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04 Feb 2016 description

- El Niño“drought effect” likely to have a long-lasting impact as people’ resilience continues to be eroded
- Ethiopia battling worst drought in decades
- Drought, food in security and power shortages stalk southern Africa region
- Cholera, a preventable disease, kills thousands across eastern and southern Africa
- Protracted conflicts to complicate humanitarian situation
- Funding shortfalls paralyse humanitarian responses

03 Feb 2016 description
  • Gambella region in Ethiopia is hosting more than 260 000 South Sudanese refugees. The region is also regularly affected by internal displacement.
  • The situation in Gambella town is tense at the moment after several security incidents linked to inter-ethnic clashes involving Nuer and Anuak ethnic groups. The conflict erupted on 20 January, initially in Gambella town and Itang woreda. However, tensions and clashes expanded to other areas. The situation is unpredictable and clashes may continue for weeks to come.
03 Feb 2016 description
report DanChurchAid

Without waste management, latrines, access to safe water and promotion of good hygiene, a crowded refugee camp will result in the rapid spread of disease.

31 Jan 2016 description
report UN News Service

31 January 2016 – The international community must stand with the people of Ethiopia in their time of need, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging donors gathered in Addis Ababa to step up assistance to the drought-hit country, which is battling the effects of one of the most powerful El Niño events in recorded history, made worse by the impact of climate change.

27 Jan 2016 description

January 27, 2015| New Delhi/Kenya: The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) through the SPRINT Initiative, is providing crucial sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to South Sudanese refugees in Gambella Region, Ethiopia.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), data dated January 8, 2016, more than 230,000 South Sudanese refuges are currently displaced in refugee camps in Gambella, Ethiopia. More than 30,000 refugees are also residing within host communities.

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 10.2 million
Total affected children (under 18): 5.7 million
Total people to be reached in 2016: 8 million
Total children to be reached in 2016:6.8 million

2016 programme targets

18 Jan 2016 description

Lian Bradley (08.01.2016)

Evaluation of NRC's shelter programme in Ethiopia

The evaluation sought to examine all shelter projects implemented by NRC between 2011 and 2014 and was undertaken by NRC staff from the regional Horn of Africa office.

16 Jan 2016 description


  • 733,644 Total number of refugees

  • 39,273 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 49.6% Percentage of women and girls

  • 57.4% Percentage of Children

Population of concern-updated

A total of 733,644 of concern
(As of 31December 2015)


USD 318.9 million requested

UNHCR Presence

16 Jan 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

15 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in decades, with over 10.2 million people requiring food aid in 2016. An estimated 435,000 children are in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM), and more than 1.7 million children, pregnant and lactating women with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) will require supplementary feeding.

  • As of October 2015, UNICEF has supported the treatment of 291,214 under-five children suffering severe acute malnutrition (SAM) with a cure rate of 88 per cent.