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25 May 2018 description

Tropical Cyclone Mekunu is expected to hit Yemen and Oman next week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.

  2. Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.

  3. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.

24 May 2018 description

Overview

The priority funding gaps presented here are intended to inform urgently required funding decisions by donors, and a new allocation from the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (anticipated balance of US$23 million once current pledges are realized). The priorities have been reviewed and endorsed by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Ethiopia Humanitarian Country Team and the Commissioner of the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC).

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.

22 May 2018 description

In this issue

Damage and loss assessment P.1
Gov’t to resettle Qoloji IDPs P.1
Tropical Storm SAGAR makes landfall P. 2
Rising humanitarian needs for Ethiopian returnees from KSA P. 3

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Government is consolidating assessment of the damage and loss incurred due to the violence along the Oromia and Somali regional boundaries since September 2017.

21 May 2018 description

The Humanitarian Dashboard is a monthly product which consolidates headlines based on the evolving context, humanitarian needs, response and outstanding priorities. Cluster sections include changes in sectoral needs and progress towards current priorities, which were reviewed and endorsed by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Ethiopia Humanitarian Country Team and the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) in February 2018.

Situation Overview

Internally Displaced People1 (as of mid-April 2018)

18 May 2018 description

In Numbers

2.1 million people in the Somali Region are being supported by WFP’s emergency relief assistance.

851,000 children under five and pregnant and nursing women nationwide are receiving specialized nutritious food to treat moderate acute malnutrition (MAM).

Highlights

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
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Key Messages

  • Conflict leads to large scale displacement: 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.

17 May 2018 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 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

17 May 2018 description

Despite a decrease in rainfall, flooding continues in East Africa.

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

16 May 2018 description

KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 721,307 displaced individuals comprising 118,227 households in 420 displacement sites were identified in OROMIA region*. These figures represent a decrease of 56,358 in the total individuals (-7.25%), a decrease of 8,693 households (-6.85%) and an increase of 2 sites (+0.48%) since round 9 (January/ February 2018). 79.76% sites opened in 2017 and 4.0% opened in 2018. Conflict was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 80% of the displaced population.

16 May 2018 description

KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 30,112 displaced individuals comprising 10,892 households in 78 displacement sites were identified in TIGRAY region. These figures represent an increase of 7,624 in the total individuals (+33.90%) an increase of 2,951 households (+37.16%) and 18 sites (+30.00%) since round 9 (January/February 2018). 73% sites opened before 2017, 10% sites opened in 2017 and 17% opened in 2018. Conflict was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 95% of the displaced population.

16 May 2018 description

KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 12,277 displaced individuals comprising 2,453 households in 11 displacement sites were identified in GAMBELLA region. These figures represent a decrease of 10,632 in the total individuals (-46.41%) a decrease of 2,129 households (-46.46%) and a decrease of 6 sites (-35.29%) since round 9 (January/February 2018). 36.36% sites opened in 2017 but no sites opened in 2018. Conflict was reported as the primary cause of displacement for all IDPs.

16 May 2018 description

KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 6,888 displaced individuals comprising 1,475 households in 25 displacement sites were identified in AMHARA region. These figures represent a decrease of 5,212 in the total individuals (-43.07%) a decrease of 937 households (-38%) since round 9 (January/February 2018). 40% sites opened in 2017 and 4% opened in 2018. Conflict was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 72% of the displaced population.

14 May 2018 description

DTM ETHIOPIA

DTM Ethiopia was established in 2015 following one of the country’s worst droughts in decades following the two unsuccessful rainy seasons. In 2017 Ethiopia’s humanitarian needs were aggravated by the outbreak of conflict along the Somali-Oromia borders and another drought affecting large parts of eastern and southern Ethiopia.

14 May 2018 description

Strengthening the data collection system for displacement in Ethiopia 2018

12 May 2018 description

Heavy rainfall and further flooding expected across East Africa through the end of May

12 May 2018 description

Seasonal rainfall well above normal in East Africa; recent evidence suggests food security further deteriorates in South Sudan

Key Messages

11 May 2018 description

Flooding continues in Somalia and Kenya

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

  3. Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.