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23 Jul 2018 description

(Nairobi, 19th July 2018), At least 1 million people, the majority of whom being women and children are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance following recent inter-communal conflict in Ethiopia. Aid agencies in Ethiopia are appealing for critical and urgent assistance for close to a million people that have fled their homes following inter-communal violence along the border of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' (SNNPR) and Oromia Regions of Ethiopia.

03 Apr 2018 description
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FOREWORD

The Horn of Africa has been grappling with the effects of consecutive failed rains across Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia that led to 12 million people in need of humanitarian assistance at the start of 2017.

Children bore the brunt of the crisis as their families struggled to survive in a worsening situation that resulted in malnutrition, increased susceptibility to diseases, limited access to school and exposure to protection concerns as families would migrate in search of food and water.

19 Mar 2018 description

In Ethiopia, the education needs are critical for 1.15 million school-aged children across Oromia and Somali regions. These regions are experiencing the highest number of drop-outs, absenteeism and school closures due to the impact of conflict and drought.

21 Jun 2017 description

1. SITUATION OVERVIEW AND RATIONAL FOR EDUCATION IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE STRATEGY

According to Central Statistics Authority, the total population of Ethiopia is estimated at about 92 million in 2016. Ethiopia has recorded one of the fastest growing economies (at an average of 10.5%) in the SubSaharan Africa in the last 10 years. However, it ranks 174 of 188 countries on the 2015 Human Development Index implying a long way to go.

02 Jun 2017 description
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The month of May has failed to bring any reprieve to drought-ravaged parts of Ethiopia, with the humanitarian situation threatening to unravel quickly if urgent action is not taken, Save the Children warned today.

Food supplies are already on the brink of depletion due to funding shortfalls, with need rapidly outstripping supply and donors’ funding failing to keep pace.

07 Feb 2017 description

CONTEXT AND JUSTIFICATION

Over the past 25 years, Ethiopia has performed well in expanding formal and non-formal education opportunities, though ensuring the provision of quality education remains a challenge. Enrolment at all levels has improved substantially and youth and adult literacy rate increased from 27.1% in 1994 to 58.5% in 20151. Primary school (grades 1-8) gross enrolment increased from 22%2 in 1994 to over hundred percent3 in 2015 in most of the regions. Secondary school education increased from 9% in 1984 to 25.6%4 in 2014/15.

27 Jan 2017 description
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27th January 2017 - An estimated six and half million children could be at risk of starvation in the Horn of Africa as a result of back-to-back droughts in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, Save the Children is warning ahead of this weekend’s African Union (AU) meetings in Addis Ababa.

Nearly half a million children in the region are already suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

04 Nov 2016 description
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GENERAL CONTEXT

The Health Cluster Situation Update released on October 2, 2016 reports, as of 1st week of October 2016, a total of 21, 217 AWD cases from over 249 affected Woredas. Students at numerous schools are at high risk of being affected by AWD in the country.

04 Nov 2016 description
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GENERAL CONTEXT

The drought of 2015-16, combined with extensive subsequent flooding and disease outbreaks, continues to have a negative impact on the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians and the disruption of basic public services. Overall food security and agricultural production remain severely affected, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors.

01 Nov 2016 description

1. SITUATION OVERVIEW AND RATIONAL FOR EDUCATION IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE STRATEGY

According to Central Statistics Authority, the total population of Ethiopia is estimated at about 92 million in 2016. Ethiopia has recorded one of the fastest growing economies (at an average of 10.5%) in the Sub-Saharan Africa in the last 10 years. However, it ranks 174 of 188 countries on the 2015 Human Development Index implying a long way to go.

07 Jul 2016 description
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Ethiopia Food Crisis Reaches "Critical Moment," Warns Save the Children

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (July 7, 2016) – As the impact of Ethiopia's worst drought in 50 years peaks over the next three months when the traditional "lean season" takes hold, the response of the international community will be critical, Save the Children is warning.

07 Jun 2016 description
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THE IMPACT OF ETHIOPIA’S DROUGHT ON CHILDREN’S EDUCATION

A snapshot of the current situation

  • Nearly 6 million school children’s education could be affected by Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years.

  • The root cause of school dropout is food and water scarcity. If food and water is restored to schools, children will return.

08 Apr 2016 description
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Washington, D.C. (April 8, 2016) — Save the Children is warning that at least 6 million children in Ethiopia are facing critical food shortages as a result of the worst drought in 50 years.

Newly appointed CEO of Save the Children International, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, urges the international community to step up its support.

10 Feb 2016 description
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The international community has just three weeks to provide $245 million in emergency food aid to help prevent a potentially catastrophic escalation in severe acute malnutrition (SAM) cases in drought-afflicted parts of Ethiopia from the end of April when the main ‘hungry season’ begins.