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UNICEF Ethiopia South Sudanese Refugees’ Update SitRep #14 – (Reporting Period 1 – 15 July 2014)

Highlights:

  • As of 18 July, 173,752 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived in Gambella Region of Ethiopia. Nearly 90 per cent of the new arrivals have been relocated to refugee camps.

  • The SMART nutrition survey is completed in all the three camps. The preliminary findings show high level of malnutrition with GAM rates of 25.8%, 30.3% and 28.0% and SAM rates of 5.7%, 10.0% and 7.8% in Leitchor, Kule and Tierkidi refugee camps respectively.

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US Providing 800 mln USD to Advance Country’s Development

Addis Ababa July 25/2014 The US government is providing up to 800 million USD annually for Ethiopia to advance the country’s development in the fields of health, education, agriculture and food security, and energy, the US Ambassador to Ethiopia said.

Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach said the United States is committed to working in partnership with the Government of Ethiopia to better the lives of its people.

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South Sudan Crisis — Regional Impact Situation Report #28 23 July 2014

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Highlights

  • WFP urgently requires US$107 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

  • The resource situation remains critical in all the four countries. Shortfalls may require WFP to implement ration cuts and stop selected activities such as school meals and blanket supplementary feeding, in order to prioritize assistance for new arrivals. This will have a negative impact on the nutrition situation of beneficiaries.

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South Sudan famine warning

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GOAL

“We are now facing a famine in South Sudan,” says GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia

GOAL’s refugee programme manager in Ethiopia, Mary T Murphy has said that refugee numbers from South Sudan into Ethiopia are set to explode, as a result of what is now a famine situation in South Sudan.

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Ethiopia Monthly Market Watch June 2014

Highlights

  • The general year-to-year inflation which measures the cost of living compared to the same month last year stod at 8.5%; the fod part of the inflation stod at 6.2% and that of non-fod at 1%.

  • In June 2014, the Ethiopian Government made an adjustmento the retail of prices fuel. The retail prices of petrol increased by 0.8%, diesel by 2.4% while no changes were made on kerosene prices. A liter of petrol at Adis Ababa was sold at US $1.06 while diesel and Kerosene were sold at US $ 0.97 and US$ 0.81 per literespectively.

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 21 July 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • Preliminary results of seven biannual nutrition surveys revealed the need to scale-up emergency nutrition responses in Dembale and Kelafo woredas of Somali region and Mieso woreda of Oromia region.

  • The development of a new camp (Pamdong) in Gambella, which was selected on 16 July, is being expedited.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ethiopia Gambella Refugee Camps (new arrivals): Nutrition Situation (as of July-2014)

Key Response Activities:

Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programs have been established by nutrition partners to treat acute malnutrition in the camps and on arrival at reception centres.

There are two main components of the CMAM:

1.Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) for the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).

2.Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) for the treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM).

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Tierkidi Camp Profile July 2014

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

As refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Tierkidi (formerly Kule 2) was opened in April 2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Pagak and Burbiey entry points.

Areas of Origin

The population is primarily comprised of refugees originating from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

Cultural Background

The refugees are predominantly ethnic Luo-Nuer. Main Occupations Primarily farmers and pastoralists.

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Ethiopia Situation Report #10 18 July 2014

Highlights

 The Refugee Operation will face critical shortfalls from September onwards with no resources to cover needs after October. WFP needs US$42.6 million to cover needs from July to December for the entire refugee operation (588,680 people)

 As of 17 July about 172,100 refugees had arrived from South Sudan.

 Kule 2 has reached its maximum holding capacity of 50,000. A land for constructing a fourth camp is yet to be identified by the government.

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Building food security in Ethiopia

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IRIN

AFAR (NORTHEASTERN ETHIOPIA) , 18 July 2014 (IRIN) - Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP), set up in 2005, aims to make fully food secure the millions of people still dependent on food aid, provide support to the vulnerable to prevent the depletion of livestock, and create productive assets at community level. But nearly a decade on and over US$3 billion spent, how successful has it been?

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Japan’s Ambassador Visits South Sudanese Refugees Assisted By WFP In Gambela

ADDIS ABABA – The Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia, H.E. Mr. Kazuhiro Suzuki, visited refugee camps in Gambela yesterday (Thursday 17 July) to see how the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing critically-needed food assistance to South Sudanese refugees, thanks to Japan’s contribution of US$4.2 million.

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South Sudan Crisis — Regional Impact Situation Report #27 16 July 2014

Highlights

  • The South Sudan Refugee Emergency Revised Regional Response Plan was launched on 11 July in Geneva and in Nairobi on 15 July. Governments, UN agencies and NGOs attended both events. The plan requests for US$658 million to provide protection and assistance to 715,000 refugees until the end of the year in a “most likely” scenario.

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 14 July 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • Preliminary results of the recently completed nutrition surveys in Kule 1, Kule 2 and Leitchor camps revealed concerning nutritional status among the refugees.

  • Critical gaps continue to be reported in child protection and in Education in Emergencies (EiE) interventions in the Gambella camps.

  • In Afar region, a laboratory investigation is underway following reports of suspected cases of acute febrile illness (AFI) in Dubti woreda.

KEY FIGURES

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Misery stalks South Sudan refugees in camps

07/13/2014 02:59 GMT -

by Jenny VAUGHAN

GAMBELA, July 13, 2014 (AFP) - Nyayoul Gach was first driven from her home in South Sudan because of violence, but escaped into Ethiopia because of hunger, unable to feed her five children who were rapidly wasting away.

Now in the caked mud settlements of western Ethiopia, she faces further misery: hunger and disease stalk the crowded camps, and she wonders whether her life is better than the one she fled in war-ravaged South Sudan.

Agence France-Presse:

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South Sudan Crisis — Regional Impact Situation Report #26 09 July 2014

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Highlights

  • WFP urgently requires US$103 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.

  • The resource situation remains critical in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. The Kenya refugee programme has reduced Super Cereal rations in the July general food distribution and is considering further cuts in August. The Ethiopia refugee programme will implement ration cuts in September and a complete pipeline break is expected from October onwards, if new contributions are not received soon.

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HRH Princess Haya contributes to reducing malnutrition rates of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

ABU DHABI, 9th July, 2014 (WAM) -- UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City, IHC, H.R.H. Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E., and Ruler of Dubai, has made a generous contribution of USD500,000 to support the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' efforts in emergency nutrition and food security for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia’s Gambella region.

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Ethiopian Youth Earn Income While Restoring Natural Resources

Group multiplies income by expanding services

July 2014—Rather than pursue a risky migration abroad, or simply become resigned to a life of extreme poverty, landless youth in a chronically food insecure district in Ethiopia are staying in their families’ villages, while also earning an income. How?

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UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #3 (Reporting Period May - June 2014)

Highlights:

  • With UNICEF support, the Disaster Prevention and Preparedness and Bureaus in eight regions (Oromia, Amhara, Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella, Afar, Somali, SNNPR, and Tigray) revised their 2014 multi-sectoral Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans during May and June 2014.

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GIEWS Update: Greater Horn of Africa: Moisture deficits persist in pastoral and agro-pastoral areas of Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and the United Republic of Tanzania

Highlights:

  • Late and irregular rains in March and April affected the 2014 main cropping season in most countries

  • Beneficial rains in May improved production prospects in Ethiopia and South Sudan

  • Early depletion of grazing resources in most pastoral and agro-pastoral areas following moisture deficits

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Critical Conditions for South Sudanese Refugees in Gambella

South Sudanese refugees fleeing widespread violence in their homeland continue to arrive in Gambella, Ethiopia, after walking for days seeking safe shelter and food. By the end of June 2014, between 600 to 800 refugees were arriving at Burubiey transit camp each day, an increase from the 100 to 300 daily arrivals in previous weeks. Currently more than 140,000 South Sudanese refugees have fled to Gambella since the outbreak of the current conflict in South Sudan in December 2013.