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21 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • According to the Humanitarian Requirement Document released in March, 2.9 million people in Ethiopia require emergency food assistance in 2015.

  • The food security situation has stabilized in most parts of the country in January 2015 with the completion of the Meher harvest season (November – January).

20 Apr 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • IOM assisted the return of nearly 170 Ethiopians from Yemen. IOM evacuated nearly 300 people from more than 20 countries through the humanitarian bridge to Khartoum. Direct flights from Sanaa to Ethiopia are also expected to begin in the coming days.

  • The Government allocated resources to procure 5000MT of maize to cover shortfalls in the first round relief food ration.

20 Apr 2015 description

By: Torbjörn Granrot, Swedish Red Cross / Katherine Mueller, IFRC

More than 15 months ago, Anter Gatluak Muon, his wife and seven children ran for their lives, fleeing the erupting conflict in South Sudan, and crossing into the relative safety offered across the border in neighbouring Ethiopia. They walked for five days, in scorching heat, across the barren landscape and settled, along with thousands of others, in the Leitchor refugee camp in the Gambela region of Ethiopia.

16 Apr 2015 description
  • With more than 680 000 refugees, Ethiopia has overtaken Kenya as the country in Africa with the highest number of refugees.

  • Since the conflict erupted in South Sudan, about 196 000 additional refugees have arrived. Malnutrition rates among South Sudanese refugees are under the emergency level.

  • In 2015, the European Commission has allocated €21 million for humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia.

11 Apr 2015 description


  • 682,761 Total number of refugees

  • 199,348 South Sudanese refugees since 15 Dec.2013

  • 71% South Sudanese new arrivals who are female

  • 67% South Sudanese new arrivals who are children

11 Apr 2015 description


  • IOM has assisted a total of 188,850 refugees: 185,987 in Gambella and 2,863 in Benishangul‐Gumuz since the conflict broke out.

  • 939 refugees from Gambella and 48 in Benishangul have been relocated since the last update.

  • IOM and partners are working to get the refugees from Leitchour relocated to Jewii camp as of 15 April 2015.

01 Apr 2015 description


On 6 March, the Government launched the 2015 Humanitarian Requirements Document. The appeal calls for US$386 million to address the relief food needs of 2.9 million people and emergency needs in the nutrition, WaSH, health, agriculture and education sectors.
With $41 million carry-over from 2014, the amount required to fund humanitarian operations during the year is $344 million.


30 Mar 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • Resource shortfalls are reported for the second and third rounds relief food ration for 2015.

  • Seasonal rains started in most woredas. Assessment in the coming days will determine the impact of the rains on availability of water and pasture.

  • The Japanese Government donated US$11.8 million to assist South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Gambella region. UNHCR will receive $5.8 million, WFP $5 million and WHO $1 million.