, livelihoods and natural resources.
This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2016, the Joint Programme provided support to 45 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors.
Partnership Framework on Migration: Commission reports on results and lessons learnt one year on
Strasbourg, 13 June 2017
A year into its implementation and ahead of the June European Council, the Commission and the High Representative present today the fourth progress report on the Partnership Framework on Migration.