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Accelerating Nutrition Improvements (ANI): Mapping of stakeholders and nutrition actions in three scaling-up countries in sub-Saharan Africa

Report of a meeting
27–28 February 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

1 Introduction

The Accelerating Nutrition Improvements in sub-Saharan Africa (ANI) project was launched in March 2013, supported by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). The project aims to:

• support 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa1 to strengthen nutrition surveillance systems;

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 28 July 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • Faced with limited resources and growing needs, the WaSH Cluster called an extraordinary meeting on 22 July to prioritize needs. As of 23 July, the Cluster remained one of the least funded at 19.52 per cent

  • The performance of the kiremt rains is expected to improve, in intensity and coverage, in the coming months, increasing the risk of flooding in areas receiving above-average rainfall.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Close to 2 Billion Cubic Meters Water Holding Dam Completed

Addis Ababa July 28/2014 The Tendaho Dam built to irrigate sugar cane for Tendaho Sugar Factory can now fully supply the water required, according to Water Works Design and Control Enterprise.

Some 98 percent of the construction of the dam that holds 1.86 billion cubic meters of water is finalized, it said.

The dam has the capacity to develop over 60,000 hectares of land and provide pasture land and farm land for the community in the neighbourhood.

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Community-Based Animal Health Workers in the Horn of Africa

Strengthening the humanity and dignity of people in crisis through knowledge and practice

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UNICEF Ethiopia South Sudanese Refugees’ Update SitRep #14 – (Reporting Period 1 – 15 July 2014)

Highlights:

  • As of 18 July, 173,752 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived in Gambella Region of Ethiopia. Nearly 90 per cent of the new arrivals have been relocated to refugee camps.

  • The SMART nutrition survey is completed in all the three camps. The preliminary findings show high level of malnutrition with GAM rates of 25.8%, 30.3% and 28.0% and SAM rates of 5.7%, 10.0% and 7.8% in Leitchor, Kule and Tierkidi refugee camps respectively.

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US Providing 800 mln USD to Advance Country’s Development

Addis Ababa July 25/2014 The US government is providing up to 800 million USD annually for Ethiopia to advance the country’s development in the fields of health, education, agriculture and food security, and energy, the US Ambassador to Ethiopia said.

Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach said the United States is committed to working in partnership with the Government of Ethiopia to better the lives of its people.

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Young refugee sisters survive on wild grass as they trek alone to safety

GAMBELLA, Ethiopia, 25 July (UNHCR) -- Twelve-year-old Nyawech Chuol can barely stop sobbing long enough to tell the story of the night South Sudan's civil war came to her home. She and her eight-year-old sister, Nyalouk, traumatized into silence, lost their family after a gun battle – and now they are completely alone n a foreign land.

Nyawech says they were fast asleep some weeks ago when the conflict that has swept South Sudan for the last seven months reached her village, Matiang, in Upper Nile State.

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Ethiopia Vows to Eliminate Child Marriage, FGM by 2025

Addis Ababa July 24/2014 The government of Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) traditional practices by 2025, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen said on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at a global summit hosted jointly by the UK government and UNICEF in London.

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South Sudan Crisis — Regional Impact Situation Report #28 23 July 2014

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Highlights

  • WFP urgently requires US$107 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

  • The resource situation remains critical in all the four countries. Shortfalls may require WFP to implement ration cuts and stop selected activities such as school meals and blanket supplementary feeding, in order to prioritize assistance for new arrivals. This will have a negative impact on the nutrition situation of beneficiaries.

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South Sudan famine warning

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“We are now facing a famine in South Sudan,” says GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia

GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia, Mary T Murphy has said that refugee numbers from South Sudan into Ethiopia are set to explode, as a result of what is now a famine situation in South Sudan.

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Ethiopia setting the highest humanitarian standards but the rest of the international community must shoulder their share of the burden

John Ging said Ethiopa was "an example of international standard for the treatment of refugees in practice" and asked the international community to share the burden. The refugee appeal is just 25 per cent funded.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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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:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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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).