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15 Dec 2014 description

Leitchour refugee camp has been underwater since the rains began this past June. Now the rains are over, bringing some reprieve to the more than 47 000 refugees living here. The expansive floodplain, dotted with white tents and huddles of round huts, is still extensively flooded. Refugees and villagers have to wade through knee-high dark brown waters. But they say it is now much better - at the peak of the rainy season, movement was impossible, except by boat.

A wretched camp

11 Dec 2014 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 193,960 individuals, comprising 191,375 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,585 who entered through the Assosa region.

  • The average arrival rate of South Sudanese refugees to the Gambella region has remained low as the rainy season comes to an end.

08 Dec 2014 description

KEY EVENTS

  • Between 17 November (when the relocation started) and 6 December, UNHCR and IOM relocated 5,667 South Sudanese refugees from Matar way station to Pugnido camp.

  • Woredas in the lowlands of Oromia that did not receive enough rain to replenish water sources continue to report water shortages. During the week, six water trucks provided water to an estimated 59,542 people.

03 Dec 2014 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 193,938 individuals, comprising 191,369 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,569 who entered through the Assosa region.

  • The average arrival rate of South Sudanese refugees to the Gambella region has remained low as the rainy season comes to an end.

03 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

• The joint Government of Ethiopia and partner’s humanitarian appeal has been released following the completion of joint assessments in the country. The number of relief food beneficiaries has increased to 3.2 million. This is significantly higher than the 2.7 million people projected at the beginning of the year and is mainly due to the poor 2014 belg/gu/ganna seasonal rain performances in the south and south eastern parts of Ethiopia.

03 Dec 2014 description

News Stories, 3 December 2014

TIERKIDI, Ethiopia, December 3 (UNHCR) – The sound of gunfire filling her ears, Nyantay Gatkuoth, 40-something and blind, could only catch snippets of conversation from people running past her about what was happening.

01 Dec 2014 description

KEY EVENTS

  • 24 meher assessment teams deployed on 29 November for three weeks.

  • The sixth relief food round will be the bridging round for 2014 due to resource shortfalls and the imminent meher harvest. Seven relief food rounds were initially planned for the year.

  • Gaps in surveillance and routine polio immunization coverage in the polio outbreak-affected Doolo zone continue to be risks for the further spread of the disease.

26 Nov 2014 description

Key Issues

  • Ethiopia hosts the largest South Sudanese refugee population in the region with 256,000 people, including nearly 194,000 new arrivals registered since 15 December 2013. The number of arrivals increased of late from 90 people per day to an average daily arrival rate of 100 people.

26 Nov 2014 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 193,922 individuals, comprising 191,359 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,563 who entered through the Assosa region.

  • Registration remains suspended at Akobo and Pagak entry points, while in Burbiey, registration was temporarily halted while the relocation exercise from Matar to Pugnido began. Registration is expected to resume soon.