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- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Ethiopia: Yellow Fever Outbreak - May 2013
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- Ethiopia: 2018 Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan
- Ethiopia: Conflict Displacement Situation Report #2 (8 February 2018)
- Funding urgently needed to support hungry refugees in Ethiopia
- The COMPASS girls give crucial direction to Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia
- WFP Ethiopia Drought Emergency Situation Report #9, January 2018
To date, a total of 21,109 refugees reside in the capital Addis Ababa as ‘urban refugees’, 22 of them newly registered in December 2017.
Of the 21,109 urban refugees, 16,719 (79%) are Eritrean refugees who are beneficiaries of the Government’s Out-Of-Camp Policy
Of the total, 805 are children who arrived alone or were separated from their parents or relatives during flight.
Ethiopia hosts 892,555 refugees,
50.39% of them girls and women. The Majority came from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan. 75,658 female refugees are enrolled in formal and non-formal education within and outside of the refugee camps in Ethiopia.
There are a total of 28 women and girls centres in five field operations across the country.
Out of 892,555 registered refugees in Ethiopia, 65,750 are in need of resettlement in 2017.
UNHCR Ethiopia’s resettlement submissions target for 2017 was revised from 7,500 down to 2,000 due to the substantial reduction in the global US resettlement figures.
To date, 2,666 refugees were referred to the RSC for onward submission to resettlement countries. 2,680 refugees have been submitted and 2,115 departed to resettlement
More than 1.5 million people are internally displaced (IDPs) in the country, mainly due to conflict and drought. The majority are hosted in the Somali National Regional State.
The recent clashes in the border areas of the Oromiya and Somali regions have inflated the number of IDPs, impacting access to the already limited protection services available.
IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrices (DTM) show an increasing trend of displacement across the country, calling for planning durable solutions alongside emergency assistance.
A total of 24,350 children under five years of age were treated for acute malnutrition with a recovery rate of 87.3% and 91.0% for severe and moderate cases respectively
The average weight gain for severely malnourished children is 7.5 g/kg/d
Prevalence of global acute malnutrition in 15 out of 26 camps (52%) is below the WHO emergency threshold of 15%
Annual nutrition surveys have been successfully completed all the 26 refugee camps.
In 2017, more than 1,100,000 consultations were conducted in primary health care centres while more than 148,000 refugees were counselled and tested for HIV More than 4,900 patients were referred to secondary health facilities for further diagnostics and treatment More than 17,200 mothers delivered with the help of skilled birth attendants in 2017
The number of refugee children in primary schools as increased from 118,275 in 2016/17 academic year to 132,563 in 2017/18 academic year. with this, total elementary school gross enrolment rate has reached 72% which is close to the government’s plan of achieving 75%.
Secondary school enrolment rate of refugee students has increased from 9% to 12%.
2,300 refugees are enrolled in tertiary education compared to 1,600 during the last academic year.
As of 31 December 2017, Ethiopia hosted 892,555 refugees, including new arrivals and those who have lived in the country for a long time.
Ethiopia is taking a number of measures to address the problems of refugees, including a pledge to grant local integration to those who have lived in the country for 20 years and above.
Resettlement remains the primary durable solution for refugees in Ethiopia but a limited quota from countries offering the opportunity means that only 2,000 can have the chance in 2017
Structures were put in place to implement the Cash-Based Interventions (CBIs) in 2018, with feasibility assessments conducted in Jijiga, Assosa, Shire, Afar and Addis Ababa.
In the first quarter of 2018, CBI will be implemented in the Jijiga camps in shelter, sanitary items and core relief items while multi-purpose cash will be targeted for urban refugees. Soap and sanitary materials are minimum targets for Jijiga, Afar, Assosa and Shire.
UNHCR globally launched CBIs in December 2016, accompanied by a five-year Institutionalization Strategy (2016 – 2020).
Refugee children are at greater risk than adults of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect, including human trafficking or forced recruitment into armed groups.
45,610 refugee children in Ethiopia are unaccompanied or separated. In the Shire refugee operation close to 25% of all children in the camps are separated from their primary caregivers.
The Ethiopia National Child Protection Strategy (2017-2019) outlines six goals and intervention areas for Child Protection which UNHCR and partners are working towards.
The Government of Ethiopia allocated some $182 million to support and rehabilitate people affected by natural and manmade disasters in 2018.
If the predicted erratic and underperforming spring rains materialize, in the current drought belt, it will be the 4 th successive year of underperforming rains in some of these areas.
Government allocates US$182 million for 2018 Humanitarian response
Today, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), marked the end of a nine-year program with the Ministry of Health to improve the ability of Ethiopian health centers to detect, diagnose, and treat malaria.
Addis Ababa February 26/2018 Some 113 refugees of Eritrea, Somalia and South Sudan left for Italy today to start a permanent new life.
A total of 500 refugees living in Ethiopia will benefit from the Italian Humanitarian Corridor Program by the end of November 2018, representatives of the program said.
At a joint press briefing the representatives of the Humanitarian Corridor Program said promoting global community-based migration intervention is important to minimize the impacts of illegal migration.
Brussels, 26 February 2018
The European Union is adopting today three new programmes worth over €150 million under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, directly following up on the commitments made by the Joint African Union – European Union – United Nations Task Force to address the migrant situation in Libya.
The new programmes complement ongoing efforts of the European Union to protect migrants and provide them with sustainable reintegration options in Libya, along the Central Mediterranean Route and in Ethiopia.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
Food security remains a major humanitarian concern in 2018 in multiple contexts. In this report, ACAPS highlights five of the worst affected countries, where large populations are food insecure, and where households and areas are either already in Catastrophe or Famine levels of food insecurity (IPC Phase 5), or are at risk of deteriorating into this situation.
This ‘in brief ’ report lays out some of the key achievements and deliverables of the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) over the course of 2017; a more formal annual report is under preparation.
On 26 February 2017, the Council adopted conclusions on EU priorities at United Nations human rights fora in 2018.