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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 23 March 2015

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Key Issues:

  • The 2015 appeal calls for $386 million; with $41 million carry-over from 2014, the target is $344 million.
    Funding prospects are bleak.

  • Commodity shortfalls are reported for the first round relief food ration for 2015.

  • Following the relocation of more than 48,000 South Sudanese refugees from Leitchuor camp,
    Jewi, the new camp in Gambella region, will nearly reach full capacity. Additional camp sites are needed to accommodate new arrivals

  • Federal Ministry of Health and partners are fighting a new outbreak (diphtheria) in SNNPR.

  • The FMoH needs to mobilize $38 million for a mass measles vaccination campaign, targeting 40 million children under-14.

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