THE SOMALI REGION OF ETHIOPIA Assessment and Recommendations JUNE 2020 Outside Addis Ababa, the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia has suffered the highest number of COVID-19 cases, and infections are rapidly rising. Addis Abeba, August 25/2020 – Somali region is one of the Ethiopia’s 10 regional states, the largest in land mass with an estimated population of 7-8 million, inhabited by the third largest ethnic group after Oromo and Amhara. The mortality rate of mothers while giving birth is high. In the 1970s, Somalia, supported by the United States, invaded Ethiopia, igniting the Ogaden War, which Somalia lost due to timely military intervention from the Soviet Union and its ally Cuba. It has been wracked by violence amid a government crackdown on the separatist Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), active since 1984. Ethiopia remains one of the poorest countries in the world due to its rapid population upsurge. Accounts of the incident were conflicting with activists laying the blame at the Liyu Police while the regional administration blamed the incident on clan conflict. children aged 6-59 months in Gursum district in Somali region in Ethiopia. One Response to "Political divide reportedly shaking the Somali Region of Ethiopia " Abdulmen May 22, 2020 at 12:19 pm Half of them want to hold election in August while the other half support the federal’s order to postpone the election , which is … Mass atrocities marked the EPRDF era, including large-scale human rights violations, economic deprivation, and violations of all kinds permeating the fabric of society. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision). Ethiopian Demographic and Health Surveys (EDHS), 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Rockville, Maryland, USA: CSA and ICF. UNHCR ETHIOPIA Somali population group a comprehensive report for refugee response plan as of June 2020. country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 30 [see also: Birth rate country ranks] Death rate: 5.9 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.) In 1970 the Somalia country tried to invade the Somali region, but they lost by Ogaden war. The mortality rate of mothers while giving birth is high. Ahmed, A. Reform in the Somali region The conditions of poverty entail deterioration in health for many of Ethiopia's inhabitants. Often the mothers are only attended to by an elderly midwife. Ethiopia has a population density of 83 people per square mile (214/square mile), which ranks 123rd in the world. The justice and development party stands with the community of these population centers and supports fair and transparent government institutions that promote the welfare of all towns in the region. List of organizations that are actively providing ReliefWeb with content. 2016. In addition, 76 Ethiopian refugees returned home from Kenya In 2020, 11 in 2019 and a further 4,000 are expected to follow this year, out of a total of around 28,500 Ethiopian refugees in Kenya. The 2020 genna rains, which started in late February/early March over southern Oromia and adjoining portions of eastern SNNPR, have been average to above average. About one million individuals in Ethiopia have been affected by the Desert Locust invasion and require emergency food assistance. UNHCR SOJ is also part of the inter-agency response to the IDP situation in the Region. ... National Nutrition Program 2016-2020. Marehan land in Eastern Somali region of Ethiopia | Dadka ku dhaqan ama ka imaaday gobolkan ... get ID cards for our population and build up a legal security force funded and trained by Somali Galbeed. Somali region. With a significantly agriculture-based economy, it is not surprising that in today's technologically thriving world, Ethiopia has one of the lowest incomes per capita. The surface area in Ethiopia is currently at 1,104,300 km² (or 426,372.6137 miles square). In the last census in 2007, Somali region’s population stood at 4.45 million while those of Tigray and Addis Ababa were, respectively, 4.32 million and 2.75 million. Conflict in the Borena and Dawa areas of southern Ethiopia had left 350,000 people displaced by mid-2020, according to the UN’s migration agency, IOM. Only 28% of the population has access to improved sanitation services, while 72% struggle to maintain sanitation. This likely contributes greatly to the very high degree of risk with transmittable diseases and illnesses in the area. The Sudanese caseload comprised 42,285 individuals, with 6,456 new arrivals in the Beneshangul-Gumuz Region. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic efforts have been exerted to prevent the spread of the virus in the refugee camps. The Oromo are the largest with about 34 per cent of the population, followed by the Amhara with 27 per cent and then the Somali and Tigray, each with about six per cent. Ethiopia’s current population is about 115 million and is expected to surpass 200 million by the end of 2049. Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the continent of Africa and the second-most populous country of Africa after Nigeria. Various organizations, governmental and non-governmental, seek to improve the deplorable health conditions in Ethiopia. Integrated community-based management of acute malnutrition, cash and WASH services in the Korahe zone of the Somali region. Barud is a 42-year-old father of seven children that lives in Charati town in Ethiopia’s Somali region, a largely inaccessible area characterised by conflict, low rainfall and drought. ReliefWeb Labs projects explore new and emerging opportunities to improve information delivery to humanitarians. Operational context As of July 2020, the registered population under the UNHCR Sub-Office in Jijiga (SOJ) stood at 39,286 persons, of whom 60% are below the age of 18. Given the existing vulnerabilities in the region, the impact of … 13/04/2020. Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, President of Somali Region, Mustafa Oumer, President of Oromia Regional State Shimelis Abdisa and other dignitaries have attended the launching ceremony held at Gode town, Somali Region. About one million individuals in Ethiopia have been affected by the Desert Locust invasion and require emergency food assistance. 13/04/2020. Method: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted on 541 children aged 6–59 months from Feb. 14–25, 2019. This hurt the Somali Region, home to the third-largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, and the second largest in terms of geographic area. Being as old as two millenniums, its cultures and traditions hold family as a significant part of Ethiopian life, sometimes even surpassing the significance their careers or businesses might have. Firstly the afar region never even wanted to be in Ethiopia their original plan was to join eritrea and although there has been recent violence afars and somalis mainly see eye to eye and intermarry a lot so I would want a unification with the afar region. OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises. 13, as of 18 September 2020, Ethiopia Humanitarian Response Plan 2020 Mid Year Review (August 2020). Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund Humanitarian Funds are set up for complex emergencies and support the highest-priority projects of the best-placed responders (including international and national NGOs and UN agencies) through an inclusive and transparent process that supports priorities set out in Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). 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