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26 Nov 2015 description
report Plan

Plan International is responding to the needs of children as the impacts of the weather phenomenon El Niño worsen. In the Horn of Africa, where the impact is severe, it’s not just food that’s running out - it’s time.

Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda, are expected to be worst affected, leaving children at risk of death, malnutrition, trauma and emotional distress.

25 Nov 2015 description


  • 736,317 Total number of refugees
  • 37,859 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
  • 52.8% Percentage of women and girls 60.1% Percentage of Children
17 Nov 2015 description
report DanChurchAid

A new fresh food voucher system introduced in Ethiopia is benefiting 3,000 South Sudanese refugee families in Tierkidi camp in Gambella.

16 Nov 2015 description


  • Drought conditions affecting pasture and water availability in most pastoral and agro-pastoral areas

  • Mixed prospects for 2015 main “meher” cereal crops

  • Cereal prices easing in October with beginning of “meher” crop harvest, while prices of livestock products and vegetables remain high

  • Food security conditions sharply deteriorated in recent months due to drought conditions

16 Nov 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

November 14, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) -The number of South Sudan refugees crossing borders to Ethiopia due to the armed conflict at home has saw a significant decline during the recent weeks, a UN refugee agency official told Sudan Tribune on Friday.

Kisut Gebregzabiher, UNHCR’s senior public information officer in Addis Ababa, said currently an average six South Sudanese refugees arrive at Ethiopian borders per day a sharp decline compared to previous months where large numbers of refugees had been recorded on daily bases.

13 Nov 2015 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

12 Nov 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 11, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) –Ethiopia’s refugee agency has launched an urgent appeal for food aid to assist hundreds of thousands of refugees particularly South Sudanese refugees.

Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA), a local implementing partner of UNHCR has called for supplies of food for over 730,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan who are being sheltered at different camps in Ethiopia.

10 Nov 2015 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it is providing nearly $97 million in additional food assistance to assist vulnerable populations in Ethiopia, including those severely affected by the impacts of the El Niño weather phenomenon.

09 Nov 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

JEWI REFUGEE CAMP, Gambella Regional State, Ethiopia – Two years ago Mayntap Dong, 35, and the people of her neighbourhood fled the fighting in Malakal in Upper Nile state of South Sudan and began a hazardous journey into Ethiopia. Already mourning the loss of her seven-year-old son who had died of a gunshot wound, she could not then know what violence she – and many other women and girl refugees – had yet to face.

The long and difficult trip to her first place of refuge, Leitchuor camp, claimed the lives of around a hundred people, many of who had been wounded in the fighting.

09 Nov 2015 description

Meseret Bekele

Addis Ababa November 7/2015 The Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) has appealed for an urgent supply of food to refugees sheltered in Ethiopia.

ARRA Director General Ayalew Awoke told ENA that the refugees mainly from South Sudan are now in critical state as his administration is running out of essential supply of food to the refugees.

The 730 thousand refugees from South Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia will soon plunge into chaos as the food aid in stock will be totally consumed by the end of December.

29 Oct 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In October, the Government announced that about 8.2 million people in Ethiopia, including 4.6 million children, are in need of emergency food aid, up from the 4.5 million estimated in August.

  • The estimated number of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) for 2015 increased from 302,605 to 350,000.