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18 Jul 2016 description

Telemedicine helps to bridge the gap between remote areas and large hospitals

Friday, 9am – Daniel Martinez, one of the three coordinators of MSF’s telemedicine service receives an alert on his mobile: the organisation’s team in Shabunda, Democratic Republic of Congo, has a question about a paediatric case they are treating – a five-day-old baby that they suspect has tetanus.

18 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

737,979
Total number of refugees in country

3,469
Number of refugees newly registered in May

38,508
Number of unaccompanied and separated refugee children in country

15,031
Number of Eritrean refugees who signed up for verification in Addis Ababa

Working With Partners

15 Jul 2016 description
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Full revised appeal
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Revised appeal overview

Agencies launch revised appeal for South Sudan refugees amid concerns the numbers could pass the 1 million mark this year

Nairobi, 15 July 2016 (UNHCR) - The population of South Sudanese refugees in the region could pass the 1 million mark this year if cross-border displacement trends continue, according to Ann Encontre, Regional Refugee Coordinator for the South Sudan situation.

10 Jul 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 6, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) - Ethiopian officials on Monday said that most of the Ethiopian Nuer children kidnapped by a South Sudan’s Murle militia group have been rescued and have returned home safely.

On April 15, 2016, thousands of members of a South Sudan’s militia group armed with machine guns, crossed into Ethiopia raided 13 villages in Nuer and Anyuak zones of Ethiopia’s Gambela region where they killed over 200 people and snatched over 100 children.

06 Jul 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.

24 Jun 2016 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.

  • Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.

  • Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.

  • Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.

21 Jun 2016 description
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Evaluation Report
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Supplementary Annex
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Terms of Reference

June 2016 [Final]

Evaluation team: Jeanne Downen, Team Leader; Phil Sutter, Evaluator; Tamsin Walters,
Evaluator; Ahmed Egeh, Evaluator; Akberet Kahsay, National Research Assistant; Robin Alhaddad,
Research & Data Analyst (headquarters-based)

Evaluation Manager: Maryada Vallet

Executive Summary

20 Jun 2016 description

Addis Ababa, June 19/2016 — The regional state of Gambella has assured families of children rescued from the Murle militants that the state government will consolidate efforts of rehabilitating the children.

The rescued children have been receiving various supports since their arrival back to their home ground, according to Chief Administrator of Gambella Gatluak Tut, who said such support and rehabilitation efforts will be maintained.

18 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY:

This matrix is prepared and published monthly, representing what happened in various sectors in the particular reference month. This indicators matrix is a step towards showing a comprehensive picture of the current situation in Gambella region and establishing a basis for initial trend and gap analysis. In order to better understand the matrix, following are the explanatory notes on some of the sector indicators.

13 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

· UNICEF has improved its quality assurance mechanism of the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition Programme by recruiting 10 more field monitors, deployed in SNNPR, Amhara and Oromia regions. The field monitors will monitor the progress and performance of the humanitarian response with respect to quality of service provided by the CMAM and the infant and young child feeding (IYCF) programmes and in response to the drought situation.