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27 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America

By Salem Solomon

WASHINGTON — Ethiopia’s highlands traditionally have a built-in protection for the people who live there. The elevation and the cool temperatures have meant that malaria, the deadly mosquito-borne illness, cannot be transmitted.

But climate change may be putting an end to that safeguard. A new study led by a researcher at the University of Maine found that since 1981, the elevation needed to protect people from malaria has risen by 100 meters.

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- El Niño“drought effect” likely to have a long-lasting impact as people’ resilience continues to be eroded
- Ethiopia battling worst drought in decades
- Drought, food in security and power shortages stalk southern Africa region
- Cholera, a preventable disease, kills thousands across eastern and southern Africa
- Protracted conflicts to complicate humanitarian situation
- Funding shortfalls paralyse humanitarian responses

24 Aug 2015 description

Contextual Background

Historical background

Jewi Refugee Camp was established on 15 March 2015 and hosting refugee relocated from Leitchuor and Nip Nip camps following the floods that left refugees in both locations homeless. This led to establishment of the camp which offered home for refugees to settle and live in safety and dignity. Leitchuor camp was established in late January in 2014 and received refugees relocated from Ethiopian border entry points of Akobo, Pagak, Burbiey, Pochalla.

Areas of Origin

13 Aug 2015 description

Contextual Background

Historical Background

Pugnido is the oldest refugee camp in the Gambella Region of Western Ethiopia, and is hosting both refugees that arrived twenty years ago (since 1993) and those who arrived within recent months (after 15th December 2013). There are also refugees who arrived in 2012 following 2011 tribal conflict in Jonglei Sate of South Sudan. Since 18 Nov, 2014, some 16,183 refugees relocated from different entry points arrived in Pugnido of which 14,746 have been fully registered (level II).

13 Aug 2015 description

Contextual Background

Background

13 Aug 2015 description

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

As the refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Kule Refugee Camp was opened on 17 May 2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Akobo, Pagak and Burbiey entry points.

15 Jul 2015 description

Contextual Background

Historical background

15 Jul 2015 description

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

  • As the refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Kule Refugee Camp was opened on 17 May 2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Akobo, Pagak and Burbiey entry points.

Areas of Origin

  • The population is primarily comprised of refugees originating from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

Cultural Background

15 Jul 2015 description

Contextual Background

Historical background

  • At the onset of the emergency in South Sudan (mid-December 2013), refugees arrived at various Ethiopian border entry points (mainly Pagak, Burbiey and Akobo). They were relocated to established camps, such as Tierkidi Camp.

Areas of Origin

  • The Tierkidi camp population is primarily comprised of refugees from South Sudan’s Upper Nile and Jonglei States.

Cultural Background

15 Jul 2015 description

Contextual Background

Historical background

06 May 2015 description

Contextual Background

Historical background

Pugnido is the oldest refugee camp in the Gambella Region of Western Ethiopia, and is hosting both refugees that arrived twenty years ago (since 1993) and those that have arrived within recent months (after 15th December 2013). There are also refugees who arrived in 2012 following 2011 tribal conflict in Jonglei Sate of South Sudan. Since 18 Nov, 2014, some 13, 671 refugees relocated from different entry points have been received in Pugnido and 13,230 have been full registered (level II).

06 May 2015 description

Contextual Background

Historical background

At the onset of the emergency in South Sudan (mid-December 2013), refugees arrived at various Ethiopian border entry points (mainly Pagak, Burbiey and Akobo). They were relocated to established camps, such as Tierkidi Camp. As of April 18, 2015, new arrivals are again coming to Tierkidi camp.

Areas of Origin

The Tierkidi camp population is primarily comprised of refugees from South Sudan’s Upper Nile and Jonglei States.

12 Mar 2015 description

Historical background

At the onset of the emergency in South Sudan (mid‐December 2013), refugees began arriving at various Ethiopian border entry points (mainly Pagak, Burbiey and Akobo). They were relocated to established camps, such as Tierkidi Camp.  

Areas of Origin

The Tierkidi camp population is primarily comprised of refugees from South Sudan’s Upper Nile and Jonglei States.  

Cultural Background

The refugees are predominantly ethnic Nuer (99%)  

Main Occupations

19 Dec 2014 description

Context

Ethiopia matters to the UK for a range of development, foreign policy and security reasons. It is populous, poor, vulnerable but comparatively stable in the Horn of Africa. From a low base, Ethiopia’s growth and expansion of basic services in recent years have been among the most impressive in Africa. The UK Government has an opportunity to make our support more transformational and accelerate Ethiopia’s graduation from aid dependency.

04 Nov 2014 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 3 Nov 2014 06:45 GMT

Author: Kagondu Njagi

GONDAR, Ethiopia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When increasingly erratic weather ruined his crops of maize, wheat and barley in highland Maksegni, the middle-aged farmer migrated to Metemma, in northwest Ethiopia, to look for work in the lowland area’s commercial sesame and cotton plantations.

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03 Nov 2014 description

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

As refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Tierkidi (formerly Kule 2) was opened in April 2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Pagak and Burbiey entry points.

Areas of Origin

The population is primarily comprised of refugees originating from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

Cultural Background

The refugees are predominantly ethnic Luo-Nuer.

29 Aug 2014 description

Operations and Services

  • Following refugee screening and the registration of refugees who are new arrivals (Level 1 registration) at Ethiopia’s refugee entry points, a more detailed registration process (Level 2 registration, which includes biometrics) is conducted in the camp.

06 Aug 2014 description

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population

As the refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Tierkidi Camp was opened on 17 May 2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Akobo, Pagak and Burbiey entry points.

Areas of Origin

The population is primarily comprised of refugees originating from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

Cultural Background

The refugees are predominantly ethnic Luo-Nuer.

Main Occupations