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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insufficient rainfall is exacerbating food insecurity for populations in eastern Ethiopia.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) provides approximately $231 million in FY 2014 to respond to humanitarian needs in Ethiopia.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Ethiopia + 1 other
New equipment to enable smallholder farmers to reduce post harvest loss, increase productivity, sales income

More than 1.5 million smallholder farmers to access post-harvest equipment

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agribusiness Market Development (AGP-AMDe) program, a U.S. Feed the Future initiative, handed over to Becho Woliso, Ambo & Errer farmers’ cooperative unions (FCU) grain grading equipment to help smallholder member farmers, notably in wheat and maize, decrease post-harvest losses and increase the crop quality.

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Somalia + 6 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook October 2 – October 8, 2014

  • Favorable, late-season rains continued throughout many regions of West Africa during the last week.
  • Significantly heavy rainfall forecast over northern Somalia and eastern Ethiopia.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Bringing safe water to Ethiopia

Wells improve health, reduce distance from clean water

“Before this well was dug in our village … the water source was very dirty and full of mud.” Sept. 2014—You are thirsty. Now imagine walking six hours round trip, only to reach dirty water at your destination.

That’s what Semegn Mikir did every day just to acquire water for her family in Ethiopia. Mikir is the mother of a 2-year-old daughter and lives in the rural Lay Gayint district in Taria Georgies village.

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World + 11 others
Les pays en développement devraient recruter leurs étudiants en médecine et en soins infirmiers dans les régions rurales –L'épidémie du virus Ébola en Afrique occidentale est aggravée par la pénurie de personnel de la santé

AVIS AUX LECTEURS: Le Bulletin de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé a été créé par elle pour être un forum permettant aux experts de la santé publique de publier leurs observations, d’exprimer leurs opinions et d’inciter un plus large public à réfléchir sur les questions essentielles de santé publique dans l'actualité. Par conséquent, les opinions exprimées par les auteurs dans ces pages ne représentent pas nécessairement celles de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé.

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Ethiopia Price Bulletin September 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year

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World + 25 others
Price Watch September 2014 Prices

Key Messages

  • In West Africa, staple food markets were well-supplied in August, with carryover stocks and early grain, tuber, and legume harvests. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in deficit areas of Niger, Chad, and Mauritania and conflict-affected areas of northeastern Nigeria. The Ebola outbreak has led to both official and voluntary restrictions on the movement of goods and people in affected countries, resulting in atypical market trends in some areas.

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Ethiopia + 11 others
Program working to improve maize, legumes productivity

Addis Ababa September 25/2014 The Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume cropping systems for food security in Eastern and Southern Africa program (SIMLESA) is working to improve farmers' productivity through supplying improved seed.

Improved maize and legumes seed have been released to farmers through the program since 2010, said Mulugetta Mekuria, the Program Coordinator.

The improved maize and legumes seed provides 20 percent and 15 percent respectively higher production per hectare than the seed previously used by farmers.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Feed the Future Investment in Ethiopia: Implications for Sustainable Food Security and Poverty Reduction

Report
Oxfam

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The government of Ethiopia has set ambitious goals for achieving economic transformation through growth in the agricultural sector. Ethiopia also relies heavily on foreign assistance, and development aid is indispensable to achieving the transformation goals. The United States (US) is one of Ethiopia’s top donors, with aid for agriculture development increasing since the launch of the Feed the Future (FtF) initiative in 2009. Ethiopia is expected to receive about $270 million of FtF funding over a five-year period (2011-2016).

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South Africa + 2 others
Refugees: positive ruling but issues remain (interview)

“A courageous decision”, said Father David Holdcroft, director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) South Africa based in Johannesburg, to MISNA in commenting an appeal filed in Pretoria’s supreme court by Ethiopian and Somali refugees and asylum seekers, whose right to work as traders in the country.

Why is the decision to turn to the high court and ruling so important?

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World + 11 others
Medical and nursing students’ intentions to work abroad or in rural areas: a cross-sectional survey in Asia and Africa

A cross-sectional survey reveals that less than one fifth of medical and nursing students in developing countries intend to work in remote and rural areas, where they are needed most.

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

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 + 1 other
New multi-drug resistant TB facility opens at Bishoftu Hospital

Bishoftu, Oromia -- The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) TB CARE project, implemented by the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, handed over a newly renovated facility for treatment of Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) to Oromia Regional Health Bureau, Bishoftu Hospital today. The new MDR-TB facility is to be one of the centers of excellence for the Oromia Region delivering referral services, consultation, mentorship and supervision to all healthcare providers in the region with MDR-TB patients.

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Sudan + 4 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Sudan and South Sudan Last update: 24/09/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 100 000 000

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2013) 9533 final.

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 22-29 September 2014

Highlights

South Sudan: IOM launches a psychosocial project that aims to enhance the mental health and psychosocial well-being of individuals.

Sudan: 48,484 refugees have been tracked and registered since the beginning of the conflict.
An IOM medical staff assists a patient after her medical check up in Assosa, Ethiopia.

Kenya: IOM continues to transport refugees from Nadapal border point to Kakuma Refugee Camp.

International Organization for Migration:

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South Sudan + 5 others
U.S. Pledges $83 million Additional Emergency Assistance for the People of South Sudan

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 29, 2014

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 29 September 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • Pending the release of the revised 2014 HRD, the Government agreed to dispatch the fifth round relief food ration to 1.5 million beneficiaries in 108 nutrition hotspot priority one woredas.

  • Suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) were reported from Dollo Ado woreda last week. A health team is currently investigating the report.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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