733,312 Total number of refugees
36,939 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
52.7% Percentage of women and girls
59.6% Percentage of Children
The current growing season (May-October 2015) in East Africa (Sudan and Ethiopia region) which is ending now has developed under a strengthening El Nino event.
In Ethiopia, the Belg season (February to May) was affected by a severe drought resulting in poor crop and pasture production. This situation put further stress on households at the start of the following main season (Meher).
Raho Mogol, an agro-pastoralist who lives in Maragacho kebele (community) in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, is the mother of six children, four under five years old. Milk plays a critical role in the diet of pastoralist children and families, and Raho’s children would be healthier if they had milk throughout the year. But milk is hard to come by during the dry seasons because animal feed—necessary to keep animals healthy and producing milk—is in short supply. This exacerbates the food and nutrition security of the region’s pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities.
October 5, 2015 by Georgina Smith
New drought-resilient white beans – most commonly used to make baked beans – will be deployed to Ethiopia, as erratic weather threatens national production and farmers’ incomes.
- On 2 October, the EHCT briefed ambassadors on the state of the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia. The ambassadors were urged to increase their humanitarian envelope.
- Early action is more cost effective, and early response usually requires acting on any perceived or existing uncertainty.
- For the next six months, at least US$411 million is required to address urgent food and non-food needs for the remainder of 2015 ($174 million) and 2016 first quarter needs ($237 million).
El Niño-driven emergency
Iberdrola, Philips Ibérica y la Fundación Acciona Microenergía, líderes en energía renovable e iluminación, han suscrito hoy una Alianza junto a la Cooperación Española y el Centro de Innovación en Tecnología para el Desarrollo de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (itdUPM), con el objetivo de encontrar soluciones sostenibles de acceso a energía en contextos de crisis humanitarias.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Friday 10/2/2015 - 12:42 GMT | 409 words
The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon with around 7.5 million people now in need, aid officials said Friday.
That number has nearly doubled since August, when the United Nations said 4.5 million were in need -- with the UN now warning that without action some "15 million people will require food assistance" next year, more than inside war-torn Syria.
In August 2015, TFP² admission rates in selected hotspot priority two woredas were similar to admission rates in priority one woredas, highlighting the swift deterioration of food and nutritional security.
In the last quarter of 2015, more than 700,000 moderately malnourished (MAM) children under-5 and pregnant and breastfeeding women - double the number of cases in 2014 - are expected to need assistance.
As of 21 September, UNHCR and the Government Administration for Refugees and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) registered 1,763 refugees and asylum-seekers, out of which 932 Yemeni nationals; 822 are Somali nationals; 4 are Eritrean nationals and 5 are Iraqi nationals – the latter three nationalities were previously registered as refugees in Yemen and arrived in Ethiopia after fleeing from the conflict.