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05 Nov 2018 description
  • Ethiopia hosts 905,831 refugees and asylum seekers within its borders, including the 36,185 who arrived since the start of 2018.

  • The Government of Ethiopia has committed to address the concerns 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 chief durable solution for refugees in Ethiopia, but limited quotas mean that only 3,240 refugees will be referred to resettlement countries in 2018.

HIGHLIGHTS

05 Nov 2018 description
  • Out of 905,831 registered refugees in Ethiopia, 65,750 are in need of resettlement in 2018.

  • UNHCR Ethiopia’s resettlement submissions target for 2018 was 4,240 individuals to the USA, New Zealand, Sweden and Canada, which was revised downwards to 3,240 individuals.

  • To date, 2,136 refugees were referred to the RSC for onward submission to resettlement countries, 1,907 refugees have been submitted and 608 have departed.

HIGHLIGHTS

01 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clashes in Addis Ababa, Jijiga town, and Kamashi Zone displace thousands of civilians

  • USAID staff assess humanitarian conditions and coordination structures in Gedeo, identifying challenges

  • USG provides more than $481.5 million for humanitarian interventions in Ethiopia in FY 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

31 Jul 2018 description

As of 30 June 2018, Ethiopia hosts 916,678 refugees and asylum seekers within its borders, including the more than 22,000 who arrived during the first quarter of 2018.

The Government of Ethiopia has committed to address the concerns 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 chief durable solution for refugees in Ethiopia, but limited quotas mean that only 4,240 refugees will be referred to resettlement countries in 2018.

HIGHLIGHTS

31 Jul 2018 description
  • Out of 928,663 registered refugees in Ethiopia, 65,750 are in need of resettlement in 2018.

  • UNHCR Ethiopia’s resettlement submissions target for 2018 is 4,240 individuals to the USA, New Zealand, Sweden and Canada.

  • To date, 1893 refugees were referred to the RSC for onward submission to resettlement countries and 1678 refugees have been submitted.

Highlights

27 Jul 2018 description

SITUATION

  • Prolonged and severe drought in 2016-2017, followed by heavy seasonal rainfall and flooding in early 2018, has left many families facing severe food insecurity. An estimated 7.9 million people in Ethiopia require emergency food assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

24 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoE, UN launch joint appeal in response to population displacement along Oromiya–SNNP regional border

  • USG provides additional $170 million for Ethiopia emergency response

  • IOM identifies 822,000 IDPs in SNNP, additional 1.8 million IDPs in other areas of the country

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Jul 2018 description

Objective:

To improve coordinated emergency response to the El Niño-induced crisis and protect the livelihood of farmers, pastoralists and agropastoralists affected by El Niño and La Niña.

Key partners:

05 Jun 2018 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani
Location: Geneva
Date: 5 June 2018
Subject: (1) Egypt, (2) United States and (3) Ethiopia

(1) Egypt

A spate of arrests, interrogations and detentions of activists, bloggers and journalists in Egypt over the last few weeks appears to indicate a significant escalation in the crackdown against the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly in the country.

23 May 2018 description
  • Out of 916,678 registered refugees in Ethiopia, 65,750 are in need of resettlement in 2018.
  • UNHCR Ethiopia’s resettlement submissions target for 2018 is 4,240 individuals to the USA, New Zealand, Sweden and Canada.
  • To date, 833 refugees were referred to the RSC for onward submission to resettlement countries. 575 refugees have been submitted and 230 departed to resettlement.

Highlights

07 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict generates significant population displacement along the Oromiya–SNNP regional border

  • Heavy rainfall generates flooding, acute needs in Somali Region

  • 2018 HDRP identifies 8.5 million people in need of assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

08 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN projects nearly 7.9 million people could require humanitarian assistance during 2018

  • USG announces $110 million in additional humanitarian funding for the Ethiopia response

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Mar 2018 description

Situation

  • Due to the lingering effects of the 2015-2016 El Niño-induced drought and multiple consecutive droughts, an estimated 7.9 million people in Ethiopia require emergency food assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). An additional 8 million chronically food-insecure people are supported by the Government of Ethiopia (GoE)-led Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP).

08 Jan 2018 description

Situation

  • Due to the lingering effects of the 2015-2016 El Niño-induced drought and multiple consecutive droughts, an estimated 8.5 million people in Ethiopia require emergency food assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). An additional 4 million chronically food-insecure people, who are supported by the Government of Ethiopia-led Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP), also require humanitarian assistance.

05 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Relief actors require more than $400 million to maintain response activities through July, the GoE and UN report

• Conflict displaces an estimated 857,000 people in Oromiya and Somali

• FEWS NET warns of deteriorating food security in Somali

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Sep 2017 description

Addis Ababa, September 19, 2017 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), today announced the launch of the five-year, $40 million Community HIV Care and Treatment project. Through the project, USAID aims to contribute to the 90-90-90 global goals, which are 90 percent of people living with HIV diagnosed, 90 percent of diagnosed people on antiretroviral treatment (ART) and 90 percent of people in treatment with fully suppressed viral load by 2020 in Ethiopia. The Community HIV Care and Treatment project is funded through the U.S.

31 Aug 2017 description

READOUT

The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey:

USAID Administrator Mark Green met today with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Administrator Green and Prime Minister Desalegn discussed U.S. support for Ethiopia's economic development, drought response, and food security.

31 Aug 2017 description

Climate changes are threatening the way of life of Nomadic herders, forcing them to move away from traditional grazing grounds and find alternative livelihoods

By Lesley Wroughton

JIJIGA, Ethiopia, Aug 30 (Reuters) - An abattoir located among herding communities in Ethiopia's eastern Somali region, known more for droughts and famine than business opportunities, is an unusual stop for a U.S. aid administrator.

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