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31 Dec 2014 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The 2014 Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) funding strategy prioritized lifesaving interventions with limited engagements in livelihood support. Despite significant needs across all sectors, the humanitarian response in Ethiopia remained underfunded given more high-profile emergencies around the world during the year. As a result, the national Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) was only 58 per cent funded at the end of the year.

31 Dec 2014 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi. The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

WASH

30 Dec 2014 description

Summary

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some CHF 1.05m to enable the IFRC to support the Ethiopia Red Cross to deliver assistance and support to a total of some 34,365 people with a focus on reducing the health risks of the South Sudan refugee population and host communities in Gambella through the provision of first aid and community-based health in Leitchour camp, Ningnang and Pagak entry point. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this point of the evolving operation.

30 Dec 2014 description

Asefa Mideksa

Addis Ababa December 27/2014 Promising results have gained in pastoralist communities in the education and health sectors through implementation of schemes appropriate to the lifestyle and culture of the communities, the Ministries of Education and Health said.

30 Dec 2014 description

POSTED BY RON SMITH 769SC ON DECEMBER 29, 2014

29 Dec 2014 description

KEY EVENTS

  • Measles cases continue to be reported in large numbers despite on-going Government efforts for mass immunization.
    More than 15,500 suspected measles cases were reported in 2014.

  • The 2014 meher humanitarian needs assessment teams concluded the assessment on 21 December. Preliminary reports indicate that despite the late onset, the kiremt rains performed well in most parts of the country.

27 Dec 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 194,261 individuals, comprising 191,659 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,602 who entered through the Assosa region.

  • The average arrival rate of South Sudanese refugees to the Gambella region has remained low as the rainy season comes to an end.

26 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IOM has assisted a total of 184,031 refugees: 181,541 in Gambella and 2,599 in Benishangul‐Gumuz since the conflict broke out.

  • Since the last update, IOM has evacuated a total 3,504 refugees in Gambella Region.

  • There was no emergency evacuation and relocation activity in Benishangul Gumuz mainly because of security concern at the Yanbu’s corridor since mid - November.

23 Dec 2014 description

23/12/14 MoS Sean Sherlock, Irish Aid, Press Releases, Africa, 2014,

The Government is to provide funding of €2 million to aid agencies responding to the worsening crisis in South Sudan, Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, announced today. The funding will be used to provide clean water and to tackle hunger among vulnerable communities in South Sudan and in refugee camps across the border, in Ethiopia.

22 Dec 2014 description

KEY EVENTS

  • In 2014, the Education Cluster supported 65,588 (50 per cent girls) refugee children and 39,282 (50 per cent girls) children in refugee hosting communities and in communities elsewhere in the country.

  • Sporadic cases of suspected meningitis continued to be reported. The peak season of the disease is during the dry, windy, and hot weather from December to April every year, and ends with the onset of the rainy season.

19 Dec 2014 description

Context

Ethiopia matters to the UK for a range of development, foreign policy and security reasons. It is populous, poor, vulnerable but comparatively stable in the Horn of Africa. From a low base, Ethiopia’s growth and expansion of basic services in recent years have been among the most impressive in Africa. The UK Government has an opportunity to make our support more transformational and accelerate Ethiopia’s graduation from aid dependency.

18 Dec 2014 description

Giving birth at health centers improves outcomes for mothers and babies

“I see that the women are comfortable when they see how confident and efficient you are in the job you do.”