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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Price Bulletin, September 2018

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Ethiopia The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year. Maize is the least preferred cereal in urban areas, but it is the most widely consumed by the rural poor households. Sorghum is generally one of the cheapest cereals. Teff is central to Ethiopian culture as the most preferred cereal that most Ethiopian households particularly in urban and some better off families in rural areas consume. Teff is sourced predominantly from domestic production.
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: 3W – Operational Presence, Ongoing and Planned Activities (Quarter 2, 2018)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: 3W – Operational Presence, Ongoing and Planned Activities (Quarter 2, 2018)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Hotspot priority woredas (as of July 2018)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Hotspot priority woredas (as of July 2018)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Challenging Assumptions: What impact are NGOs having on the wider development of climate services?

Source: Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters Country: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali by Amy Kirbyshire and Emily Wilkinson Challenging Assumptions This series of BRACED papers explore the underlying assumptions made in the design of resilience-building approaches and whether these do or do not hold true in differing contexts. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are playing an increasingly prominent role in delivering climate and weather information services to communities in developing countries. Drawing on three BRACED projects, this paper highlights some of the challenges associated with supporting communities in this way, and the implications for public sector climate service provision more broadly. NGOs should aim to strengthen state capacity to produce relevant information so government agencies in partnership with NGOs, can deliver these critical services in the future.
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Ethiopia: Innovative investment transforms lives in Ethiopia

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia *By Vania Barbara Turner in Melkadida, Ethiopia * A pioneering partnership with IKEA Foundation turns a parched desert into valuable agricultural land for refugees and locals in Ethiopia’s remote Somali region. See video The canal system that brings precious water to farmers in this remote community in eastern Ethiopia has allowed a parched desert to bloom and a community to flourish. “Before the canal was built, there was only bush here,” says Ibrahim Abdi Farah, Host Community Irrigation Scheme Chairman at Kobe refugee camp. “We couldn’t grow anything here. It was barely enough to eat, let alone sell.” A new approach by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the IKEA Foundation, and Ethiopian authorities is empowering thousands of refugees and local residents like Ibrahim, devastated by successive droughts, in Ethiopia’s remote Somali region.
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Drought – Emergency Plan of Action Operation Update n°6 (MDRET016)

Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Ethiopia Summary of Operation Update to emergency plan of action: Through this operation update the Ethiopia Red Cross Society (ERCS) requests a 3-months’ timeframe extension of the operation to allow the NS to finalize the implementation of pending activities by 31st December 2018. The sectors and implementation areas remain the same. However, ERCS plans to intensify its support to south Omo, Southern National and Nationalities People (SNNP) due to the current ethnic conflicts in Oromia and Somali regions. Therefore, some of the planned activities for the two regions will be shifted to south Omo. The operation has been impaired by the conflict in Somali and Oromia regions of Ethiopia. For a protracted period, ERCS staff could not access the operational areas and implement the planned activities in Babile woreda,
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of 31 August 2018)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia The Humanitarian Dashboard is a monthly product which consolidates headlines based on the evolving context, humanitarian needs, response and outstanding priorities. Cluster sections include changes in sectoral needs and progress towards current priorities, which were reviewed and endorsed by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Ethiopia Humanitarian Country Team and the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) in August 2018. Conflict displacement (as of mid-August 2018) The IDP situation in West Guji (Oromia) and Gedeo (SNNP) remains fluid. As of 14 August, the number of IDPs stands at 694,327 persons in Gedeo zone and 189,010 persons in West Guji zone. The Government and partners have taken several measures to enhance response coordination and to boost response capacity at site level. Two Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs) were established in Dilla Town in
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia – Eritrean refugee influx (DG ECHO, UNHCR, NRC)(ECHO Daily Flash of 26 September 2018)

Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia Following the July 2018 peace agreement, the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments reopened crossing points on their shared border on September 11. According to the Shire District administration, up to 15 000 Eritreans have crossed into Ethiopia, some to visit relatives or to buy goods, many to stay. The combination of unchanged conditions inside Eritrea and open borders has led to a stark increase in refugee numbers. According to UNHCR, the average daily arrival rate has increased more than fourfold. Other partners refer to 500 in the last few days. This brings the total number of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia to 175 000, a large proportion of whom are unaccompanied minors. The existing refugee population in the Shire zone fear losing their refugee status and of
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia – Eritrean Refugee Influx (DG ECHO, UNHCR, NRC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 September 2018)

Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia Following the July 2018 peace agreement, the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments reopened crossing points on their shared border on September 11. According to the Shire District administration, up to 15 000 Eritreans have crossed into Ethiopia, some to visit relatives or to buy goods, many to stay. The combination of unchanged conditions inside Eritrea and open borders has led to a stark increase in refugee numbers. According to UNHCR, the average daily arrival rate has increased more than fourfold. Other partners refer to 500 in the last few days. This brings the total number of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia to 175 000, a large proportion of whom are unaccompanied minors. The existing refugee population in the Shire zone fear losing their refugee status and of
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Ethiopia: United States Provides Back-to-School Materials for Displaced Children

Source: US Agency for International Development Country: Ethiopia The U.S. Government has provided new school materials for 147,000 displaced children in Oromia, Somali, and SNNP regional states. Through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), this effort is aimed at protecting vulnerable children’s rights to education following internal conflicts that have displaced approximately 2 million people in Ethiopia. USAID and the Ministry of Education are working together to ease the transition back to school for children whose education has been placed at risk due to displacement caused by recent conflicts. Each student will receive reading exercise books, pens, and pencils with sharpeners and erasers. USAID is also assisting schools where displaced children are registered by providing recreational equipment, such as footballs and volleyballs, to help restore a sense of normalcy and optimism as they resume their studies. “Making sure
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Ethiopia: Using Satellites to Make Index Insurance Scalable

Source: International Labour Organization Country: Ethiopia Low-income, rainfed subsistence farmers are amongst Ethiopia’s most vulnerable segment of population, particularly when rainy seasons start late and end early. About 40% of the targeted 50,000 households are headed by women and about 60% are enrolled in the country’s Productive Safety Net Project, a well-established social protection program that serves eight million low income people. The lack of comprehensive rainfall and crop data is a key constraint in scaling insurance. Historical data is necessary to calculate the price of insurance, while current rainfall data is needed to verify claims. The conventional approach to develop weather insurance indices is to use field-based rain gauges. However, gauges are subject to tampering and current rain gauge coverage in many developing countries is sparse; installing new gauges is an expensive and time consuming process. Satellites may provide
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Ethiopia: ACLED Regional Overview – Africa (24 September 2018)

Source: Armed Conflict Location and Events Dataset Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Libya, Niger, Nigeria Key developments in Africa during the week of September 16th include violence in Ethiopia, renewed fighting in Libya’s Tripoli, the death of a Mayi Mayi faction leader in DRC and key incidents involving international actors in Niger and Nigeria. In Ethiopia, at least two large attacks were carried out on September 16th by emboldened Oromo youth following the return of exiled leaders from the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). Armed Oromo youths attacked members of the Gamo and Gurage ethnic groups at the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa, in Burayu, Sebeta and Holeta Genet woredas of the Oromia region. Reported fatality numbers range from 23 to up to 58, while 200 people were arrested by the regional government. On the same day, alleged
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Ethiopia: IOM Provides Return Assistance to 76 Ethiopian Returnees from Libya

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Ethiopia, Libya Addis Ababa – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, assisted in the voluntary return of 76 Ethiopian stranded migrants from Libya on 24 September 2018. The group comprised 12 women and 64 men. Among the returnees, four were migrant children, while six were psychiatric cases. Each said he or she had no means to return home without the Organization’s support. The migrants departed Zintan, Libya making their way to Cairo, Egypt then arriving in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Lured by smugglers, migrants from Ethiopia often have chosen what’s known as the Northern Migratory Route – through Sudan, Egypt and Libya – expecting to cross the Mediterranean to a better life in Europe. Instead many were captured by traffickers, forcing their families to pay large sums of money for their release. In fact, many unfortunate
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Key Message Update, September 2018

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Ethiopia Ahead of the harvest and October to December pastoral rains, food insecurity intensifying Key Messages In September, ahead of the Deyr rainy season and the Meher harvest that will begin next month, the areas of highest food insecurity in Ethiopia include large areas of eastern Somali Region, border pastoral areas of Oromia (parts of Guji and Borena) and Somali regions, parts of East and West Hararghe in Oromia, and West Guji of Oromia and Gedeo of SNNPR. These areas are projected to remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through January 2019. Most Meher crops are at typical developmental stages, and a near-average harvest is expected in most areas of the country. After a below-average Belg harvest in northeastern Amhara and southern Tigray and in parts of central and eastern Oromia, some of
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Ethiopia: Humanitarian Action for Children 2018 – Ethiopia (Revised August 2018)

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan Ethiopia The Ethiopian Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan for 2018, currently estimates that 7.9 million people need food and cash assistance, 6.86 million people need water,sanitation and hygiene support, 6 million are at risk of communicable diseases, an estimated 350,111 children require treatment for severe acute malnutrition, and 340,000 (estimated 90,000 children) vulnerable people require protection from gender based violence and exploitation. Ethiopia has the second largest number of refugees and asylum seekers in Africa, nearly 923,863. Ethiopia, at mid-year, is faced with an unprecedented caseload of 2.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by conflict and drought, mainly along the Oromia regional border with Somali and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ region. Children constitute more than half of the displaced population. Weather forecasts for the 2018 Kiremt season indicate above
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Mass arbitrary arrests and detentions of youth threaten a new era of human rights gains

Source: Amnesty International Country: Ethiopia Responding to a statement by Addis Ababa’s police commissioner Major General Degefe Bede that nearly 3,000 youths were arrested in the capital Addis Ababa over the weekend, and that 174 would be charged and 1,200 others would be detained at the Tolay Military Camp for a “rehabilitation education”, Amnesty International’s Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes Joan Nyanyuki said: “While the Ethiopian authorities have in recent months made a commendable attempt to empty the country’s prisons of arbitrary detainees, they must not fill them up again by arbitrarily arresting and detaining more people without charge. The government must renew its commitment to a new era of respecting and upholding human rights. “The majority of people were arrested for perceived offences which are not recognised criminal offences under international law, such as
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: West Guji Zone – Ongoing Humanitarian Activities Overview (as of 15 Sep 2018)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Some 1,786 Displaced Persons Return Home

Source: Government of Ethiopia Country: Ethiopia Addis Ababa, September 22/2018 - More than 1,700 displaced persons from Burayu and its environs due to the recent conflict have returned to their homes, according to Addis Ababa City Administration. In a press release sent to ENA today, the administration added that the number of persons temporarily sheltered in the capital has reached 15,860, and 1,786 of these have returned to their neighborhoods. The city administration is relocating some 9,000 displaced sheltered in 9 schools to other centers as classes are to commence on Monday. In addition, the city administration has continued providing food, clothing and health services to the displaced sheltered in 20 temporary shelters in 6 sub-cities. About 47 health professionals have been offering services, including disease prevention, sanitation, and emergency and among others, in collaboration with 9 hospitals, it was
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Ethiopia: Countries from IGAD team up to end polio: The three Ministers of Health jointly launch to vaccinate about six million under-five children

Source: World Health Organization Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia Addis Ababa, 19, September 2018: Four countries from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) signed a communique on polio eradication in Garissa, Kenya on 14th September 2018. The communique underscored the need to combine and strengthen the effort of Horn of Africa countries currently responding to an outbreak of poliovirus detected in environmental surveillance and human case samples from Somalia and Kenya. The polio outbreak has been classified as a Grade 2 Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The detection of poliovirus in these two IGAD countries leaves the remaining five IGAD member states (Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda and Djibouti) at high risk for similar outbreaks due to population movement. During this historic event, three high risk countries (Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya) jointly launched a bOPV polio response campaign targeted to
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Ethiopia: Briefing note: Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) Ethiopia (August 2018)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan Ethiopia made nine pledges to comprehensively respond to refugee needs and is formulating a National Comprehensive Refugee Response Strategy (NCRRS) The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) was launched in Ethiopia in November 2017. The Operating Plan for the refugee response in Ethiopia in 2018 is USD 327.8 million. This plan is currently funded at 21%. Applying the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) 1. Context Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa. This includes over 905,000 refugees, with the majority originating from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan. The majority of refugees in Ethiopia are located in Tigray Regional State and the four Emerging Regions of Ethiopia, which are: (i) the Afar Regional State; (ii) the Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State; (iii) the Gambella Regional State;
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Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia briefing note (August 2018)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan Introduction Ethiopia has a long standing history of hosting refugees. In 2004, a National Refugee Law was enacted based on the international and regional refugee conventions to which Ethiopia is a party. Currently, the country is host to some 905,800 refugees, the majority from South Sudan (46.6%), Somalia (28.4%), Eritrea (19.2%) and Sudan (4.9%). As conflicts are ongoing in neighbouring countries, refugees continue to enter Ethiopia on a daily basis, making it the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa. During the Leader’s Summit on Refugees and Migrants held in New York in September 2016, the Government of Ethiopia made nine significant pledges to considerably improve the living conditions of refugees in their territory. Chosen as a pilot country for the implementation of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework
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Ethiopia: Statement by the Chairperson of the Commission on the attacks against civilians in Burayu, Ethiopia

Source: African Union Country: Ethiopia Addis Ababa, 19 September 2018: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has received with utmost sadness and shock the news of the attack during the weekend against innocent civilians in the locality of Burayu, near Addis Ababa, in the course of which a number of people were killed and many others wounded and displaced. The Chairperson of the Commission strongly condemns these cowardly acts, and stresses that the African Union shares the grief of the Ethiopian people. He expresses the African Union’s condolences to the Government of Ethiopia and the families of the victims, as well as its full solidarity at this moment of mourning. The Chairperson of the Commission is convinced that this criminal attack will only strengthen the resolve of the Ethiopian leadership and people to stand
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Ethiopia: Statement by the Chairperson of the Commission on the attacks against civilians in Burayu, Ethiopia

Source: African Union Country: Ethiopia Addis Ababa, 19 September 2018: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has received with utmost sadness and shock the news of the attack during the weekend against innocent civilians in the locality of Burayu, near Addis Ababa, in the course of which a number of people were killed and many others wounded and displaced. The Chairperson of the Commission strongly condemns these cowardly acts, and stresses that the African Union shares the grief of the Ethiopian people. He expresses the African Union’s condolences to the Government of Ethiopia and the families of the victims, as well as its full solidarity at this moment of mourning. The Chairperson of the Commission is convinced that this criminal attack will only strengthen the resolve of the Ethiopian leadership and people to stand
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Ethiopia: UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #8 – Reporting Period: August 2018

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan Highlights • Approximately 141,410 people were displaced in Somali region after conflict erupted on 4 August. The conflict led to the exodus of government personnel, leaving essential services significantly understaffed. This in turn created pressing and urgent humanitarian needs for children and women in the region. • Through UNICEF support, 134,446 people in Gedeo-West Guji received essential and life-saving health care services and 30,579 children under 5 years were treated for Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). • The Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) situation in the country continues to be of great concern. In Tigray region, 769 AWD cases have been reported between 22 July and 22 August 2018. UNICEF has provided support in C4D, health and WASH in the affected locations. SITUATION IN NUMBERS 7.9 million* People in need of relief food/cash 350,111*
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 63 | 3 – 16 September 2018

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland HIGHLIGHTS • Government and partners continue assistance to GedeoWest Guji IDPs. • The Government and partners are finalizing a new response/recovery plan targeting IDPs returning to their places of origin and at present locations. FIGURES Affected population 7.88 m MAM 3.5 m SAM 350,000 # of people displaced due to conflict 1.1 m # of people displaced due to climatic shocks 0.5 m FUNDING US$1.658 billion Requirement for 2018 Ethiopia Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan US$117.7 million Requirement for the Gedeo-West Guji conflict IDPs assistance for six months. Government and partners continue assistance to Gedeo-West Guji displacement crisis The Government and humanitarian partners are committed to continue to provide assistance to Gedeo-West Guji IDPs choosing not to return to their areas
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia – New episode of ethnic violence (DG ECHO, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 September 2018)

Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Ethiopia At least 23 people were killed in a weekend of violence near the capital Addis Ababa. It is reported that mobs of ethnic Oromo youths brutally attacked non-Oromo people, committed sexual violence, looted businesses and destroyed houses. The violence resulted in the displacement of 13 000 persons, mostly women and children who fled the area to seek refuge in 12 different sites of the capital, as well as with host communities. The Ethiopian Red Cross Society rapidly provided humanitarian assistance to the displaced people, in the form of non-food items. Major demonstrations against the killings erupted on Monday in Addis Ababa and paralysed the capital. This new episode of ethnic violence recalls the violence also allegedly perpetuated by ethnic Oromo youth against ethnic Gedeo population in
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Ethiopia: WFP Ethiopia: Food and Nutrition Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in East and West Hararghe zones – September 2018

Source: World Food Programme Country: Ethiopia CONTEXT Recurrent drought in the densely populated zones of East and West Hararghe has had a severe impact on the food security and overall livelihoods of communities, with failing crops and lack of water and pasture for livestock. This contributes to the two zones accounting for more than 10 percent of both chronic and acute food insecurity in Ethiopia. CONFLICT Competition for water and pastures along the borders between Oromia and Somali Regions, during times of drought, has caused conflict between communities. Since 2016, the causes of conflict have included political elements, with recent efforts to formally demarcate the border between the two regions causing further intercommunual conflict, loss of life and damage to people’s properties. Conflict has also occurred in some woredas that do not share a border with Somali Region, but which
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Investigate police conduct after deaths of five people protesting ethnic clashes

Source: Amnesty International Country: Ethiopia The Ethiopian authorities must thoroughly and effectively investigate the violent dispersal of demonstrators by police in Addis Ababa today in which five people were shot dead, Amnesty International said. Today’s deaths follow a weekend of ethnic clashes in which more than 58 people were killed. The demonstrators had taken to the streets of the Ethiopian capital to protest government inaction over ethnically motivated clashes that also wounded and displaced dozens of people. It was the latest incident in a spate of ethnic unrest that has killed hundreds of people and forced 1.5 million more to flee their homes in the past year. “There is no excuse for the use of lethal force against people who are peacefully protesting. The authorities must leave no stone unturned to identify and bring to justice those suspected to be
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Ethiopia: 23 Killed in Ethnic Violence Near Addis Ababa

Source: Voice of America Country: Ethiopia September 17, 2018 9:32 AM VOA News At least 23 people have been killed in ethnic violence near Ethiopia's capital. The violence broke out Saturday after a rally to celebrate the return of the exiled leaders of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), a rebel group that recently signed a peace deal with the Ethiopian government. Reports say organized mobs attacked residents and looted businesses in the Burayu district, located in the Oromia region that surrounds the capital. Hundreds of people have been displaced as a result of the violence. Officials say more than 70 people were arrested. Fitsum Arega, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's chief of staff, condemned the violence in a statement posted on his Twitter feed Sunday, "These cowardly attacks represent a grave concern to the unity & solidarity of our people &
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Ethiopia: ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord

Source: UN News Service Country: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia There is a powerful wind of hope blowing across the Horn of Africa region, said UN chief António Guterres on Sunday, in Saudi Arabia to witness the signing of a peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, ending decades of simmering conflict. Saudi Arabia facilitated the agreement, and in a message on Twitter, the Foreign Ministry said that the accord, signed in Jeddah “is a historic milestone for the peoples of Ethiopia and Eritrea, and will contribute to strengthening security and stability in the region at large”. “The signature of the peace agreement between the President of Eritrea and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia is indeed a historic event,” said the Secretary-General, speaking at a press conference following the signing in Saudi Arabia's second-largest city, on the Red Sea coast, with Foreign Minister
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Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia – Operational Update (August 2018)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen In August, UNHCR provided 14,800 emergency kits to internally displaced Ethiopians in South Ethiopia. UNHCR has procured a total of 50,000 emergency kits with funding from CERF (UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund). Ethiopian Government held consultations on the new National Comprehensive Refugee Response Strategy (NCRRS) which consolidates Ethiopia’s commitment to improve the lives of both refugees and host communities. UNHCR improves registration data and figures collection. No new population updates and statistics will be produced until the new population figures are released on 18 January 2019. Key Indicators (as of 31 August) - 905,831: Refugees and asylum seekers registered in Ethiopia - 59%: Percentage of refugees below the age of 18 - 36,135: New arrivals registered in Ethiopia in 2018 UNHCR procures 50,000 kits to displaced
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Ethiopia: Horn of Africa Climate Crisis, Regional Summary #13 (June/July 2018)

Source: Oxfam Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia 15.8M People facing food insecurity 4.1M People displaced 16.3M People affected by drought in the region 1M People affected by floods According to the Dartmouth Flood Observatory, three major flood events (1 in 10–20-year events) occurred between August and September 2006 in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. Around 180,000 people were displaced and tens of thousands of hectares of cropland were destroyed. Flooding during the third quarter of 2018 rainy season is expected to cause similar levels of displacement and crop damage. Oxfam is responding to flood affected families in Turkana and Wajir counties in Kenya. Cash distributions are ongoing to 1250 HHs in Turkana and 600 HHs in Wajir. The total number of people reached by Oxfam flood response is estimated to be 38,788. This is the third rapid response that the Kenya team
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Gedeo Zone – Ongoing Humanitarian Activities Overview (as of 07 September 2018)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Refugees and Asylum-seekers as of 31 August 2018

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen
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Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia Factsheet – August 2018

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 905,831 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 August 2018. So far in 2018, 36,185 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, including 1,626 in August. They are mostly from South Sudan and Eritrea. UNHCR is actively participating in the humanitarian response to the IDP situation in Ethiopia and has deployed two Emergency Response Teams to Gedeo and West Guji. The teams are supporting the authorities with site management and the co-ordination of responses to protection needs. UNHCR is also providing emergency kits to the displaced people. Working with Partners UNHCR's main government counterpart to ensure the protection of refugees in Ethiopia is the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA). In addition, UNHCR works in
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Ethiopia: IOM Ethiopia: Gedeo & West Guji Situation Report No. 4 (22 August – 3 September 2018)

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Ethiopia SITUATION OVERVIEW Continued insecurity and localized conflict between communities in Ethiopia’s Gedeo Zone (Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region – SNNPR) and West Guji Zone (Oromia Region) have led to the rapid displacement of nearly 960,000 people between April and July 2018. Since mid-August, returns have begun toward areas of origin, though the situation for returnees remains precarious. Many are unable to return to their original properties, and now gather in new collective sites in the kebele (town council) of origin. Since the beginning of returns last month, over 265,000 individuals have reportedly been transported back to their area of origin through government facilitation. These movements now occur on a daily basis, affecting considerably the population in areas targeted by humanitarian interventions and making operational planning particularly challenging. As IDP destinations are also
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia tops global list of highest internal displacement in 2018

Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Country: Ethiopia Ethiopia has seen the highest number of people forced to flee their homes within their country in the first half of 2018, according to the IDMC report on global displacement out today. "It beggars belief that 1.4 million people fleeing violence isn't making global headlines. The world has turned a blind eye to Ethiopia," warned Nigel Tricks, Regional Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). "Families we've met who have fled fighting are living in dire conditions, and dismal international funding is being channelled to help them." Conflict has uprooted some 1.4 million Ethiopians from their homes since the start of the year, according to the report. This has been largely due to new ethnic clashes in Gedeo and West Guji region in southern Ethiopia, and continued violence in the Oromia-Somali border region.
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Ethiopia: Why aren’t we talking about the biggest internal displacement crisis of 2018?

Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Country: Ethiopia IVANA HAJZMANOVA Ethiopia experienced nearly 1.4 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and violence in the first half of this year, surpassing both Syria and the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to IDMC’s mid-year figures released today. New ethnic clashes emerged in Gedeo and West Guji zones in the south of the country earlier this year and internal border disputes between Somali and Oromia regions in the east have continued to flare up since the end of 2017, leading to the highest levels of internal displacement related to violence around the world. So what should we know about this under-reported crisis? At the end of July, IDMC conducted a field mission to Ethiopia to develop a better understanding of the situation. We visited a displacement camp near the Somali-Oromia border to talk
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Ethiopia: Peace prospects are much higher in the Horn of Africa. But obstacles remain

Source: The Conversation Country: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia Author: Martin Plaut Senior Research Fellow, Horn of Africa and Southern Africa, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study It’s just five months since Abiy Ahmed took over as Ethiopian Prime Minister yet the pace of change in the Horn of Africa has been simply staggering. Insuperable obstacles have been swept away. So many hurdles have been vaulted that it’s difficult to keep track. First, Ethiopia and Eritrea ended years of hostilities. And just two months after Abiy’s first path-breaking visit to Eritrea meetings have been held in Djibouti to try and eliminate some of the major international problems besetting the region. The background to the Djibouti mission was the conflict between Eritrea and Djibouti that erupted in 2008. For many years it was unresolved and there was a serious source of
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Ethiopia: Agriculture Sector Newsletter #2, Aug 2018

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Ethiopia SECTOR UPDATE ▪ The third round of EHF funding has been allocated, with four Agriculture Sector agencies allocated a combined total of USD1.5 million. ▪ The DRM ATF meeting was held at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources, attended by nearly 40 members. The main topics were the response plan for Gedo-West Guji, Fall Armyworm, and updating the Agriculture Sector Action Plan and Terms of Reference. ▪ The HDRP mid-year review has been submitted for the sector, using the Belg assessment findings
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia – Flooding Flash Update #4, 5 September 2018

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia Overview On 7 July 2018, the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC)-led Flood Task Force issued a joint Government and Humanitarian Partners National Flood Contingency Plan based on the National Meteorology Agency (NMA) weather forecast for the 2018 summer kiremt (June-September) rainy season. According to the forecast, heavy rains are expected to cause river or flash flooding in parts of northern, north-eastern, central, western, south-western and eastern Ethiopia, as well as in areas along the Rift Valley. Some 2.5 million people are expected to be affected, of whom 637,628 are likely to be displaced. There is a high risk of water-borne disease outbreaks such as acute watery diarrhea (AWD) following flood incidents due to deteriorated sanitary conditions as well as the use of contaminated water sources. Animal disease outbreaks
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Ethiopia: WHO supports the mobile BSL-3 Lab re-qualification and training of experts

Source: World Health Organization Country: Ethiopia Ethiopia had secured recently the Biosafety mobile laboratory-level three (BSL-3). This laboratory is intended to manipulate highly infectious agents occurred as an outbreak while reducing the risk to laboratory workers and the environment. The Mobile -Biosafety Level -3 Lab is found in Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) compound as permanent base and it would be functional to work on any highly infectious pathogen outbreak detection. To this effect, the requalification of the laboratory to check the integrity and the training of experts on Mobile BSL-3 Lab conducted at EPHI for two consecutive weeks and various strategies were applied to provide the training. The main purpose of the training is to extend and deepen the correct use of the Mobile BSL3 laboratory. This training was sponsored by World Health Organization (WHO) Ethiopia through UNOPS and
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Ethiopia: Displaced Ethiopians, returnees need continued support

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is urging more support for the nearly one million people displaced by recent violence in South Western Ethiopia, including those who have returned home. Since April of this year, conflict between communities in the border areas of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region and the Oromia Region of Ethiopia has forced civilians to flee their homes. The recent violence followed more than a year of drought and tension over resources. Civilians tell of watching houses being burned to the ground, neighbours turning on neighbours, and being forced to flee with nothing but the
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Ethiopia: WFP Ethiopia Country Brief, July 2018

Source: World Food Programme Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan In Numbers 5,467 mt of food assistance distributed US$103.5 million, six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements, representing 46% of total 1.6 million people assisted in July 2018* Operational context Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa with 102 million people. Over the past seven years, Ethiopia has achieved high economic growth averaging 11 percent per annum, and reduced extreme poverty from 61 to 31 percent, enabling it to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger rates by half, as was targeted in Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 1. The Government's medium term strategic framework Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II), promotes agricultural development to achieve food and nutrition security, with the aim of building resilience, and places emphasis on the production of high-value crops and on livestock. The overarching objective
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Ethiopia: New initiative to boost smallholders’ climate resilience in the Horn of Africa

Source: World Meteorological Organization, Intergovernmental Authority on Development, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda IGAD, FAO and WMO join forces to stave off impacts of climate change on agriculture 5 September 2018, Kigali –The  Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have held the inception workshop for a new project that aims to buttress the capacities of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda to adapt and be more resilient to the weather variability and climate change. With USD 6.8 million funding from the Adaptation Fund, the three-year program called, “_Agricultural Climate Resilience Enhancement Initiative (ACREI)_,” will develop the capacities of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities, who are extremely vulnerable to weather variability and climate change, to understand and appropriately use
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Price Bulletin, August 2018

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Ethiopia The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year Maize is the least preferred cereal, making it the most widely consumed by the rural poor. Sorghum is generally one of the cheapest cereals. Teff is central to Ethiopian culture as the most preferred cereal that most Ethiopian households consume. Teff is sourced predominantly from domestic production. The most important markets for teff are the large cities including Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Mekele,
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Ethiopia: WFP Ethiopia Country Brief, April 2018

Source: World Food Programme Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan In Numbers 2.1 million people in the Somali Region being assisted through WFP’s emergency relief assistance US$ 146 m six months net funding requirements (May - October 2018) 3.5 million people assisted in April 2018 Operational Updates • Heavy rainfall and flash floods received since April in the Somali Region in eastern Ethiopia have washed away livestock, homes and public infrastructure. According to a multi-sector, joint rapid flood assessment conducted in the Somali Region an estimated 165,000 people have been affected by the flooding. • At the request of the Somali Regional Government, WFP is dispatching 2,800 mt of food commodities to assist 165,000 people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. However, some areas remain inaccessible as bridges and roads have been severely damaged or destroyed by the heavy rains. •
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Lifting of state of emergency must be followed by investigation of abuses

Source: Amnesty International Country: Ethiopia In response to news that the Ethiopian parliament has voted in favour of lifting a state of emergency, Amnesty International’s Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Joan Nyanyuki said: “The decision to lift the state of emergency in Ethiopia, which was endorsed by parliament today, is a welcome step towards addressing the country’s deep-rooted human rights crisis. “However, Ethiopian authorities must now ensure justice and reparations for the prevalent human rights violations that were perpetrated during the state of emergency, including arbitrary detention of dissidents, unchecked killings, torture and other forms of ill-treatment, and take decisive steps to ensure the non-repetition of such violations. “Prime Minister Abiy must also make good on his commitment to opening up the space for civil society in Ethiopia by reforming or repealing draconian laws that
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Ethiopia: Press briefing note on Egypt, United States and Ethiopia, 5 June 2018

Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Country: Egypt, Ethiopia, United States of America, World Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 5 June 2018 Subject: (1) Egypt, (2) United States and (3) Ethiopia (1) Egypt A spate of arrests, interrogations and detentions of activists, bloggers and journalists in Egypt over the last few weeks appears to indicate a significant escalation in the crackdown against the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly in the country. Among those detained just in the month of May are prominent blogger Wael Abbas; lawyer and civil society activist Haytham Mohamadein on charges including calling for illegal protests; Shady al-Ghazaly Harb, following tweets he had posted criticising the President’s plan to cede two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia – he has reportedly
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Ethiopia: Horn of Africa Flood and Drought Response Issue #11 (April 2018)

Source: Oxfam Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia According to FEWSNET, rainfall has been above average over broad areas of Somalia, Eastern and Southern Ethiopia and nearly all of Kenya. The strong performance of seasonal rains has contributed to a continuation of timely and well-distributed rains that had already resulted in seasonal rainfall surpluses across much of the region. Heavy rainfall has persisted across much of East Africa since March, with rainfall totaling more than 200 percent of average in many areas. According to the Global Forecast System (GFS), moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to persist across much of East Africa through the end of May. Flooding in the Horn of Africa has affected ongoing humanitarian operations limiting access to drought and conflict affected populations prior to the floods. This has also limited the ability of humanitarian organizations to conduct full
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 54 | 21 May – 03 June 2018

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia HIGHLIGHTS ECHO announces €2 million to IOM to deliver critical ES/NFIs humanitarian aid to 55,000 flood-affected displaced persons Heavy rains cause landslides, leading to deaths and displacement in southern Ethiopia. Normal to above normal summer kiremt/deyr rains forecast. The Government relocated all 8,119 IDPs in Hamaresa site in East Hararge zone. The site is now closed. ECHO announces €2 million to IOM for flood response The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) has announced a 2,000,000 EUR allocation to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Special Liaison Office (SLO) in Addis Ababa, which will see the delivery of critical Emergency Shelter and Non-Food Items (ES/NFI) humanitarian aid to 55,000 floodaffected displaced persons. The funding was released under the Acute Large Emergency Response Tool
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Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia: Education Factsheet (March 2018)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia The number of refugee children in primary schools has increased from 118,275 in 2016/17 academic year to 132,563 in 2017/18, bringing elementary school gross enrolment rate to 72%, against the government’s Pledge target of 75%. Refugee student’s enrolment rate in secondary education has increased from 9% in 2016/17 academic year to 12% in 2017/18. 2,300 refugees are enrolled in tertiary education compared to 1,600 during the previous academic year. Highlights Despite the country’s expressed reservation to the provision of education within the 1951 Refugee Convention, refugee children in Ethiopia are afforded equitable access to formal schooling on a par with nationals in elementary schools. The government is expanding this opportunity further in line with one of the nine pledges it made at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September 2016 in New
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia’s cabinet approves bill to lift state of emergency

Source: EastAfrican Country: Ethiopia By ANDUALEM SISAY Ethiopia’s cabinet has approved draft bill to lift state of emergency imposed in February following widespread anti-government protests. The decision to lift the state of emergency, originally scheduled for August, was arrived at after the Council of Ministers meeting on Saturday morning. The draft bill has been sent to parliament for approval. “The Council of Ministers in its today’s regular meeting reviewed the security situation of the country. It noted that law and order has been restored. It has approved a draft law that lifts the State of Emergency,” prime minister's chief of staff, Fitsum Arega tweeted. Ethiopia imposed the current state of emergency a day after surprise resignation of the then-prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn following two years of anti-government protests led by the Oromo. Unrest among the Oromos started in late 2015
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Ethiopia: Ethiopian pastoralist communities affected by drought fight for their ancestral livelihoods

Source: Oxfam Country: Ethiopia Since time immemorial, nomadic pastoralist communities from the Somali region of Ethiopia have relied on rainfall to feed their livestock. They used to move their herds to find water and fresh pasture depending on the time of year. So, periods of drought are not new to them. Pastoralists can cope well with dry conditions even though they know they will lose some livestock during drought, as they normally recover in the years to follow. However, the situation has changed. Two successive years of higher temperatures and little or no rain have left pastoralists families facing chronic water shortage and unable to cope with more seasonal climate shocks. The consequences are dramatic: loss of livelihoods, displacement, food insecurity, malnutrition and increased risk of conflict. While the recent rains brought relief for some drought-affected communities, others haven’t benefited
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Ethiopia: UN Migration Agency Distributes Water Filters for Displaced Families in Ethiopia

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Ethiopia Dollo Ado – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, started distributing on 20 May, self-made water filters to drought displaced communities in four kebeles (Rob Don, Haidure, Row Row and Alan) in Dolo Bay Woreda, Somali Regional State of Ethiopia. A needs assessment conducted by IOM in the Dollo Bay and Dollo Ado Woredas in Somali Region identified 2,500 internally displaced persons (IDP) households in need of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) support. In the framework of the IOM WASH programme, beneficiaries are exposed to basic water, sanitation and hygiene practices through practical sessions that target women in the communities. During the sessions, participants are introduced to a water filtering technique for ensuring the safety of water which is typically collected from ponds and seasonal rivers in the vicinity of IDP settlements. “This water
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Price Bulletin, May 2018

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Ethiopia Maize is the least preferred cereal, making it the most widely consumed by the rural poor. Sorghum is generally one of the cheapest cereals. Teff is central to Ethiopian culture as the most preferred cereal that most Ethiopian households consume. Teff is sourced predominantly from domestic production. The most important markets for teff are the large cities including Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Mekele, and Dire Dawa. Addis Abada is the capital city, and Chereti, Gode, Abala, Asayta, Awash, Dessie, Mekele and Debere Berehan are major towns in the eastern, mainly food insecure, parts of the country. Bahir Dar is a major town in a surplus producing area. Gondar is a major town in North Western Ethiopia and Metema is a border town between Sudan and Ethiopia in northwestern Ethiopia. Hosan is in
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Ethiopia: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia National Disaster Risk Management Commission, Early Warning and Emergency Response Directorate Flood Alert #3 – June 2018

Source: Government of Ethiopia Country: Ethiopia INTRODUCTION In April 2018, the NDRMC-led multi-sector National Flood Task Force issued the first Flood Alert based on the National Meteorology Agency (NMA) Mid-Season Forecast for the belg/gu/ganna season (April to May 2018). Subsequently, on 20 May, the National Flood Task Force updated and issued a second Flood Alert based on the monthly NMA weather update for the month of May 2018 which indicates a geographic shift in rainfall from the southeastern parts of Ethiopia (Somali region) towards the western, central and some parts of northern Ethiopia including southern Oromia, some parts of SNNPR, Amhara, Gambella, Afar and Tigray during the month of May 2018. On 29 May, the NMA issued a new weather forecast for the 2018 kiremt season indicating that many areas of northern, northeastern, central, western, southwestern, eastern and adjoining rift
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Police unit unlawfully killing people must be stopped

Source: Amnesty International Country: Ethiopia The Ethiopian government must immediately withdraw and disband the Liyu police unit of the Somali regional state, whose members are unlawfully killing people in neighbouring Oromia region, Amnesty International said today. Members of the unit, set up by the Somali state as a counter-terrorism special force, this week burnt down 48 homes belonging to Oromo families who were living in Somali, forcing them to flee to Kiro in the regional state of Oromia. “The Ethiopian authorities must immediately demobilize the Liyu police and replace them with police that abide by international human rights law. These rogue officers must not be allowed to brutalize people at will,” said Joan Nyanyuki, Amnesty International’s Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes. On 23 and 24 May the unit also attacked four neighborhoods in the Chinaksen
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Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia: Sexual & Gender-Based Violence Factsheet (March 2018)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan As of 31 March 2018 Ethiopia hosts 916,678 refugees, 50.5% of them girls and women. The Majority came from Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea 80,748 female refugees are enrolled in formal education within and outside of the refugee camps in Ethiopia. There are a total of 35 women and girls centres in five field operations across the country Highlights As of 31 March 2018, Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) systems are in place in Addis Ababa, Melkadida, and Gambella. With the ongoing national PSEA roll-out, UNHCR Sub-Office Jijiga conducted training on PSEA with plans to roll out related activities and training for SGBV actors in the region. In Gambella UNHCR and IMC organized a joint training for 30 focal points from Kule, Tierkidi and Nguenyyiel
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Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia: Urban Refugees Factsheet (March 2018)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia To date, a total of 21,632 refugees reside in the capital Addis Ababa as ‘urban refugees’. Of the 21,632 urban refugees, 16,311 (75.4%) are Eritrean refugees who are beneficiaries of the Government’s Out-Of-Camp Policy. Of the total, 780 are children who arrived alone or were separated from their parents or relatives during flight. Highlights At the end of March 2018, there were a total of 21,632 refugees in the capital Addis Ababa, mainly from Eritrea, Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and refugees of other nationalities, mainly from the Great Lakes region. UNHCR provides reception services at the Urban Refugee Reception Centre, located around what is popularly known as Hayahulet Mazoriya in Addis Ababa. In Addition to registration of new arrivals, protection and resettlement counselling services are available at the center from Monday to
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Agriculture Sector Partners Presence – Livestock Partners Operational Presence (May 2018)

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Agriculture Sector Partners Presence – Agriculture Partners Operational Presence (May 2018)

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Agriculture Sector Monthly Gap Analysis – Livestock Intervention (May 2018)

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Agriculture Sector Monthly Gap Analysis, Agriculture Emergency Seed and Tools Intervention (May 2018)

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Agriculture Sector HDRP Monthly Dashboard (May 2018)

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Ethiopia Among the total 216 priority one woredas, 187 of them are prioritized as priority one for the Agriculture cluster as well. In this priority one areas it is likely that further deterioration of the situation will happen unless timely response made. Therefore, protection of core-breeding and milking livestock through provision of supplementary animal feed, Fodder production and animal health services will help to reduce the problem and ensure milk availability for children, protect key livelihood assets, and ultimately improve food security and nutrition outcomes for vulnerable pastoral and agro-pastoral households. Similarly supporting production of crops for drought affected households through range of crop seeds will reduce human suffering, protect key livelihood assets, shorten the recovery period of affected people, reduce pressure on the humanitarian assistance, and ultimately improve food
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Ethiopia: Refugee Protection Working Group Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Terms of Reference

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Protection Cluster Country: Ethiopia Main Objective and Actions The overarching objective of the Refugee Protection Working Group (RPWG) is to ensure a timely, effective and coordinated refugee protection response in Ethiopia, underpinning the broader refugee response in the country. Toward this end, the RPWG will: Work collaboratively to establish/confirm the refugee protection objectives that form the essential foundation of the Ethiopia refugee operation; Promote the systematic application of rights and community-based protection approaches, ensuring accountability to populations of concern; Undertake advocacy efforts with national authorities and other key national and international stakeholders to strengthen the quality of refugee protection in Ethiopia; Collect and share good practices from member organizations; Update on key operational issues faced by refugees and seek members contributions; Ensure effective coordination with the Refugee Task Force, in collaboration with the CP/SGBV
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Emergency Shelter & NFI Distribution Summary – 2016 by Region, by Agency (26 October 2016)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Shelter Cluster Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia on the brink? Politics and protest in the Horn of Africa

Source: Peace Direct Country: Ethiopia Ethiopia is 12 months into a political crisis which has seen at least 1,000 people killed. But unless the government introduces significant reforms, it will get worse, says Andrea Carboni. An unprecedented wave of protests has shaken Ethiopia since November last year. These protests have revealed the fragility of the social contract regulating Ethiopia’s political life since 1991, when the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front coalition (EPRDF) overthrew the Derg and assumed power. This tacit agreement between the ruling coalition and the Ethiopian people offered state-sponsored development in exchange for limited political liberalisation. After twenty-five years of EPRDF rule, frustrated with widespread corruption, a political system increasingly perceived as unjust and the unequal gains of economic development, hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians have now descended into the streets, triggering a violent reaction from the state.
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Ethiopia: IOM Distributed Business Start-up Kits to Eritrean Refugees and Host Communities

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia Under the pilot Livelihood Project funded by UK-FCO, IOM selected 135 beneficiaries and were provided with basic business skill training and start-up kits. Participants comprised of 50% female and 30% were members of the host community living in the surrounding areas of both Mai-Aini and Adiharush Refugee Camps. The project aims at enabling refugees from the two camps as well as members of host community in Maitsebri and Embamardi to run businesses and generate income while simultaneously mitigating the risks of secondary and irregular migration which is prevalent in the region. The start-up kits distributed to the beneficiaries are based on their respective business plan and market survey recommendations. These are mainly geared towards business entertainment ventures namely billiard, video show, play station as well as other income generating activities such as
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Ethiopia: IOM SLO Ethiopia: Situation Report – South Sudanese Influx in Gambella (28 October 2016)

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan HIGHLIGHTS A total of 33,876 South Sudanese refugees (12,562 Households) have been relocated from Pagak border point to four camps (Kule, Jewi, Tierkidi and Nguenyyiel) in Gambella region from 9 September to 25 October using rental buses and IOM sixty-seater bus. The majority of these refugees are women and children. The new camp (Nyuenyyiel) officially opened on 20 October and IOM has since transported 4,892 refugees (2,005 HHs) to the said camp to date. It is located c. 12 km. from Tierkidi camp and is the seventh camp opened by UNHCR/ ARRA in Gambella region to provide protection and services to South Sudanese refugees fleeing their country. The camp can accommodate a maximum of 50,000 individuals. At present, the capacity at the reception center can receive up to 1,000 indiviual refugees.
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Education in Emergency 2016/17 Response Strategy – September 2016

Source: Government of Ethiopia, UN Children's Fund, Save the Children, Education Cluster Country: Ethiopia 1. SITUATION OVERVIEW AND RATIONAL FOR EDUCATION IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE STRATEGY According to Central Statistics Authority, the total population of Ethiopia is estimated at about 92 million in 2016. Ethiopia has recorded one of the fastest growing economies (at an average of 10.5%) in the Sub-Saharan Africa in the last 10 years. However, it ranks 174 of 188 countries on the 2015 Human Development Index implying a long way to go. The Ethiopian education system follows 4-4-2-2 cycles of general education (1st and 2nd cycles of primary, 1st and 2nd cycles of secondary). Over the past 25 years, Ethiopia has performed relatively well in expanding formal and non-formal education opportunities, though ensuring the provision of quality education remains a challenge. Enrolment at all levels has improved
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Humanitarian Fund Update (November 1, 2016)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Inter-Cluster HRD prioritization exercise

Source: Government of Ethiopia, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia SUMMARY Following the mid-August launch of the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) Mid-Year Review (MYR) and the September publication of the ‘Humanitarian partners’ joint plan to support Government response to acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) outbreak in Ethiopia’, this note has been prepared for donors, to ouline funding prioritiy gaps for the remainder of 2016 as agreed by the cluster partners, endorsed by the EHCT and in agreement with NDRMC. The priority funding gaps represent the conclusions of consultations between Cluster Coordinators and their Government counterparts. This note outlines the priority requirements linked to the most critical activities identified. As of 24 October, the total gap in the HRD MYR amounts to US$560,505,509 million. Geographic priorities Given high levels of vulnerability in many belg (spring rains) receiving areas
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Price Bulletin October 2016

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Ethiopia Maize is the most widely consumed cereal by the rural poor. Sorghum is generally one of the cheapest cereals. Teff is also very important throughout the country. The most important markets for teff are the large cities including Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Mekele, and Dire Dawa. Addis Abada is the capital city, and Dire Dawa, Mekele, and Jijiga are major towns in the eastern, mainly food insecure, parts of the country. Bahir Dar is a major town in a surplus producing area. Sodo is an urban center located in the Wolayita zone, and is one of the most chronically food insecure parts of the region. Karati is in the Konso special woreda, a densely populated chronically food insecure area in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region. Yabelo and Guradamole are in Borena
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Ethiopia: The State of Emergency in Ethiopia and Aid Worker Security

Source: European Interagency Security Forum Country: Ethiopia This blog was written by Helene Cardona. What led to the state of emergency? Ethiopia had witnessed months of often violent protests, but the week of demonstrations leading up to the state of emergency declaration saw increasingly violent protests spreading, raising security concerns among humanitarian organisations. This blog takes a closer look at what is currently happening in Ethiopia and the impact the state of emergency is having on aid worker security. Ethiopia is a country composed of many ethnic groups. The biggest ethnic group is the Oromo, which represents 34.4% of the population. Following the Oromos are the Amhara who make up 27% of the population. These two ethnic groups represent around 60% of the population in Ethiopia. The governing elite comes from the Tigre ethnic group, only representing 6.1% of the
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Ethiopia: Improved malt barley: new income potential for Ethiopian farmers

Source: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas Country: Ethiopia A new high-yielding, pest-resistant variety of malt barley has the potential to revolutionize Ethiopia’s barley sector, helping to meet growing domestic demand, boost export earnings, and substantially raise farmer incomes. Barley is a major crop across the Highlands of Ethiopia, where it is grown by approximately 4.1 million smallholder farmers on close to one million hectares (ha). The country is one of the major producers of barley in Sub-Saharan Africa, and has a growing malt beverage sector. Yet, despite a favorable bio-physical environment, conventional varieties tend to be low-yielding - achieving yields of only 2 tons per hectare (t/ha) - and susceptible to pests and disease. This means that production can only meet 35 percent of domestic demand. Last year, Ethiopia was forced to import over 63,000 tons
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: 2016 Post-Distribution Assessment Results: Meher season emergency seed response to the El Niño-induced drought in Ethiopia

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Ethiopia BACKGROUND Triggered by the El Niño phenomenon in 2015, Ethiopia experienced one of the most severe droughts in recent history, resulting in significant crop losses, in particular in the eastern highlands of Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray Regions. That year, a substantial number of smallholder farmers in droughtaffected areas – dependent on crop and vegetable production – lost their main source of income and food, as well as their ability to plant in the following agricultural seasons due to exhausted seed stores and limited income to buy more at market. Both smallholder farmers and agropastoral communities experienced food insecurity, with access to both food and income significantly reduced. The nutrition status of pastoral and agropastoral communities was especially affected owing to reduced milk production. To reduce the food gap
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 31 October 2016

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan Key Issues Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) allocated US$9.5M for underfunded refugee response in Ethiopia Drought expected to continue into mid 2017 in southern and south eastern part of Ethiopia Shortage of learning supplies and lack of school feeding to hamper school enrolment Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined with extensive flooding, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, continue to have a negative impact on the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians. Overall food security and agricultural production remain severely affected, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) allocated US$9.5M for refugee response in Ethiopia A total of 35,257 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Gambella since 03 September due to renewed
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Ethiopia: ERCS Runs Second Round Supplementary Food To Drought Affected Communities In Afar Region

Source: Ethiopian Red Cross Society Country: Ethiopia Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) has distributed 19,872 kilos of supplementary food and 3204 litters of edible oil for the second time to drought affected communities of Afar region. The distribution led by ERCS and done in collaboration with World Food Program and Disaster Prevention and Food Security Preparedness benefitted a total of 3013 drought victims. Dunale Ahawa, 30, mother of five from Agum kebele said that her one year child was malnourished as a result of the drought. “But after I received supplementary food in the first round distribution, my child is gaining weight and it changed my family life. And now that I am here for the second time,” she added. Hawa Ali, 38 and mother of five, came from Sedomta kebele. She lost 5 of her camels and lots of
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: State of Emergency Risks New Abuses

Source: Human Rights Watch Country: Ethiopia (Nairobi) – An Ethiopian government directive under a state of emergency contains overly broad and vague provisions that risk triggering a human rights crisis, Human Rights Watch said today in a legal analysis. The government should promptly repeal or revise all elements of the directive that are contrary to international law. On October 9, 2016, the government announced a six-month state of emergency following the destruction of some government buildings and private property by demonstrators. Over the past year, security forces have killed hundreds of protesters and detained tens of thousands in two regions where there have been numerous protests over government policies. “Ethiopia’s state of emergency bans nearly all speech that the government disagrees with anywhere in the country for at least six months,” said Felix Horne, senior Africa researcher at Human Rights
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Ethiopia: FAO Ethiopia Situation Report – October 2016

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Ethiopia 9.7 million People food insecure USD 91 million Required for humanitarian response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector 1.3 million People assisted by FAO seed and livestock interventions since January 2016 USD 14 million Needed by FAO for urgent livestock interventions Key messages State of Emergency declared amid social unrest. The Government of Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency in October in response to a wave of protests that has been escalating since August. Travel and telecommunications have been restricted, affecting emergency monitoring and assessments on the ground, particularly in areas of Amhara and Oromia Regions. Livestock-dependent families in pastoral areas face immense challenges. With prolonged dry spells predicted for southern pastoral areas, urgent livestock assistance is required to save the livelihoods of 2.4 million households, safeguard their herds, improve milk
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Ethiopia: President’s Malaria Initiative: Ethiopia – Malaria Operational Plan FY 2017

Source: US Department of State, US Agency for International Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Country: Ethiopia I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY When it was launched in 2005, the goal of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) was to reduce malaria-related mortality by 50% across 15 high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa through a rapid scale-up of four proven and highly effective malaria prevention and treatment measures: insecticidetreated mosquito nets (ITNs); indoor residual spraying (IRS); accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs); and intermittent preventive treatment of pregnant women (IPTp). With the passage of the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde Global Leadership against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act in 2008, PMI developed a U.S. Government Malaria Strategy for 2009–2014. This strategy included a long-term vision for malaria control in which sustained high coverage with malaria prevention and treatment interventions
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Ethiopia: The EU has announced new actions to respond to the El Niño and food security crisis in the Horn of Africa

Source: European Commission Country: Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan Brussels, 25 October 2016 Four new actions worth €66.5 million will be funded under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to address the destructive impacts of the El Niño phenomenon in the Horn of Africa region, such as floods and droughts. El Niño is the phenomenon of rising temperatures of surface sea water, which causes different extreme events such as floods and droughts. This package of development assistance focuses on the four countries that are most severely hit by El Niño and that are experiencing the highest levels of food insecurity: Ethiopia (€22.5 million), Somalia (€8 million), South Sudan (€28 million) and Sudan (€8 million). It focusses on short and long-term solutions for vulnerable groups and combines measures for relief, rehabilitation and development. Neven Mimica, Commissioner responsible for International Cooperation
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Ethiopia: Self-supply water technology benefited households in Southern Ethiopia

Source: Government of Ethiopia Country: Ethiopia Addis Ababa October 25/2016 The rope pump project for rural water supply, which has been implemented in Southern Ethiopia said to be effective in improving water supply, sanitation and livelihood. The rope pump project has been implementing in 200 households in four woredas in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples state in collaboration with JICA. SNNP state regional coordinator for water and irrigation, Kassu Eshete said the households have benefited from the project. The households have benefited not only from clean water, it also allowed them to benefit from livestock rearing and irrigation due to accessibility of water, he added. According to him, more than 10,000 rope pumps and 135 manually operating drills, which cost over 30 million Birr has been distributed by the regional government in the area. Tamene Hailu Rural Water Supply and
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Ethiopia: Europe pays out to keep a lid on Ethiopia migration

Source: IRIN Country: Ethiopia, World By James Jeffrey Freelance journalist based in Addis Ababa and regular contributor to IRIN A $500 million investment aims to keep migrants at bay The compound of the Jesuit Refugee Service in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, is a microcosm of the region’s troubles. Read the Full article on IRIN
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia – Drought (MDRET016) – Donor Response (25 Oct 2016)

Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 24 October 2016

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia Key Issues Number of children reached by nutrition screening dropped in Amhara and Oromia Internally displaced persons in Babile and Kubi need urgent humanitarian assistance Cluster continues to support Government’s logistics response capacity and coordination The Humanitarian Country Team is seeking clarity on the impact of the State of Emergency on humanitarian response Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined with extensive flooding, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, continue to have a negative impact on the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians. Overall food security and agricultural production remain severely affected, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. Number of children reached by nutrition screening dropped in Amhara and Oromia The number of children reached by nutrition screening reduced
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Ethiopia: State of Emergency Normalizing Situation in Ethiopia

Source: Government of Ethiopia Country: Ethiopia Addis Ababa October 20, 2016 The Office of the Federal Attorney said the state of emergency that Ethiopia has declared a week ago, is helping to restore law and order in the country. In a press conference he gave here today, General Attorney Getachew Ambaye said following the establishment of emergency rule in the country, the situation has started to progress. Getachew said economic activities which were disturbed by the violence including road transportation and business are now backing to normal. As the state of emergency came following the danger posed on the security and stability of the state, it enables the state to bring the situation to normal, he added. The destructive activities carried out by anti-force elements in various parts of the country were targeting economic pillars as well as instigating hatred
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Emergency Shelter & NFI Cluster Dashboard, Updated 18 October 2016

Source: International Organization for Migration, Shelter Cluster Country: Ethiopia Displacement Between January and August of 2016, 107,217 persons (578,363 households) had been newly displaced due to drought (10%), flood (60%) and conflict (30%). As of the end of August, 718,154 persons (130,573 households were reported as displaced in the country. Funding The Cluster is currently 51% funded, having received $12.5 million of the $24.4 requested in the revised 2016 HRD. Distribution By the end of September, the cluster has reached more than 189,750 people (34,500 households) with emergency shelter material and household non-food items such as kitchen set and beddings. Of those assisted, 48% percent were displaced by flood, 6% by drought and 46% by conflict. Stock & Pipeline The cluster has close to 25,000 emergency shelter and household NFI kits in country, with additional 26,00 kits being procured. Based
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia – Child Protection/Gender Based Violence Sub Cluster, Child Protection/GBV Operational Presence and Response Monitoring – September 30, 2016

Source: UN Children's Fund, Protection Cluster Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Summary of seasonal outlooks, as of October 2016

Source: Government of Ethiopia, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia The following is a summary of information provided by the Ethiopian National Meteorological Agency (NMA) and the UK Met Office, on the current sea surface temperature in the tropical Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) and potential impact on Ethiopia’s weather conditions in coming months. Indian Ocean Dipole and potential La Niña “The tropical Pacific Ocean is currently in a neutral El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) state. Sea surface temperatures (SST) in the central tropical Pacific Ocean are within the neutral range, but remain cooler than average. There is still potential for La Niña (55-60%) to emerge in the remaining months of the year, but if an event does develop, it is unlikely to be strong. A negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) continues in the
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 17 October 2016

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia Key Issues Building climate resilient communities highlighted as a long term solution to reduce reliance on humanitarian aid at the International Day for Disaster Reduction Ongoing protests in some parts of the country affecting humanitarian operations Shortage of equipment and limited access to fungicides affecting wheat rust response Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined with extensive flooding, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, continue to have a negative impact on the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians. Overall food security and agricultural production remain severely affected, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. Ethiopia commemorates International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) Bringing humanitarian and development endeavor together to build climate resilient communities was highlighted as a sustainable development solution
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Ethiopia: WFP Ethiopia: Drought Emergency Relief Programme Update #13, 15 October 2016

Source: World Food Programme Country: Ethiopia 2016 EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAMME Of the total 9.7 million people in need of food assistance as identified by the 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), together with WFP, is assisting 7.1 million people. The remaining beneficiary caseload is covered by the Joint Emergency Operations Program (JEOP) NGO consortium. HIGHLIGHTS WFP is receiving requests from NDRMC and Somali and Oromia regional governments to assist populations displaced due to land conflicts. Currently, WFP Ethiopia is assisting 46,000 internally displaced. The third Dispatch Prioritization Exercise, used to identify woredas that need to be prioritized in the coming month, found that 22 woredas in Afar, Amhara and Oromia regions have not been completely served for the three consecutive months July, August and September. Top priority should be given to these by JEOP
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia / South Sudan: Bring back the missing abducted children from the Gambella region

Source: UN Human Rights Council Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan GENEVA (14 October 2016) – Six months after the abduction of 159 children from the Gambella region of Ethiopia, 68 remain unaccounted for, two UN human rights experts today pressed Ethiopian and South Sudanese authorities to urgently resume joint efforts to ensure the return of the remaining missing children. On the 15 April 2016, armed men from the Murle ethnic group reportedly attacked 13 Nuer villages in the Jikaw and Lare districts, Gambella region, Ethiopia. The attack reportedly led to 208 people being killed and 159 children abducted. Another 80 people were reportedly wounded and over 2,000 cattle stolen. In the first two months after the attack, 91 children were rescued through the concerted efforts of Ethiopian and South Sudanese authorities. However, since then, rescue operations have reportedly stopped. The UN
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Ethiopia: UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #8 – Reporting Period August to September 2016

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan Highlights: • From 3 September to 2 October 2016, more than 32,000 South Sudanese refugees have crossed the border into Gambella Region in western Ethiopia. The refugees are coming at a daily arrival rate of about 1,000. This is a huge increase compared to a total of 2,000 between January and August 2016. • In August, in response to the drought, 11,279 children in Afar, Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Somali and Tigray regions benefited from a range of child protection activities aimed at protecting children from child abuse, neglect and gender based violence. • Between January and July 2016, 195,351 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were admitted to the national community management of acute malnutrition programme (CMAM). Out of these, 15,645 children (8 per cent) were admitted to in-patient care. • With
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Factsheet, September 2016

Source: Government of Ethiopia, International Organization for Migration, Shelter Cluster Country: Ethiopia NEED ANALYSIS It was estimated that in 2016 a total of nearly 150,000 people would be displaced within Ethiopia from the effect of El Nino-exacerbated drought, flooding and inter-communities tension. Around 90% of the flood-displaced population returns to their place of origin within a short time frame. However, those who have lost their livestock as well as been displaced by the drought are often without prospect of longer-term solutions. In the past months, the number of those displaced by conflict accounts for 56% of total new IDPs. On going inter-regional tension is expected to cause further displacement in coming months. RESPONSE At the end of September, the cluster has reached 29,500 households with emergency shelter material, and just over 30,000 for household NonFood Items. The cluster currently has
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Ethiopia: Gov’t Allotted Over 380 Million USD to Withstand El-Nino Induced Drought, Says Minister

Source: Government of Ethiopia Country: Ethiopia Addis Ababa October 13/2016 Ethiopia has registered success in reducing disaster induced mortalities, according to Ministry of Livestock and Fishery. Livestock and Fishery Minister Sileshi Getahun made the above remark while opening the International Day for Disaster Reduction held today under the motto “Live to tell.” Sileshi said Ethiopia's rapid economic growth, coupled with success gained in environmental and societal development, enabled the country to withstand the worst drought in its recent history. He indicated that the results obtained in lifting the society out of poverty and the land and water conservation activities carried out nationwide have also contributed to containing the 2015/2016 El-Nino induced drought without loss of human life. The government has allocated over 380 million USD to withstand the impacts of the El-Nino induced drought. The ever-increasing internal capacity of managing
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Ethiopia: WFP Ethiopia: Drought Emergency Situation Report #12

Source: World Food Programme Country: Ethiopia In Numbers 9.7 million people in need of food assistance. 7.1 million people targeted in the 2016 joint WFP-Government of Ethiopia (GoE) response. Highlights The joint WFP-GoE pipeline show breaks in cereals starting in October and pulses starting in November. Recruitment of staff to support the GoE with distribution, monitoring and reporting is progressing. At a national level, as of 30 September, 815 staff have been recruited, trained and deployed to the regions. Afar, Benshangul Gumuz, Gambella, Somali regions, and the three NDRMC hubs have completed the process. Situation Update The joint WFP-GoE pipeline show breaks in cereals starting in October and pulses starting in November.
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Ethiopia: The diplomatic community briefed on the declaration of the State of Emergency

Source: Government of Ethiopia Country: Ethiopia The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Government Communication Affairs Office briefed the diplomatic community and representatives of international organizations in Addis on current political developments in the country and the reasons for the declaration of a State of Emergency on Wednesday (October 12). State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Taye Atske-Selassie, and the Minister for Government Communication Affairs Office, Getachew Reda, detailed the current situation, the reasons behind the declaration of the State of Emergency and its scope, and highlighted planned political reforms to encourage restoration of peace and security and the creation of a positive climate for continued momentum for development. Minister Getachew Reda emphasized that the State of Emergency had been put in place to allow full play for political engagement to address the protests, frustrations and concerns raised
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Ethiopia: FAO Emergencies Director assesses the scale of the drought and response in Afar Region, Ethiopia

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Ethiopia 11/10/2016 In less than a year, Holo Molo has lost more than a third of his livestock. The father of 14 living in the chronically drought-prone woreda of Elidar, Afar Region is just one of millions of Ethiopian livestock owners who have had their livelihoods uprooted as a result of drought aggravated by El Niño. Despite the significant damage caused by the crisis, Holo contends that he is lucky. “I know a woman who has lost everything, all her animals are dead.” Since 2015, thousands of households have helplessly watched their animals starve in Afar, an arid region in northwest Ethiopia neighboring Eritrea and Djibouti. The drought caused severe pasture and water shortages in communities almost totally dependent on livestock rearing – ninety percent of the population tend animals
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Ethiopia: REFUGEES Newsletter Issue No. 2 – September 2016

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen Contents Focus on the operation: An insider look to the #GambellaEmergency p. 2 “When we started running, we went in different directions. I don’t know where my parents are.” Fleeing renewed violence and food insecurity, South Sudanese family finds safety in Ethiopia p. 4 Operational Updates Ethiopia at Obama Summit p. 5 A day in the life of a Field Officer in Barahle camp p. 7 Refugee Voices An insider look to the life of an urban refugee in Ethiopia p. 8 “I was extremely terrified. I held my children close, crying, screaming.”
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Ethiopia: Active USG Programs for the Ethiopia Response (Last Updated 09/30/16)

Source: US Agency for International Development Country: Ethiopia Ethiopia ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #20 Fiscal Year (FY) 2016
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #20 Fiscal Year (FY) 2016

Source: US Agency for International Development Country: Ethiopia, United States of America HIGHLIGHTS Erratic rainfall, challenges reported in some kiremt-receiving areas of Ethiopia USG partners address agriculture, food, nutrition, WASH needs DART visits Adama regional hub, observes logistics operations KEY DEVELOPMENTS Consecutive failed rainy seasons and drought induced by the 2015/2016 El Niño climatic event deteriorated humanitarian conditions across Ethiopia. In response, the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) and relief actors have delivered in-kind food supplies, water, nutrition support, and health services to populations in need and provided agricultural assistance to drought-affected farming and pastoral households. The USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) for Ethiopia is monitoring climate-related impacts and humanitarian needs of vulnerable populations during the ongoing lean season and the meher harvest, which typically begins in mid- to late October. Since mid-August, USAID/FFP, USAID/OFDA, and State/PRM provided an additional
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Refugees and Asylum-seekers as of 30 September 2016

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia PM seeks to ‘reform electoral system’ after protests

Source: Agence France-Presse Country: Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Tuesday 10/11/2016 - 15:24 GMT by Karim LEBHOUR Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said Tuesday his government wants to reform an electoral system which has excluded the opposition, in response to months of bloody protests. Hailemariam met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel just days after declaring a six-month state of emergency following a protest movement against his one-party regime, which is accused of marginalising the country's largest ethnic groups.  "We want to reform the electoral system so the voices of those who are not represented can also be heard in the parliament," Hailemariam said. "Because of this electoral system 51 percent of votes is enough to win all the seats." Under Ethiopia's current system, Hailemariam's ruling coalition took every one of the 546 seats in parliament during last year's
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: 3W – Food Cluster Ongoing Activities map (August 2016)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: UN experts call for international commission to help investigate systematic violence against protesters

Source: UN Human Rights Council Country: Ethiopia GENEVA (10 October 2016) –United Nations human rights experts today urged the Ethiopian authorities to end their violent crackdown on peaceful protests, which has reportedly led to the death of over 600 people since November 2015. They further called on the Government to allow an international commission of inquiry to investigate the protests and the violence used against peaceful demonstrators. “We are outraged at the alarming allegations of mass killings, thousands of injuries, tens of thousands of arrests and hundreds of enforced disappearances,” said the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, the Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances and on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard. “We are also extremely concerned by numerous reports that those arrested had faced torture and ill-treatment in military
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: 3W – Operational Presence (Ongoing Activities) (August 2016)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: 3W – Agriculture Cluster Ongoing Activities map (August 2016)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: 3W – Nutrition Cluster Ongoing Activities map (August 2016)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: 3W – Woredas Where ESNFI Distribution Have Occurred (August 2016)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: 3W – WASH Cluster Ongoing Activities map (as of August 2016)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: 3W – Protection Cluster Ongoing Activities map (as of August 2016)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 10 October 2016

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia Key Issues Ethiopia declares a state of emergency to last for six months following ongoing protests across many parts of the country. Relief Operators to dispatch Government CSB+ to beneficiaries in priority woredas Shortfall of funds continues to impact response for acute watery diarrhoea (AWD). Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined with extensive flooding, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, continue to have a negative impact on the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians. Overall food security and agricultural production remain severely affected, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. Ethiopia declares state of emergency for six months, effective from 8 October The Government of Ethiopia declares a state of emergency for six months following series of protests across
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: 3W – Health Cluster Ongoing Activities map (as of August 2016)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia declares state of emergency

Source: Agence France-Presse Country: Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Sunday 10/9/2016 - 13:55 GMT by Karim LEBHOUR Ethiopia declared a six-month state of emergency on Sunday following months of violent anti-government protests, according to an official statement released on state media. "The state of emergency was declared following a thorough discussion by the Council of Ministers on the loss of lives and property damages occurring in the country," Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said. The declaration marks a further hardening of the government's position after months of protests in different parts of Ethiopia. These have been met with a strong security response that has left hundreds dead, according to human rights groups. "We put our citizens' safety first. Besides, we want to put an end to the damage that is being carried out against infrastructure projects, health centres, administration
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Ethiopia: Press briefing notes on Ethiopia and Guatemala, 7 October 2016

Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Country: Ethiopia, Guatemala Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville Location: Geneva Date: 7 October 2016 Subject: (1) Ethiopia & (2) Guatemala (1) Ethiopia There has been increasing unrest in several towns in the Oromia region, south east of Addis Ababa, since last Sunday when many people died after falling into ditches or into the Arsede lake while apparently fleeing security forces following a protest at a religious festival in the town of Bishoftu. The protests have apparently been fuelled in part by a lack of trust in the authorities’ account of events as well as wildly differing information about the death toll and the conduct of security forces. We call on the protestors to exercise restraint and to renounce the use of violence. Security forces
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Ethiopia: Timely seed distributions in Ethiopia boost crop yields, strengthen communities’ resilience

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Ethiopia FAO support reinforces food security response to one of the worst El Niño-induced droughts on record FAO support reinforces food security response to one of the worst El Niño-induced droughts on record 7 October 2016, Rome - Ethiopia is about to complete one of the largest and most successful seed distribution campaigns in the country's history, aimed at helping farmers to stay on their feet in the face of a blistering drought caused by El Niño, FAO said today. More than 32 000 tonnes of seed have been distributed to around 1.7 million food and nutrition insecure households across Ethiopia's six major regions by the Government, FAO, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other humanitarian agencies. FAO has coordinated this massive campaign in close collaboration with the Government. These joint efforts
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Ethiopia: ERCS provides food for drought victims in Somali Region

Source: Ethiopian Red Cross Society Country: Ethiopia The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) continued second round supplementary food distribution in Gursum and Jigjiga districts of Somali region for more than seven thousand drought affected people. Amina Seid, 41, and her family lives in Bombas, a village in one of the worst drought-affected areas in Somali region. Amina who is a mother of five is a farmer who is struggling to feed herself and her young children. “Last year has been the worst ever. I have little or no money coming into the house,” said Amina. “There has been no rain, no harvest. The ground has remained a desert, offering us nothing. I can’t remember when we all last ate three meals a day.” “If I did not get the assistance, me and my children would be dead here. Because I
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Ethiopia: Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook October 6 – October 12, 2016

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Country: Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa Suppressed seasonal rainfall expected throughout many areas in West Africa. Increased early season rainfall received throughout southern Africa. 1) Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Seasonal inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years across the inner Niger delta in Mali. 2) Low and poorly distributed seasonal rainfall across parts of central Senegal and The Gambia have led to strengthening moisture deficits. 3) Below-average seasonal rainfall and persistent moisture deficits in the region have negatively impacted developing crops across parts of the eastern Oromia and SNNP provinces of Ethiopia. 4) There is a potential for increased number
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Dashboard – Sector Response and Contextual Indicators (August 2016)

Source: Government of Ethiopia, UN Country Team in Ethiopia, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, WASH Cluster, Nutrition Cluster, Shelter Cluster, Health Cluster Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia receives a thousand refugees a day as situation worsens in South Sudan

Source: Danish Refugee Council Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan More than 32,000 South Sudanese have sought refuge in the Gambella region of Ethiopia since the beginning of September, and an average of 1,000 more join them every day. The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is mobilizing all available resources to assist them and has constructed emergency shelters for 1,200 households in the last weeks, with an additional 200 emergency shelters being finalized in the two days. Furthermore, DRC provides assistance to persons with disabilities and special needs upon arrival to Tierkidi camp, one of the largest camps in the region. Conflict and food scarcity in eastern South Sudan, where renewed fighting has forcibly displaced thousands and cut off large parts of the population from their livelihoods, has blocked agricultural production and food deliveries in the country. Earlier in September, the United Nations
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Ethiopia: WFP Ethiopia: Drought Emergency Relief Programme Update #12, 1 October 2016

Source: World Food Programme Country: Ethiopia 2016 EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAMME Of the total 9.7 million people in need of food assistance as identified by the 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), together with WFP, is assisting 7.1 million people. The remaining beneficiary caseload is covered by the Joint Emergency Operations Program (JEOP) NGO consortium. HIGHLIGHTS As of 28 September Round 6 has reached 91% dispatched, and 96% for WFP alone. Round 7 has reached 45% dispatch, and 91% for WFP alone. Due to the proximity of the rainy season in Somali region WFP will start pre- positioning food for Round 8. At week 9 for Round 6 the average completed delivery is 83%, and 99% for WFP alone. The average completed distribution is 68%, and 95% for WFP alone. At week 5 for Round
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 03 October 2016

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan Key Issues UNHCR faces 90% funding gap as Ethiopia continues to receive a daily average of 1,200 refugees from its neighboring countries. The Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) allocated US$ 71.6 million for Ethiopia’s drought response including the recent US$6 m for Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) response Seventh round of relief food dispatch and distribution ongoing Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined with extensive flooding, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, continue to have a negative impact on the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians. Overall food security and agricultural production remain severely affected, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund allocated over US$71m for emergency response To date, the Ethiopian Humanitarian Fund (EHF) allocated
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Ethiopia: Neway Challenge Academy Provides Supplementary Food Support To Four Woredas Of East Shewa Zone

Source: Ethiopian Red Cross Society Country: Ethiopia By Alemseged Kiflu Neway Challenge Academy mobilized over 200,000.00 birr from the school community to provide supplementary food to drought affected communities to four woredas of East Shewa Zone, September 23, 2016. The Ethiopian Red Cross Society distributed 160 quintals of CSB and 324 litters of edible oil to drought affected communities with the support provided by the Academy located in Eastern Showa Zone of Ada’a, Liben, Bora and Dugda woredas. In the first round distribution of 565 identified drought victims’ 312 of them are pregnant and lactating mothers and children under the age of five are in Liben woreda. On the occasion, the beneficiaries said that as a result of the drought children and aged people faced food shortage. Thus the community thanked both the ERCS and the academy for the support
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Key Message Update, September 2016

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Ethiopia Crop losses likely significant in parts of eastern and central Oromia and SNNPR Key Messages With start of the Meher harvest in October/November, food security is expected to improve substantially in Tigray, Amhara, and highlands of Oromia and SNNPR to Minimal (IPC Phase 1) or Stressed (IPC Phase 2) through at least January 2017. This will also likely begin to lead to a substantial reduction in the total number of people classified in Crisis (IPC Phase 3), although needs may remain higher than usual due to longer recovery periods in pastoral areas and poor seasonal progress in some agricultural and agro-pastoral areas. Below-average rainfall and prolonged dry spells since early August have resulted in moisture stress and crop loss in the lowlands of East and West Harerghe, Arsi, West Arsi, East Shewa
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Price Bulletin September 2016

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Ethiopia The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year. Maize is the most widely consumed cereal by the rural poor. Sorghum is generally one of the cheapest cereals. Teff is also very important throughout the country. The most important markets for teff are the large cities including Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Mekele, and Dire Dawa. Addis Abada is the capital city, and Dire Dawa, Mekele, and Jijiga are major towns in the
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Ethiopia: ECHO Factsheet – Ethiopia – September 2016

Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan Facts & Figures Population in need of emergency assistance: 9.7 million (source: UNOCHA) Over 20 million people live below the poverty line (source: UNDAF) Nearly 10% of the population chronically vulnerable to food insecurity (source: OCHA) Refugees: 741 288 (UNHCR) Internally displaced persons: 736 000 (source: IOM) European Commission humanitarian funding: 2016: €169.8 million Key messages Ethiopia has been experiencing its worst drought in 50 years. Twenty per cent of the population is affected: 9.7 million people in need of emergency assistance under the HRD (Humanitarian Requirement Document) and 7.6 million under the national safety net (PSNP). Ethiopia is one of the countries most affected by the El Niño phenomenon, which caused extreme weather across the African continent. Despite marked achievement earlier in the year, the humanitarian
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia soil map arms farmers with new fertilisers in climate fight

Source: AlertNet Country: Ethiopia by Pius Sawa Nationwide survey of soil conditions is leading to more effective use of fertilisers and could boost food security ADDIS ABABA, Sept 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A comprehensive digital map charting soil fertility in Ethiopia is proving an important tool in tackling the country's low farm productivity, a challenge made more acute by climate change. Read the full article here
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Ethiopia: SOS Children’s Villages moves to help drought-hit Ethiopia and Malawi

Source: SOS Children's Villages International Country: Ethiopia, Malawi Emergency programmes to deliver nutritional and other care for vulnerable children and families SOS Children’s Villages is working to help vulnerable families in Ethiopia and Malawi with nutritional and other emergency assistance in response to one the worst droughts to hit eastern and southern Africa in decades. In Ethiopia, nearly 10 million people are in need of food assistance, while more than 400,000 severely malnourished children are being treated, according to the latest government and humanitarian aid report. Malawi’s government declared a state of disaster in May and today estimates 6.5 million people, in a country of 16.8 million, face food insecurity. Responding in Ethiopia SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia is preparing to provide assistance to vulnerable children and families in three severely affected communities where at least 278,000 people are said to
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Ethiopia: IOM Ethiopia Relocates South Sudanese Refugees to Decongest Border Site

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan This month IOM Ethiopia has relocated some 12,763 South Sudanese refugees from a transit site at the Pagak border entry point to Jewi, Tierkidi and Kule camps in Gambella region. “The situation in South Sudan is not getting better. It is getting worse,” Mohammed Abdiker, IOM chief of Operations and Emergencies, said on Tuesday. He added refugees now are entering Ethiopia at a rate of 1,000 per day, and that IOM recently allocated USD 400,000 to help manage the flow, funds he did not expect to last more than two weeks during the emergency. The refugees are among thousands crossing into Gambella to escape the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. According to UNHCR, a total of 27,352 refugees have entered Gambella from South Sudan since September 3rd. IOM deployed 236 buses
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia – Child Protection/Gender Based Violence Sub Cluster Child Protection Operational Presence and Response Monitoring – August 30, 2016

Source: UN Children's Fund, Protection Cluster Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Drought Response, September 15, 2016

Source: Save the Children Country: Ethiopia GENERAL CONTEXT The ongoing food security crisis in the country, together with aftermath effects of El Nino including flooding and disease outbreaks, continues to affect the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians, according to Government figures. Overall food security remains severely affected until the upcoming Meher harvest season in November, with the resulting impacts on livelihoods, nutrition and health still being felt by high numbers of affected people during this critical period. Save the Children is supporting 126 stabilisation centres managed by the Ministry of Health to ensure a network of life-saving services in the worst affected areas, and has recently conducted a review of them under the essential standards project. The country office has also successfully distributed meher seed for 85,894 households (515,364 estimated populations) across drought affected intervention areas, amounting to
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Ethiopia: Volunteer refugee teacher steps up to fill gaps in camp schooling

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia, Sudan Veteran Sudanese educator launches his own learning centre to give young refugees lessons in English – and peace – at Ethiopian camp. By: Diana Diaz in Sherkole Camp, Ethiopia Alnur Burtel may be an old man now, but he still remembers how his university teachers at home in Sudan inspired him to live a good life and study hard for a better future. Now, in the Ethiopian refugee camp where he has lived since 2011, the 71-year-old seeks to be a similar guide to young Sudanese who have also ended up here. It is a place where inspiration and motivation can be in short supply. “Education is instrumental for life and development,” says Burtel, from his Light Language Centre at Sherkole camp in western Ethiopia. He built the small one-room education
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 26 September 2016

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia Key Issues New study shows indebted households in drought affected areas will continue to sell their assets including livestock unless humanitarian assistance continues throughout 2016 and beyond Acute watery diarrhoea response is urgently needed to numerous at-risk Ethiopian schools. NDRMC alerted humanitarian partners to respond to the possible consequences of flooding due to controlled release of water from Gilgel Gibe dam in downstream communities Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined with extensive flooding, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, continue to have a negative impact on the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians. Overall food security and agricultural production remain severely affected, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. Study shows long-term negative impacts for rural households indebted due
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Drought: Emergency Dashboard, September 2016

Source: World Food Programme Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: WASH Cluster Priority Intervention Woredas, July 2016

Source: UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia – South Sudanese Refugees (ECHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 22 September 2016)

Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan Since 3 September, over 17 000 new South Sudanese refugees have arrived in the Gambella region in Ethiopia. Mostly originate from the Upper Nile State in South Sudan and are fleeing insecurity and food shortages. New arrivals continue to be received at an average 1 000 people per day. As 22 September, over 5 000 people have been registered and over 1 500 unaccompanied and separated children have been identified. Several humanitarian partners are already operational at the entry point of Pagak in Gambella region. The contingency plan has been reviewed upwards to cover the humanitarian needs of 50 000 people. Meanwhile humanitarian partners are ensuring basic services at the entry point as well as in the camps. The urgent priority is the relocation of the new arrivals to existing
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: WASH Cluster Response Coverage in Flood Affected Areas (March – August 2016)

Source: UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: WASH Cluster Emergency Response Coverage (Nov. 2015 – July 2016)

Source: UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Humanitarian funding update (as of 21 September 2016)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia US$1.62 billion required $582m gap
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Ethiopia: EIB President pledges support for “Jobs Compact“ in Ethiopia tackling migration and refugee challenge

Source: European Investment Bank Country: Ethiopia, World A major investment for Ethiopia, which hosts the largest population of refugees in Africa, has been endorsed by the European Investment Bank, the EU Bank. The project is seen as a flagship project for sub-Saharan Africa. EIB President Werner Hoyer today announced the EIB has agreed with the Ethiopian Government as well as European and international development partners to work together to prepare financing to support a programme of investment in Ethiopia aimed at helping thousands of refugees into work. It is linked to the granting of employment rights and opportunities for refugees by the Ethiopian government. The USD 500 million package of investments would build two industrial parks –creating the jobs needed to make the granting of these employment rights a success. Under the initiative, it is envisaged that the EIB could
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Monthly Market Watch, August 2016

Source: World Food Programme Country: Ethiopia Highlights The overall year-on-year general inflation rate in August was 5.9%; food inflation stood at 4.4% and non-food inflation was 7.6%. While year- on year infaltion increased for most part of the last one year, the August rates are the lowest over the one year period. National average wholesale nominal prices of maize increased significantly, including in major supply markets of Amhara and Oromia regions. Maize Prices increased by 12% compared to last month prices (July 2016) and by 24% compared to last year (August 2015); prices are also higher by 10% compared to the five year average. White wheat prices remained stable over the last few months. In August, wholesale prices of wheat were the same as last month prices while declining by 20% compared to last year (August 2015) prices and by
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia hit by drought and food shortages

Source: Caritas Country: Ethiopia Every day is a struggle to survive for Rahel, 34, and her family in Sebeya, a village in one of the worst drought-affected areas on the Ethiopian border with Eritrea. Her husband is a soldier and often away. She works as a farm labourer when she can find work to feed herself and her young daughters, Danait and Melat. “This last year has been the worst ever. I have little or no money coming into the house,” said Rahel. “There has been no rain, no harvest. The ground has remained a desert, offering us nothing.” Most Ethiopians rely on farming and cattle-herding to feed their families and make a living. But worsening drought, irregular rainfall and poor soil quality due to overgrazing and deforestation have had a devastating impact. Demand for aid has risen dramatically. More
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Ethiopia: WFP Ethiopia: Drought Emergency Situation Report #11

Source: World Food Programme Country: Ethiopia Highlights The national food pipeline, based on information shared by all operators and adjusted to the revised Humanitarian Requirements Document, show cereal and pulses breaks in September. Dispatches from the Government’s hub in Nazreth continues to be delayed due to lack of adequate staff at hub and woreda level, in addition to the ongoing situation in Amhara and Oromia. Situation Update The latest revision of the national pipeline, based on official information provided by all operators and adjusted to the revised Humanitarian Requirements Document target, show cereal and pulses breaks in September. The total shortfall until December 2016 is US$131 million, 56 percent of the total. requirement.
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Ethiopia: WFP Ethiopia: Drought Emergency Relief Programme Update #11, 15 September 2016

Source: World Food Programme Country: Ethiopia 2016 EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAMME Of the total 9.7 million people in need of food assistance as identified by the 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), together with WFP, is assisting 7.1 million people. The remaining beneficiary caseload is covered by the Joint Emergency Operations Program (JEOP) NGO consortium. HIGHLIGHTS • Round 6 is ongoing and has reached 85% dispatch for all operators, and 95% dispatch for WFP alone. Round 7 has started and reached 15 % dispatch for all operators, and 52% dispatch for WFP alone. • At week 7 of Round 6, at food distribution point level, average completed delivery is 74% and completed distribution is 54% for all operators. For WFP alone completed delivery is 94% and completed distribution is 78%. • Dispatches from the Government’s
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Humanitarian Fund Update (September 14, 2016)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: WFP Ethiopia: Drought Emergency Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme Update #10 (15 September 2016)

Source: World Food Programme Country: Ethiopia 2016 TARGETED SUPPLEMENTARY FEEDING PROGRAMME The 2016 Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme (TSFP) targets 2.36 million children under five years of age, and pregnant and nursing women who are suffering from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) with Specialized Nutritious Foods (SNF). WFP covers 192 of 206 priority 1 hotspot woredas, with NGOs and the Government responsible for coverage in the remaining. HIGHLIGHTS The ongoing situation in Amhara region has delayed August and September dispatches. However, as the situation is improving, dispatches and deliveries have restarted. Dispatches in Afar are also delayed, mainly due to the transport capacity at regional level. The holiday has delayed September dispatches and deliveries in Oromia, Tigray and SNNP regions. The transporter’s performance is expected to improve in the second half of the month. Deliveries through Mobile Health and Nutrition teams (MHNT)
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Ethiopia: Consolidated Gender Analysis for the Ethiopian Drought Response

Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office, CARE, Oxfam Country: Ethiopia This report is the first to be published by the project ‘Institutionalising Gender in Emergencies’, which is funded by the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) and implemented by Oxfam in Dominican Republic, Pakistan, Ethiopia and South Sudan. It is a gender analysis developed in collaboration with CARE Ethiopia and combines a desk review with primary field research in Ethiopia, focusing on the gendered effects of the drought brought by El Niño in 2015. These findings offer a starting point from which to improve gender-responsive approach to humanitarian action. The report makes recommendations relating to a range of emergency areas. The findings are to be used to influence change throughout the humanitarian sphere. The aim is for them to influence how programmes are planned, monitored and evaluated, and to ensure
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Ethiopia: Active USG Programs for the Ethiopia Response (Last Updated 09/16/16)

Source: US Agency for International Development Country: Ethiopia, United States of America Ethiopia ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #19 Fiscal Year (FY) 2016
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #19 Fiscal Year (FY) 2016

Source: US Agency for International Development Country: Ethiopia, United States of America HIGHLIGHTS IOM reports increased displacement in August due to flooding and conflict Upcoming meher harvest likely to improve food security DART assesses nutrition conditions in SNNP, visits USAID partner activities KEY DEVELOPMENTS As of September 9, the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) and other response actors had distributed approximately 93 percent of the planned 33,320 metric tons (MT) of emergency seeds to farmers across six regions for planting during the meher agricultural season. The Emergency Seed Working Group (ESWG) has also completed a postdistribution assessment of the seed interventions. Below-average rainfall in areas of Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNP) regions has resulted in some wilting of crops and impacts on maize productivity, although forecasts indicate that the upcoming meher harvest will improve overall food security across areas of
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Ethiopia: Madonna Backs USAIM, IOM Effort to Reunite Ethiopian Child Migrants with Families

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Ethiopia, Malawi Ethiopia - A group of 53 unaccompanied Ethiopian child migrants, who were returned from detention in Malawi by IOM early this month, were reunited with their families on September 8. After their release they were flown to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and stayed in IOM’s migrant transit center until the IOM mission in Ethiopia could trace their families. The children, all boys aged 12-17, have now all returned home. The return of the migrants and the reunification with their families was facilitated by IOM, in partnership with the US International Association for International Migration (USAIM), and in coordination with the governments of Ethiopia and Malawi. This operation was possible thanks to a donation from Raising Malawi, a non-profit organization founded by the singer Madonna. Last week she shared the news on
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Dashboard – Sector Response and Contextual Indicators (July 2016)

Source: Government of Ethiopia, UN Country Team in Ethiopia, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, WASH Cluster, Nutrition Cluster, Shelter Cluster, Health Cluster Country: Ethiopia The Agriculture sector started delivering seeds mid-April, in preparation for the Meher planting season, which takes place from June to mid-July. As of end of July, at least 90 per cent of crop seeds and 37 per cent of vegetable seeds had been delivered against the plans. School feeding has so far been reaching 70 per cent of the children targeted across the country for 2016. Other Education sector activities, such as distribution of learning kits, emergency WaSH support to schools, and the establishment of temporary learning spaces have suffered from lack of funding. The new school year will start in September. Since January of this year, flood, drought and resource-based competition has
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Fact Sheet August 2016

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen HIGHLIGHTS 743,732 refugees registered in the country 2,145 refugees newly registered in August 22,449 new arrivals registered since January 2016 38,615 Un Accompanied and Separated Children
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Drought Response Situation Report No. 04 (as of 31 August 2016)

Source: Government of Ethiopia, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia Highlights Government and humanitarian partners launched the revision of the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for the second half of 2016. The revised HRD seeks additional US$612.4 million to help 9.7 million people with emergency food and non-food assistance. The total amount required for Ethiopia is US$1.5 billion. The 2016 Government-led belg assessment highlights national hotspot classification demonstrating a slight decrease in the number of priority woredas (districts) from 429 to 420, of which 206 are now ‘priority one’ woredas, but food insecurity and malnutrition rates remain alarming. Some 420,000 children under age 5 are expected to require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) untill the end of 2016. Severe flooding with unusually heavy kiremt (summer) rains in many regions in August 2016 and late but prolonged
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Ethiopia: Refugees and Asylum-seekers in Ethiopia, 31 August 2016

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Facts and figures, January – June 2016

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross Country: Ethiopia Highlights of our work in Ethiopia between January and June 2016.   37,840 detainees visited to access their living conditions and promote humane treatment   Improved access to water for **81,140** people   Located **76** missing persons separated by conflict in a bid to restore family links   552,380 people received staple seeds and agricultural tools to assist with farming   2,182 persons with disabilities accessed services at 10 assisted physical rehabilitation centres
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Ethiopia: GIEWS Country Brief: Ethiopia 14-September-2016

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT Slightly below average production of 2016 secondary “belg” season crops Favourable prospects for 2016 main “meher” season crops Cereal prices are generally at high levels Number of people in need of assistance slightly declines, but food insecurity remains high Production of 2016 secondary “belg” crops slightly below average Harvesting of the secondary “belg” season crops has been recently completed, with some delay following a late onset of the rainy season. Yields in southern Tigray, eastern Oromia and eastern Amhara regions have been affected by inadequate soil moisture both at the beginning and at the end of the season. In addition, excessive rainfall in April/May caused localized water logging and flooding with ensuing losses of standing crops. By contrast, better yields have
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 12 September 2016

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia Key Issues The Ethiopian Humanitarian Fund (EHF) allocates US$5.4m for acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) response The Federal Ministry of Education calls on partners to address integrated school health programme Humanitarian and development partners advocate for increased refugee host communities’ projects Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined with extensive flooding, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, continue to have a negative impact on the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians. Overall food security and agricultural production remain severely affected, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund allocates US$5.4m for acute watery diarrhoea response Recent flooding continues to displace people as well as damaging several water points. On 02 September 2016, the Ethiopia Humanitarian Country Team released a
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Ethiopia: WFP Ethiopia Country Brief, August 2016

Source: World Food Programme Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan Highlights The Government of Ethiopia and Humanitarian Partners have launched the revised Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), following the completion of the Belg Assessment in early June. The document highlights a continued need for food assistance for 9.7 million drought affected people. Out of this total, the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), together with WFP, are jointly responsible for the provision of assistance to 7.1 million people. 2.6 million people are assisted through the Joint Emergency Operations Programme (JEOP) NGO consortium. WFP urgently requires USD 162.2 million to continue providing assistance for the next six months. WFP Assistance The Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200712 addresses acute food insecurity, currently exacerbated by the ongoing drought. The objectives are to transition chronically food-insecure households to a predictable safety net; to provide
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Ethiopia: Joint NGO letter to the UN Human Rights Council on Ethiopia

Source: Amnesty International, Freedom House, CIVICUS, World Organisation Against Torture, Reporters sans Frontières, International Service for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de I'Homme, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect Country: Ethiopia Your Excellency, The undersigned civil society organisations write to draw your attention to grave violations of human rights in Ethiopia, including the recent crackdown on largely peaceful protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions. As the UN Human Rights Council prepares to convene for its 33rd session between 13 – 30 September 2016, we urge your delegation to prioritise and address through joint and individual statements the escalating human rights crisis in Ethiopia. An escalating human rights crisis in Oromia and Amhara Regions The situation in Ethiopia has become increasingly unstable since security forces repeatedly fired upon protests in the Amhara and
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Ethiopia: East Africa Seasonal Monitor September 9, 2016

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Yemen Key Messages Rainfall has remained persistently above average in Sudan, western and northern Ethiopia and western South Sudan since mid-August, leading to a continuation of good cropping and livestock conditions, but also flooding in localized areas. In central and southern Ethiopia, southeastern South Sudan, and much of Uganda, rainfall has been below average since mid-August. Seasonal rainfall deficits, particularly in SNNPR and central and eastern Oromia in Ethiopia, are leading to prospects for belowpaverage crop production in some areas. Seasonal rainfall is expected to begin decreasing in northern areas of East Africa in the coming weeks, as seasonal rainfall shifts southward. This shift could provide relief in areas already affected by flooding, and reduce the risk of additional flooding.
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Ethiopia: WFP Ethiopia: Drought Emergency Situation Report #10

Source: World Food Programme Country: Ethiopia Highlights - The situation in Oromia and Amhara has influence the dispatch and delivery rates for both the Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme and the Relief Programme. Results as of 26 August indicate that for Round 5, average total deliveries completed to Food Distribution Points (FDPs) for all partners is 81% and average distributions completed is 70%. Situation Update - As of 25 August, based on the new HRD figures the latest revision of the national pipeline — with official information provided by all operators — show cereal and pulses breaks in WFP-GoE joint pipeline, starting in September. For WFP the total shortfall until December 2016 is USD 139 million. The vegetable oil supplier to GoE is unable to deliver, NDRMC has requested WFP to cover the shortfall of 2,600 MT of vegetable oil. For
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Ethiopia: WFP Ethiopia: Drought Emergency Relief Programme Update #10, 1 September 2016

Source: World Food Programme Country: Ethiopia 2016 EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAMME Of the total 9.7 million people in need of food assistance as identified by the 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), together with WFP, is assisting 7.1 million people. The remaining beneficiary caseload is covered by the Joint Emergency Operations Program (JEOP) NGO consortium. HIGHLIGHTS Round 5 concluded with 94% dispatch and 78% distribution. Round 6 is ongoing and has reached 25% overall distribution and 43% distribution for WFP alone. Round 7 commenced 1 September. The situation in Amhara has slowed down dispatches and distributions of relief assistance from the Government’s main warehouse in Nazreth, Oromia. This will have implications on the overall level of implementation for Round 6 and Round 7. WFP has agreed to distribute the Government’s CSB+ to 35% of the
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Ethiopia: Center graduates over 500 refugees

Source: Government of Ethiopia, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Yemen The Opportunities Industrialization Centers Ethiopia (OIC Ethiopia) has graduated more than 500 refugees trained in various Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) fields. More than 95 per cent of the graduates were Eritreans while Yemenis and South Sudanese also made part of the graduating migrants. The graduates received trainings in electrical installation, auto mechanics, computer, tailoring and hair dressing fields. The Center partnered with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in offering the TVET trainings. The graduates expressed gratitude to the government of Ethiopia for facilitating the training opportunity which they said brightened their future. Deputy Director of Administration for Refugees and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) Zeynu Jemal said apart from being a sanctuary to refugees, Ethiopia avails basic facilities to refugees including shelter, food,
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Ethiopia: South Sudanese refugee population in Gambella (as of 05-Sep-2016)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan
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Ethiopia: South Sudanese new arrivals in Gambella – Post 15th December 2013 (as of 05-Sep-2016)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 5 September 2016

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined with extensive flooding, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, continue to have a negative impact on the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians. Overall food security and agricultural production remain severely affected, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. Key Issues Food assistance to be prioritized to underserved woreda/districts in next round of food distribution. Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity fast tracks importation of WaSH equipment to assist urgent hygiene interventions following heavy rains and flooding. Relief operators to prioritize underserved food and PSNP woredas in next rounds The recent food and productive safety net programme (PSNP) distribution prioritization exercise by humanitarian partners identified some 60 woredas (districts) for food and PSNP
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Ethiopia: ACT Alliance Appeal: Response to El Nino-Caused Drought Emergency – ETH161, Revision 1

Source: ACT Alliance Country: Ethiopia Geneva, 5 September 2016 Dear Colleagues, The ETH161 Appeal has been both extended (for 5 additional months) and revised, for the following reasons: late receipt of funds, underfunding of some components and challenges and delays in implementation, including massive coordination effort and heavy bureaucratic process to get permission to respond to particular geographic area, which didn’t stop requesting members to prioritize the limited resource received and take action to respond. The current food insecurity crisis/drought in Ethiopia appear to be the result of a combination of factors that includes the pre El Nino failure of the spring rains and the El Nino induced late onset, erratic and early cessation of the main summer rains. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), more than 10 million people in Ethiopia are
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Ethiopia: ACT Alliance Appeal: Ukraine: Response to El Nino-Caused Drought Emergency – ETH161, Revision 1

Source: ACT Alliance Country: Ethiopia Geneva, 5 September 2016 Dear Colleagues, The ETH161 Appeal has been both extended (for 5 additional months) and revised, for the following reasons: late receipt of funds, underfunding of some components and challenges and delays in implementation, including massive coordination effort and heavy bureaucratic process to get permission to respond to particular geographic area, which didn’t stop requesting members to prioritize the limited resource received and take action to respond. The current food insecurity crisis/drought in Ethiopia appear to be the result of a combination of factors that includes the pre El Nino failure of the spring rains and the El Nino induced late onset, erratic and early cessation of the main summer rains. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), more than 10 million people in Ethiopia are
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Working to Become Guinea Worm-free Country by 2017

Source: Government of Ethiopia Country: Ethiopia Addis Ababa September 01/2016 Ethiopia is working to become a Guinea worm-free country by next year, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH). In a joint press briefing Dr. Dadi Jimma, Deputy Director-General of Ethiopian Public Health Institute, and Country Representative of Carter Center Ethiopia Dr. Zerihun Tadesse gave on the current status of Guinea worm today, only two persons are at present suffering from the disease. In 2016, two confirmed cases were reported in Gambella Regional State. They said the number of persons that had Guinea worm-disease in Ethiopia was over 20,000 some 20 years ago. Consolidated efforts by the government, the World Health Organization and Carter Center as well as the public are factors that contributed to the fall in the spread of the disease, Dr. Dadi indicated. Places with lower accessibility
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Ethiopia: AU calls for restraint, encourages dialogue following protests in Ethiopia

Source: African Union Country: Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 1 September 2016: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, is following the evolving socio-political situation over the last few months in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia with great concern. Protests have taken place in some regions following disputes over the allocation of farmland for development. The socio-political situation in Ethiopia has led to a number of reported deaths, temporary disruptions of public and private businesses, as well as occasional interruption of telecommunication services. Dr Dlamini Zuma expresses her condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives, and also wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. The Chairperson of the Commission calls for a high level of restraint as well as for calm to reign. She encourages dialogue among all stakeholders in
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Ethiopia: WFP Ethiopia: Drought Emergency Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme Update #9 (30 August 2016)

Source: World Food Programme Country: Ethiopia 2016 TARGETED SUPPLEMENTARY FEEDING PROGRAMME The 2016 Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme (TSFP) targets 2.36 million children under five years of age, and pregnant and nursing women who are suffering from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) with Specialized Nutritious Foods (SNF). WFP covers 192 of 206 priority 1 hotspot woredas, with NGOs and the Government responsible for coverage in the remaining. HIGHLIGHTS  The ongoing situation in Oromia and Amhara have slowed down dispatches and distributions of TSFP commodities from the Government’s main warehouse in Nazreth, Oromia. The current situation also affects dispatches and distributions in Afar, as a large proportion of the commodities allocated to the region is dispatched from the WFP warehouse in Kombolcha, Amhara. The situation in Oromia is improving, and dispatches and distributions are expected to be completed shortly.  The Regional
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Ethiopia: IOM Repatriates Ethiopian Child Migrants Detained in Malawi

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Ethiopia, Malawi United States of America - IOM has facilitated the return home of 53 unaccompanied Ethiopian child migrants detained in Malawi when trying to reach South Africa. The return of the migrants was facilitated by IOM, in partnership with the US International Association for International Migration (USAIM), and in coordination with the governments of Ethiopia and Malawi. “All of us should be addressing issues of child migration – especially when they end up in detention. Thanks to a donation from a US foundation, USAIM and IOM were able to help these children to return home safely and to give them a chance to move forward,” said USAIM CEO Luca Dall’Oglio. IOM, in cooperation with the Malawi authorities and Ethiopian authorities who travelled to Malawi to verify the children’s nationalities, organized their travel documents,
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Ethiopia: Ethiopian Red Cross Society, Red Cross Society Of China Sign Cooperation Agreement

Source: Ethiopian Red Cross Society Country: China, Ethiopia By Ahmed Mohammed The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) visited the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) and signed a one year cooperation agreement with ERCS last week. A three year program was launched in 2013 to enhance cooperation between RCSC and ERCS that include grants and capacity building. Accordingly, a wide range of bilateral community development projects have delivered high quality services to the most vulnerable groups in Gamo Gofa zone of SNNPR. ERCS Deputy Secretary General for Programs, Ato Hagos Gemechu said that, “the previous cooperation agreement performance was very successful; we have learned that we can continue our partnership with large scale cooperation with RCSC.” In order to further implement the three year plan and expand the cooperation between both parties, the RCSC provided USD 100,000 to ERCS to
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Ethiopia: Press Statement of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Human Rights Situation in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Source: African Commission on Human and People's Rights Country: Ethiopia The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) is deeply concerned by the events unfolding in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Protests reportedly began in the Oromia region in November 2015, opposing the Federal Government’s plan to expand the boundaries of Addis Ababa. Reports indicate that despite the termination of the expansion plan, the protests continued due to the detention of activists, the use of excessive force, and killing of protestors by law enforcement officers. More recently, protests reportedly erupted in the Amhara region of Gondar in July 2016 when armed police arrested members of the Welkait Committee who had rejected the Government’s decision to merge the Welkait community and its land into the neighbouring Tigray region. Reports further indicate that from 6 – 7 August 2016,
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Food Security Outlook, August 2016

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Ethiopia Meher cropping prospects mostly positive, but SNNPR and eastern Oromia drier than normal KEY MESSAGES At least 10 million people require emergency food assistance in 2016, following El Niño-induced drought in 2015. Worst-affected areas include Wag Himra, East and West Hararghe, and pastoral areas in Shinile and southern Afar, where Crisis (IPC Phase 3!) outcomes will continue through September. Continued, regular assistance is essential in order to mitigate food consumption gaps. Assistance needs in Meher-dependent areas should begin to decrease with Meher harvests in November. The ongoing Kiremt rains have been generally favorable for Meher cropping, although heavy rainfall in the western half and below-average rains in parts of eastern Oromia and SNNPR are threatening to reduce yields. Early impressions point to the prospect of near-average Meher harvests at the national level.
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Ethiopia: Religious leaders at the forefront of ending gender-based violence in Ethiopia

Source: UN Women Country: Ethiopia Archbishop Abune Markos from East Gojam Zone Diocese in Ethiopia believes in gender equality. He is committed to end child marriages and all forms of violence against women and girls in Ethiopia. “Education is power and the key to freedom,” he says. “Marriage should only happen when people are ready…. You can only marry when you are an adult, at least at 18 years old.” - Archbishop Markos has trained more than 300 religious leaders in the East Gojam Zone, Amhara region to influence their communities in preventing harmful traditional practices and violence against women and girls. He trains religious representatives at all levels, particularly, community priests from the rural areas, where such practices are most prevalent. In Ethiopia, 40 per cent of all women in their early 20’s are married before they turn 18.
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Ethiopia: Active USG Humanitarian Programs in Ethiopia (last updated 08/31/16)

Source: US Agency for International Development Country: Ethiopia Ethiopia ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #18 Fiscal Year (FY) 2016
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #18 Fiscal Year (FY) 2016

Source: US Agency for International Development Country: Ethiopia, United States of America HIGHLIGHTS Kiremt rains, flooding displace an additional 1,785 households in Afar, Oromiya during July ESWG launches seed assessment; distributions remain ongoing in some areas of Ethiopia KEY DEVELOPMENTS Increased rainfall in areas of Oromiya Region has resulted in improved water, farmland, and livestock conditions, as well as positive food security trends, according to local Government of Ethiopia (GoE) officials and USAID partner reports. To date, August rains have also reduced reliance on water rationing in parts of Oromiya due to increased water availability. On August 22, the GoE and relief actors launched a post-distribution seed assessment to evaluate emergency seed interventions in areas of Ethiopia where farmers have prepared and planted fields for the upcoming meher harvest. The GoE and relief organizations recently commenced the seventh round of
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Ethiopia: Pastoralist ‘dropouts’ in Ethiopia’s lowlands boost income through animal feed production and marketing

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Ethiopia Climate-related phenomena like El Niño and La Niña, have, in the last several decades, increased both in frequency and ferocity, hitting global agriculture with a blunt and brutal force. Typically, once every ten years, El Niño events now occur in regions like East Africa every four to five years, leaving farmers and (agro) pastoralists decidedly more food insecure and – due to wide-scale crop failure and animal losses – deeply debt ridden. In the last several years, a growing number of pastoralists and agropastoralists have chosen to scale down on livestock rearing or to ‘dropout’ of livestock-based livelihood alternatives altogether. Lulled by the diverse employment opportunities associated with big cities, each year, unknown numbers of former pastoralists move in and out of the pastoralist system. However, many lack the
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Drought – Emergency Plan of Action Operations Update n° 3 (MDRET0016)

Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Ethiopia A. Situation analysis Description of the disaster September/October 2015: In Ethiopia, consecutive failed Belg rains (March – May) and Kiremt rains (June – September) combined with erratic weather conditions attributed to El Nino, have resulted in severe food insecurity, especially in the North and North East areas of the country. November 2015: Following the recognition of urgent needs related to drought within Ethiopia, the ERCS requested support through an IFRC Field Assessment and Coordination Team (FACT), which was deployed to define the exact needs and to develop an appropriate, relevant plan and budget for the response. The FACT conducted field visits to Afar and Somali regions, and held numerous meetings with Movement, non-Movement partners and other stakeholders. 28 December 2015: Emergency Appeal launched for 2,211,085 Swiss francs to
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Ethiopia: Ducks Love Duckweed—and Chickens Do Too

Source: Government of the United States of America Country: Ethiopia Mulu Worku, a 29 year-old mother of a young son, tends chickens in Holeta Town, a community about 25 miles from Addis Abba, Ethiopia’s capital city. At first glance, her activities may seem unremarkable in a country where poultry raising is considered traditional women’s work. But on a closer look, her traditional work is potentially transformational. Mulu is one of 1,200 Ethiopian women engaged in an innovative Feed the Future project to improve the nutritional quality and commercial potential of their flocks. The innovation? Simply put, it’s chicken feed, made from the aquatic plant popularly known as duckweed. Duckweed is something of a miracle food for poultry. Like wild ducks who have feasted on this nutrient-rich plant, their domesticated farmyard cousins gain a similarly rich complement of protein, vitamins and
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Ethiopia: Sectors Indicators Matrix: Gambella Region (as of 01-Aug-2016)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan
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Ethiopia: FAO Ethiopia Situation Report – August 2016

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Ethiopia FAO RESPONSE IN NUMBERS 9.7 million People food insecure (Revised August 2016) USD 91 million Required for the agricultural sector (Revised August 2016) 1.3 million People assisted by seed and livestock interventions by FAO since January 2016 USD 14 million Immediate FAO funding gap against the Ethiopia El Niño Response Plan 2016 KEY MESSAGES Food insecurity rates improved slightly but remain high, according to the newly released Mid-Year Review of Ethiopia’s Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), with the number of people requiring food assistance moving from 10.2 million (January, 2016) to 9.7 million (August, 2016). Livestock sector needs have more than tripled since the start of the year. An estimated 2.4 million households now require urgent assistance to protect their livestock. With a potential La Niña looming, the provision of
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 29 August 2016

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia Key Issues Government and humanitarian partners are prioritizing AWD response in line with the mid-year review of the 2016 HRD and the operationalized ‘National Preparedness and Response Plan for AWD Enhanced and coordinated WaSH intervention is required to curb the spread of acute watery diarrhoea in the capital, Addis Ababa and the regions. While water trucking is provided to non-receiving parts of the region, the Afar regional government is moving dwellers to highland areas to reduce the risk from the overflowing Awash river and Tendahoo dam Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined with extensive flooding, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, continue to have a negative impact on the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians. Overall food security and agricultural production remain severely affected, with
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Ethiopia: South Sudanese refugee population in Gambella (as of 26 Aug 2016)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan
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Ethiopia: South Sudanese new arrivals in Gambella – Post 15th December 2013 (as of 26 Aug 2016)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan
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Ethiopia: WFP Ethiopia Country Brief, July 2016

Source: World Food Programme Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan Highlights There is a marginal improvement in food consumption for people assisted through relief operations, but in spite of the good progress, needs will remain high to the end the year. The situation remains critical for 10.2 million people in need of food assistance. There is an imminent pipeline break for cereals in September. WFP currently requires USD 158 million to support 7.6 million people affected by drought for the rest of 2016. The revised Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) is scheduled to be launched by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) in the first week of August. The results will modify the food response plan for the rest of 2016. The Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200712 addresses acute food insecurity, currently exacerbated by the ongoing drought. The PRRO
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Drought: Emergency Dashboard, July 2016

Source: World Food Programme Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Hoping to return home

Source: Humedica Country: Ethiopia, Somalia by Nora Parasie, 2016/08/23 Instead of relaxing and taking a rest from her teaching profession during her summer vacation, the Hamburg teacher Nora Parasie took off to what seemed like a different world: as a voluntary humedica intervention team member she went to the refugee camp Melkadida, situated approximately 6.000 km away at the Ethiopian-Somali border, to assist the local team in providing medical care for the people. In her following first report from Ethiopia she talks about what kind of adventures you have to expect when undertaking such a journey. „Saturday night in London: „The airplane to Addis Ababa is now ready for boarding. Please stay seated till this announcement will be finished.“ These are the words, which announce my Ethiopian Airlines flight. While boarding I am asked whether I own a return ticket
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Ethiopia: WFP Ethiopia: Drought Emergency Situation Report #9

Source: World Food Programme Country: Ethiopia Highlights The mid-year review of Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2016 was released on 12 August. The total number of people requiring food assistance is revised down from 10.2 million to 9.7 million for the second half of 2016; out of which 7.1million will be assisted through WFP-GoE and 2.6 million through JEOP. The implication on WFP’s resources and coverages will be updated in the next Situation Report. Situation Update Based on the June belg assessment the mid-year review of the Humanitarian Requirements Document for 2016 finds that the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia remains critical. With a combination of drought, which significantly weakened coping capacities, extensive flooding, which has caused displacement, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) together with the humanitarian community will continue the response
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Ethiopia: Save the Children Wins $72.9 million USAID Nutrition Award to Reduce and Prevent Stunting of Children Under Three in Ethiopia

Source: Save the Children Country: Ethiopia, United States of America Fairfield, Conn. (August 24, 2016) - Save the Children US has received a five-year (Sept 1, 2016-Aug 31, 2021) $72.9 million award from USAID/Ethiopia to provide ongoing assistance to the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) with its international partners, JHPIEGO, Land O’ Lakes, Population Services International, The Manoff Group, Tufts University and World Vision, and local NGOs, to strengthen the institutional and policy environment, develop its human resources for nutrition, and implement strategies that address poverty and food security and social and behavioral barriers to optimal nutrition. The USAID Growth through Nutrition project (Cooperative Agreement No: AID-663-A-16-0007) targets the “1000 Days” households—the critical window for preventing stunting—with activities and Social and Behavior Change Communications to promote the use of services, products, and practices for optimal nutrition. As a follow-on to USAID’s
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Drought Response Situation Report No. 03 (as of 30 June 2016)

Source: Government of Ethiopia, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia This report has been prepared under the auspices of the Federal Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group, co-chaired by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and OCHA with participation of Sector Co-Chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 1 June to 30 June 2016. Highlights As most of the kiremt-benefiting areas of the country are predicted to receive above-normal rainfall activity, there is a significant likelihood for increased displacement. Humanitarian partners are working closely with federal and regional Governments and consult the national flood contingency plan to effectively respond to the needs of communities that are likely to be affected by river and flash flooding from an anticipated enhanced La Niña event. Reported cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) have
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 22 August 2016

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia, United States of America Ethiopia is responding to an El Niño-caused drought emergency: The El Niño global climatic event wreaked havoc on Ethiopia’s 2015 spring and summer rains driving food insecurity, malnutrition and water shortages in affected areas of the country. A well-coordinated response is underway, although the scale of the emergency exceeds resources available. Given the lead times necessary for the procurement of relief items, the Government and its partners urge immediate and sustained support for this slow onset natural disaster. USAID Announces Additional 35 Million USD Funding for Ethiopia The United States commits a further US$35 million to meet immediate humanitarian needs, protect development gains, and complement longterm efforts to build the country’s resilience to climate change. This was announced by Ms. Leslie Reed, USAID Ethiopia Mission
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Ethiopia: South Sudanese refugee population in Gambella (as of 19 Aug 2016)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan
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Ethiopia: South Sudanese new arrivals in Gambella – Post 15th December 2013 (as of 19 Aug 2016)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Shelter & NFI Cluster Kit definitions for Emergency Shelter and Non-Food Items Assistance

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Shelter Cluster Country: Ethiopia This document provides guidelines for minimum kit content and specification for emergency shelter and household Non-Food Items assistance to the flood affected and/or displaced population in Ethiopia. It is subject to revisions as necessary.
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