New arrivals in the Gode area
UNHCR, 19 Aug 2011
UNHCR, together with Ethiopian authorities and other partners is working on a response to the immediate needs of Somali refugees who arrived recently through the Gode area, 250km north-east of Dollo Ado. The refugees number more than 17,500. Priority activities are life-saving interventions such as delivery of basic food assistance and medical care. The group will then be registered before a voluntary move to one of the existing camps. WFP has distributed a one-month food ration for 300 families and MERLIN, a local NGO active in the area, is extending medical services.