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Systemic human rights concerns demand action by both Ethiopia and the Human Rights Council

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The UN Human Rights Council adopted the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review of Ethiopia on 19 September 2014 during its 27th session. Prior to the adoption of the review outcome, Amnesty International delivered an oral statement calling for urgent and concrete steps to be taken to reduce violations of civil and political rights in Ethiopia in the run-up to elections in May 2015 and urging the Human Rights Council to ensure more sustained attention to the situation in the country.

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 22 September 2014

Key Events

  • Food insecurity is currently a concern in parts of north eastern, pocket areas in central, and the southern and south eastern pastoralist areas of Ethiopia.

  • As of 17 September, only four of seven relief food rounds planned for 2014 were distributed to beneficiaries.

  • The Government established a high-level National Ebola Committee. The Committee will be chaired by Prime Minister Hailemariam Deassalegn and will include all Government line Ministers.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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IOM SLO Response to South Sudan Crisis in Ethiopia - External Situation Report, 10-16 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Due to heavy rain, road access has been flooded. Hence, there is a need to explore the possibility of using water and air transport.

• 62,809 refugees (Leitchour 47,122, Matar 7,581, Nip Nip 2,854, Pamdong 2,452 and Pagak 2,800) need to be relocated to new camps.

• Total number of refugees evacuated by IOM: 171,733 from Gambella and 2,439 from Benishangul‐Gumuz.

International Organization for Migration:

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Sectors Indicators Matrix: Gambella Emergency Response (as of 01-September-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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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 18 – September 24, 2014

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  • Seasonal shower activity weakens, leaving many anomalously dry areas as the ITCZ/ITF withdraws across the Sahel.
  • Heavy September rains lead to flooding, and damaged crops throughout many parts of Uganda.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 15 September 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • On 9 September, the Federal Flood Task Force revised the Flood Alert which was first issued on 18 August to urge Government and humanitarian actors to implement flood prevention and preparedness measures in at-risk communities.

  • Despite on-going reports of a deteriorating food security in Somalia, there was no major change in the Somali refugee arrival trend in eastern Ethiopia so far.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Ethiopia: IOM’S South Sudan Refugee Relocation 9 September, 2014

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ACT Alliance Alert: Flooding in South Sudanese refugee camp, Leitchour, Ethiopia

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Geneva, 12th September 2014

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

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Ethiopia, Save the Children sign agreement to open regional office in Addis Ababa

Ambassador Berhane Gebre-Christos, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Mrs. Natacha Vorholter, Deputy Regional Director of Save the Children International, signed on Monday (September 08) an agreement to open a Pan African Office in Addis Ababa. On the occasion of the signing ceremony, Ambassador Berhane recalled the long-term partnership of Ethiopia and Save the Children International over many years. He thanked Mrs.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 11 – September 17, 2014

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  • A seasonable distribution of rainfall was received across parts of the Sahel during the last week.
  • Little relief to seasonal dryness was observed throughout parts of central Ethiopia.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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South striving to send 500,000 children to school

Addis Ababa September 9/2014 - South Ethiopia Peoples' State is striving to enable all school-age children in the state attend classes in this academic year.

It is working in collaboration with stakeholders to convince parents to send all their children to schools, representative of the regional education bureau said.

The representative, Adane Nguse told ENA that the bureau is using social gatherings, development armies and religious institutions to register children through a door-to-door campaign.

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IOM SLO Response to South Sudan Crisis in Ethiopia: External Situation Report 27 August – 01 September 2014

Highlights

• In August, IOM has relocated a total of 8,151 refugees from Akobo, Burbiey, Matar, Pamdong by bus, air and boats to way stations and camps.

• Camps such as Tierkedi and Leichour are experiencing flooding. Urgent relocation from existing camps is necessary to avoid an emergency within emergency.

• Total number of refugees evacuated by IOM: 170,373 from Gambella and 2,019 from Benishangul‐Gumuz.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

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