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31 Dec 2016 description

**The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year. **

31 Dec 2016 description

Pastoral conditions deteriorate following very poor seasonal performance in southeastern areas

KEY MESSAGES

31 Dec 2016 description

Shipment to Somaliland, Puntland & Ethiopia from Turkey, consisting of; 6,000 tons of flour and 5,000 tons of sugar totalling 11,000 tons of food relief by sea-way, delivered 2,500 tons of flour and sugar to Ethiopia (via Djibouti), 5,000 tons of flour and sugar to Somaliland (from Berbera Port), and 3,500 tons of flour and sugar to Puntland (Bosaso Port) on 8.10.2016. In addition, a donation of 178,844 units of baby diapers made to the Turkish Red Crescents Directorate of Istanbul was loaded on the aforementioned vessel and delivered to the given countries.

29 Dec 2016 description

Addis Ababa December 29/ 2016 A new World Bank (WB) funded project promises improved living conditions for refugees camped across five regional states in Ethiopia.

The Bank offered 100 million USD to implement "Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP) In the Horn of Africa."

Refugees sheltered in Afar, Tigray, Gambella, Benishangul-Gumuz and Somali states, the five regional states hosting the refugees, and the host community will benefit from a range of development activities implemented by the funding.

29 Dec 2016 description

Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative, and USAID’s Multi-sector Nutrition and Water Strategies Linked in Five-Year Activity

28 Dec 2016 description

This report has been prepared under the auspices of the Federal Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group, co-chaired by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and OCHA with participation of Sector Co-Chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 01 November to 30 November 2016.

Highlights

  • Worrying symptoms of new drought in the south and southeastern Ethiopia; meher assessment well underway

27 Dec 2016 description

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 27, 2016 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development, has completed the printing and delivery of critical scholastic materials for an estimated 2.8 million boys and girls throughout Ethiopia. USAID’s efforts were aimed at protecting vulnerable children’s right to education, following one of the worst droughts in Ethiopia in more than 50 years.

27 Dec 2016 description

Key Issues

  • The WASH Cluster targeting 9.2 million people for Emergency WaSH interventions in 2017

  • Cluster gave logistics capacity building trainings to over 600 staff since March 2016

  • Ethiopia and Kenya discuss sustainable cross border peace and economic transformation

23 Dec 2016 description

Mozambique - A group of Ethiopians who became stranded in Mozambique en route to South Africa returned home yesterday with the assistance of IOM.

The 34 migrants began their five-month journey in the southern region of Awasa, Ethiopia, and travelled through Kenya and Tanzania on foot, by boat, minibus or hidden inside goods vehicles.

23 Dec 2016 description
report Voice of America

By Salem Solomon

Ethiopia has released thousands of protesters who were detained during the ongoing state of emergency.

People detained in Awash, Alage, Bir Sheleko and Tolay centers will be allowed to return home after receiving "training," according to the state-owned Fana Broadcasting Network. This includes 4,035 people released from a center in the Tolay region of southwest Ethiopia. These prison locations are unofficial centers mostly located at military camps.

22 Dec 2016 description

In Numbers

9.7 million people in need of food assistance.

7.1 million people targeted in the 2016 joint WFP -Government of Ethiopia response.

US$ 46 million is required for emergency relief, nutrition and PSNP for the December 2016 to May 2017 period.

Highlights

22 Dec 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

HIGHLIGHTS

Somali Region:

· The WFP Jijiga Area Office carried out supervision of six Mobile Health and Nutrition Teams MHNT in Sitti Zone, and provided technical support on optimal TSFP delivery.

20 Dec 2016 description

With continued drought, Horn of Africa braces for another hunger season

Agricultural support critical now to protect livestock, equip families to plant in rainy season

20 Dec 2016 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.

The water point map viewer, which monitors 234 water points from Mali to Somalia, will help a range of government and non-government actors understand the current availability of water for livestock and human consumption. This will inform food security analysis, humanitarian assistance planning, and a range of other activities

19 Dec 2016 description

Key Issues

  • The Ethiopian Humanitarian Fund (EHF) allocates US$17 million to new humanitarian needs

  • Some 60 water trucks deployed to three severely affected zones in Oromia region

  • Zones continue to report on Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) cases in Oromia region

17 Dec 2016 description
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Drought conditions persist, despite late seasonal rains over parts of eastern Horn of Africa

KEY MESSAGES

  • Rainfall increased during late November and early December in parts of northeastern Kenya, southern Ethiopia, and southern Somalia, which is likely to lead to short-term improvements in pasture and water. However, rainfall remains less than 30 percent of average parts of southern and central Somalia and southeastern Ethiopia. Agricultural production prospects are very poor and pasture levels remain very low.