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04 Mar 2009 description

Period covered by this Final Report: 18 August 2006 to 30 September 2007;

Appeal target (current): CHF 3.7 million: (USD 3 million or EUR 2.3 million);

Final Appeal coverage: 68%;

Appeal history:

- A preliminary Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 18 August 2006 for CHF 1,112,299 (USD 902,000 or EUR 707,000) for 6 months to assist 9,000 beneficiaries;

- Operations Update no.1 was issued on 23 August 2006;

- Operations Update no.2 issued on 26 August 2006 focused on the North and South Gonder zones;

- A Revised Emergency Appeal was launched on 6 September 2006 …

07 Feb 2008 description

NAIROBI, 7 February 2008 (IRIN) - Ethiopia experienced a record harvest during the meher season that runs from June and October but pockets of poor food production across the country have still left millions of people needing food assistance, according to a food security update.

Citing the Somali region in particular, the update issued by the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS Net) on 6 February stated that poor rains during the deyr season, from October to November, …

22 Jan 2008 description

Period covered by this Final Report: 23 February, 2006 to 23 June 2007;

Final Appeal coverage: 72%;

Summary: This Emergency Appeal was launched on 23 February 2006 for CHF 1,452,294 (USD 1,097,224 or EUR 920,338) for 12 months to assist 36,341 beneficiaries. CHF 200,000 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to respond to the immediate needs.

Summary: In the beginning of 2006 it became apparent that years of acute drought in several regions of the country had left farming and pastoralist households destitute and unable to feed themselves.

31 Dec 2007 description
report CHF International

The consequences of the 2003 drought conditions that affected close to 14 million people severely impacted the ability of rural communities to respond and recover, despite improved humanitarian conditions. Ethiopia continues to suffer from the effects of this difficult situation today.

Since CHF International began working in Ethiopia in April 2004, we have established ourselves as a leader in mitigating chronic food insecurity and complex emergencies, by focusing on livelihood recovery and income generation.

30 Jun 2007 description

Special Tombola Winners Awarded

The winners of the special tombola organized to solicit fund to support and rehabilitate flood victims have been awarded their respective prizes by the National Fund Raising Committee (NFRC) on June 19,2007.

The special tombola organized with the theme "let's reach out to our compatriots" handed out first prize to the number 0704551 to the winner from SNNPR, Guraghie Zone, Gumero Wereda, Arekit town whose name is Ato Belayneh Shewangizaw.

19 May 2007 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 185 countries.

In Brief

Operations Update no. 6; Period covered: 30 November 2006 to 10 April 2007; Appeal target: CHF 3.7 million (USD 3 million or EUR 2.3 million).

27 Apr 2007 description

The ICRC conducted a wide range of activities in Ethiopia in 2006. Its priority is to protect and assist people detained, displaced or otherwise affected by armed conflict or internal violence or disturbances, sometimes compounded by natural disasters.

Protection

Except in places of detention within the competence of the federal authorities, where it hasn't had access since 2005, the ICRC visited people deprived of their freedom held in prisons, police stations and some military camps.

17 Apr 2007 description
report AllAfrica

Kevin Watkins

It's a long way from Louisiana. But when you stand on the banks of the Dechatu River that runs through the southern Ethiopian city of Dire Dawa, you can feel that this is a town twinned in tragedy with New Orleans.

Maybe 'river' is the wrong word to describe the Dechatu. For most of the year it is little more than a dried out sandy channel - a dead testimony to drought and environmental collapse.

12 Apr 2007 description

ADDIS ABABA, 12 April 2007 (IRIN) - Several houses were damaged by flood waters in the eastern Ethiopian town of Dire Dawa, 515 km from the capital of Addis Ababa, after heavy rains pounded the area, officials said.

The Thursday morning floods swept over the Addis Ketema and Decahtu suburbs, said Binyam Fikru, public relations officer at Dire Dawa police station. There were no reports of casualties, although the flooding was quite intense.

It is the second time in less than a year that Dire Dawa, Ethiopia's second-largest town with a population of 400,000, suffers floods.

27 Mar 2007 description

ETHIOPIA - Assistance for Victims of Cattle Raiders from South Sudan - IOM has provided 2,500 plastic sheets to provide emergency shelter about 12,000 people displaced by cattle raiders from the Murle tribe in South Sudan in early March.

Eight villages in the district of Lare in Ethiopia's Gambella State, which borders with south east Sudan, were affected when raiders attacked in the middle of the night. Seven villagers were killed and 13 injured including women and children, according to local authorities.

22 Jan 2007 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 12 of Security Council resolution 1320 (2000) of 15 September 2000 and provides an update on developments since my special report of 15 December 2006 (S/2006/992). The report also describes the activities of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), the current mandate of which expires on 31 January 2007.

II. Status of the Temporary Security Zone and adjacent areas and cooperation with the parties

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29 Nov 2006 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. MDRET003; Operations Update no. 5; Period covered: 30 September to 22 November 2006; Appeal coverage: 41.3% (based on revised budget).

23 Nov 2006 description
map UNOSAT

Population distribution of South Omo Province, Ethiopia. The map shows roads, rivers, main human settlements, and administrative boundaries.

20 Nov 2006 description
report Oxfam

For many Ethiopians, 2006 has been ruinous. Erratic weather cycles-starting with drought-triggered a food crisis, and then came the floods.

Landlocked and almost twice the size of Texas, Ethiopia is a country of contrasts.

14 Nov 2006 description

USAID also announces $37 million in emergency food aid for Ethiopia

By Vince Crawley, Washington File Staff Writer

Washington - The U.S. Air Force has helped transport more than 80 metric tons of food and emergency relief supplies to flood victims in the ethnic Somali region of southeastern Ethiopia, U.S. government officials said November 13.

Working with the U.S.

13 Nov 2006 description


A Preliminary Appeal was launched on 18 August 2006 for CHF 1,112,299 (USD 902,000 or EUR 70,000) for six months to assist 9,000 beneficiaries. Due to increased flooding, a Revised Appeal was issued on 6 September 2006 for CHF 5,212,634 (USD 4.2 million or EUR 3.2 million) for nine months to assist some 25,000 beneficiaries. The beneficiary number proposed in the Revised Appeal was later adjusted to 45,000 beneficiaries (9,000 families).

09 Nov 2006 description

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced that it will provide $37 million in emergency food assistance to support World Food Program (WFP) operations in Ethiopia. The U.S. donation will help meet both current relief needs of the Ethiopian people and the needs of the beneficiaries of the Ethiopian Government's Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP).

The U.S. donation comes in response to appeals by WFP, which says it needs additional food aid to help approximately three million people through December, 2006.

06 Nov 2006 description


Heavy rains renew flooding, but bring hopes of recovery in Somali Region