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12 Dec 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

The Ethiopia Red Cross Society (ERCS) seeks the approval to extend the implementation period of the population movement DREF for two months until 28th February 2019 in three locations instead of the previously planned four.

27 Nov 2018 description

INTRODUCTION: HARROWING JOURNEYS AND UNSPEAKABLE SUFFERING

Protracted violent conflicts, devastating climate events, entrenched economic inequality, relentless persecution and crime, and other complex problems with no easy solutions drive millions of people every year to go in search of a safer and more dignified life. Among them are children, some with their families, but many without.

These children face harrowing journeys and risk unspeakable suffering.

09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

05 Jul 2018 description

Our Message

While there is room for disagreement about migration policy, the humanitarian imperative means that we must never needlessly sacrifice the survival and dignity of any vulnerable people, including migrants.

03 Jul 2017 description

FOREWORD

The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.

27 Aug 2015 description

Appeal History:

  • This Emergency Appeal was launched on 30 December, 2014 for CHF 1,050,574 for 9 months to support Ethiopia Red Cross provide assistance to some 34,365 persons to reduce the health risks of the South Sudan refugee population and host communities in Gambela through the provision of first aid and community-based health in Leitchour camp, Ningnang and Pagak entry points.

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 150,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support the national society to respond.

15 Apr 2015 description

The situation

Since January 2015, the tensions in Yemen turned into a conflict which forced the President, Mr Hadi, to flee the capital Sanaa in February. In late March, the President requested a coalition led by Saudi Arabia to intervene and launched air strikes on Houthi targets. The coalition comprises five Gulf Arab states as well as Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Sudan.

05 Feb 2015 description

Appeal History:

  • This Emergency Appeal was launched on 30 December, 2014 for CHF 1,050,574 for 9 months to support Ethiopia Red Cross provide assistance to some 34,365 persons to reduce the health risks of the South Sudan refugee population and host communities in Gambela through the provision of first aid and community-based health in Leitchour camp, Ningnang and Pagak entry points.

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 150,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support the national society to respond.

12 Aug 2014 description

Nairobi, 12 August 2014: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) has revised its emergency appeal to 6,758,366 Swiss francs to support the South Sudanese Red Cross Society to assist 450,000 displaced people and those living in cholera affected areas.

28 Apr 2014 description

Summary:

On 15 December 2013, violent clashes erupted in neighbouring South Sudan which rapidly deteriorated into a full-out conflict spreading to the eastern states of South Sudan. According to UNHCR1 figures, up to 90,375 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived in Gambella, Ethiopia mainly through the Pagak and Akobo‐Tergol border entry points since the influx began. As the crisis continues, the physical condition of arriving refugees is deteriorating and the prevalence of malnutrition is reportedly high.

02 Dec 2013 description

By Fekadu Ethiopia, Ethiopian Red Cross Society and Katherine Mueller, IFRC

The decision by the Government of Saudi Arabia to crack down on illegal immigrants is causing ripple effects at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Daily flights between the two countries have doubled to accommodate a rapid influx of Ethiopian returnees. An estimated 40,000 returnees arrived over the span of a few days and that number is expected to increase to 80,000.

23 May 2013 description

Period covered by this Final Report: July 2011 to December 2012

Appeal target (current): CHF 6,188,106

Appeal coverage: 54%

Appeal history:

· This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 1 July 2011 for CHF 3,758,917 for 8 months to assist 173,000 beneficiaries in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Abyei states following the eruption of conflict on 5 June 2011 between SPLM-N and Sudan Government armed forces in South Kordofan.

21 May 2013 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012