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19 Feb 2018 description
  • The South and South-East of Ethiopia are affected by serious drought due to the fourth consecutive failed rainy season. The performance of the spring rains is expected to be below normal while agro-pastoralist and pastoralist households have already largely lost their livelihoods due to previous droughts. Several zones in the south of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' (SNNP), Oromia and Somali regions are considered to be in Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) phase 3 (crisis) or 4 (emergency).
15 Feb 2018 description
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Executive Summary

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND

Ethiopia is the second largest refugee hosting country in Africa, with 889,071 refugees and asylum seekers as of November 2017.2 At the Leaders’ Summit held in New York in September 2016, and co-hosted by Ethiopia, a day after the adoption of the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants, the Government of Ethiopia made the following nine pledges to relax its reservations to the Refugee Convention and encampment practices, and to strengthen support to refugees.

14 Feb 2018 description

901,235 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers

244,338 Households

14 Feb 2018 description

Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering over 900,000 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 January 2018.

In January 2018, 7,895 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mainly from South Sudan (5,960) and Eritrea (1,639)

Ethiopia formally launched the CRRF in November 2017, paving the way for the implementation of the nine pledges it made at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September 2016 in New York

09 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Due to drought and large-scale displacement in the southern and southeastern lowland areas of Ethiopia, humanitarian needs remain significant.

  • Ethiopia is the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, with 892,555 registered refugees and asylum seekers, 58 percent of whom are children.

26 Jan 2018 description
report World Vision

SITUATION OVERVIEW

8.5 million people in need of humanitarian and protection services

5.4 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance

10.5 million people in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services

3.6 million children under-5 projected to be malnourished

1.3 Million+ people displaced due to drought and conflict in 2017

1.9 Million children require education support

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

25 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In 2017, Ethiopia was faced with drought, floods, conflict; and the continued influx of refugees.

  • Between January and November 2017, 321,040 children received lifesaving treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

  • 483,701 medical consultations were provided through 49 UNICEF supported mobile health and nutrition teams. 188,671 consultations were received by children.

  • UNICEF provided access to safe water for 2.4 million people affected by drought and displacement due to conflict.

24 Jan 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide

Written by Kristin Myers

Nyakoun Tut’s quiet rural life was turned upside down by conflict. Now a refugee of war, our 360° video tells the story of her journey to hope.

NYAKOUN’S REALITY

Nyakoun Tut is just 24, yet little in her young life has been easy. The mother of two lives in a refugee camp in the Gambella region of Ethiopia, just across the border from her home country, South Sudan.

18 Jan 2018 description

"Needs have gone through the roof for the whole of the humanitarian system, and donors really can't keep up with these increased needs."

By Nita Bhalla

NAIROBI, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cuts in food rations for 1.5 million refugees in east Africa, due to funding shortages, could increase school dropouts, crime and malnutrition, a United Nations official said on Wednesday.

16 Jan 2018 description
  • Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 892,555 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 December 2017.

  • Since January 2017, 109,851 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mainly from South Sudan (over 75,400), Eritrea (over 25,200) and Somalia (almost 6,700).

  • Ethiopia formally launched the CRRF, paving the way for the implementation of the nine pledges it made at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September 2016 in New York.

10 Jan 2018 description

Since the beginning of the year 2018, due to heavy fighting and food insecurity and thanks to easier access since the end of the rainy season, there is a surge in refugees from South Sudan arriving in Gambela region. 2 300 individuals have been registered in Pamdong reception center in only three days.
Services in the reception center still need to be substantially scaled up to meet the needs of the new arrivals, mainly women and children.

08 Jan 2018 description

Situation

  • Due to the lingering effects of the 2015-2016 El Niño-induced drought and multiple consecutive droughts, an estimated 8.5 million people in Ethiopia require emergency food assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). An additional 4 million chronically food-insecure people, who are supported by the Government of Ethiopia-led Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP), also require humanitarian assistance.

06 Jan 2018 description

Ethiopia through the Administration for Refugee and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) is working to improve the provision of education to refugees sheltering in camps in the country.

Through the activities carried out so far gross enrolment rate in primary education for refugees has reached 70.5 percent in 2017, according to ARRA.

Currently, some 177,745 refugees are enrolled in primary, secondary, pre-school, and alternative education in refugee camps in various parts of the country.

04 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 7.4 million

Total children (<18) in need: 3.5 million

Total people to be reached: 3.1 million

Total children to be reached: 1.5 million

18 Dec 2017 description
  • Ethiopia launched CRRF to further the protection of refugees and promote their self-reliance through a comprehensive and sustainable response, while supporting host communities.
  • 74,392 South Sudanese refugees have been registered in Ethiopia since 1 January. The majority have reportedly fled conflict.
  • Refugees in Addis Ababa continue to be L3 registered. This will ensure access to rights in line with the NY Declaration.

Operational Context