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  • The main decisions taken by the task force in relation to the incidents in Jewi refugee camp included: the Protection Working Group to develop a communication and awareness raising strategy and action plan targeting refugees in all camps, as well as host community; and sensitization campaign in refugee camps to be launched on 2 May. The Protection Working Group drafted a communication strategy for refugees and host communities in Gambella for raising awareness on the Rule of Law and Peaceful co-existence.
    highlight 04 May 2016 (6 years ago)
    Ethiopia / South Sudan - Refugees
  • At an ad hoc inter-agency task force meeting held on 27 April and which was co-chaired by UNHCR and ARRA, ARRA assured all humanitarian actors of security as the government has reinforced the presence of Ethiopian Defence Force and Federal Police who are currently controlling the situation in Gambella region.
    highlight 04 May 2016 (6 years ago)
    Ethiopia / South Sudan - Refugees
  • A cross-border raid in Gambella region on Friday, 15 April by armed men said to be from the Murle ethnic group in South Sudan left over 200 people dead, 108 children reportedly kidnapped and dozens of people wounded. The Ethiopian government Disaster Prevention and Food Security Agency (DPFSA) said no South Sudanese refugee was affected by the raid, which was unprecedented as it was well-coordinated and happened at various locations at the same time. Over 21,000 people were reportedly displaced by the raid.
    highlight 21 Apr 2016 (6 years ago)
    Ethiopia / South Sudan - Refugees
  • The Ethiopia refugee agency and UNHCR are registering over 400 new South Sudanese refugee arrivals at Okugo Refugee Camp in Gambella region. The new arrivals entered Ethiopia through Raad entry point following intra-ethnic conflict in Pochalla, South Sudan. New arrivals continue. The intra-ethnic fighting reportedly broke out on 21 March in Pochalla town between Pochalla North and Pochalla South Anuak community and the fighting spread to nearby towns.
    highlight 21 Apr 2016 (6 years ago)
    Ethiopia / South Sudan - Refugees
  • In early April, the Gambella region in western Ethiopia experienced a relatively high number of new South Sudanese arrivals into the region, crossing to Okugo refugee camp through the Raad corridor. Since 5 April 2016, more than 300 new arrivals have been registered by the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) with support from UNHCR. Dozens of Unaccompanied and Separated children were among the new arrivals. Most of them said they trekked in the jungle for about two weeks before arriving in Okugo. UNHCR and partners have provided the refugees with basic assistance including corn soya blend (CSB) to children, plastic sheets, mosquito nets, blankets, sleeping mats and water jerry cans at the camp. The new arrivals fled intra-ethnic clashes in Ponchalla area which broke out on 21 March in Pochalla town between Pochalla North and Pochalla South Anuak communities and soon spread to nearby towns.
    highlight 15 Apr 2016 (6 years ago)
    Ethiopia / South Sudan - Refugees
  • The first pilot biometric food distribution system was successfully completed within 8.5 days in Jewi Refugee Camp. From the total targeted population of 48,639 persons, 37,403 persons were able to collect food ration using the Biometrics system showing a 23% no show rate. Additional tests will be undertaken in the coming two months to draw a clear trend within which the construction of the two biometrics food centres in Jewi camp would have been completed.
    highlight 15 Apr 2016 (6 years ago)
    Ethiopia / South Sudan - Refugees
  • For better protection and humanitarian assistance, UNHCR, in collaboration with partners, is undertaking a shelter addressing exercise in all the six refugee camps in Gambella region. The exercise, which started on 7 March, involves marking of shelters using permanent paint indicating the plot address. The address with make it easier to locate refugees and improve on provision of services and assistance. About 20,000 transitional shelters and 38,000 emergency shelters/tents are being marked with addresses during the exercise.
    highlight 15 Apr 2016 (6 years ago)
    Ethiopia / South Sudan - Refugees
  • The Italian President, His Excellency Sergio Mattarella on 16 March visited the South Sudanese refugee operation in Gambella Region, western Ethiopia. He was accompanied by Italian government officials, media personnel and other officials from the Embassy including the Italian Ambassador for Ethiopia. The mission was received and welcomed at Gambella Airport by the President of Gambella Region, His Excellency Gatluak Tut Khot, Vice President of the region, His Excellency Engineer Olero Opiew, Ato Ayelew Awoke ARRA Deputy Director from Addis Ababa, ARRA Zonal Coordinator, Ato Teferi Bekele, the UNHCR Head of Sub–Office Ms. Angele Djohossou and UNICEF colleagues from Addis Ababa and Gambella.
    highlight 07 Apr 2016 (6 years ago)
    Ethiopia / South Sudan - Refugees
  • On 23 March, the World Water Day was celebrated under the theme: “Better water for better jobs”. During the celebration refugees demonstrated importance of water for human life through local songs and dramas. UNHCR urged refugees to manage water in sustainable manner and to ensure that all people including those living with disabilities have access to safe water.
    highlight 07 Apr 2016 (6 years ago)
    Ethiopia / South Sudan - Refugees
  • From 10_13 March 2016, UNHCR supported a WFP mission that was evaluating the impact of WFP Ethiopia operations for the period 2014-2015 in Gambella. The mission visited Jewi and Tierkidi refugee camps and interviewed different refugee groups including key informants from food, nutrition, WASH and livelihoods sectors.
    highlight 07 Apr 2016 (6 years ago)
    Ethiopia / South Sudan - Refugees