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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 22 September 2014

Key Events

  • Food insecurity is currently a concern in parts of north eastern, pocket areas in central, and the southern and south eastern pastoralist areas of Ethiopia.

  • As of 17 September, only four of seven relief food rounds planned for 2014 were distributed to beneficiaries.

  • The Government established a high-level National Ebola Committee. The Committee will be chaired by Prime Minister Hailemariam Deassalegn and will include all Government line Ministers.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Sectors Indicators Matrix: Gambella Emergency Response (as of 01-September-2014)

This matrix is prepared and published monthly, representing what happened in various sectors in the particular reference month. This indicators matrix is a step towards showing a comprehensive picture of the current situation in Gambella region and establishing a basis for initial trend and gap analysis.

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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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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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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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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Ethiopia: Areas of Humanitarian Concern Snapshot (as of August 2014)

Increasing water shortages are reported in areas that received poor belg/gu/ganna/sugum rains in Afar, Oromia and Somali regions. People and livestock are migrating looking for water and pasture. As per the revised nutrition hotspot list released on 18 August, these regions account for 75 per cent of the 125 nutrition hotspot priority one woredas, reflecting the impact of the inadequate seasonal rains in these areas. Humanitarian needs and associated monetary requirements are expected to increase in the second half of 2014 and beyond.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 1 September 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • Critical water shortages persist in areas that received poor seasonal rainfall in Afar, Oromia and Somali regions. The WaSH needs and associated monetary requirements are expected to increase in the second half of 2014 and beyond.

  • Heavy rains in Gambella regions flooded approximately 95% of Leitchor refugee camp and most of the newest camp (Nip Nip), Matar way station and Pagak entry point.

KEY FIGURES

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Ethiopia Price Bulletin August 2014

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The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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UNHCR Tierkidi Camp Profile, 21 August 2014

Operations and Services

  • Following refugee screening and the registration of refugees who are new arrivals (Level 1 registration) at Ethiopia’s refugee entry points, a more detailed registration process (Level 2 registration, which includes biometrics) is conducted in the camp.

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

Highlights:

  • As of 15 August, 189,327 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived in Gambella Region of Ethiopia. Over 90 per cent of the new arrivals are women and children and almost 68 percent are children. The current daily average arrival rate is 800. UNHCR estimates that 300,000 refugees will seek asylum in Ethiopia by end of 2014.

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Year Round Food Security

Sowing improved seeds for food security.

W/ro Yejanie Mango (43), a mother of three children, lives in Kido Kebele, Dibate District. Her family’s livelihood is entirely dependent on traditional subsistence farming and for years she struggled to produce enough food.

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WFP Boosts Assistance To South Sudanese, Both In Ethiopia And Across Border

JIMMA – Today the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) opened a third logistics base in western Ethiopia for cross-border delivery of vital food assistance into South Sudan, while calling for more funding to support urgent food and nutrition needs of South Sudanese seeking refuge in Ethiopia. Two additional aircraft will operate out of Jimma, bringing food to remote communities isolated by conflict and poor road conditions in South Sudan.

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 25 August 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • The number of nutrition hotspot priority one woredas increased by 64.5 per cent from 76 to 125 between April and August of this year.

  • WFP will face critical funding shortfalls for its refugee operation from the end of September onwards. US$42 million is urgently needed to cover needs until January 2015.

KEY FIGURES

  • South Sudanese refuge arrivals (since mid-December) 187,206 Source: UNHCR

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Germany commits 750,000 euros to help refugees in Ethiopia

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Sudan Tribune

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

August 24, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Germany has contributed 750,000 euros to provide ongoing humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of refugees in Ethiopia, mostly from South Sudan.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the German embassy said that the donation would go directly to support relief operations by the World Food Program (WFP), which had been facing a funds shortage.

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Workshop discussing mainstreaming gender in agriculture kicks off

Addis Ababa August 19/2014 The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) urged local governments to mainstream gender in agriculture programs.

Speaking on a three-day workshop here yesterday, Social Scientist at the Institute, Annet Mulema said mainstreaming gender in agriculture will help to boost productivity.

Closing the gender gap in agriculture would help to increase productivity by 20 to 30 percent, she added. It would also help countries to reduce food insecurity by 12 to 17 percent.

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ACAPS Briefing Note: Gambella, Ethiopia - Displacement, 22 August 2014

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Crisis Overview

  • Since the start of the conflict in South Sudan on 15 December 2013, more than 188,000 South Sudanese refugees have crossed into the western Gambella region of Ethiopia. This influx has stretched local capacity and several camps have reached full capacity.

  • The refugees are arriving in dire condition, seriously lacking food and drinking water, and have been mostly concentrated at border points with limited assistance before being relocated to camps. 90% of the arriving population are women and children (WFP 12/08/2014).

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Ethiopia Monthly Market Watch July 2014

Highlights

  • Compared to July 2013, country level general inflation rate increased by 6.9%; food inflation by 5.8% and non-food by 8.2%. Of the food index components, higher increases in indices were observed on: oil and fats (13.9%), other food products (16.4%) and non-alcoholic beverages and coffee (23.2%).

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Kule Refugee Camp Profile - Gambella, Ethiopia, August 2014

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

  • As the refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Kule Camp was opened on 17 May  2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Akobo, 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

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Pagak Entry Point Profile - Gambella, Ethiopia, August 2014

Contextual Background

Background

  • At the onset of the emergency  in  South  Sudan (mid‐December 2013), refugees began arriving  at  Ethiopian border entry points (mainly Pagak and Akobo, as well as Burbiey, Mataar and Raad). Over  80,000 persons have been relocated from Pagak to various camps and transit locations since January  2014.

Areas of Origin