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Ethiopia Monthly Market Watch June 2014

Highlights

  • The general year-to-year inflation which measures the cost of living compared to the same month last year stod at 8.5%; the fod part of the inflation stod at 6.2% and that of non-fod at 1%.

  • In June 2014, the Ethiopian Government made an adjustmento the retail of prices fuel. The retail prices of petrol increased by 0.8%, diesel by 2.4% while no changes were made on kerosene prices. A liter of petrol at Adis Ababa was sold at US $1.06 while diesel and Kerosene were sold at US $ 0.97 and US$ 0.81 per literespectively.

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 21 July 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • Preliminary results of seven biannual nutrition surveys revealed the need to scale-up emergency nutrition responses in Dembale and Kelafo woredas of Somali region and Mieso woreda of Oromia region.

  • The development of a new camp (Pamdong) in Gambella, which was selected on 16 July, is being expedited.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Ethiopia Working to Eradicate TB within 20 Years

Addis Ababa July 19/2014 Ministry of Health said that it is working to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from Ethiopia within 20 years, well ahead of the international target date set for 50 years.

While visiting the renovated TB capture laboratory of the Saint Peter’s Specialized Hospital on Friday, July 18, 2014, Minister of Health, Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, said Ethiopia plans to eradicate tuberculosis earlier than the internationally target date set by World Health Organization to eliminate the disease in 50 years. The plan is to eradicate TB from Ethiopia within 20 years.

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Ethiopia Gambella Refugee Camps (new arrivals): Nutrition Situation (as of July-2014)

Key Response Activities:

Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programs have been established by nutrition partners to treat acute malnutrition in the camps and on arrival at reception centres.

There are two main components of the CMAM:

1.Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) for the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).

2.Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) for the treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM).

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IOM SLO Response to South Sudan Crisis in Ethiopia: External Situation Report 24 June - 08 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• During this reporting period, there was a steady reduction of the number of refugees entering Ethiopia from South Sudan.

• Movement by air for vulnerable refugees is ongoing in Ethiopia as boat movements is ongoing.

• Total number of refugees moved by IOM passes the 147,924 mark.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

  • The number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia has passed 158,164 (according to UNHCR: 03 July), making Ethiopia the biggest receiving country of South Sudanese refugees.

International Organization for Migration:

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Tierkidi Camp Profile July 2014

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

As refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Tierkidi (formerly Kule 2) was opened in April 2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Pagak and Burbiey entry points.

Areas of Origin

The population is primarily comprised of refugees originating from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

Cultural Background

The refugees are predominantly ethnic Luo-Nuer. Main Occupations Primarily farmers and pastoralists.

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Kule Camp Profile July 2014

Contextual Background

Historical background

At the onset of the emergency in South Sudan (in mid-December 2013), refugees began arriving at Ethiopian border entry points (mainly Pagak, Akobo, and Burbiey). They were then relocated to established camps, such as Kule Camp – currently the largest refugee camp in Ethiopia.

Areas of Origin

The population mainly comprises refugees from South Sudan’s Upper Nile, Jonglei and Unity states.

Cultural Background

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Leitchuor Camp Profile July 2014

Contextual Background

Historical background

Established at the onset of the emergency in South Sudan (mid-December 2013). Refugees began arriving at Ethiopian border entry points (Akobo, Pagak, Burbiey, Pochalla) and were relocated to Leitchuor Camp.

Areas of Origin

This camp caseload comprises refugees mainly from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

Cultural Background

The refugees are predominantly ethnic Luo-Nuer with an Anuak minority population. Main Occupations Primarily farmers and pastoralists.

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Ethiopia Situation Report #10 18 July 2014

Highlights

 The Refugee Operation will face critical shortfalls from September onwards with no resources to cover needs after October. WFP needs US$42.6 million to cover needs from July to December for the entire refugee operation (588,680 people)

 As of 17 July about 172,100 refugees had arrived from South Sudan.

 Kule 2 has reached its maximum holding capacity of 50,000. A land for constructing a fourth camp is yet to be identified by the government.

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Building food security in Ethiopia

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IRIN

AFAR (NORTHEASTERN ETHIOPIA) , 18 July 2014 (IRIN) - Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP), set up in 2005, aims to make fully food secure the millions of people still dependent on food aid, provide support to the vulnerable to prevent the depletion of livestock, and create productive assets at community level. But nearly a decade on and over US$3 billion spent, how successful has it been?

IRIN:

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Japan’s Ambassador Visits South Sudanese Refugees Assisted By WFP In Gambela

ADDIS ABABA – The Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia, H.E. Mr. Kazuhiro Suzuki, visited refugee camps in Gambela yesterday (Thursday 17 July) to see how the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing critically-needed food assistance to South Sudanese refugees, thanks to Japan’s contribution of US$4.2 million.

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Expansion at 5 hospitals to be completed

Addis Ababa ,July 16/2014 ,Expansion being carried out in five hospitals in Addis Ababa with 448 million Birr are expected to commence operation in the coming September, the Government Construction Agency said.

In a press conference he gave here yesterday, Agency Director-General Tilahun Kebede said the expansion is being undertaken in Yekatit 12, Dagmawi Minilik, Ras Desta, Gandhi and Zewditu hospitals.

Up on completion, the expansion of the hospitals will help to raise the health coverage of the city to 100 percent, he said.

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Ethiopia, Somalia sign accord for provision of scholarships

Addis Ababa July 16/2014 The Ethiopian Ministry of Education and its Somali counterpart here today signed agreement to provide scholarship for Somali students in Ethiopia.

The agreement will help to provide scholarship and technical support starting from the coming academic year.

The Minister Shiferaw Shigute on the occasion said the cooperation between the two countries in education is critical to help development in that country and deepen the people to people relation.

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South Sudan Crisis — Regional Impact Situation Report #27 16 July 2014

Highlights

  • The South Sudan Refugee Emergency Revised Regional Response Plan was launched on 11 July in Geneva and in Nairobi on 15 July. Governments, UN agencies and NGOs attended both events. The plan requests for US$658 million to provide protection and assistance to 715,000 refugees until the end of the year in a “most likely” scenario.