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Refugees from South Sudan

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Total refugees from South Sudan JSON 
440,147
Last updated 30 Apr 2018
Source - UNHCR 

   Ethiopia - pre-15 December 2013 figure

Pre-15 December caseload may change due to registration, births, deaths and departures. As of 15 December, the figure of pre-influx refugees (and asylum-seekers) was 53,925
Breakdown by district JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Addis Ababa UNHCR 30 Apr 2018
  0.1%
496
Benishangul-Gumuz UNHCR 30 Apr 2018
  3.6%
15,847
Gambela UNHCR 30 Apr 2018
  95.7%
421,017
SNNPR UNHCR 31 Mar 2018
  0.6%
2,787


Population Planning Figure JSON 
485,000
Last updated 31 Jan 2018
Source - UNHCR 
Total refugees from South Sudan - Timegraph JSON 
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    South Sudan RRP – Ethiopia 2017 End Year Report

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    Interagency report on the South Sudanese refugee response in Ethiopia in 2017
    Published: 15 May 2018 (6 days ago)
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    South Sudan RRP – Ethiopia 2017 End Year Infographics

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    One page infographic on the South Sudanese refugee response in Ethiopia in 2017
    Published: 15 May 2018 (6 days ago)
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  • Including refugees in national systems: Examples from Ethiopia

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    An article published in the May 2018 edition of Open Access Government depicting the the expansion of a water scheme in Itang, Gambella Region, benefiting both refugees and host communities.
    Published: 2 May 2018 (19 days ago)
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    Workshop-Supporting the energy needs of refugees and host communities in Gambella, Ethiopia

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    The workshop deliberated on the collection and use of woodfuel, on supporting energy access to refugees and host communities and restoring the echosystem
    Published: 23 March 2018 (1 month ago)
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    2017 revised South Sudan RRRP-overview

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    An overview of the revised Regional Refugee Response for the South Sudan Situation covering January-December 2017 and highlighting the projected refugee population and financial requirements
    Published: 22 March 2018 (1 month ago)
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    South Sudan Situation RRP 2018- Ethiopia Chapter launch PPT

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    A power point presentation prepared for the launch of the Ethiopia Chapter of the South Sudan Situation RRP 2018
    Published: 21 March 2018 (2 months ago)
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    South Sudan Child Protection regional framework 2018

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    South Sudan Child Protection regional framework 2018
    Published: 28 February 2018 (2 months ago)
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    Ethiopia- South Sudan Situation RRP Key response figurest for 2017

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    Ethiopia- South Sudan Situation RRP Key response figurest for 2017
    Published: 31 December 2017 (4 months ago)
    Uploaded: 15 May 2018 (6 days ago)
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    Ethiopia- South Sudan Situation RRP report for 2017

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    The full end of year report of the Ethiopia part of the South Sudan Situation RRP 2017
    Published: 31 December 2017 (4 months ago)
    Uploaded: 15 May 2018 (6 days ago)
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    Standardized, expanded Nutrition Survey 2017

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    It is an annual standardized, expanded nutrition survey report covering all seven refugee camps under UNHCR's Sub-Office Gambella
    Published: 21 March 2018 (2 months ago)
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  • Including refugees in national systems: Examples from Ethiopia

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    An article published in the May 2018 edition of Open Access Government depicting the the expansion of a water scheme in Itang, Gambella Region, benefiting both refugees and host communities.
    Published: 2 May 2018 (19 days ago)
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    South Sudan RRP – Ethiopia 2017 End Year Infographics

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    One page infographic on the South Sudanese refugee response in Ethiopia in 2017
    Published: 15 May 2018 (6 days ago)
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    UNHCR Ethiopia Fact Sheet September 2016

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    Published: 3 November 2016 (1 year ago)
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    Ethiopia Fact Sheet- August 2016

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    Ethiopia Fact Sheet- August 2016
    Published: 16 September 2016 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Ethiopia Infographics November 2016

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    Published: 16 January 2017 (1 year ago)
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    Ethiopia Infographics August 2016

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    Ethiopia Infographics August 2016
    Published: 16 September 2016 (1 year ago)
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    New Arrivals in Gambella, Ethiopia as of 05th September 2016

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    Published: 5 September 2016 (1 year ago)
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    Overall Refugee population in Gambella, Ethiopia as of 05th September 2016

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    Published: 5 September 2016 (1 year ago)
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    New Arrivals in Gambella, Ethiopia as of 26th August 2016

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    Published: 29 August 2016 (1 year ago)
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    RRRP 2017 South Sudan Situation Mid Year Update Ethiopia at a glance

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    RRRP 2017 South Sudan Situation Mid Year Update Ethiopia at a glance
    Published: 16 October 2017 (7 months ago)
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    RRRP 2017 South Sudan Situation Mid Year Update Regional level at a glance

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    RRRP 2017 South Sudan Situation Mid Year Update Regional level at a glance
    Published: 16 October 2017 (7 months ago)
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    South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan Funding snapshot as of 1 June 2017

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    South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan Funding snapshot as of 1 June 2017
    Published: 1 June 2017 (11 months ago)
    Uploaded: 13 June 2017 (11 months ago)
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    Ethiopia Funding update

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    Ethiopia Funding update
    Published: 16 September 2016 (1 year ago)
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    2015 RRP Funding Update - 4 February 2016

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    Published: 4 February 2016 (2 years ago)
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    Ethiopia Infographics August 2016

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    Ethiopia Infographics August 2016
    Published: 16 September 2016 (1 year ago)
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    Map of UNHCR Presence in Gambella January 2018

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    A map showing UNHCR's areas of operation in the Gambella Region of Ethiopia.The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the ...
    Published: 21 March 2018 (2 months ago)
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    Detailed map of UNHCR Presence in Gambella January 2018

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    A detailed map showing UNHCR's areas of operation in the Gambella Region of Ethiopia.The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptanc...
    Published: 21 March 2018 (2 months ago)
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    UNHCR South Sudan situation - Regional Overview of Population of Concern (15 June 2017)

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    Published: 10 July 2017 (10 months ago)
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    UNHCR South Sudan situation - Regional Overview of Population of Concern (15 April 2017)

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    Published: 4 May 2017 (1 year ago)
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    Workshop-Supporting the energy needs of refugees and host communities in Gambella, Ethiopia

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    The workshop deliberated on the collection and use of woodfuel, on supporting energy access to refugees and host communities and restoring the echosystem
    Published: 23 March 2018 (1 month ago)
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    Gambella Task Force Meting Minutes November 2017

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    These are the minutes of the Task Force meeting at Gambella level-one of UNHCR's key coordination forums in the country
    Published: 21 March 2018 (2 months ago)
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    Gambella Task Force Meting Minutes September 2017

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    These are the minutes of the Task Force meeting at Gambella level-one of UNHCR's key coordination forums in the country
    Published: 21 March 2018 (2 months ago)
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    Gambella Task Force Meting Minutes August 2017

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    These are the minutes of the Task Force meeting at Gambella level-one of UNHCR's key coordination forums in the country
    Published: 21 March 2018 (2 months ago)
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    Assosa Inter-agency coordination meeting minutes September 2017

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    These are the minutes of the Inter-agency coordination meeting at Assosa level-another important coordination forums between UNHCR and its partners
    Published: 21 March 2018 (2 months ago)
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    South Sudan RRP – Ethiopia 2017 End Year Infographics

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    One page infographic on the South Sudanese refugee response in Ethiopia in 2017
    Published: 15 May 2018 (6 days ago)
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    South Sudan RRP – Ethiopia 2017 End Year Report

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    Interagency report on the South Sudanese refugee response in Ethiopia in 2017
    Published: 15 May 2018 (6 days ago)
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    South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) 2018

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    Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) 2018
    Published: 7 February 2018 (3 months ago)
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    2017 revised South Sudan RRRP-overview

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    An overview of the revised Regional Refugee Response for the South Sudan Situation covering January-December 2017 and highlighting the projected refugee population and financial requirements
    Published: 22 March 2018 (1 month ago)
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    2017 South Sudan RRRP-revised May 2017

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    The Regional Refugee Response for the South Sudan Situation covering January-December 2017 and highlighting the projected refugee population and financial requirements
    Published: 22 March 2018 (1 month ago)
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    Evaluation-UNHCR's L3 emergency response in Ethiopia & Uganda

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    UNHCR's evaluation report on its response to the L3 South Sudanese refugee emergency in Ethiopia and Uganda since the declaration of the emergency in February 2014
    Published: 21 March 2018 (2 months ago)
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    South Sudan RRP 2017

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    South Sudan RRP 2017
    Published: 9 January 2017 (1 year ago)
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    South Sudan Situation Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) 2017

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    Published: 9 January 2017 (1 year ago)
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    Sectors Indicators Matrix: Gambella Region as of 01 November 2016

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    Published: 18 November 2016 (1 year ago)
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    Revised South Sudan Situation Regional Refugee Response Plan 2016 - August 2016

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    Published: 23 September 2016 (1 year ago)
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    Sectors Indicators Matrix: Gambella Region as of 01 Jun 2016

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    Published: 17 June 2016 (1 year ago)
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  • Responding to Refugee Crises

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    Lessons from evaluations in Ethiopia and Uganda on responses to refugee crises as countries of destination
    Published: 19 March 2018 (2 months ago)
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    Gure-Shembola Camp profile

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    A profile of Gure-Shembola Refugee Camp in Ethiopia's Benishangul-Gumuz Region hosting South Sudanese refugees mainly relocated from the Gambella Region
    Published: 21 March 2018 (2 months ago)
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    Tsore Camp profile

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    A profile of Tsore Refugee Camp in Ethiopia's Benishangul-Gumuz Region hosting thousands of Sudanese and South Sudanese refugees
    Published: 21 March 2018 (2 months ago)
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    Sherkole Camp profile

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    A profile of Sherkole Refugee Camp in Ethiopia's Benishangul-Gumuz Region hosting thousands of Sudanese and South Sudanese refugees
    Published: 21 March 2018 (2 months ago)
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    Pugnido II Camp profile

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    A profile of Pugnido II Refugee Camp in Ethiopia's Gambella Region hosting thousands of South Sudanese refugees
    Published: 20 March 2018 (2 months ago)
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    Kule Camp profile

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    A profile of Kule Refugee Camp in Ethiopia's Gambella Region hosting thousands of South Sudanese refugees
    Published: 20 March 2018 (2 months ago)
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    UNHCR South Sudan Situation Regional Update - 15 Jan 2017

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    Published: 13 February 2017 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR South Sudan Situation Regional Update - 31 December 2016

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    Published: 20 January 2017 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR South Sudan Situation Regional Update - 31 Oct 2016

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    Published: 18 November 2016 (1 year ago)
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    REFUGEES

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    REFUGEES
    Published: 17 November 2016 (1 year ago)
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    Briefing Note South Sudan Situation in Ethiopia Update#14

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    Briefing Note South Sudan Situation in Ethiopia Update#14
    Published: 9 November 2016 (1 year ago)
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    South Sudan Situation Update-Ethiopia-4 April 2017

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    A regual situational update by UNHCR Ethiopia providing operational developments in relation to South Sudan refugees in Ethiopia.
    Published: 22 March 2018 (1 month ago)
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    South Sudan Situation Update-Ethiopia-31 December 2017

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    A regual situational update by UNHCR Ethiopia providing operational developments in relation to South Sudan refugees in Ethiopia.
    Published: 22 March 2018 (1 month ago)
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    South Sudan Situation Update-Ethiopia-15 July 2017

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    A regual situational update by UNHCR Ethiopia providing operational developments in relation to South Sudan refugees in Ethiopia.
    Published: 22 March 2018 (1 month ago)
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    South Sudan Situation Update-Ethiopia-31 August 2017

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    A regual situational update by UNHCR Ethiopia providing operational developments in relation to South Sudan refugees in Ethiopia.
    Published: 22 March 2018 (1 month ago)
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    South Sudan Situation Update-Ethiopia-15 October 2017

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    A regual situational update by UNHCR Ethiopia providing operational developments in relation to South Sudan refugees in Ethiopia.
    Published: 22 March 2018 (1 month ago)
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    UNHCR Ethiopia, Gambella Operation: Infographics as of 31 January 2018

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    Published: 14 February 2018 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR Ethiopia, Gambella Operation: Infographics as of 31 Dec 2017

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    Published: 15 January 2018 (4 months ago)
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    UNHCR Ethiopia, Gambella Operation: Infographics as of 31 Dec 2017

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    Published: 15 January 2018 (4 months ago)
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    UNHCR Ethiopia, Gambella Operation: Infographics as of 30 Nov 2017

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    Published: 6 December 2017 (5 months ago)
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    UNHCR Ethiopia Operation: Population Breakdown as of 30 September 2017

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    Published: 5 December 2017 (5 months ago)
    Uploaded: 5 December 2017 (5 months ago)
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    Okugo Camp profile

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    A profile of Okugo Refugee Camp in Ethiopia's Gambella Region hosting thousands of South Sudanese refugees
    Published: 20 March 2018 (2 months ago)
    Uploaded: 20 March 2018 (2 months ago)
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    South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) 2018

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    Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) 2018
    Published: 7 February 2018 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR South Sudan Situation Regional Update - 31 December 2017

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    Published: 22 January 2018 (3 months ago)
    Uploaded: 22 January 2018 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR South Sudan Situation Regional Update - 15 October 2017

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    Published: 10 November 2017 (6 months ago)
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    UNHCR South Sudan Situation Regional Update - September 2017 - updated

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    Published: 27 October 2017 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 27 October 2017 (6 months ago)
  • Assosa Inter-agency coordination meeting Presentation- October 2017

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    One of the powerpoints presented to the Assosa inter-agency coordination forum in October 2017
    Published: 21 March 2018 (2 months ago)
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    Overall Refugee population in Gambella, Ethiopia as of 26th February 2016

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    Published: 2 March 2016 (2 years ago)
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    Overall Refugee population in Gambella, Ethiopia as of 12th February 2016

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    Published: 18 February 2016 (2 years ago)
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    Pagak Entry Point Profile - Gambella, Ethiopia, August 2015

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    Published: 13 August 2015 (2 years ago)
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    New arrivals in Gambella, Ethiopia as of 15th of May 2015

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    Published: 17 May 2015 (3 years ago)
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  • Who's Doing What Where? XLSX 
    RRP Financial Information - Ethiopia (2018)
    $342,109,266
    Total appeal
    Date of Funding Data 2 May 2018 (19 days ago)
      Highlights
    ECHO - The South and South-East of Ethiopia are affected by serious drought due to the fourth consecutive failed rainy season.
    01 Mar 2018
    On 16 June, the Day of the African Child was commemorated in all South Sudanese refugee camps in Gambella region. Children’s activities to mark the day included: songs, cultural show, football and volleyball matches.
    21 Jul 2016
    Both refugees and members of host communities participated in activities to commemorate World Refugee Day on 20 June, which focused on promoting peaceful coexistence among refugees and between refugees and their host community. The main event in Gambella region took place at Tierkidi camp. There were also activities in the other five South Sudanese refugee camps in the region.
    21 Jul 2016
    World Vision Ethiopia on 28 June started the handover of Kule refugee camp permanent water supply system to the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
    21 Jul 2016
    In Tierkidi camp, various religious denominations (Presbyterian, Catholic, Nazarene, Seventh Day Adventist, and Evangelical Covenant Churches) held general “prayers for peace” in response to recent fighting in Juba. Various speakers at the event, which was held on 15 July urged compatriots to strive for peace with statements such as: “let us start peace at home; war kills our children; where there is love and forgiveness there will be no revenge and hatred etc”. Generally, refugees considered the development in Juba as a major setback to their hopes of returning home in the near future.
    21 Jul 2016
    UNHCR and other humanitarian workers, vehicles, and offices in Gambella were targeted for attacks on Saturday, 23 April following a road accident in Jewi refugee camp on 21 April which claimed lives of two refugee children. The accident, involving a hired bus of a private contractor and which was driven by an Ethiopian national, subsequently sparked off reprisal killings in the camp leading to loss of 10 lives. The violence spilled over to Gambella town where some people were also killed. An angry mob targeted UN and other humanitarian agencies in Gambella town and also attempted to attack Jewi refugee camp but was prevented from doing so by the Ethiopian Defence Force. The violent security incidents affected service delivery in the camps.
    04 May 2016
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    UNHCR deplores violence in Gambella, applauds Ethiopia’s continued protection of refugees

    UNHCR, 26 Apr 2016

    Addis Ababa, Tuesday 26th April 2016 UNHCR deplores violence in Gambella, applauds Ethiopia’s continued protection of refugees UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the recent violent incidents in and around Gambella town, western Ethiopia, and is calling for calm in this difficul... Read more

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    Aiming for the skies, refugee girl must first finish school

    UNHCR, 11 Feb 2016

    Aiming for the skies, refugee girl must first finish school KULE REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia, Feb 11 (UNHCR) – Before the war came and she and her family fled, Nyahok Reath loved watching United Nations aid planes taking off from the airport near her home in South Sudan. The 13-year-old decided sh... Read more

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    South Sudan to mark 4th anniversary with more than 2.25 million displaced, continued conflict

    UNHCR, 07 Jul 2015

    In South Sudan, which on Thursday this week will mark its 4th anniversary of independence, refugee and internally displaced numbers have continued to rise. As of today, more 730,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries and some 1.5 million people have become internally displaced. In addition, ... Read more

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    Almost 60 million people forced to flee their homes as UNHCR marks World Refugee Day 2015

    UNHCR, 18 Jun 2015

    As the UNHCR prepares to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June, the agency’s report, released today, shows that worldwide displacement from wars, conflict, and persecution is at the highest levels we have recorded, and accelerating fast. UNHCR’s new annual Global Trends report shows a sharp escalation ... Read more

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    South Sudan fighting triggers new displacement, including into neighbouring countries

    UNHCR, 04 Jun 2015

    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 2 June 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Heavy fighting in South Sudan's Unity and Upper Nile states over the last two months has displaced more than ... Read more

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