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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 15 September 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • On 9 September, the Federal Flood Task Force revised the Flood Alert which was first issued on 18 August to urge Government and humanitarian actors to implement flood prevention and preparedness measures in at-risk communities.

  • Despite on-going reports of a deteriorating food security in Somalia, there was no major change in the Somali refugee arrival trend in eastern Ethiopia so far.

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Ethiopia: IOM’S South Sudan Refugee Relocation 9 September, 2014

BACKGROUND

International Organization for Migration:

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ACT Alliance Alert: Flooding in South Sudanese refugee camp, Leitchour, Ethiopia

Report
ACT Alliance

Geneva, 12th September 2014

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

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Ethiopia, Save the Children sign agreement to open regional office in Addis Ababa

Ambassador Berhane Gebre-Christos, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Mrs. Natacha Vorholter, Deputy Regional Director of Save the Children International, signed on Monday (September 08) an agreement to open a Pan African Office in Addis Ababa. On the occasion of the signing ceremony, Ambassador Berhane recalled the long-term partnership of Ethiopia and Save the Children International over many years. He thanked Mrs.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 11 – September 17, 2014

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  • A seasonable distribution of rainfall was received across parts of the Sahel during the last week.
  • Little relief to seasonal dryness was observed throughout parts of central Ethiopia.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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South striving to send 500,000 children to school

Addis Ababa September 9/2014 - South Ethiopia Peoples' State is striving to enable all school-age children in the state attend classes in this academic year.

It is working in collaboration with stakeholders to convince parents to send all their children to schools, representative of the regional education bureau said.

The representative, Adane Nguse told ENA that the bureau is using social gatherings, development armies and religious institutions to register children through a door-to-door campaign.

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IOM SLO Response to South Sudan Crisis in Ethiopia: External Situation Report 27 August – 01 September 2014

Highlights

• In August, IOM has relocated a total of 8,151 refugees from Akobo, Burbiey, Matar, Pamdong by bus, air and boats to way stations and camps.

• Camps such as Tierkedi and Leichour are experiencing flooding. Urgent relocation from existing camps is necessary to avoid an emergency within emergency.

• Total number of refugees evacuated by IOM: 170,373 from Gambella and 2,019 from Benishangul‐Gumuz.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

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IOM SLO Response to South Sudan Crisis in Ethiopia: External Situation Report 02-09 September 2014

Highlights

• Due to heavy rain, road access has been flooded. Hence, there is a need to explore the possibility of using water and air transport.

• 62,809 refugees (Leitchour 47,122, Matar 7,581, Nip Nip 2,854, Pamdong 2,452 and Pagak 2,800) need to be relocated to new camps.

• Total number of refugees evacuated by IOM: 171,641 from Gambella and 2,211 from Benishangul‐Gumuz.

General Overview

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 8 September 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • The World Food Program (WFP) is mobilizing resources to address Targeted Supplementary Feeding (TSF) supply shortfalls to cover needs in all 125 nutrition hotspot priority one woredas, targeting 458,298 beneficiaries.

  • Nutrition partners continue to strengthen responses in 56 priority one woredas and 33 priority two woredas, while they expressed commitment to expand their operations to 44 additional priority one woredas and 14 priority two woredas, given the availability of resources.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Determinants and impact of sustainable land and watershed management investments

Ongoing debate over water resource management and land degradation suggests a need for efficient sustainable land management mechanisms to improve agricultural output in the Blue Nile basin in Ethiopia. Numerous econometric and hydrological models have been developed to assess the effects of sustainable land and watershed management (SLWM) investments. However, these models fail to address the trade-offs faced by rural farmers in maintaining such structures.

International Food Policy Research Institute:

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Efficiency and productivity differential effects of the land certification program in Ethiopia

Although theory predicts that better property rights to land can increase land productivity through tenure security effects (investment effects) and through more efficient input use due to enhanced tradability of the land (factor intensity effect), empirical studies on the size and magnitude of these effects are very scarce.

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IBM Comes Up with Proposal to Support Health Sector

Addis Ababa September 04/2014 IBM (International Business Machine Corporation) has proposed to introduce a technological scheme that it says would make the country's health extension program effective.

At a press briefing the 15-person team gave on Thursday, September 4, 2014, they have spent 4 weeks in Addis Ababa working with government ministries and NGOs to help them deliver health services, track economic growth and attract foreign investment.

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Refugees attempt to survive in flooded camps

London, 4 September 2014 – With the rainy season, Lietchuor refugee camp, which shelters some 40,000 people from South Sudan, has become a lake dotted with islands. As a result, Ethiopia’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and the UNHCR have taken the decision to close the camp and they must find an appropriate site to relocate the refugees.

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UNHCR and partners distribute urgently needed aid to flooded camps in Ethiopia

UNHCR, WFP and the government have begun distributing general food rations, including sorghum, lentils and cooking oil, to thousands of South Sudanese in the Gambella region.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 4 – September 10, 2014

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  • Suppressed seasonal rains were received across the western Sahel during late August.
  • Enhanced rains continued over western Ethiopia, eastern Sudan and eastern South Sudan.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.