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11 Aug 2016 description

As cholera epidemic persists in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS), in collaboration with UNICEF, launched an awareness creation campaign. The Campaign is bringing a real impact on the lives of residents of Addis Ababa such as Behriya Ahmed’s family. Her sister is one of the victims of the epidemic. Like many other people, Behriya and her sister used to give less attention to hygiene and sanitation.

10 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Internal displacement due to flooding caused by heavy kiremt rainfall and resource-based inter-communal conflicts in some areas increases ES/NFI needs.

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) response crucial to contain acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) outbreak.

  • Operators prioritize dispatch of food to woredas for the next round or month.

  • USAID supports an OCHA supported country-based pooled fund for the first time.

In this issue

26 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

· In 2016, UNICEF has reached more than 1.1 million people with access to clean water through the rehabilitation and drilling of water schemes, provision of water purification materials and through water trucking in the drought affected regions of Afar, Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Somali and Tigray.

25 Jul 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Improved food security in some areas allowed for a reduction in nutrition hotspot classification
  • El Niño-induced flooding and inter-clan conflict has contributed to the rise of internally displaced people (IDP) in Ethiopia, leaving over ten thousand internally displaced households need emergency shelter and NFIs

Ethiopia is responding to an El Niño-caused drought emergency

The El Niño global climatic event wreaked havoc on Ethiopia’s 2015 spring and summer rains driving food insecurity, malnutrition and water shortages in …

18 Jul 2016 description

Key Issues

  • The rapidly growing number of AWD cases in Addis Ababa calls for a more coordinated endeavour before the intensity of the rains increase in August, as the peaks of AWD always occurs with flooding.

  • Dispatching and distribution of emergency food and ES/NFIs continues

  • Relief households still have inadequate consumption although inadequate consumption decreased due to enhanced assistance and improved milk and vegetable availability due to the rains: Food Survey

15 Jul 2016 description
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Agencies launch revised appeal for South Sudan refugees amid concerns the numbers could pass the 1 million mark this year

Nairobi, 15 July 2016 (UNHCR) - The population of South Sudanese refugees in the region could pass the 1 million mark this year if cross-border displacement trends continue, according to Ann Encontre, Regional Refugee Coordinator for the South Sudan situation.

27 Jun 2016 description

Key Issues

  • The HRD is funded at US$1 billion, but a significant gap remains, including in the critical food sector.

  • The drought disproportionately affects women – particularly pregnant and breastfeeding mothers - who suffer most from health complications and malnutrition.

  • Government calls for joint action to curb to spread of the AWD outbreak

27 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño is deeply alarming, affecting over 60 million people globally. The El Niño phenomenon is now in a neutral phase, but food insecurity caused by drought is not likely to peak before December. East and Southern Africa are the most affected regions, and humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017.

22 Jun 2016 description

HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Acute watery diarrhea cases confirmed in Addis Ababa

  • USAID DART visits health and nutrition programs in Somali Region

  • GoE, relief actors initiate logistics improvements

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Jun 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Suspected yellow fever cases turned out negative

  • Additional funding required to meet ES/NFI kits requirements

  • Health Bureau and partners responding to acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) in Addis Ababa

  • Livelihood diversification projects enhancing recovery to El Niño-affected communities

13 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

· UNICEF has improved its quality assurance mechanism of the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition Programme by recruiting 10 more field monitors, deployed in SNNPR, Amhara and Oromia regions. The field monitors will monitor the progress and performance of the humanitarian response with respect to quality of service provided by the CMAM and the infant and young child feeding (IYCF) programmes and in response to the drought situation.

13 Jun 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Government and humanitarian partners joint 2016 belg assessment underway

  • Third and fourth rounds of emergency relief programme ongoing

  • AWD cases confirmed in Addis Ababa

06 Jun 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Scaled-up response required to curb the ongoing acute watery diarrhea (AWD) outbreak in Oromia, Somali and SNNP regions.

  • The National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) alerting regions and the community on possible disasters following heavy k iremt rains

  • Rain breaks over the last two weeks eased food dispatches.

03 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The Acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) outbreak is still on going in 11 woredas, six zones of Oromia and Somali regions. By week 21, a total of 1, 935 AWD cases and 19 deaths (CFR 1%, AR 0.05%)had been reported. Harena woreda in Oromia region reported its first case, increasing the number of affected woredas from 10 to 11.

• No new cases of suspected yellow fever have been reported since the 22 reported during week 20/2016 in South Omo. Active surveillance continues in the area.

27 May 2016 description

Background

The El Niño-related drought continues to affect millions of Ethiopians, deepening food insecurity, malnutrition and increasing water shortages. The belg rain failure, erratic meher rains and flash floods have exacerbated these conditions in some areas. Additional health risks include the further spread of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD), measles and severe acute malnutrition (SAM). There is also an increased risk of outbreaks of yellow fever in the country.