Gambella 18/2016 The negotiation effort to rescue the children abducted from Gambella Regional State by the Murle ethnic group is progressing successfully, according to the Deputy Chief Administrator of the state.
Additional nine children from among the 125 children kidnapped have returned home today. This will bring the total number of children rescued to 53.
Since the cross-border kidnapping, which took place on April 15, 2016, the Ethiopian and South Sudanese governments have collaboratively succeed in tracking down the culprits to rescue the children.
EARLY WARNING AND RESPONSE SUMMARY
The expected heavy falls in some areas of southern half of the country would cause flash flood particularly over flood prone areas, thus, the concerned personnel should undertake appropriate measures ahead of time in order to minimize the effect of flood hazard in the areas.
This Prioritisation Statement has been prepared as a complement to the joint Government and humanitarian partners 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD). It clarifies acute relief needs and major gaps that require urgent additional donor support. The HRD remains the common plan and implementation framework to address humanitarian needs in Ethiopia in 2016.