Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 17 February 2014

Key Events

  • During the past week, three additional woredas in Bale and East Hararge zones of Oromia region reported water shortages. Meanwhile, discussions are on-going regarding the exploitation of existing water harvesting mechanisms, or building new ones, ahead of the March rainy season in Afar region.

  • The number of measles cases surged to 3,162 since mid-January. The majority of cases are reported from SNNPR.

  • The number of yellow fever cases reported in South Omo zone, SNNPR increased to 155 during the same period.

  • Gambella region continues to witness a large influx of South Sudanese asylum seekers. While the majority of the new arrivals are in Akobo (24,630 people), an increasing number of people are arriving in Pagak (12,578 people) and Matar (3,788 people in February.

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