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26 Jul 2016 description

This paper presents the key findings of a research project that investigated women’s and men’s vulnerability to drought in Fedis woreda, a district located in Eastern Ethiopia. It focuses on the gendered impacts of drought on rural livelihoods in dryland areas. The research used a comparative assessment of both men’s and women’s susceptibility and coping capacities.

26 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

· In 2016, UNICEF has reached more than 1.1 million people with access to clean water through the rehabilitation and drilling of water schemes, provision of water purification materials and through water trucking in the drought affected regions of Afar, Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Somali and Tigray.

25 Jul 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Improved food security in some areas allowed for a reduction in nutrition hotspot classification
  • El Niño-induced flooding and inter-clan conflict has contributed to the rise of internally displaced people (IDP) in Ethiopia, leaving over ten thousand internally displaced households need emergency shelter and NFIs

Ethiopia is responding to an El Niño-caused drought emergency

The El Niño global climatic event wreaked havoc on Ethiopia’s 2015 spring and summer rains driving food insecurity, malnutrition and water shortages in …

22 Jul 2016 description

IOM has received 2,400 solar lanterns from Panasonic Corporation, a Japanese multinational electronics company. They will be distributed to internally displaced families in Ethiopia, notably in communities affected by El Niño drought.

The in-kind donation is part of a Panasonic campaign to provide 100,000 solar lanterns to people in need by 2018. The aim is to improve and enhance the quality of life in emerging economies and developing countries with limited access to electricity.

20 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  •   Average to above-average kiremt rainy season, flooding expected

  • Relief actors work to accelerate seed distribution for meher planting season

  • GoE releases revised priority hotspot list and malnutrition caseloads

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Jul 2016 description

In Numbers

10.2 million people in need of food assistance in 2016.

7.6 million people targeted in the joint 2016 Government/WFP response, and 2.6 million by JEOP.

USD426 million urgently required by WFP to address food assistance needs in Ethiopia for the rest of 2016

Highlights

  • The revised Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) is scheduled for release in July. The results will inform the food response plan for the rest of 2016.

20 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• In June, Year-on-Year general inflation rate stood at 7.5%, food inflation at 7.8% and non-food inflation rate at 8.7%. Food infltion rate decreased from May which was 8.4%.

20 Jul 2016 description

Addis Ababa July 19/2016 - The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) said it has benefited over 257,000 drought victims by providing supplementary food and non-food items, focusing on particularly children under five years, and lactating and pregnant women.

The society has reportedly mobilized resources worth 65 million birr for the purpose from people in all walks of life at home and aboard.

Today, ERCS has received five million birr donation from Heineken Ethiopia, a brewery company recently engaged in Ethiopian beverage industry.

19 Jul 2016 description

In Dessie Zuria, Amhara Region, dozens of farming households assemble on a dusty Tuesday morning in the local square. Camels and donkeys are parked alongside a bajaj and an open-backed van. Today, most of the farmers queued to meet with regional officials are male. They represent their wives and children, families hardest hit by an El Niño-induced drought which ravaged most of Ethiopia for more than 18 months.

18 Jul 2016 description

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on tens of millions of people across the globe in 2015 and 2016. East Africa, Southern Africa, Central America, South East Asia and the Pacific Islands, continue to be at risk of extreme weather events, including below-normal rains and flooding. The humanitarian fallout includes increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; increased susceptibility to illnesses, and forced displacement.

18 Jul 2016 description

Key Issues

  • The rapidly growing number of AWD cases in Addis Ababa calls for a more coordinated endeavour before the intensity of the rains increase in August, as the peaks of AWD always occurs with flooding.

  • Dispatching and distribution of emergency food and ES/NFIs continues

  • Relief households still have inadequate consumption although inadequate consumption decreased due to enhanced assistance and improved milk and vegetable availability due to the rains: Food Survey

18 Jul 2016 description

Addis Ababa July 18/2016 The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) have signed a 129 million Birr grant agreement that would help the latter carry out better research activities in the health sector.

Director General of AHRI Dr. Taye Tolera and Head of Development Cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden Dr. Anneka Knutsson, signed the agreement.

18 Jul 2016 description

Telemedicine helps to bridge the gap between remote areas and large hospitals

Friday, 9am – Daniel Martinez, one of the three coordinators of MSF’s telemedicine service receives an alert on his mobile: the organisation’s team in Shabunda, Democratic Republic of Congo, has a question about a paediatric case they are treating – a five-day-old baby that they suspect has tetanus.

18 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

737,979
Total number of refugees in country

3,469
Number of refugees newly registered in May

38,508
Number of unaccompanied and separated refugee children in country

15,031
Number of Eritrean refugees who signed up for verification in Addis Ababa

Working With Partners

18 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Context and Investment Case

One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded places the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. UNICEF is responding to four primary needs:

  1. Over 1 million children are targeted for severe acute malnutrition (SAM)treatment in the region.