UNHCR Ethiopia Situational Update, April 2018

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 30 Apr 2018

The Government of Ethiopia, humanitarian and development actors and UNHCR launch regional CRRF, beginning in Benishangul-Gumuz, with other regions to follow in May.

15,694 South Sudanese refugees have been registered in Ethiopia since the beginning of year.

40,000 new students have been enrolled in early, primary, secondary and tertiary education, as Ethiopia strives to achieve its ambitious education pledge.

Regional CRRF Launches

Following the national launch of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in Ethiopia in November 2017, the Government of Ethiopia, humanitarian and development actors and UNHCR -the UN Refugee Agency, have begun regional launches across the country.
Starting in Assosa at the end of April, regional and national authorities, refugees, host communities, UNHCR and other stakeholders convened to renew their commitment in working together towards achieving the nine pledges and making a difference in the lives of refugees and the communities that host them.
The launch, which will be replicated in Gambella, Mekelle, Jijiga and Semera in May, included information sessions and discussion on the practical application of the pledges within the framework of the CRR approach..