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Nation gains meaningful results in irrigation development

Addis Ababa August 26/2014

Ethiopia has gained meaningful results regarding small scale irrigation in terms of size of land developed through irrigation and amount of output, the Ministry of Agriculture said.

In Ethiopia, where over 82 per cent of the total population lives in rural areas, agriculture is the major means of earning a living and it's the backbone of the economy, constitutes about 43 per cent of the country’s GDP. Over 80 per cent of the country’s exports come from agriculture.

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Tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees receive cholera vaccine

The mass immunisation campaign will protect South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia’s Gambella region, as well as the host community, against the risk of cholera spreading across the border.

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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

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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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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The economywide effects of teff, wheat, and maize production increases in Ethiopia

Results of economywide modeling

International Food Policy Research Institute:

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Canada Provides Humanitarian Assistance to Vulnerable People in Ethiopia

Canada’s support to Médecins Sans Frontières is helping to improve access to emergency health care

August 22, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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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

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Matar Transit Center Profile - Gambella, Ethiopia, August 2014

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). As of  at mid of August 2014, Matar is hosting over 11,500 refugees who were awaiting relocation to Nip  Nip camp.  

Areas of Origin

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Ethiopia overtakes Kenya as Africa's biggest refugee-hosting country

At end-July, Ethiopia was sheltering 629,718 refugees, mostly from South Sudan, followed by Somalia and Eritrea. Kenya hosts 575,334 registered refugees.

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 18 August 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • The national Flood Task Force issued a flood alert today, 18 August to urge Government and humanitarian actors to implement flood prevention and preparedness measures in high-risk communities.

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

  • Relocation of new arrivals to Nip Nip camp started on 14 August. Flood-affected refugees are prioritized for relocation to the new camp.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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WFP Ethiopia July Monthly Situation Report #6

Highlights

  • Since mid December 2013, due to the on-going crisis in South Sudan, over 181,000 refugees from Jonglei and Upper Nile States crossed the border into Ethiopia as of 31 July 2014. The Refugee Operation’s food pipeline will begin to break in September, esca-lating until January 2015. WFP needs to receive US$40 million to cover these requirements soon to be able to preposition food for timely distribution at the camps.

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Ethiopia Situation Report #13, 15 August 2014

WFP has taken internal loans to mitigate the breaks in September and October -- in light of donor pledges -- but it remains with a shortfall of $40 million to cover needs until January.

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Early Warning and Response Analysis, August 2014

EARLY WARNING AND RESPONSE SUMMARY

  • The Rift Valley areas in areas where deficient rainfall was observed during the preceding decades will have better rainfall during the coming August 2014.