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22 May 2018 description

Thale Jenssen | Published 22. May 2018

Surrounded by a region in conflict, Ethiopia is Africa's second largest refugee hosting country, after Uganda. In addition, conflict, drought and flooding causes displacement inside the country. How are these refugees welcomed?

In January 2018, Ethiopia hosts close to 900,000 refugees, and the number is growing. They are mainly from neighbouring South Sudan, Eritrea, Sudan and Somalia. More than 1.5 million people in Ethiopia are internally displaced.

21 May 2018 description


In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the world. More than 101 health workers and 293 patients and others are reported to have died as a result of these attacks

18 May 2018 description

• People still streaming across border to refugee camps in South Sudan. 70% are children.

• Little relief for displaced by conflict in Wadaka, Blue Nile.

• UN Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan visited Yida and met with partners.


18 May 2018 description
report World Vision

Key messages

  • Uganda continues to receive new arrivals from South Sudan though the daily average arrival rate has gone down compared to the last 6 months. On average 100+ people are being received daily compared to 2,000+ that where being registered daily mid-2017. Children constitute 61 per cent of the refugees. The ongoing active conflict in South Sudan causes the continued influx. New arrivals also mention that they are crossing to Uganda so that their children can access good education and health care services.

18 May 2018 description
report World Vision

Situation overview

  • Ethiopia: Conflict between ethnic Oromos from West Gujji and Gedeos from SNNP region resulted in large scale displacement from both sides, leaving people in dire need of food and non-food assistance. Currently, the government and partners are assessing the needs and will continue to provide coordinated support. Meanwhile, the regional governments of Oromia and SNNP are working jointly to return displaced people to their place of origin and restore peace and security in the area.

18 May 2018 description
report World Vision

Key Messages

  • Education: All states in South Sudan are grappling with quality education service delivery. With adult illiteracy at 27 per cent, a UN report said it is the highest in the world.
    Support on education that promotes access and retention reinforces will improve the quality of primary education.
    Creating interest in education and improving performance at all level is a factor of so many ingredients including creating a safe and protective learning environment.

16 May 2018 description

Estudio global de las amenazas o instancias de uso deliberado o indiscriminado de la fuerza contra estudiantes, docentes, académicos, personal auxiliar educativo y de transporte o funcionarios de educación, y contra escuelas, universidades y otras instituciones educativas, perpetradas con fines políticos, militares, ideológicos, sectarios, étnicos o religiosos entre 2013 y 2017.

Ataques a la educación y uso militar de escuelas y universidades en los países analizados, 2013-2017

Países muy gravemente afectados

16 May 2018 description

Une étude globale des menaces ou de l'usage de la force, délibérée ou non, contre les élèves, les enseignants, les universitaires, le personnel scolaire et des transports ou les agents de l'éducation; et contre les écoles, les universités et autres institutions éducatives, menées pour des raisons politiques, militaires, idéologiques, sectaires, ethniques ou religieuses de 2013 à 2017.

Attaques contre l'éducation et utilisation militaire des écoles et des universités dans les pays ciblés, 2013-2017

Très lourdement affectés

16 May 2018 description

Their fields have become war zones, and much of the population of Yei in South Sudan cultivates the tiniest plot of land to survive within the city’s perimeter. Terre des hommes is supporting families by developing urban vegetable gardens to tackle child malnutrition. Report.

A 4x4 negotiates its way along the reddish dirt road surrounded by bright green fields bathed by the morning sun. “The Yei region was the breadbasket of South Sudan,” says Ladu Jackson, a Tdh employee. “It was also a trading hub.”

15 May 2018 description


16 May 2018, London – Conflict and disasters displaced 30.6 million people within their own countries last year, according to a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

13 May 2018 description
report ALIMA

Chaque jour, les infirmiers et infirmières du monde entier jouent un rôle essentiel en procurant des soins médicaux de haute qualité qui assurent la survie des patients. Cela est particulièrement vrai dans les zones de conflit et de crise, où les populations manquent souvent d'accès aux services de santé et où il n’y a pas un nombre suffisant de médecins pour couvrir les besoins.

13 May 2018 description
report ALIMA

Nurses around the world play a key role, each and every day, in delivering high-quality, life-saving medical care to patients. This is particularly true in conflict and crisis zones, where there is often a lack of access to health services and not enough doctors to cover the needs. As the world celebrates the hardwork and dedication of all nurses on this International Nurses Day, we asked some of our health workers to share their most memorable stories from the field.

12 May 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

Filed by: Meghan Prichard
Digital Content Manager

Soon after Grace learned to walk, she learned to flee.

Now 29 years-old, she has fled to Uganda two separate times because of conflict in her home country of South Sudan.

Grace, like so many other South Sudanese people, was forced to leave her home behind to save herself and her four children from violence. Last time she fled with her family — at the age of 2 — was also due to conflict.

She hopes she’ll be able to return home again soon.

11 May 2018 description

A stark warning that South Sudan is “heading towards a scenario of despair” has been issued by the Caritas aid network in the country. Unending violence means millions of people need help just to survive from day to day.

“People are living in constant fear and insecurity, suffering mentally, physically and are starving,” Caritas South Sudan and its partners, which include CAFOD and Trocaire, warned after a meeting this month in the capital, Juba. “In the coming months heavy rains will add to the already untold suffering for the people.”

11 May 2018 description
report Oxfam

By Parvin Ngala

WASH Advisor Parvin Ngala shares how Oxfam is working with others to turn solid waste into valuable energy in some of Uganda’s refugee settlements.

10 May 2018 description
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In countries across the globe from Afghanistan to Colombia to India to Mali to Turkey to Yemen and on, students, teachers, and educational facilities are under siege. Targeted killings, rape, abduction, child recruitment, intimidation, threats, military occupation, and destruction of property are just some of the ways in which education is being attacked.

10 May 2018 description

A CDAC Network project of the DFID-funded Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme, hosted by World Vision

10 May 2018 description
report Oxfam

Jessica Fullwood-Thomas

Jess Fullwood-Thomas reports back from South Sudan on Oxfam’s work with local partners rebuilding livelihoods, tackling gender inequality and promoting good governance.

I’ve recently returned from South Sudan where Oxfam is supporting communities to cope with the ongoing crisis that has left four million people displaced and thousands killed. The last four years have decimated a country that only a short time ago was brimming with the promise of independence and shaping a future on its own terms.

07 May 2018 description

Maban, 7 May 2018 – Maban is located in the furthest corner of the northeast of South Sudan. It is a very isolated area and the refugee camp is inaccessible at times because of armed conflict in the region. Irish Jesuit, Tony O'Riordan has just travelled to Maban to take on the role of Project Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) field office, whose work is supported by Irish Jesuit Missions and other mission offices in Europe.

04 May 2018 description

By Christine Monaghan
Christine Monaghan is research officer, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict

May 4 2018 (IPS) - When I visited South Sudan last year, I heard story after story about health professionals and humanitarian workers being prevented from doing critical work. Government officials regularly increased fees for nonprofits trying to alleviate the effects of conflict, stopped humanitarian convoys from delivering life-saving supplies, and erected bureaucratic obstacles designed to impede access to civilians in need.