- WFP South Sudan Situation Report #127, 23 May 2016
- UNHCR South Sudan Operational Update - 9/2016, 15 May 2016
- South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 6 | 9 May 2016
Appeals & Funding
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- IOM South Sudan Consolidated Appeal 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
Gambella 18/2016 The negotiation effort to rescue the children abducted from Gambella Regional State by the Murle ethnic group is progressing successfully, according to the Deputy Chief Administrator of the state.
Additional nine children from among the 125 children kidnapped have returned home today. This will bring the total number of children rescued to 53.
Since the cross-border kidnapping, which took place on April 15, 2016, the Ethiopian and South Sudanese governments have collaboratively succeed in tracking down the culprits to rescue the children.
Key mixed migration characteristics
Ethiopia is an important country of origin, transit and destination for people in mixed migration flows in the Horn of Africa region.
Mixed migration movements into Ethiopia predominantly include refugees, trafficked persons, irregular and economic migrants from neighbouring countries particularly from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan and Yemen.
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
May 16, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopian officials on Monday said dozens of children who were kidnapped by a South Sudanese militia group have been recovered and safely returned home following negotiations with the abductors.
JPEG - 12.5 kb According to Gambela regional officials 44 children have so far been returned home after being held hostage for weeks.
The regional state and military officials of the Ethiopian Defense Force are receiving the children upon arrival at Gambella region bordering South Sudan.
Director of Programmes, Plan International Headquarters
Food and water distributions are helping communities survive despite El Niño-caused droughts but long-term needs remain, blogs Plan International’s Jonathan Mitchell.
Rainfall is long overdue in Ethiopia.
Travelling to Lalibella in the Amhara Region, the land is bone dry and the region is in the midst of a drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon.
EL NIÑO WEATHER PHENOMENON
Total number of refugees
Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
Percentage of women and girls
Percentage of Children
WORKING WITH PARTNERS
Gambella May11/2016Additional 10 kidnapped children from Gambella Regional State by the Murle tribe of South Sudan have arrived home safely.
Welcoming the children at Gambella Airport today, Chief Regional Administrator Gatulak Tut said the Ethiopian Defense Forces have continued working in collaboration with the government of South Sudan for the peaceful resolution of the problem and the safe return of the kidnapped children.
Reconciling the Irreconcilable? Peace-building, Humanitarianism & Development
- Editor's Note
- The nexus of peace building, development and humanitarianism in conflict affected contexts: A respect for boundaries
- The evolution of NGO peacebuilding in complex emergencies: A theoretical analysis
- Intersectionality, sexual and gender-based violence and humanitarian intervention
- Hitting two birds with one stone?
About This Report
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
In this issue
Implementing the Agenda for Humanity P.1
IGAD-SADC and conflict prevention P.2
The Great Lakes Pact and Rule of Law P.3
Domesticating the Kampala Convention P.4
Burundi Humanitarian Hotline installed P.6
Launch of Humanitarian-Private Sector Platforms P.6
HoA Initiative: Financing Humanity P 7
# of IDPs 11 m
# of refugees 3.4 m
ADDIS ABABA, 26 April 2016 (UNHCR) - The UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the recent violent incidents in and around Gambella town, western Ethiopia, and is calling for calm in this difficult situation.
It is regrettable that lives have been lost during these violent incidents and UNHCR extends its deepest sympathies to all individuals and families who have lost their loved ones and urges all concerned groups to exercise restraint to prevent further escalation of the situation.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Planting of 2016 secondary “belg” season cereal crops is still underway
March-May “belg” rains were erratic in March, delaying planting activities
“Belg” rains improved in April, but pockets of moisture deficits remain in southern SNNPR and Oromia regions as well as eastern Amhara Region
Cereal prices remain firm despite ongoing commercialization of 2015 main “meher” season harvest
Number of people in need of food assistance estimated at high 10.2 million
By JACEY FORTINAPRIL 25, 2016
GAMBELA, Ethiopia — After angry mobs began targeting his community, Simon Thion, 29, felt caught in the middle.
Mr. Simon, an Ethiopian who is part of the Nuer ethnic group, went to a hospital in the western town of Gambela recently to visit his nephew, who was injured when members of the Murle ethnic group crossed into Ethiopia from South Sudan to steal cows and kill hundreds of Nuer villagers.