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24 Jun 2016 description

Zambia - At least 19 Ethiopians suffocated and died in a containerized truck that was carrying 95 Ethiopians from Tanzania into Zambia.

“The discovery of 19 bodies of those who died in the containerised truck is devastating,” said Abibatou Wane, IOM Zambia Chief of Mission.

24 Jun 2016 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.

  • Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.

  • Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.

  • Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.

22 Jun 2016 description

HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Acute watery diarrhea cases confirmed in Addis Ababa

  • USAID DART visits health and nutrition programs in Somali Region

  • GoE, relief actors initiate logistics improvements

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Jun 2016 description
report CBM

10 million requiring food assistance

Much of Ethiopia is experiencing severe drought conditions, excacerbated by El Niño which greatly affected the 2015 spring and summer rains¹. This has led to a food crisis, with delayed planting, poor germination and crop stunting along with poor pasture regeneration and poor livestock productivity.

Although parts of the country have received rains - and even localised flooding - in 2016, more than 10 million people require food assistance, with more than 450,000 described as severely malnourished².

21 Jun 2016 description

In Numbers

10.2 million people in need of food assistance in 2016.

7.6 million people targeted in the joint 2016 Government-WFP response

USD426 million urgently required by WFP to address food assistance needs in Ethiopia for the rest of 2016*

*includes emergency relief, nutrition, and PSNP activities.

Highlights

21 Jun 2016 description
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Evaluation Report
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Supplementary Annex
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Terms of Reference

June 2016 [Final]

Evaluation team: Jeanne Downen, Team Leader; Phil Sutter, Evaluator; Tamsin Walters,
Evaluator; Ahmed Egeh, Evaluator; Akberet Kahsay, National Research Assistant; Robin Alhaddad,
Research & Data Analyst (headquarters-based)

Evaluation Manager: Maryada Vallet

Executive Summary

21 Jun 2016 description

Subject/Objective:

In January 2016 the AKLDP produced a set of Field Notes that documented the early impact of the El Niño on smallholder farmers in selected drought-affected areas of Amhara National Regional State (ANRS). As a follow up, in March 2016 the AKLDP commissioned two women researchers1 to undertake an impact assessment of the El Niño on the lives and livelihoods of young rural women in North and South Gondar.

20 Jun 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
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2016 Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme

The 2016 Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme (TSF) targets 2.5 million children under five years of age, and pregnant and nursing women who are suffering from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) with Specialized Nutritious Foods (SNF). An additional 200,000 people are targeted through a Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme. WFP covers 209 of 219 priority 1 hotpot woredas, with NGOs and the Government responsible for coverage in the remaining 10.

Highlights

20 Jun 2016 description

Addis Ababa, June 19/2016 — The regional state of Gambella has assured families of children rescued from the Murle militants that the state government will consolidate efforts of rehabilitating the children.

The rescued children have been receiving various supports since their arrival back to their home ground, according to Chief Administrator of Gambella Gatluak Tut, who said such support and rehabilitation efforts will be maintained.

20 Jun 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Suspected yellow fever cases turned out negative

  • Additional funding required to meet ES/NFI kits requirements

  • Health Bureau and partners responding to acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) in Addis Ababa

  • Livelihood diversification projects enhancing recovery to El Niño-affected communities

18 Jun 2016 description

« Nous plantons. Et si les pluies n’arrivent pas, nous pouvons compter sur cette assurance pour nourrir nos enfants. » - Aïssata, agricultrice à Médina Diakha, Sénégal.

18 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY:

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. In order to better understand the matrix, following are the explanatory notes on some of the sector indicators.

18 Jun 2016 description

The belg (spring) rains have arrived in Ethiopia but the effects of more than two years of persistent dry spells and poor rainfall continue to threaten local livelihoods. Pastoralists, in particular, will need an estimated two to four years to recover from the staggering livestock losses and food insecurity which escalated in 2015.

17 Jun 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

2016 EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAMME

Of the total 10.2 million people in need of food assistance as identified by the 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), together with WFP, is assisting 7.6 million people. The remaining beneficiary caseload is covered by the Joint Emergency Operations Program(JEOP) NGO consortium.

HIGHLIGHTS

17 Jun 2016 description
report Voice of America

Dan Joseph
June 16, 2016 4:30 PM

Ethiopian authorities have dismissed a 61-page report by Human Rights Watch that details the killings of more than 400 people over the past seven months in a crackdown on protests in the country's Oromia region.

Government spokesman Getachew Reda told VOA Thursday an organization so far from the realities on the ground could not have issued an accurate account of the human rights situation in Oromia.

17 Jun 2016 description

Community Conversations (CC) is an IOM flagship program that provides a platform for local communities to discuss reliable and regular information on challenges of irregular migration enabling them to access information on alternative livelihood options, including legal labour migration channels.