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26 May 2015 description

Ethiopia - IOM has transported some 41,978 South Sudanese refugees from camps in Leitchour and Nip Nip to Jewi camp in Ethiopia’s Gambella province in just two weeks.

The operation, which involved 443 buses, 86 trucks, and a helicopter, moved 39,563 refugees from Leitchour and 2,226 from Nip Nip to Jewi. Some 189 vulnerable refugees unfit to travel by road made the journey in a helicopter provided by UNHCR. The largest convoy last week consisted of 71 buses and 10 trucks carrying some 4,526 refugees.

22 May 2015 description

May 22, 2015 / 64(19);537-537

Lauren B. Browne, MD1,2; Zeray Menkir, MPH3; Vincent Kahi, MD4; Gidraf Maina, MPH4; Solomon Asnakew, MPH5; Michelle Tubman, MD5; Hajir Z. Elyas, MD6; Alemayehu Nigatu, MPH4; David Dak, MPH4; U Aye Maung, MD4; Jolene H. Nakao, MD2; Oleg Bilukha, MD2; Cyrus Shahpar, MD2 (Author affiliations at end of text)

15 May 2015 description

JEWI REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia, May 15 (UNHCR) – The night after Nyadal Dak arrived in Nip Nip refugee camp from South Sudan with her three children and an orphaned niece, it began to rain. Soon the place was flooded. That was August 2014 and the 26-year-old recalled: "Every time it rained in Nip Nip, I feared that the place would be flooded again."

15 May 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY

WFP’s Country Strategy has three pillars:

1) Disaster Risk Management and Natural Resource Management.

2) Basic Social Services.

3) Agricultural Markets and Livelihoods.

14 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • 689,107 Total number of refugees

  • 34,752 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 50.2% Percentage of women and girls

  • 53.4% Percentage of children

11 May 2015 description

GAMBELLA, 11 May 2015 (UNHCR) - On 8 May the Government refugee agency, ARRA, and UNHCR launched the relocation of thousands of South Sudanese refugees from flood-prone areas in the Gambella region to a new refugee camp located about 18 kilometres from Gambella, western Ethiopia.

By the weekend, more than 4,200 refugees had been relocated from flood-prone Leitchuor and Nip Nip camps.

11 May 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • Increased humanitarian needs are expected during the peak of the hunger season. This is particularly worrying given the poor funding status and prospect.

  • The HRF contributed US$1 million to UNICEF to avoid a RUTF pipeline break. UNICEF urgently requires an additional $3.7 million.

  • There are no funds to procure RUTF for SAM management for nearly 265,000 acutely malnourished children.

  • The first 6,000 of the targeted 50,000 South Sudanese refugees were relocated to Jewi camp on Friday, 8 May.

08 May 2015 description

GAMBELLA, Ethiopia, May 8 (UNHCR) – Jacques Rogge, former president of the International Olympic Committee, has this week visited young South Sudanese refugees in western Ethiopia and pledged to help them play more sport.

06 May 2015 description

Contextual Background

Historical background

Pugnido is the oldest refugee camp in the Gambella Region of Western Ethiopia, and is hosting both refugees that arrived twenty years ago (since 1993) and those that have arrived within recent months (after 15th December 2013). There are also refugees who arrived in 2012 following 2011 tribal conflict in Jonglei Sate of South Sudan. Since 18 Nov, 2014, some 13, 671 refugees relocated from different entry points have been received in Pugnido and 13,230 have been full registered (level II).

06 May 2015 description

Contextual Background

Historical background

At the onset of the emergency in South Sudan (mid-December 2013), refugees arrived at various Ethiopian border entry points (mainly Pagak, Burbiey and Akobo). They were relocated to established camps, such as Tierkidi Camp. As of April 18, 2015, new arrivals are again coming to Tierkidi camp.

Areas of Origin

The Tierkidi camp population is primarily comprised of refugees from South Sudan’s Upper Nile and Jonglei States.

06 May 2015 description

Contextual Background

Background

06 May 2015 description

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 of 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.