31 May 2013 - The Ministry of Health of Ethiopia is launching an emergency mass-vaccination campaign against yellow fever from 10 June 2013. This is in response to laboratory confirmation of six cases in the country on 7 May 2013.
The campaign aims to cover more than 527, 000 people in the following six districts: South Ari, North Ari, Benatsemay, Selamago, Hammer, and Gnangatom and one administrative town (Jinka) in South Omo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia.
WHO takes urgent action to address health situation in Kulle South-Soudanese Refugee Camp, Gambella in Ethiopia
21 April 2014 -- Kulle Refugee Camp in Gambella Region, western Ethiopia, currently hosts about 35 000 of the 97 000 refugees from South Sudan taking shelter in three camps in the region. Almost 66 % of the refugees in Kulle are women and children. The WHO assessment team witnessed 22 April 2014 the concerning health conditions at the camp.