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31 Dec 2017 description

Addis Ababa, December 29/2017 - UNICEF is mobilizing the international community to channel resources for emergency responses in Ethiopia for the New Year, National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) disclosed.

In an exclusive interview with ENA, Senior Nutrition Expert Mekonnen Balcha said "UNICEF has been coordinating international partners to support emergency response in the coming New Year.”

Save the Children, Action against Hunger and World Vision, among others, are the major partners working with UNICEF.

31 Dec 2017 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Cholera in Zambia
  • Listeriosis in South Africa

For each of these events, a brief description followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

31 Dec 2017 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 2017 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 2017 description

Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) summary for November 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia/Somaliland and Yemen.

29 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

  • Somalia has now experienced an unprecedented fourth consecutive drought. Dry conditions returned after only a small reprieve in early November. This will further worsen the already critical humanitarian situation.

  • In Eastern Kenya, earlier than usual retreat of the seasonal rains will lead to a significant degradation in pasture and marginal crop conditions.

29 Dec 2017 description

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is partnering with institutions in seven countries to help document and disseminate knowledge from the polio programme

Reducing polio cases by 99.9% globally is an incredible feat, achieved through innovative strategies and years of trial and error.

28 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Agriculture, is still the largest source of employment for young Ethiopians and, in rural areas, the proportion of children not completing primary school is 84 percent.

  • Grants to woredas (districts) support salaries for the people providing the services most crucial to development—teachers, health staff, and agricultural extension workers

27 Dec 2017 description

When we highlight the work that goes into reaching people in need, the spotlight is often on advocacy with high-level officials, Security Council members or warring parties. But much of the time, reaching people in the remote corners of crisis-affected countries comes down to the creativity, flexibility and tenacity of ordinary aid workers and local first responders.

In this piece we hear from humanitarians who have braved crocodiles in Ethiopia, navigated flooded roadways in Nigeria, and overcome logistical challenges in hurricane-hit Dominica.

27 Dec 2017 description

Summary of the op:

Through this operation update the Ethiopia Red Cross Society requests 3 months’ timeframe extension of the operation to allow the NS to revise the operation i.e. areas of intervention, downward revision of the operational budget as well as rationalize the regions targeted by the revision. The revision is informed by the results of the meher assessment by government, joint movement secondary data review, IFRC Donor Advisory Group (DAG) recommendations following the field visit as well as lessons learnt workshop recommendations.

27 Dec 2017 description

by Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota

The Thomson Reuters Foundation asked 10 aid agencies to name their top priorities for 2018

BOGOTA, Dec 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Violence, displacement and hunger will drive record humanitarian needs in 2018, with nearly 136 million people worldwide in need of aid, according to the United Nations.

The U.N.'s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has appealed for a record $22.5 billion for humanitarian responses across the globe.

27 Dec 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation Esther Ndumi Ngumbi | Research Fellow, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University

27 Dec 2017 description

Addis Ababa December 26/2017 More than 1.3 million students are going to benefit from the national school feeding program during the first half year of 2018, the Ministry of Education disclosed.

The Minister Dr. Tilaye Gete said the government has allocated over 289.4 million Birr for the program that aimed to help students stay in schools and reduce the burden of parents.

The Minister said that students who are displaced from their villages due to the drought and the recent clashes will get special attention.

26 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• OCHA Director of Operations, Mr. John Ging, visited Ethiopia to review the status of the Government-led international humanitarian response to drought and conflictaffected communities, including internally displaced people.

• Humanitarian operators receive emergency logistics induction training to equip national emergency management authorities, staff from different agencies and humanitarian actors, with emergency logistics skills to ensure timely and efficient humanitarian response.

26 Dec 2017 description

Somalia continues to face political instability, humanitarian crisis and clan conflicts.

Due to ongoing conflicts, drought and food insecurity more than one million people have been newly displaced in 2017.

Monitoring agencies expecting that humanitarian situation will continue to deteriorate.

POPULATION OF CONCERN 1.69 M

FUNDING (AS OF 28 NOVEMBER) USD 118.7 M

Major Developments

2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview

24 Dec 2017 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 51 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Declaration of the control of cholera outbreak in Borno State, Nigeria
  • Hepatitis E in Namibia
  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic
  • Cholera in South Sudan

24 Dec 2017 description

The United Arab Emirates Mission to the United Nations in New York, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), has hosted a briefing to engage Members States in evaluating the humanitarian situation and possible responses in the Horn of Africa. The meeting featured briefings by the UN’s humanitarian heads in Ethiopia, Somalia, and South Sudan.

23 Dec 2017 description

Key figures

  • 199,091 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

  • 304,305 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

  • 44,306 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

  • 118,853 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

  • 1,034 monitoring visits to detention centres

  • 1,222 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention

Funding USD 77.2 M requested in 2017

Highlights