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23 Dec 2013 description

Key Events

  • IOM continues to face a funding gap to assist the Ethiopians repatriated from Saudi Arabia. Some 144,507 people were so far repatriated, nearly a fivefold increase on the 30,000 people initially expected to return.

  • An estimated 40,000 Kenyans crossed into Ethiopia’s Moyale woredas , fleeing inter-communal conflict in northern Kenya. An Incident Command Post (ICP), led by the DR MFSS, was established to co ordinate the humanitarian response.

16 Dec 2013 description

Key Events

  • Renewed inter-communal conflict in northern Kenya drives thousands into Ethiopia’s Moyale area. The Government and partners are assessing the situation to identify needs and plan for possible interventions.

  • The Ministry of health and health partners continue to respond to the on-going dengue fever and measles outbreaks.

  • IOM reports substantial funding gap to cover the costs for the post-arrival assistance being provided to the Ethiopians repatriated from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

16 Dec 2013 description

Ethiopia Received over 5,000 New Refugees

Five thousand one hundred and ninety three new refugees were registered in Ethiopia in the last two months and this brings to 427,077 the total number of refugees Ethiopia hosted by 30 November 2013. Nearly half (2,496) of the new arrivals came from Eritrea while the rest represent newcomers from Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan combined.

09 Dec 2013 description

Key Events

 As of 8 December, the number of Ethiopians repatriated from Saudi Arabia reached 115,465. On 4 December, IOM reported a funding gap of $11.9 million for the post-arrival assistance.

 240 suspected dengue fever cases reported last week brought the number of reported cases since the beginning of the outbreak to 9,500. Prevention and control activities are on-going.

06 Dec 2013 description

Ethiopia - IOM is appealing for USD 13.1 million to address the needs of a projected 120,000 returning Ethiopian migrants from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The numbers of the returning migrants is increasing rapidly and there is an urgent need to provide round the clock assistance. As of Thursday 5 December, over 100,000 migrants had been received by the Government of Ethiopia. Out of these, IOM provided direct assistance to over 90,000 individuals. The arrivals continue at over 7,000 migrants per day.

02 Dec 2013 description

Key Events

  • Dengue fever outbreak reported in Dire Dawa city. The Government, with support from health partners, is implementing case management and vector control activities.

  • The return and reintegration operation for the Ethiopian migrants in Saudi is faced with resource shortfalls.
    Nearly 45,000 – of the estimated 120,000 needing repatriation – had arrived as of 27 November and are receiving the minimum level of assistance.

27 Nov 2013 description

Food security remains Stressed (IPC Phase 2) in most eastern parts of the country

KEY MESSAGES

Slightly above average crop production in November/December in most parts of the country is expected to improve food consumption from November to March 2014, including agropastoral areas of Afar and northern Somali Region.

25 Nov 2013 description

Key Events

  • The multi-agency and multi-sector meher needs assessment started on 23 November in all regions, except Somali where the assessment has been pushed back to 10 December. The assessment team members received an orientation before being dispatched to their respective areas. The aim is to launch the HRD in early January.

Nutrition Update

18 Nov 2013 description

Key Events

  • With renewed tension reported in northern Kenya over the past weeks, more displaced Kenyans are expected in Ethiopia’s Moyale area. Before this sudden reversal of the security situation, reports had indicated that the Kenyans displaced in Moyale, Ethiopia since mid-July were slowly returning to their homes. The Ethiopian Government is addressing humanitarian needs through DRMFSS and partners. Food and NFIs were distributed, although gaps in NFI support are reported.

Health Update

11 Nov 2013 description

Key Events

A suspected measles outbreak was reported in Somali region, with 153 cases reported in Degehabur town and 219 cases in Kebridehar town, last month. Meanwhile, the Government is responding to the measles outbreak in Wolayita zone of SNNPR where 536 cases and eight deaths were reported in Kindodidaye woreda and 38 cases in Sodo town woreda as of 21 October.

WaSH Update

04 Nov 2013 description

Key Events

  • Assistance to conflict-affected communities in Nogob is on-going. The dispatch of relief food by DRMFSS for 2,372 people in Meyu Muluke woreda is complete, while the ration for the 1,925 people in Kubi woreda is en route. NFIs for some 1,540 people in Kubi have also been dispatched, while the supply for the 2,372 people in Meyu Muluke has yet to be dispatched.

  • The Education Cluster is mobilizing resources for emergency education assistance in the conflict-affected Meyu and Kumbi woredas of East Hararge zone, Oromia region.

01 Nov 2013 description

KEY MESSAGES • Overall Kiremt rainfall was average to above average in most areas. A resulting near average volume of Meher crops will lead to stable food security, particularly from October to December. However, starting in January, food security will likely decline in areas where the Kiremt rainfall was below average and other weather hazards occurred.

31 Oct 2013 description

Period covered by this Final Report: 5 February 2010 to 5 August 2011.

Appeal target (current): CHF 30,579,088.

Appeal coverage: 17%;

Appeal history:

· This Emergency Appeal was launched on 5 February 2010 for CHF 30,579,088 for 12 months to assist 330,621 beneficiaries.

28 Oct 2013 description

Key Events

  • Assistance to conflict-affected communities in Nogob is on-going after more than two months delay. The dispatch of relief food by DRMFSS for 2,372 people in Meyu Muluke woreda is complete, while the ration for the 1,925 people in Kubi woreda is en route. IOM is waiting for the UNDSS security assessment and clearance today, to start dispatching the NFIs. Some 2,372 people in Meyu Muluke and 1,540 people in Kubi require NFI support.

  • The polio caseload in Ethiopia increases to six. Reported measles cases in SNNPR are also increasing.

14 Oct 2013 description

Key Events - The incident command post (ICP) established in Jijiga on 4 October to coordinate humanitarian responses to the conflict-affected people in Nogob zone, Somali region agreed on the beneficiary figures for relief food and NFI assistance. Accordingly, 2,966 people in Meyu Muluke and 1,925 people in Kubi woredas require relief food assistance, while 2,372 people in Meyu Muluke and 1,540 people in Kubi woredas require NFI support. The identification of the beneficiary figures will speed up the delivery of assistance to the affected population.

30 Sep 2013 description

Crops are at their normal developmental stages in most parts of the country

KEY MESSAGES

• Following the mostly normal performance of the June to September Kiremt rains, most crops are at their normally expected developmental stage. A near normal Meher harvest is expected in most parts of the country. However, in places where Kiremt rains started late and in areas where some weather-related hazards occurred, some below normal production is anticipated.

30 Sep 2013 description

Key Events

  • Two additional confirmed polio cases were reported in the country over the past two months. The cases were children that had not received a dose of OPV since birth (zero-dose) in Bokh and Geladi woredas of Doolo zone, Somali region. The first case was confirmed on 10 July on an 18 months old child in Injiro kebele of Geladi woreda in Doolo zone. The Government and health partners continue to conduct polio immunization campaigns and to strengthen surveillance to curb the spread of the disease.