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15 Oct 2018 description

Over 100,000 people fleeing ethnic violence have been displaced in BenishangulGumuz (mainly in Kamashi Zone) and Oromia regions (mainly East Wollega and West Wollega zones). There are indications that displacement is rising, though the size of the displaced population is not clear. Urgent humanitarian needs are reported, including food, shelter, NFI and health (The reporter Ethiopia 06/10/2018, La Vanguardia 13/10/2018, Voa News 02/10/2018, OCHA 10/2018, The reporter Ethiopia 06/10/2018).

05 Oct 2018 description

Introduction

Recurrent droughts in pastoral Ethiopia have exposed the critical feed shortage that prevails in the country. Between 2000 and 2017, six drought episodes have been registered in the country, of which the latest two (in 2011 and 2016/17) had devastating effects on pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods. The problem emanates from the continued reliance of herders on natural rain-fed pasture, despite a host of factors that are accelerating the scarcity of such resources.

17 Sep 2018 description

Will an El Nino take place?

Current forecasts of Eastern Pacific sea surface temperatures (SST) and expert judgement point to a significant likelihood of an El Nino materializing: currently this stands at 50-55% chance of it happening in the northern hemisphere Autumn and 65-70% chance of it developing in the coming Winter.

How long is it likely to last?

Judging from the forecasts for how SST are likely to evolve, this El Nino, should it materialize, is likely to be relatively short and over by mid 2019.

12 Sep 2018 description
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Mid-year figures report
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Press release

East Africa worst hit by internal displacement in first half of 2018

Geneva, 12 September 2018 - Latest figures from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) reveal that millions of people across the world have become displaced inside their own country since January. Worldwide, there were 5.2 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and violence in the first half of 2018, based on the analysis of data from the 10 worst-affected countries.

06 Sep 2018 description

The following trends analysis is put together on the basis of available secondary data at the time of publication. It is representative of the available information and therefore indicative of mixed migratory trends in East Africa & Yemen.

31 Aug 2018 description

Intercommunal conflict in the Somali and Oromia border regions that escalated on 4 August has led to the internal displacement of more than 141,000 people. Shelter and health assistance are among the most urgent needs for the IDPs. The areas most affected by the conflict are Jijiga in Somali region and East Hararghe area in Oromia, where fatalities among the population were reported. With the exception of a reported influx of around 2,000 displaced people into Mekelle Town of Tigray region, there is no other information regarding the impact of the August events on Tigray.

15 Aug 2018 description

This paper explores the building of sustainable resilience for food security and livelihood dynamics using the Ethiopia Rural Household Survey panel data. Household resilience scores are derived from measures taken to protect against shocks. The impact of several demographic and socio-economic factors on resilience dynamics is then tested. This paper shows that the experience of resilience in the past leads to a subsequent higher chance of continuing to be resilient (‘true state-dependence’).

31 Jul 2018 description

Whilst older people have special needs, they also have unique skills, experiences and roles within their families, communities and societies. These roles continue to a certain extent during droughts, though household burdens may increase as younger adults have migrated or are grazing livestock further away.

19 Jul 2018 description

AMHARA REGION - KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 6,810 displaced individuals comprising 1,613 households in 32 displacement sites were identified in Amhara region*. These figures represent a decrease of 78 in the total individuals (-1.13%) an increase of 138 households (+9.36%) and an increase of 7 sites (+28.00%) since round 10 (March/April 2018). 56.25% sites opened in 2017 and 3.1% opened in 2018. Conflict was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 75% of the displaced population.

19 Jul 2018 description

GAMBELLA REGION - KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 13,477 displaced individuals comprising 2,695 households in 15 displacement sites were identified in Gambella region*. These figures represent a increase of 1,200 in the total individuals (+9.77%) an increase of 242 households (+9.87%) and an increase of 4 sites (+36.36%) since round 10 (March/April 2018). 26.67% sites opened in 2017 and 20.0% opened in 2018. Conflict was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 100% of the displaced population.

19 Jul 2018 description

Somali REGION - KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT:

873,666 displaced individuals comprising 142,014 households in 362 displacement sites were identified in Somali region*. These figures represent an increase of 109,521 in the total individuals (+14.33%) an increase of 14,715 households (+11.56%) and an increase of 15 sites (+4.32%) since round 10 (March/April 2018). 65.19% sites opened in 2017 and 5.80% opened in 2018. Conflict was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 57% of the displaced population.

19 Jul 2018 description

TIGRAY REGION - KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 30,374 displaced individuals comprising 10,994 households in 81 displacement sites were identified in Tigray region. These figures represent an increase of 262 in the total individuals (+0.87%) an increase of 102 households (+0.94%) and an increase of 3 sites (+3.85%) since round 10 (March/April 2018). 9.88% sites opened in 2017 and 18.52% opened in 2018. Conflict was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 95% of the displaced population.

19 Jul 2018 description

AFAR REGION - KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 53,401 displaced individuals comprising 8,914 households in 54 displacement sites were identified in Afar region*. These figures represent a decrease of 2,974 in the total number of individuals (-5.28%) a decrease of 494 households (-5.25%) and an decrease of 2 sites (-3.57%) since round 10 (March/April 2018). 20.37% sites opened in 2017. Drought was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 36% of the displaced population.

19 Jul 2018 description

OROMIA REGION - KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT:

777,047 displaced individuals comprising 126,777 households in 459 displacement sites were identified in Oromia region*. These figures represent an increase of 55,740 in the total individuals (+7.73%) an increase of 8,550 households (+7.23%) and an increase of 39 sites (+9.29%) since round 10 (March/ April 2018). 71.68% sites opened in 2017 and 13.3% opened in 2018. Conflict was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 81% of the displaced population.

03 Jul 2018 description

Project Report
Adaptation of agricultural practices and technologies to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa

28 Jun 2018 description
report World Vision

2.5 million girls in eastern Africa in urgent need of protection

More than 2.5 million girls have been forced to flee their homes across eastern Africa and are in urgent need of protection, a new report from World Vision has found.

22 Jun 2018 description

Around 400,000 people have been newly displaced on both sides of the regional borders of Gedeo (SNNP region) and Guji (Oromia region) zones since 1 June (ECHO 19/06/2018). In total, some 700,000 people have been displaced since a new wave of violence between the Gedeo and Guji communities started on 13 April. Insecurity continues to prevent IDPs from returning to their areas of origin (OCHA 14/06/2018; OCHA 22/05/2018; UNICEF 10/05/2018). IDPs are staying in shelters in public buildings and spontaneous IDP sites.

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.