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15 Dec 2018 description

15 December 2018, Hawassa - The Ethiopia-Kenya high-level cross-border peace dialogue organized by IGAD’s Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) on 14 December 2018 in Hawassa Town, Ethiopia concluded with a joint action plan to address ongoing inter-communal violent conflict along the common border.

14 Dec 2018 description

As UNHCR works to enhance registration data, the monthly population update has been frozen as of 31 August 2018, pending completion of the ongoing Level 3 registration

Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 905,831 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 August 2018.

Over 205,000 refugees, representing 24.7% of the total refugee population in Ethiopia, have gone through the comprehensive (L3) registration.

14 Dec 2018 description

UNHCR Senior Officials, including the Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, visited a site for internally displaced people (IDPs) in South Ethiopia. 2.4 million Ethiopians are currently believed to be IDPs.

Betty G, UNHCR High Profile Supporter and Ethiopian Singer, advocates for refugees’ rights, with a focus on women refugees, after visit to the Aysaita Refugee Camp in Afar As UNHCR works to enhance registration data, the monthly population of concern figures have been frozen as of 31 August 2018, to facilitate the completion of the ongoing Level 3 Registration.

13 Dec 2018 description

By: Angela Wells

Addis Ababa – Consequences of climate change combined with inter-ethnic and inter-regional violence in Ethiopia has caused a multiplication of internal displacement in the country over the last six years – a tenfold rise since 2012.

12 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Some 8 million people are projected to continue to receive humanitarian assistance in 2019, requiring US$1.2 billion.

Humanitarian needs to remain high in Ethiopia in 2019

11 Dec 2018 description

In Numbers

36,000 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 125 million, six months (November 2018 – April 2019) net funding requirements, representing 48 percent of total requirements.

4.43 million people assisted In October 2018

Operational updates

• According to the 2018 Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP) Mid-Year Review, 8 million people require targeted relief food/cash assistance until the end of the year.

10 Dec 2018 description

The project is part of a US$15m grant from the Education Cannot Wait global fund dedicated to education in emergencies and humanitarian crisis and will benefit 12,000 children.

04 Dec 2018 description

Addis Ababa — The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the Government of Ethiopia and the National Theatre, launched a TV drama series called Mirage last Friday (30/11).

Mirage artistically depicts the intricate deception ploys employed by smugglers, and the exploitative techniques they use to deceive young vulnerable Ethiopians into taking irregular journeys in search of better opportunities.

04 Dec 2018 description

WHO Ethiopia trains journalists on public health emergency (PHE) reporting from Nov 19-20, 2018; at Bishoftu Liesak Resort. The training was facilitated by Senior Producer at Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) and Yimer Dawod Deputy Editor – in-Chief at Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) who have been trained in Nirobi by WHO AFRO in 2018.

28 Nov 2018 description

Despite the benefit of recent Belg rains and anticipated above average rainfall in many regions the coming months, recovery of livelihoods will not be spontaneous, nor can it be expected without concerted assistance. Belg rainfall did not cover all regions equally, and although rainfall in southern pastoral areas was forecast to be near average for the Deyir (Oct-Dec), rainfall is below average to date. Below-average rainfall in eastern Oromia, southern Tigray, eastern Amhara and northern SNNPR has led to reduced production prospects.