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Ethiopia's Antsokia Valley transformed over 30 years, says World Vision

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World Vision

17 October, 2014 - Children are now thriving in today’s lush green landscape of Antsokia, which was one of the worst affected areas 30 years ago, where an estimated one million people were affected by the famine in Ethiopia.

“Today, children and their families no longer suffer from food insecurity,” says Margaret Schuler, World Vision’s National Director in Ethiopia. “This is an amazing accomplishment. We regularly hear of farmers producing surplus as crop production in the region has increased by 100% in the last five years alone.”

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UNHCR lauds Ethiopia’s efforts to train refugees

Addis Ababa October 18/2014 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) lauded Ethiopia's efforts to train refugees in addition to hosting them.

Speaking on the graduation of 500 refugees received vocational and technical trainings here today UNHCR Acting Representative Bornwell Kantande said Ethiopia has been providing trainings for refuges so as to improve their skills.

This situation demonstrates the effectiveness of the country's people-to-people policy, the Representative said.

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Operational update of South Sudanese situation in Ethiopia (10 - 16 October 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 190,083 individuals. The average arrival rate of South Sudanese refugees to the Gambella region has dropped with commencement of rains in various locations in region.

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Ethiopia: Grass pea - a blessing and a curse

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DanChurchAid

Lathyrism, a disease caused by consuming a lot of grass pea, has been affecting thousands in Ethiopia. A DCA partner, EOC- DICAC has raised the issue and discussed with participates on short and long term solutions.

17.10.2014 by Tinbit Amare Dejene

“I was very angry when I first discover my paralysis; I wanted to commit suicide,” said Sisay Teka, 53, victim for the past 30 years. “I suspect the first time I was exposed was when I make a direct contact with the seed coat while feeding my cattle”.

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Elevation Map of Bench Maji Area, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia (as of 17 October 2014)

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UNOSAT

This map illustrates the overview and the topographic features in Bench Maji Area, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia using SRTM 1" data with 30m resolution. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

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Elevation Map of Gambella Region, Zone 1 and Zone 2, Ethiopia (as of 17 October 2014)

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UNOSAT

This map illustrates the overview and the topographic features in Gambella region, zone 1 and zone 2 in Ethiopia using SRTM 1" data with 30m resolution. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

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Elevation Map of Sherloke Area, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia (as of 17 October 2014)

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UNOSAT

This map illustrates the landscape and the topographic features in Sherloke area using SRTM 1" data with 30m resolution.This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.

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Ethiopia Situation Report #22, 16 October 2014

Highlights

-According to UNHCR as of 10 October about 189,775 refugees had arrived to Ethiopia from South Sudan since mid-December 2013. The main entry points continue to be Pagak, Burubiey and Akobo Tergole.

  • Road to Leitchour and Nip Nip camps still cut off due to the floods. Only way to transport food is through river.

  • WFP Ethiopia has so far moved over 27,530 mt of food commodities to South Sudan by air, road and river through the cross-border operation.

Situation Update

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In Western Ethiopia, A Cash-And-Food Initiative For Refugees Reaps Big Rewards

WFP continues to expand cash programmes in refugee camps throughout Ethiopia thanks to the support from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). In Bambasi, refugees like Sadia explains what it means for them and their families.

BAMBASI REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia — Sadia Mohammed is no stranger to hardship. Two years ago, she fled Sudan's conflict-torn Blue Nile State with her husband and six children.

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Reaping the fruit of determination

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World Bank

SUBMITTED BY GUANG Z. CHEN ON WED, 10/15/2014

The highlands of Ethiopia, especially Tigray, were notorious for their severely degraded land. High population density, unchanged agricultural practices, climate change, the steep topography and intermittent and extreme rainfalls are the main causes of land degradation in the area.

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Sectors Indicators Matrix: Gambella Emergency Response (as of 01-October-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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IOM Aids 560 Displaced Families in Somali Region of Ethiopia

Ethiopia - IOM Ethiopia has distributed essential non-food aid (NFI) to 560 internally displaced households in Halobiyo, Kebele, Babile Woreda in the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia.

The assistance consisted of temporary shelter materials, cooking sets and sanitation. IOM worked closely with the Kebele local administration to ensure that the aid reached the most vulnerable households.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 13 October 2014

KEY EVENTS

Relief food beneficiaries in nutrition hotspot priority two and three woredas did not receive the fifth round release food ration due to due to delays in the 2014 HRD mid-review.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Operational update of South Sudanese situation in Ethiopia (2 - 9 October 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 189,539 individuals. The average arrival rate of South Sudanese refugees to the Gambella region has dropped with commencement of rains in various locations in region.

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AU convenes a Regional Conference to address Human Trafficking and Smuggling in the the Horn of Africa

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African Union

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

AU CONVENE A REGIONAL CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND SMUGGLING IN THE HORN OF AFRICA

Khartoum, the Sudan, 13 October 2014: Experts and senior officials from the African Union, UN Agencies and the Horn of African countries, partners countries and organizations, gathered at a meeting opened today 13 October 2014, in the Police Club House, Khartoum, the Sudan, in preparation for the African Union Regional Ministerial Conference on Human Trafficking and Smuggling in the Horn of Africa.