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27 Apr 2016 description

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.

26 Apr 2016 description


  • 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

26 Apr 2016 description
report The New York Times


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.

25 Apr 2016 description

Addis Ababa April 22/04/2016 The effort to get released the children and women kidnapped by Murle gunmen from Gambella Region has gained momentum, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said.

In his briefings to journalists today, Tewolde Mulugeta said the defense forces of Ethiopia have been intensified.

Currently, Government continues strengthening taking measures against perpetrators to dislodge and bring them to justice those militia fighters.

21 Apr 2016 description
report Guardian

William Davison in Gambella

Why did a group of South Sudanese people cross the border into western Ethiopia and start shooting mothers and abducting their children?

The South Sudanese attackers arrived on foot before dawn. In the Nuer villages in the grasslands of Gambella in western Ethiopia, people woke to the sound of gunshots and tried to flee, but armed men stopped them. Mothers were shot when they tried to stop the raiders taking their children.

21 Apr 2016 description

Addis Ababa April 20/2016 South Sudan will collaborate with Ethiopia in taking measures against the perpetrators of the killings and abductions carried out by forces that attacked civilians in the regional state of Gambella, the country’s ambassador to Ethiopia said.

Armed members of the Murle tribe from South Sudan had attacked 13 kebeles in Anuak and Nuer Zones of the states killing 208 Ethiopians and kidnapping over 100 women and children last Friday.

19 Apr 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

April 18, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia said it prepares to launch military offensive against South Sudan’s armed Murle militia forces who this week massacred hundreds of its citizens across the border.

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, on Monday in a televised statement on the Ethiopian TV vowed that his forces would take punitive military action following the killing of over 200 people.

19 Apr 2016 description
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Technical Annex - Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000

AMOUNT: 77 000 000 EUR

18 Apr 2016 description

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Monday 4/18/2016 - 12:56 GMT


More than 200 people were killed and over 100 children abducted by armed men from South Sudan in a cross-border raid into Ethiopia, the country's leader said.

Ethiopian officials blame Murle tribesmen from South Sudan for a series of deadly attacks on Ethiopian villages in the western Gambella region on Friday.

18 Apr 2016 description


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. In order to better understand the matrix, following are the explanatory notes on some of the sector indicators.

08 Apr 2016 description


Total number of refugees

Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

Percentage of women and girls

Percentage of Children