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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Shelter/NFI Cluster Strategy 2019-2021

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Shelter Cluster Country: Ethiopia Overview The Shelter Cluster has been active in Ethiopia since 2008. The two-year Shelter / NFI Cluster strategy for Ethiopia is intended to guide interventions for Shelter Cluster members until the end of 2021. It recognizes that contexts across Ethiopia are both changeable and highly specific, with unique needs per location. At the time of writing, there were 3.2 million1 IDPs in Ethiopia, from both conflict and climate-related disasters. Whilst it is hoped that conditions will allow these people to return to their place of origin before 2021, previous experience shows that there is a high likelihood of further displacement. As a result, the strategy includes consideration of shelter preparedness, response and shelter recovery support to account for both returns and secondary displacement. The strategy has been developed with the
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Ethiopia: World Vision East Africa Region Situation Report | July 1 – July 31, 2019

Source: World Vision Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania Key messages • Drought: An estimated 15 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance across the Horn of Africa including northern Uganda due to a prolonged drought as a result of below average seasonal rainfall.This has led to loss of livestock due to deterioration of farmland and pastures, a spike in food prices and a reduction in the availability of water in most parts of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. • Food security outlook: In the Horn of Africa, Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse outcomes are anticipated through January 2020 due to drought and two consecutive poor production seasons in 2018/19, though some improvements will likely be realized during the October – December 2019 rainy season. In Somalia, Crisis (IPC Phase 3)
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Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia: Funding Update 2019 (as of 30 June 2019)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan
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Ethiopia: GOAL is helping over 58,000 displaced refugees in Ethiopia

Source: GOAL Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan By Miriam Donohoe, Senior Communications Manager, GOAL Another hot day dawns in the dusty, sprawling Tierkadi Refugee Camp in Gambella, Western Ethiopia, just 50 kilometres from the border with South Sudan. Eight years after gaining independence South Sudan should be full of hope. Instead, it's in the grip of a massive humanitarian crisis with political turmoil, violence, drought, and dire food shortages causing the displacement of 3.7 million people. Six out of ten of the fleeing population are children. More than 400,000 of those displaced have crossed the border to Gambella, enduring long and arduous journeys, with homes, livelihoods and loved ones left behind. Tierkadi, where Irish humanitarian aid agency GOAL is running life-saving nutrition programmes, is temporary home to over 58,000 of those forced to flee South Sudan due to the bitter, protracted
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Ethiopia: World Vision East Africa Region Situation Report | June 1 – June 30, 2019

Source: World Vision Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania Key messages • Humanitarian needs: An estimated 30 million people across East Africa region are in need of humanitarian assistance. Various crises like conflict, drought, floods, and disease outbreaks and rising cost of fuel and food prices have left them extremely vulnerable. • Food security outlook: According to the Famine Early Warning System (FEWSNET), Although rainfall performance improved mid-May to early June, Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse outcomes are expected due to the impact of drought conditions in the Horn of Africa and northeastern Uganda. Poor households have food consumption gaps resulting from constrained access to food and income sources, especially in the lowlands of Amhara and Oromia and Somali region of Ethiopia; eastern and northern pastoral and marginal agricultural areas of Kenya;
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Ethiopia: World Vision East Africa Region Situation Report | May 01 – May 31, 2019

Source: World Vision Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania Key Messages • Humanitarian needs: An estimated 30 million people across East Africa region are in need of humanitarian assistance. Various crises like conflict, drought, floods, and disease outbreaks and rising cost of fuel and food prices have left them extremely vulnerable. • Food insecurity: According to the Famine Early Warning System (FEWSNET), food security outcomes are likely to deteriorate across the greater Horn of Africa through September, due to delayed onset of the rainfall season and significantly below-average March to May rainfall performance. This is the second consecutive season of below-average rainfall in many areas. Emergency (IPC Phase 4) outcomes are expected in Somalia, while Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes are expected in Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, and Uganda. Although rainfall has increased in
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Ethiopia: World Vision East Africa Region Situation Report | April 01 – April 30, 2019

Source: World Vision Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania Key messages Humanitarian needs: An estimated 30 million people across East Africa region are in need of humanitarian assistance. Various crises like conflict, drought, floods, and disease outbreaks and rising cost of fuel and food prices have left them extremely vulnerable. Food insecurity: Food security outcomes are likely to deteriorate across the greater Horn of Africa through September, due to delayed onset of the rainfall season and significantly below-average March to May rainfall performance. This is the second consecutive season of below-average rainfall in many areas. Emergency (IPC Phase 4) outcomes are expected in Somalia, while Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes are expected in Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, and Uganda. Food consumption gaps are being driven by deterioration in livestock body conditions, below-normal livestock assets,
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Ethiopia: Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: almost €100 million to support the most vulnerable in the Horn of Africa

Source: European Commission Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania Brussels, 29 May 2019 The European Commission has adopted seven new programmes and additional funds for two existing projects, worth €99.5 million. They will support ongoing efforts to help the most vulnerable people in the Horn of Africa. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, said: "The Horn of Africa has an unprecedented opportunity to shore up peace and stability throughout the region. The nearly €100 million we have approved will support vulnerable communities, contributing therefore directly to that peace and stability." At national level, four new programmes have been approved in these countries and areas: South Sudan: increased access to primary and secondary education for children in remote areas (€15 million) and access to health services,
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Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia: Funding Update 2019 (as of 30 April 2019)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia: Funding Update 2019 (as of 16 April 2019)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund Annual Report 2018

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia 2018 IN REVIEW This Annual Report presents information on the achievements of the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund during the 2018 calendar year. However, because grant allocation, project implementation and reporting processes often take place over multiple years (CBPFs are designed to support ongoing and evolving humanitarian responses), the achievement of CBPFs are reported in two distinct ways: Information on allocations for granted in 2018 (shown in blue). This method considers intended impact of the allocations rather than achieved results as project implementation and reporting often continues into the subsequent year and results information is not immediately available at the time of publication of annual reports. Results reported in 2018 attributed to allocations granted in 2018 and prior years (shown in orange). This method provides a more complete picture of achievements
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Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia: Funding Update 2019 (as of 2 April 2019)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia: Funding Update 2019 (as of 20 March 2019)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Japan provides over US$5.8 million to support UNIDO projects

Source: UNIDO Country: Ethiopia, Gabon, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Japan, Lebanon, Liberia, occupied Palestinian territory, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic VIENNA, 11 March 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has welcomed an announcement by the Government of Japan that it will contribute over US$5.8 million to nine projects in Ethiopia, Gabon, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, South Sudan, the State of Palestine and the Syrian Arab Republic. These UNIDO projects promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development by taking a human security approach. The concept of human security is closely related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as it focuses on people and the ambitious goal to "leave no one behind". UNIDO’s concept of inclusive and sustainable industrial development is included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in Goal 9 to build
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Ethiopia: UNHCR Ethiopia: Funding Update 2018 (as of 25 February 2019)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: Greater Horn of Africa Region: Humanitarian Snapshot (November – December 2018)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan OVERVIEW Below average Deyr/short rains (October to December) in Kenya, Somalia and southern Ethiopia raised concerns regarding a potential deterioration in the humanitarian situation. In Somalia, earlier than normal livestock migration was reported in parts of Bari and Nugaal regions of Puntland. In Kenya, forage availability for livestock and maize crops in marginal areas were negatively impacted. Meanwhile, in Sudan, economic shocks caused food prices to rise to 200 per cent above the five-year average, decreasing access to food for the most vulnerable. In South Sudan, food prices also rose, particularly in the Equatorias, and increased food insecurity was also reported in Mundri East, West and Mvolo areas of Western Equatoria, following the 2017-2018 prolonged dry spell that spoiled crops and an outbreak
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia: Rapid Response Plan seeks US$25.5M to reach civilians displaced by inter-communal violence

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia In response to the growing number of interally displaced persons due to inter-communal violence, a rapid response plan has been lunched, requesting US$25.5 million to address the most pressing needs in the health, nutrition, education, WaSH, non-food item, protection and agriculture sectors. The Plan exclusively focuses on response to recent violence-induced displacements in Benishangul Gumuz region and in East and West Wollega zones of Oromia region – which saw a surge of nearly 250,000 displaced persons since September 2018. This three-months Operational Plan is developed in view of bridging the period between now and the official launch of the 2019 Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP), where needs and requirements for the Benishangul Gumuz-East/West Wollega response will be captured in full. Read more on OCHA.
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Ethiopia: Greater Horn of Africa Region: Humanitarian Snapshot (September – October 2018)

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan OVERVIEW The number of severely food insecure people in the Greater Horn of Africa decreased from 22.4 million people in August to 20.8 million in October, primarily due to the green harvest in South Sudan. At the beginning of the post-harvest period in October, there were 4.4 million severely food insecure people (43 per cent of the total population) in South Sudan, 1.7 million less than at the peak of the lean season in August. However, this seasonal reduction could be cut short by an earlier than normal start of the next lean season, which could result in an estimated 5.2 million people facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse between January and March 2019. In Somalia, despite some improvements following the above-average
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Ethiopia: Karin Kneissl: “The goal is to alleviate the humanitarian emergency, to give the people prospects in their region”

Source: Government of Austria Country: Austria, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda The Federal Government supports people in affected areas of Africa with 6.5 million euros from the Foreign Disaster Fund (FDF) "The ongoing refugee and climate-induced crises in Africa have led to a dramatic humanitarian emergency. Millions of people have fled and are relying on aid. We have to provide aid to the affected regions quickly in order to prevent the humanitarian situation from deteriorating further," said Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl. The Austrian Federal Government is therefore providing 6.5 million euros from the Foreign Disaster Fund to the affected regions in South Sudan, Uganda, Chad, Ethiopia and Egypt. Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz underlined that "Austria will live up to its humanitarian responsibility. Close cooperation with African countries is vital to improving living conditions and enabling sustainable development." "All of
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Ethiopia: WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 44: 27 October – 2 November 2018 (Data as reported by 17:00; 2 November 2018

Source: World Health Organization Country: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, South Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zimbabwe This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including: Yellow fever in Ethiopia Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Cholera in Niger Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided. A table is provided at the end of the bulletin with information on
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Ethiopia: World Vision East Africa Region Situation Report | September 1 – September 30, 2018

Source: World Vision Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania Key messages • Humanitarian needs: At least 28 million people (more than half of them children) are in need of humanitarian assistance. Conflict, disease, acute food shortages, high inflation, and inadequate nutrition have left children and their families extremely vulnerable. • Conflict a major driver of forced displacements: Conflict continues to be a major factor driving people out of their homes. As the Democratic Republic of Congo prepares for elections in December, neighbouring countries such as Burundi and Uganda are on high alert for an influx of refugees. This therefore means that the number of people requiring humanitarian assistance will likely increase. • Food insecurity: At least 20 million are struggling to meet their daily food and nutrition needs
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Ethiopia: World Food Day: New Hope for Farming Fathers

Source: Food for the Hungry Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan WRITTEN BY BETH ALLEN Organizations like Food for the Hungry commemorate World Food Day to remember those who go to bed with empty stomachs every night. But we also celebrate how vulnerable farmers all over the world now feed their families regular, nutritious meals. You may think that charities like FH use donations to hand out food. This is certainly true when there’s a shortage of food. And it certainly applies in areas where people are unable to farm. FH has provided food deliveries to respond to drought in Ethiopia, or to families caught in the crossfire of the civil war in South Sudan. In reality, most of FH’s food-related work helps families find long-term solutions to providing food for their children. Additionally, FH often helps farmers add new crops that
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