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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 26 May 2014

Situation Report
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Key Events

  • 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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