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IOM has resumed transport by boat and road of South Sudanese refugees stranded by heavy rains and flooding in Matar to Fugnido refugee camp in the Gambella region of Western Ethiopia, 300 kms away, following an agreement between Ethiopia’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and UNHCR.
The relocation operation started this week with the movement of 286 refugees by boat and bus from Matar to Fugnido via the Itang way station. The two-day journey involves an overnight stop in Itang, where IOM, UNHCR and WFP provide food, water, sleeping mats and blankets.
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.
Over 150,000 Users to Benefit from Access to Safe Water
November 18, 2014, Somali Region, Ethiopia:- Today, the United States Agency for International Development Mission Director (USAID) Dennis Weller officiated the launch of a new water site in the Gubadley kebele (district), Somali Region, as part of the USAID WATER Project implemented by the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
WHO: Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang
WHAT: Mission to Ethiopia WHEN: 21 - 25 November 2014
WHERE: Addis Ababa and Gambella region
Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang, is scheduled to visit Ethiopia from 21 to 25 November 2014.
Addis Ababa Nov 18/2014 Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn held discussions on sunday November,16 on various issues with representatives of woredas in Wolayta Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State.
Responding to the question raised in connection with shortage of power, the premier said distribution centers are being built along side with Gilgel Gibe III Electric Power Generating Dam so that inhabitants of the zone could get power within a year.
18 November 2014, Addis Ababa – At a ceremony organized today, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, handed over 4 ambulances, emergency Reproductive Health and Dignity kits to the Administration for Refugees and Returnees Affairs (ARRA). The ambulances and emergency kits which are worth 9.2 million Birr were bought with the generous support of the Government and People of Japan. The ambulances and emergency Reproductive Health and Dignity kits will be used to alleviate the emergency situation in the refugee camps in Gambella, Benishangul Gumuz, Somali and Tigray Regions.
Largest philanthropic gift in Canadian organization’s history
CARE Canada is thrilled to announce it has received a $500,000 donation from the Stollery Charitable Foundation towards its Canadians Care campaign.
The UNHCR office in Addis Ababa announced on Monday (November 17) that more than 6,200 Eritreans had crossed into Ethiopia over the previous 37 days. UNHCR spokesperson, Kisut Gebregziabher, said that “more than 5,000 Eritrean asylum seekers crossed into Ethiopian territory in October alone,” adding that “in the first week of November, more than 1,200 Eritreans have arrived in Ethiopia.” Some 78 of them were children, he said. A UNHCR report issued last July revealed that there were a total of 629,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Ethiopia, 99,000 of them Eritreans.
The 2014 meher needs assessment is planned for 29 November. Results of the assessment, coupled with a five-year sector and weather trends analysis and preliminary seasonal forecast by NMA will be used to project humanitarian needs in 2015.
The first of two rounds of national polio immunization campaign planned in 2014 started on 13 November. The campaign targets more than 13 million children under-5.
Do you think having enough food to eat is your right? Would you be insecure if you did not eat today? Would you be in jeopardy if you did not have enough to eat for the rest of the month? If yes, then you consider food security as a human right.
The ongoing introduction of cash programmes in Ethiopia is boosting nutrition, autonomy and overall well-being for thousands receiving aid in Africa's largest refugee-hosting nation. With support from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is reaching vulnerable people and refugees such as 33 year-old Sadia from Sudan. Speaking with our partners at WFP, Sadia touches on how the programme is impacting her family's diet and daily lives.
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Addis Ababa November 10/2014 A conflict mapping that took three years has been completed, according to the House of Federation.
Constitutional and Regional Affairs Standing Committee Chairperson with the House of Federation, Yohannes Bwayalew, told ENA that the study incorporates sources of conflicts, conflict aggravating parties and conflict resolving mechanisms.