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01 Sep 2015 description
report Direct Relief

It’s a wet and chilly Monday morning outside the Addis Ababa Regional Laboratory (AARL). The thick metal gates open wide and a motorcycle with knobby tires and a tall yellow container attached to its rear roars up to the front reception area. In large block letters the container reads, “Ethiopia Mail.” Inside the yellow container is a battered blue cooler with peeling biohazard stickers affixed to both sides. Specimens in Ethiopia move through an agreement with the postal service.

31 Aug 2015 description

Key Issues

  • Additional funds are needed now to address the impacts of El Niño and pre-position supplies in Ethiopia for the first quarter of 2016.

  • The Ministry of Health urgently needs US$5.5 million to vaccinate 5.3 million children under-5 in nutrition hotspot priority 1 and 2 woredas.

  • The national flood taskforce is working on the September flood forecast and emergency supply needs for prepositioning.

28 Aug 2015 description

Ethiopia - IOM Ethiopia this week resumed its emergency evacuation of South Sudanese refugees from the border, which had been halted since late July 2015 as all receiving camps had reached their maximum capacity.

Following the establishment of Pugnido 2 camp by the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA), this week alone, IOM evacuated 3,618 refugees to the newly constructed camp. With the addition of this camp, the country’s refugee accommodation capacity has increased by 50,000.

28 Aug 2015 description
report World Vision

AUTHOR

Bryna Jones
Communications Coordinator, Education and Life Skills World Vision International

Zemero Early Childhood Development Centre is found in Zemero town, almost 300 km north of Addis Ababa. It was built in 2010. The centre is currently benefitting more than 80 girls and boys and their families. Five-year-old, Kaliye, is one of the beneficiaries of the centre. She joined this year.

27 Aug 2015 description

Appeal History:

  • This Emergency Appeal was launched on 30 December, 2014 for CHF 1,050,574 for 9 months to support Ethiopia Red Cross provide assistance to some 34,365 persons to reduce the health risks of the South Sudan refugee population and host communities in Gambela through the provision of first aid and community-based health in Leitchour camp, Ningnang and Pagak entry points.

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 150,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support the national society to respond.

27 Aug 2015 description

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Thursday 8/27/2015 - 14:25 GMT

The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply this year to 4.5 million due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon, the UN has said.

With rains poorer than predicted, "food insecurity increased and malnutrition rose as a result," the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said.

27 Aug 2015 description

COORDINATION

Coordination of the child protection (CP) response to Sudanese refugees in South Sudan has been mainly driven by the field. In Gambella, there is a child protection working group (CPWG), and two specific groups on information management and case management. At the camp level, there is a weekly working group which covers CP as well as Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). The Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) participates in the CP working group and in the camp level coordination meetings.

26 Aug 2015 description

1. Key points

  • According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$304.4 million of humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia since the start of 2015.

  • The United States (US) is the largest donor to Ethiopia, contributing 50% of funding to date in 2015 (US$152.8 million).

26 Aug 2015 description
  • Abundant rain has continued across a wide portion of West Africa.

  • Despite a recent increase in rain, seasonal deficits have persisted over parts of the Greater Horn of Africa.

1) Although an increase in rain has been observed over Eastern Africa during the past few weeks, seasonal deficits have persisted in south-central and eastern Sudan, western Eritrea, and northeastern Ethiopia due to the delayed onset and uneven rainfall distribution to the June-September season.

26 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • Below average/failed Belg rains (the short rains from February-April) is expected to affect the food security of poor households in SNNPR, Oromia, Amhara and in pastoral areas of Afar and Somali regions (Famine Early Warning System Network, FEWSNET).

  • Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia will also increase during the second half of the year following the poor Belg rains and delayed Kiremt rains (long rains from May-September). (FEWSNET)

25 Aug 2015 description

Germany commits 750,000 Euros for the purpose of helping hundreds of thousands of refugees hosted in Ethiopia, announced the German Embassy to the press on August 22, 2015). In a statement released by the German Embassy, the donation would support relief operations by the World Food Program (WFP), which had been facing shortage of funds. It is announced that the funds will help ease food insecurity and reduce malnutrition rates, particularly among South Sudanese refugees, who continue to arrive in Ethiopia in large numbers, to improve their overall deprived health condition.

25 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Christine Nesbitt

A joint EU-UNICEF programme reaches rural communities in Ethiopia to address undernutrition among mothers and children through monitoring, treatment and guidance.

25 Aug 2015 description

Livestock deaths continue in Afar and Sitti Zone

Key Messages

  • With far below average rainfall both during the March to May Diraac/Sugum and during the July to July to September Karan/Karma rains thus far, incredibly dry conditions have led to poor livestock body conditions and very low livestock production in most of Afar and Sitti (formerly Shinile) Zone in northern Somali Region. Unusual livestock deaths and unseasonal livestock migration continue.

25 Aug 2015 description
report Direct Relief

Most of the hard work in GIS has nothing to do with making maps. The heart of the matter, from a functional point of view at least, is not the pretty pictures but the quality, sourcing, content and structure of the data which feeds those images. Without quality data, there can be no quality GIS.

24 Aug 2015 description

Key Issues

  • US$174 million is urgently required to meet food ($110 million) and non- food ($64 million) needs during the remainder of 2015.

  • El Niño will impact rainfall pattern until April 2016. Current humanitarian challenges could continue well into next year.

  • Additional funds are needed now to address the impacts of El Niño and pre-position supplies in Ethiopia for the first quarter of 2016.

24 Aug 2015 description

US$230 million urgently needed to address food and non-food needs for the remainder of the year

Addis Ababa, 24 August 2015: On 18 August, the Government of Ethiopia officially launched the joint-Government and humanitarian partners- Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) mid-year review. The document is a revision of the 2015 HRD - released on 6 March 2015 – based on the multi-agency belg/gu/ganna/sugum national needs assessment, which was concluded in early July 2015.