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03 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

EDUCATION

02 Mar 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • More investment is needed to repair nonfunctional water supply systems in drought-prone areas of the country.

  • The 2015 Humanitarian Requirements Document is with high Government officials for endorsement.

  • Gambella regional authorities established a committee to further assess the viability of the two camp sites identified by ARRA in mid-January 2015.

02 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IOM has assisted a total of 186,325 refugees: 183,578 in Gambella and 2,747 in Benishangul‐Gumuz since the conflict broke out.

  • 656 refugees; 625 from Gambella and 31 in Benishangul have been relocated since the last update.

  • The average number of new arrivals has dropped to 65 persons per day as of last week.

27 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 196,144 individuals, including 193,425 individuals who entered through the Gambella Region and 2,719 who entered through the Assosa Region.

25 Feb 2015 description

25.02.15

Category: Horn of Africa, Press releases

On 16 February 2015, Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mary of Denmark inaugurated a Technical Vocational Training Centre for South Sudanese refugee youth in Tierkidi camp in Gambella region of Ethiopia. The training centre which is funded by DANIDA and implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) seeks to train refugee youth on various vocational skills and to serve as a recreational centre for refugee youth in the camp.

23 Feb 2015 description

In 2014, the Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) allocated some US$18.3 million, covering a wide range of responses from treatment of malnutrition, to emergency water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, NFI and agriculture projects. During the year, significant support was also provided to refugees particularly to South Sudanese asylum seekers that crossed the border seeking for protection and humanitarian assistance. In addition, support to common services including the humanitarian air service and common pipelines for nutrition programmes were funded.

17 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 195,547 individuals, comprising 192,828 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,719 who entered through the Assosa region. Of the total figure, 57% are female and 67% are children.

14 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IOM has assisted a total of 185,669 refugees: 182,953 in Gambella and 2,716 in Benishangul‐Gumuz since the conflict broke out.

  • IOM announced the closure of Itang way station to all stakeholders.

  • 9 refugees were relocated by a helicopter during this period. The total airlifted vulnerable refugees who needed medical assistance are 1,401.