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IOM SLO Response to South Sudan Crisis in Ethiopia - External Situation Report, 10-16 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Due to heavy rain, road access has been flooded. Hence, there is a need to explore the possibility of using water and air transport.

• 62,809 refugees (Leitchour 47,122, Matar 7,581, Nip Nip 2,854, Pamdong 2,452 and Pagak 2,800) need to be relocated to new camps.

• Total number of refugees evacuated by IOM: 171,733 from Gambella and 2,439 from Benishangul‐Gumuz.

International Organization for Migration:

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Sectors Indicators Matrix: Gambella Emergency Response (as of 01-September-2014)

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.

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 15 September 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • On 9 September, the Federal Flood Task Force revised the Flood Alert which was first issued on 18 August to urge Government and humanitarian actors to implement flood prevention and preparedness measures in at-risk communities.

  • Despite on-going reports of a deteriorating food security in Somalia, there was no major change in the Somali refugee arrival trend in eastern Ethiopia so far.

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: IOM’S South Sudan Refugee Relocation 9 September, 2014

BACKGROUND

International Organization for Migration:

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ACT Alliance Alert: Flooding in South Sudanese refugee camp, Leitchour, Ethiopia

Report
ACT Alliance

Geneva, 12th September 2014

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

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IOM SLO Response to South Sudan Crisis in Ethiopia: External Situation Report 27 August – 01 September 2014

Highlights

• In August, IOM has relocated a total of 8,151 refugees from Akobo, Burbiey, Matar, Pamdong by bus, air and boats to way stations and camps.

• Camps such as Tierkedi and Leichour are experiencing flooding. Urgent relocation from existing camps is necessary to avoid an emergency within emergency.

• Total number of refugees evacuated by IOM: 170,373 from Gambella and 2,019 from Benishangul‐Gumuz.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

International Organization for Migration:

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IOM SLO Response to South Sudan Crisis in Ethiopia: External Situation Report 02-09 September 2014

Highlights

• Due to heavy rain, road access has been flooded. Hence, there is a need to explore the possibility of using water and air transport.

• 62,809 refugees (Leitchour 47,122, Matar 7,581, Nip Nip 2,854, Pamdong 2,452 and Pagak 2,800) need to be relocated to new camps.

• Total number of refugees evacuated by IOM: 171,641 from Gambella and 2,211 from Benishangul‐Gumuz.

General Overview

International Organization for Migration:

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Refugees attempt to survive in flooded camps

London, 4 September 2014 – With the rainy season, Lietchuor refugee camp, which shelters some 40,000 people from South Sudan, has become a lake dotted with islands. As a result, Ethiopia’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and the UNHCR have taken the decision to close the camp and they must find an appropriate site to relocate the refugees.

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UNHCR and partners distribute urgently needed aid to flooded camps in Ethiopia

UNHCR, WFP and the government have begun distributing general food rations, including sorghum, lentils and cooking oil, to thousands of South Sudanese in the Gambella region.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 4 – September 10, 2014

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  • Suppressed seasonal rains were received across the western Sahel during late August.
  • Enhanced rains continued over western Ethiopia, eastern Sudan and eastern South Sudan.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.