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26 Nov 2014 description

Key Issues

  • Ethiopia hosts the largest South Sudanese refugee population in the region with 256,000 people, including nearly 194,000 new arrivals registered since 15 December 2013. The number of arrivals increased of late from 90 people per day to an average daily arrival rate of 100 people.

26 Nov 2014 description

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 193,922 individuals, comprising 191,359 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,563 who entered through the Assosa region.

  • Registration remains suspended at Akobo and Pagak entry points, while in Burbiey, registration was temporarily halted while the relocation exercise from Matar to Pugnido began. Registration is expected to resume soon.

26 Nov 2014 description

Addis Ababa November 25/2014 Ethiopia could save as many as 76,800 mothers and babies each year if it continues its 'aggressive' efforts to develop and implement effective strategies to improve maternal and newborn health, a new finding estimated.

The Lancet Every Newborn Series 2014, launched here yesterday, stated that Ethiopia could save more mothers and infants by addressing challenges related to health workforce, financing, and service delivery, which are the most common barriers to improve survival in high-burden countries.

25 Nov 2014 description
report Voice of America

An education program geared towards reducing the school drop out rate for youths in Ethiopia has received a $1.6 million dollar boost to help keep it going.

SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest organization dedicated to orphaned and abandoned children, announced that it received the grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

SOS Children’s Villages says the grant will fund EduCare, a program that provides services to raise grade-level completion rates for vulnerable children and their families in the city of Bahir Dar.

25 Nov 2014 description

(Addis Ababa, 25 November 2014): At the end of a four-day mission, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ms. Kyung-wha Kang said that the plight of South Sudanese refugees requires continued international attention.

25 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • The Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) released in October 2014, identified 3.2 million people in need of relief assistance in Ethiopia until December 2014.

  • As at end October distribution for the 4th round was at 96 Percent and distribution for the 5th round 24 percent.

25 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

• As of November 17, IOM has resumed transportation assistance to South Sudanese refugees stranded by heavy rains and flooding in Matar.

• The total number of refugees evacuated by IOM is 173,874 in Gambella and 2,599 in Benishangul‐Gumuz.

General Overview

25 Nov 2014 description

Mid-October floods continue to limit access to grazing lands

Key Messages

In mid-October, unusually late rains caused flooding along the Shebelle River in Somali Region, on the shores of Lake Turkana in South Omo Zone in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR), and along the Awash River in southern Afar. The floods both destroyed and limited access to grazing areas, which has led to deterioration in livestock body conditions and productivity. This reduced households’ access to food and income.

24 Nov 2014 description

KEY EVENTS

  • Humanitarian partners continue to coordinate necessary response to floodaffected communities through the Gode, Jijiga (Somali region) and Amibara (Afar region) Incident Command Posts (ICP).

  • Eritrean refugees continue to arrive in northern Ethiopia in high numbers. 2,173 refugees arrived so far in November

21 Nov 2014 description

IOM has resumed transport by boat and road of South Sudanese refugees stranded by heavy rains and flooding in Matar to Fugnido refugee camp in the Gambella region of Western Ethiopia, 300 kms away, following an agreement between Ethiopia’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and UNHCR.

The relocation operation started this week with the movement of 286 refugees by boat and bus from Matar to Fugnido via the Itang way station. The two-day journey involves an overnight stop in Itang, where IOM, UNHCR and WFP provide food, water, sleeping mats and blankets.

20 Nov 2014 description

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 193,922 individuals, comprising 191,359 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,563 who entered through the Assosa region.