With the other camps at full capacity, all new South Sudanese refugee arrivals are being relocated to Kule 2 camp, which opened on 17 May. Already hosting 2,664 refugees as of 22 May, and with an estimated 6,300 people at the various entry points awaiting relocation, Kule 2 will soon reach its full capacity of 30,000 people.
The Gambella Regional Health Bureau, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute and health partners, is strengthening acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) outbreak preparedness and response measures following reports of a cholera outbreak in neighboring South Sudan declared in mid-May.
Reports from Somali region revealed that 112,271 people in 131 kebeles across six zones require emergency water trucking support. At present, 25 water trucks – down from 40 trucks two weeks ago – are requested for Afar (9), Tigray (8), Oromia (5) and Amhara (3) regions.
WFP has enough resources in stock to cover second round relief food requirements in non-PSNP woredas. Expected shipments will also cover third round requirements, with the exception of corn soya blend (CSB). The Risk Financing Mechanism funds will cover relief food needs in PSNP-woredas for the second to the fifth rounds.
Humanitarian and development partners continue to urge the Government to further intensify its response efforts to control the desert locust infestations ahead of the belg harvest season in June.
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