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Ethiopia overtakes Kenya as Africa's biggest refugee-hosting country

At end-July, Ethiopia was sheltering 629,718 refugees, mostly from South Sudan, followed by Somalia and Eritrea. Kenya hosts 575,334 registered refugees.

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 18 August 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • The national Flood Task Force issued a flood alert today, 18 August to urge Government and humanitarian actors to implement flood prevention and preparedness measures in high-risk communities.

  • WFP will face critical funding shortfalls for its refugee operation from September onwards. US$42 million is urgently needed to cover needs until January 2015.

  • Relocation of new arrivals to Nip Nip camp started on 14 August. Flood-affected refugees are prioritized for relocation to the new camp.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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WFP Ethiopia July Monthly Situation Report #6

Highlights

  • Since mid December 2013, due to the on-going crisis in South Sudan, over 181,000 refugees from Jonglei and Upper Nile States crossed the border into Ethiopia as of 31 July 2014. The Refugee Operation’s food pipeline will begin to break in September, esca-lating until January 2015. WFP needs to receive US$40 million to cover these requirements soon to be able to preposition food for timely distribution at the camps.

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Ethiopia Situation Report #13, 15 August 2014

WFP has taken internal loans to mitigate the breaks in September and October -- in light of donor pledges -- but it remains with a shortfall of $40 million to cover needs until January.

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Early Warning and Response Analysis, August 2014

EARLY WARNING AND RESPONSE SUMMARY

  • The Rift Valley areas in areas where deficient rainfall was observed during the preceding decades will have better rainfall during the coming August 2014.

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Flood Alert, August 2014

INTRODUCTION

Following the National Meteorology Agency (NMA) forecast for the 2014 kiremt season (July to September), the DRMFSS-led national Flood Task Force, constituting NMA, sector line ministries, UN Agencies, NGOs, and donors, was reactivated to closely monitor the situation and timely facilitate preparedness and response activities in areas likely to be affected.

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UNDP, Microsoft deal to empower 200,000 Ethiopian entrepreneurs

Addis Ababa - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has signed a collaborative agreement with Microsoft East Africa Limited to enhance development activities in the areas of entrepreneurship, UNDP said.

A press release UNDP issued to ENA today said the two organizations have agreed that Microsoft will provide training and mentorship services to Ethiopia's UNDP-supported Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) for 200,000 entrepreneurs.

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SPRINT provides emergency lifesaving support to South Sudanese refugees in the Gambella region of Ethiopia

14 Aug – Ethiopia: The SPRINT Initiative, a sexual and reproductive health programme in crisis and post crisis situations, supported by the Australian Government and led by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is reaching out to South Sudanese refugees in two camps (Kule, Leitchuor) of the Gambella region of Ethiopia with life-saving services for reproductive health. SPRINT aims to provide this support to 57,861 refugees in the camps with USD 77,500 for a period of 4 months starting from August to November 2014.

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Ethiopia Food Security Outlook July to December 2014

Most pastoral areas to remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) even with humanitarian assistance

Key Messages

  • Poor households in the highlands of Arsi Zone in central Oromia have moved into Crisis (IPC Phase 3) having lost Belg crops typically harvested in June/July and a large number of livestock. Their food security is unlikely to improve until the Meher harvest in October.

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 11 August 2014

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KEY EVENTS

  • WHO procured 200,000 doses of meningitis vaccines in response to the increasing meningitis caseload nationwide and ahead of the meningitis epidemic season starting in October 2014.

  • In Gambella region, monitoring visits and health assessments conducted since May 2014 revealed critical resource gaps in the public health systems of the refugee hosting woredas.

  • Despite the current near- normal karan (mid-July to September) rains in parts of Somali region, critical water shortages persist.

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 Situation Report #12, 8 August 2014

Highlights

  • The Refugee Operation has a shortfall of US$42 million to cover needs until January 2015 (for the next six months). The food pipeline break will commence in September 2014.

  • As of 5 August about 185,000 refugees had arrived from South Sudan since mid-December. The main entry points are Pagak, Burbiey and Akobo Tergole.

  • Clearing and development of the site for the fourth camp (Nip Nip) is underway. At present refugees –close to 1,000-are at Pamdong transit center until the fourth camp is ready.

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Ethiopia's game-changing abortion law

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IRIN

ADDIS ABABA, 8 August 2014 (IRIN) - After decades battling high maternal death rates - at least a third of which were due to botched abortions - Ethiopia took a stand: it prioritized newborn and maternal health, and in 2005 it relaxed its abortion law in an effort to save women’s lives.

IRIN:

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UNHCR steps up measures to rein in Hepatitis E among South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

The liver disease that has spread across South Sudan over the last two years has appeared in three border camps that house some 150,000 South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia.

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Leitchuor Camp Profile August 2014

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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.

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Easing the burden of life by providing firewood to refugee women in Ethiopia

Nyahok, 27, a mother four, has lined up for firewood along with other South Sudanese refugees at the Leitchour refugee camp in Ethiopia’s Gambella region, about 900 kilometres west of Addis Ababa. Despite the circumstances, she still has to feed her family.

Even though families receive food rations, they need firewood to cook. For most, just like in many rural settings in Africa, they can only use firewood as they lack stoves. People have to walk up to five kilometres to fetch firewood. This is particularly difficult for the old, disabled, pregnant women and nursing mothers.

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Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources, Agriculture and Food Security in the Ethiopian Rift Valley: Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies for Sustainable Ecosystem Services

Water availability, human health, food production and economic livelihoods in the densely populated Upper Awash Basin and central Rift Valley of Ethiopia are intrinsically linked. Surface water resources in this area of central Ethiopia face intense competition between agricultural and non-agricultural uses, and groundwater resources in this region are of poor quality for both food production and human consumption (containing high levels of fluoride, arsenic and other toxic naturally-occurring contaminants).