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22 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • The revised hotspot woredas list (December 2016) classified 34 additional hotspot woredas as compared with the last classification which took place in July 2016. Of the 192 hotspot woredas, 67 are found in the Somali region, 43 are in Oromia, nine are in SNNP and 23 are in Afar region.

  • UNICEF has procured 200,000 tubes of scabies treatment cream permethrin 5 per cent, and 200,000 more tubes are in the pipeline. A total of 750,000 tubes have been procured by UNICEF since early 2016.

20 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • 5.6 million people will be in need of humanitarian assistance, under the 2017 Humanitarian Requirement Document. 2.7 million children, pregnant and breast-feeding women will be in need of specialized nutritious food.

  • The relief operation urgently need funding to provide critical food assistance to the drought affected population in the Somali Region.

Operational Updates

17 Feb 2017 description

Ethiopia - IOM last week (9/2) transported 816 South Sudanese refugees from the Pagak entry point on the South Sudan-Ethiopia border to the new Nguenyyiel refugee camp in Gambella Region, Ethiopia, bringing the total number of refugees moved since the beginning of 2017 to 4,833.

14 Feb 2017 description

Ethiopia - Later this month, IOM will begin building the first transitional shelters for South Sudanese refugees in Gambella region, Ethiopia.

The nearly 900 transitional shelters will be built in the new Nguenyyiel camp, which opened in September 2016, to accommodate roughly 4,400 people.

06 Feb 2017 description

Addis Ababa February 03/2017 Ethiopia is working to ensure the safe return of 19 children kidnapped recently from Gambella Regional State by the Murle tribe of South Sudan, the Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) said.

At a press briefing he gave this afternoon, GCAO Minister Dr. Negeri Lencho said this occured in the middle of the effort Ethiopia has been exerting to ensure the return of its remaining 60 children of the 151 children kidnapped last year by the same group.

03 Feb 2017 description

Focus on the operation

Addis Ababa: A microcosm of refugees in Ethiopia

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“Limited livelihood and self-reliance opportunities imply high dependence on external support."

Hopes rekindled as Sudanese refugee gets chance for university education

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Operational Updates

03 Feb 2017 description

Focus on the operation

Improving lives of refugees in Ethiopia's fertile west

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"UNHCR and our partners remain committed to ensuring a positive future perspective for the upcoming generation."

Refugee teacher chips in to support education services in Ethiopia's west

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Operational Updates

Donors visit new arrivals in Gambella PART II

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31 Jan 2017 description

SUMMARY POINTS

  • Maize grain was the most informally traded commodity in Eastern Africa in the fourth quarter of 2016 but its share of total trade decreased slightly from 35 percent in the third quarter to 31 percent in the fourth quarter because of average production and supplies in Kenya, Tanzania,
    Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.

31 Jan 2017 description

Ethiopia - IOM has provided beehives and beekeeping equipment to 50 households in communities hosting refugees in Gambella region, Ethiopia, to increase livelihood opportunities and boost family incomes.

The beehives were distributed in the villages of Kamri, Jewi and Bonga, which are all located near the Jewi refugee camp, which hosts some 57,000 refugees from South Sudan.

29 Jan 2017 description

As delivered

It is an honour to be here and I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the Government of Ethiopia for hosting us today and for the strong impact of the remarks from both Deputy Prime Minister Mekonnen and United Nations Secretary-General Guterres.

29 Jan 2017 description

FAO calls for immediate response to prevent catastrophe due to severe drought

29 January 2017, Addis Ababa - With as little as one-quarter of expected rainfall received, widespread drought conditions in the Horn of Africa have intensified since the failure of the October-December rains, FAO said today.

27 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A total of 54,033 South Sudanese refugees (18,442 Households) have been relocated from Pagak and Akobo entry points to five camps (Pugnido 2, Kule, Jewi, Tierkidi and Nguenyyiel) in Gambella Region from 15 January 2016 to 10 January 2017 using buses and boats. The majority of these refugees are women and children.

• 04 and 10 January: 793 individuals (245 HHs) were transported from Pagak entry point to Nguenyyiel camp.

23 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

UNHCR’s core objectives are to provide refugees and other persons of concern with international protection, and seek durable solutions for them.

Ethiopia maintains open borders for those seeking protection, and among the over 761,000 refugees hosted as of the end of September 2016 there are approximately:

23 Jan 2017 description

Context

  • Ethiopia hosts 743,732 refugees, among which 49.8% are women and girls, while 57.1% are children. The refugee population is primarily from South Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea.
  • Refugee youth aged between 15-24 represents 15.8% of the overall refugee population in Ethiopia.
  • Amongst South Sudanese refugee population, youth represents 14%, while they represent 17% and 40% amongst Somali and Eritrean refugee populations respectively.
23 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 783,401 refugees registered in the country

  • 8,879 refugees newly registered in November

  • 70,849 New arrivals registered since January 2016

  • 39,146 Unaccompanied and separated children

Population of Concern

  • A total of 783,401 population of concern (As of 30 November 2016)
19 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

The relief operation urgently requires USD 72 million to provide critical food assistance to drought affected populations especially in the Somali Region in south eastern Ethiopia. Preliminary indications from the results of the Meher assessment indicate a likely drop in beneficiary numbers, even though below average rains in the south east may indicate a new emerging drought.

WFP Assistance

17 Jan 2017 description

FAO targets pastoralists in southern regions facing failed rains on heels of a calamitous El Niño

17 January 2016, Rome-New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to shore up vulnerable households in rural areas, FAO warned today.

17 Jan 2017 description

783,401 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers

228,402 Households