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31 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Situation

• Ethiopia has been experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades. The main rainy season (kiremt rains) that is vital for producing over 80 per cent of Ethiopia’s agricultural yield – in an industry that employs 85 per cent of the country’s workforce – failed in 2015, and a powerful El Niño weather event continues to wreak havoc on children’s lives and their families’ livelihoods.

31 May 2016 description
report CARE

Donors must close funding gap to support government efforts assisting families in need.

31 May 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 204,311 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 30 May, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

After a surge in reported shipwrecks and other incidents at sea during the past eight days, estimated deaths through 30 May this year have risen to 2,443 on all Mediterranean routes - a 34 percent increase over the first five months of 2015.

31 May 2016 description
  • In Kuwait, the parties to the UN-led peace talks are finalizing the list of prisoners to be exchanged before Ramadan. The ICRC will facilitate and coordinate the process.
31 May 2016 description

Gambella May 30/2016 The 68 Ethiopian children rescued who were in a guest house receiving food and medical attention handed back today to their families.

The rescued children are among the 125 children abducted in the raids last month in Gambella, western Ethiopia by members of the Murle community.

In last month’s raid, attackers from the Murle community killed 208 people, abducted 125 and stole more than 2,000 cattle.

31 May 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

A three-day regional workshop deliberating on substitution of innovator products with quality generic reproductive health medicines adhering to internationally set standards kicked off today. Twenty-three countries from eastern and southern Africa are participating in this workshop which is being held under the theme “Accelerating uptake of generic quality assured hormonal contraceptives.”

31 May 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Nairobi, May 30, 2016) – The Sudanese authorities deported at least 442 Eritreans, including six registered refugees, to Eritrea in May 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. Sudan denied the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) access to identify those who wanted to claim asylum and also denied the agency access to 64 Ethiopians still in detention who risk deportation.

30 May 2016 description

Key Issues

  • World Food Programme (WFP) highlights heavy rains that continue to cause significant dispatch and distribution delays for the emergency response.

  • The Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA) network’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund avails funding for handwashing proposals in emergencies.

  • USAID provides over US$4 million to the Ministry of Education (MoE) for emergency education response.

30 May 2016 description
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IN NUMBERS

10.2 million People food insecure (2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document)

>1.7 million Households need emergency seed support

>654 000 Households require livestock assistance

USD 50 million needed for the implementation of FAO’s El Niño Response Pla

Key Messages

29 May 2016 description

Addis Ababa May 27/2016 Some seven children who were abducted by the Murle ethnic group of South Sudan have returned home safely.

This will bring the number of children freed from the abductors to 63.

Upon their arrival at Gambella Airport, Chief Administrator Gatluak Tut said the effort to bring back all the kidnapped children will be strengthened further.

According to him, the agreement between Ethiopia and the South Sudanese government to collaborate in resolving the problem peacefully will guarantee the return of the children and looted cattle.

29 May 2016 description

On 26 May 2016, the final of four Roundtable discussions on Compact2025 took place in Malawi with State Vice President Dr Saulosi Klaus Chilima emphasising the need for Malawi to fight hunger and under nutrition. He stated that if it is not addressed, national and global development goals will not be achieved.

28 May 2016 description

Addis Ababa May 27/2016

Some seven children who were abducted by the Murle ethnic group of South Sudan have returned home safely.

This will bring the number of children freed from the abductors to 63.

Upon their arrival at Gambella Airport, Chief Administrator Gatluak Tut said the effort to bring back all the kidnapped children will be strengthened further.

According to him, the agreement between Ethiopia and the South Sudanese government to collaborate in resolving the problem peacefully will guarantee the return of the children and looted cattle.

27 May 2016 description
  • Recent floods in Somalia's central Hiran region bordering Ethiopia has caused displacement and created urgent humanitarian needs. At least 70 000 people have been displaced around the town of Beletweyne alone.
  • The community-led early warning system worked well with only three reported deaths in Beletweyne so far. However, the town centre is completely flooded, including a hospital, schools and other infrastructure.
  • There were already approx.