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22 May 2018 description

In this issue

Damage and loss assessment P.1
Gov’t to resettle Qoloji IDPs P.1
Tropical Storm SAGAR makes landfall P. 2
Rising humanitarian needs for Ethiopian returnees from KSA P. 3

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Government is consolidating assessment of the damage and loss incurred due to the violence along the Oromia and Somali regional boundaries since September 2017.

22 May 2018 description

ADDIS ABABA, 21st May, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is continuing to distribute Ramadan aid to displaced people around the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, and those affected by border conflicts.

The ERC delegation intensified its humanitarian operations in the country, to include 12 beneficiary areas around Addis Ababa and neighbouring provinces, as per the directives of the wise leadership to implement programmes, including Ramadan programmes, which aim to benefit 700,000 displaced people and those affected by last year’s border conflicts.

21 May 2018 description

The Humanitarian Dashboard is a monthly product which consolidates headlines based on the evolving context, humanitarian needs, response and outstanding priorities. Cluster sections include changes in sectoral needs and progress towards current priorities, which were reviewed and endorsed by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Ethiopia Humanitarian Country Team and the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) in February 2018.

Situation Overview

Internally Displaced People1 (as of mid-April 2018)

18 May 2018 description

Expected Landfall in Ethiopia: Sunday 20 May, 14:00 local time

Tropical Storm SAGAR will likely have transformed into a Tropical Depression when it reaches Ethiopia - expected for Sunday early afternoon. Wind speeds will reach up to 56 km/h. SAGAR is expected to cause increased rainfall when it hits.

18 May 2018 description

In Numbers

2.1 million people in the Somali Region are being supported by WFP’s emergency relief assistance.

851,000 children under five and pregnant and nursing women nationwide are receiving specialized nutritious food to treat moderate acute malnutrition (MAM).

Highlights

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Situation overview

  • Ethiopia: Conflict between ethnic Oromos from West Gujji and Gedeos from SNNP region resulted in large scale displacement from both sides, leaving people in dire need of food and non-food assistance. Currently, the government and partners are assessing the needs and will continue to provide coordinated support. Meanwhile, the regional governments of Oromia and SNNP are working jointly to return displaced people to their place of origin and restore peace and security in the area.

18 May 2018 description
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Key Messages

  • Conflict leads to large scale displacement: Conflict between ethnic Oromos from West Gujji and Gedeos from SNNP region resulted in large scale displacement from both sides, leaving people in dire need of food and non-food assistance. Currently, the government and partners are assessing the needs and will continue to provide coordinated support. Meanwhile, the regional governments of Oromia and SNNP are working jointly to return displaced people to their place of origin and restore peace and security in the area.

16 May 2018 description

KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 721,307 displaced individuals comprising 118,227 households in 420 displacement sites were identified in OROMIA region*. These figures represent a decrease of 56,358 in the total individuals (-7.25%), a decrease of 8,693 households (-6.85%) and an increase of 2 sites (+0.48%) since round 9 (January/ February 2018). 79.76% sites opened in 2017 and 4.0% opened in 2018. Conflict was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 80% of the displaced population.

16 May 2018 description

KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 30,112 displaced individuals comprising 10,892 households in 78 displacement sites were identified in TIGRAY region. These figures represent an increase of 7,624 in the total individuals (+33.90%) an increase of 2,951 households (+37.16%) and 18 sites (+30.00%) since round 9 (January/February 2018). 73% sites opened before 2017, 10% sites opened in 2017 and 17% opened in 2018. Conflict was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 95% of the displaced population.

16 May 2018 description

KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 12,277 displaced individuals comprising 2,453 households in 11 displacement sites were identified in GAMBELLA region. These figures represent a decrease of 10,632 in the total individuals (-46.41%) a decrease of 2,129 households (-46.46%) and a decrease of 6 sites (-35.29%) since round 9 (January/February 2018). 36.36% sites opened in 2017 but no sites opened in 2018. Conflict was reported as the primary cause of displacement for all IDPs.

16 May 2018 description

KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 6,888 displaced individuals comprising 1,475 households in 25 displacement sites were identified in AMHARA region. These figures represent a decrease of 5,212 in the total individuals (-43.07%) a decrease of 937 households (-38%) since round 9 (January/February 2018). 40% sites opened in 2017 and 4% opened in 2018. Conflict was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 72% of the displaced population.

15 May 2018 description

421,867 SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES IN ETHIOPIA (DEC 2017)

US$313.6M REQUIRED IN ETHIOPIA IN 2017

18% FUNDING RECEIVED (DEC 2017)

24 RRRP PARTNERS IN ETHIOPIA

SITUATION OVERVIEW

15 May 2018 description

The Government of Ethiopia, humanitarian and development actors and UNHCR launch regional CRRF, beginning in Benishangul-Gumuz, with other regions to follow in May.

15,694 South Sudanese refugees have been registered in Ethiopia since the beginning of year.

40,000 new students have been enrolled in early, primary, secondary and tertiary education, as Ethiopia strives to achieve its ambitious education pledge.

Regional CRRF Launches