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Community-Based Animal Health Workers in the Horn of Africa

Strengthening the humanity and dignity of people in crisis through knowledge and practice

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UNICEF Ethiopia South Sudanese Refugees’ Update SitRep #14 – (Reporting Period 1 – 15 July 2014)

Highlights:

  • As of 18 July, 173,752 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived in Gambella Region of Ethiopia. Nearly 90 per cent of the new arrivals have been relocated to refugee camps.

  • The SMART nutrition survey is completed in all the three camps. The preliminary findings show high level of malnutrition with GAM rates of 25.8%, 30.3% and 28.0% and SAM rates of 5.7%, 10.0% and 7.8% in Leitchor, Kule and Tierkidi refugee camps respectively.

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Young refugee sisters survive on wild grass as they trek alone to safety

GAMBELLA, Ethiopia, 25 July (UNHCR) -- Twelve-year-old Nyawech Chuol can barely stop sobbing long enough to tell the story of the night South Sudan's civil war came to her home. She and her eight-year-old sister, Nyalouk, traumatized into silence, lost their family after a gun battle – and now they are completely alone n a foreign land.

Nyawech says they were fast asleep some weeks ago when the conflict that has swept South Sudan for the last seven months reached her village, Matiang, in Upper Nile State.

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South Sudan Crisis — Regional Impact Situation Report #28 23 July 2014

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Highlights

  • WFP urgently requires US$107 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

  • The resource situation remains critical in all the four countries. Shortfalls may require WFP to implement ration cuts and stop selected activities such as school meals and blanket supplementary feeding, in order to prioritize assistance for new arrivals. This will have a negative impact on the nutrition situation of beneficiaries.

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South Sudan famine warning

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“We are now facing a famine in South Sudan,” says GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia

GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia, Mary T Murphy has said that refugee numbers from South Sudan into Ethiopia are set to explode, as a result of what is now a famine situation in South Sudan.

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Ethiopia setting the highest humanitarian standards but the rest of the international community must shoulder their share of the burden

John Ging said Ethiopa was "an example of international standard for the treatment of refugees in practice" and asked the international community to share the burden. The refugee appeal is just 25 per cent funded.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 21 July 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • Preliminary results of seven biannual nutrition surveys revealed the need to scale-up emergency nutrition responses in Dembale and Kelafo woredas of Somali region and Mieso woreda of Oromia region.

  • The development of a new camp (Pamdong) in Gambella, which was selected on 16 July, is being expedited.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Ethiopia Gambella Refugee Camps (new arrivals): Nutrition Situation (as of July-2014)

Key Response Activities:

Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programs have been established by nutrition partners to treat acute malnutrition in the camps and on arrival at reception centres.

There are two main components of the CMAM:

1.Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) for the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).

2.Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) for the treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM).

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IOM SLO Response to South Sudan Crisis in Ethiopia: External Situation Report 24 June - 08 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• During this reporting period, there was a steady reduction of the number of refugees entering Ethiopia from South Sudan.

• Movement by air for vulnerable refugees is ongoing in Ethiopia as boat movements is ongoing.

• Total number of refugees moved by IOM passes the 147,924 mark.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

  • The number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia has passed 158,164 (according to UNHCR: 03 July), making Ethiopia the biggest receiving country of South Sudanese refugees.

International Organization for Migration:

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Tierkidi Camp Profile July 2014

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

As refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Tierkidi (formerly Kule 2) was opened in April 2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Pagak and Burbiey entry points.

Areas of Origin

The population is primarily comprised of refugees originating from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

Cultural Background

The refugees are predominantly ethnic Luo-Nuer. Main Occupations Primarily farmers and pastoralists.

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Kule Camp Profile July 2014

Contextual Background

Historical background

At the onset of the emergency in South Sudan (in mid-December 2013), refugees began arriving at Ethiopian border entry points (mainly Pagak, Akobo, and Burbiey). They were then relocated to established camps, such as Kule Camp – currently the largest refugee camp in Ethiopia.

Areas of Origin

The population mainly comprises refugees from South Sudan’s Upper Nile, Jonglei and Unity states.

Cultural Background

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Leitchuor Camp Profile July 2014

Contextual Background

Historical background

Established at the onset of the emergency in South Sudan (mid-December 2013). Refugees began arriving at Ethiopian border entry points (Akobo, Pagak, Burbiey, Pochalla) and were relocated to Leitchuor Camp.

Areas of Origin

This camp caseload comprises refugees mainly from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

Cultural Background

The refugees are predominantly ethnic Luo-Nuer with an Anuak minority population. Main Occupations Primarily farmers and pastoralists.

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Ethiopia Situation Report #10 18 July 2014

Highlights

 The Refugee Operation will face critical shortfalls from September onwards with no resources to cover needs after October. WFP needs US$42.6 million to cover needs from July to December for the entire refugee operation (588,680 people)

 As of 17 July about 172,100 refugees had arrived from South Sudan.

 Kule 2 has reached its maximum holding capacity of 50,000. A land for constructing a fourth camp is yet to be identified by the government.