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03 Aug 2015 description

Key Issues:

 Water shortages continue in parts of Oromia, SNNP and Somali regions.

 11 cases of dengue fever were confirmed in Gode town, Somali region.

03 Aug 2015 description

The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)

Malaria prevention and control is a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and PMI’s strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty. Under the PMI Strategy for 2015–2020, the U.S. Government’s goal is to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity, toward the long-term goal of elimination.

Country Context

01 Aug 2015 description

Canada to support Canadian Foodgrains Bank initiative to assist African farmers

July 31, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced support for a project that will enable the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) to directly benefit more than 50,000 farmers in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.

30 Jul 2015 description


  • The general security situation in Gambella Region has been calm. In Jewi camp, the relevant authorities made significant progress in maintaining law and order; 10 suspected thieves were arrested.

  • South Sudanese refugees continue to arrive in Ethiopia at a daily average rate of 255 individuals. They entered Ethiopia through the Pagak, Akobo, Burbiey and Raad entry points. Level 1 registration at Raad and level 2 registration at Akobo was completed for 137 new arrivals that came through the Raad entry point.

29 Jul 2015 description

Abnormally wet conditions are continuing for several nations in the western Gulf of Guinea region

Moisture deficits worsen further in southeast Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia with a continued lack of rainfall.

28 Jul 2015 description
report DanChurchAid

For the past six years, DCA Ethiopia has implemented integrated food security programmes in five parts of the mountainous Bale district in collaboration with its local partner Agri Service.

“We don’t need aid anymore, we can stand on our own because we have learnt a lot from this project,” said Suleman Berati, 55, of Ro’o Negaya Kebele.

28 Jul 2015 description

Gifty Jemal Hussein was a typical smallholder farmer in Ethiopia. She grew Ethiopian banana, corn and a few coffee plants in her backyard to feed her family and earn a meager income to make ends meet.

Harvests were low and unpredictable. Land was limited. This was life.

But 2013 was different.

28 Jul 2015 description

A high-level visit to Selam Health Centre in Addis Ababa this month marked continuing commitment to keeping Ethiopia polio-free

27 Jul 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • The on-going El Niño phenomenon will continue to negatively affect rainfall patterns until the first quarter of 2016.

  • The relief food beneficiary figure is expected to increase for the remainder of 2015. The HRD midyear review is tentatively scheduled to be launched in mid-August.

  • Following the cholera outbreak in South Sudan, health partners in Gambella are working with the Government to implement preventive and control measures, including awareness raising and drug pre-positioning by UNICEF.

23 Jul 2015 description

48.000 refugees from Leitchore and Nip Nip camps were relocated to Jewi camp mid May 2015. The refugees were affected by a flood that occurred last year.

It is only two months since the refugees were relocated to Jewi, but inside Jewi refugee camp it looks like the refugees have been there far longer. Children have made friends, businesses have been established, food has been distributed and neighbours are interacting. However, there are still a lot of facilities that need to be put in place in order to assist the relocated refugees.

23 Jul 2015 description


  • The general security situation in Gambella Region has been calm, with no incidents reported during the week, with exception of the fire exchange between the federal police and alleged armed men from South Sudan which was reported in Pagak entry point. This resulted in a temporary restriction of movements across the border. The incident was later peacefully resolved by regional authorities.

21 Jul 2015 description

Ethiopia - IOM has helped 3,478 vulnerable Ethiopian migrants stranded by the conflict in Yemen, including 229 war casualties, to return home. The majority were stranded en route to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Over the past three weeks, 57 of the returnees have required medical assistance. “We were on board a truck which was taking us to the Saudi border when gunmen started shooting at us. Several of us were shot and two men were killed. The truck had to stop and we were captured by armed men,” said Alemat Fitsum, an 18-year-old returnee, who was shot in the arm.

20 Jul 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • The 2015 HRD mid-year review tentatively scheduled to be launched in mid-August.

  • 76 of the 97 priority one woredas have on-going or committed therapeutic feeding program interventions leaving a gap of 21 woredas, the majority in Afar and Somali regions.

  • Without timely interventions, the nutrition hotspot priority two woredas are likely to become priority one woredas September 2015. come

20 Jul 2015 description


  • Unfavourable prospects for 2015 secondary “belg” season cereal crops

  • Poor livestock body conditions in most pastoral areas due to dry weather conditions affecting pasture and water

  • Cereal prices increasing in June due to progress of lean season coupled with unfavourable prospects for “belg” season

  • Food security conditions deteriorate in “belg” season dependent areas as well as in most pastoralist areas