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17 Aug 2017 description

A product of the Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group (DRMTWG)

This report has been prepared under the auspices of the Federal Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group, co-chaired by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and OCHA with participation of Sector Co-Chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 01 to 31 July 2017 (the information in this issue was compiled ahead of the announcement of the HRD mid-year review).

Highlights

17 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ethiopia Marks Milestone in New Refugee Arrivals. Since September 2016 to date, IOM has now provided transport and pre-departure medical screening (PDMS) to over 100,000 refugees comprising of 84,318 South Sudanese refugees arriving in Pagak entry point, Gambella Region; 11,427 Eritrean refugees at Shire, Tigray Region; and 6,297 Somali Refugees entering through the Dolo Somali bridge bordering Ethiopia and Somalia.

17 Aug 2017 description

Addis Ababa August 16/2017 Norway has extended a 1.74 billion Birr financial assistance on Wednesday to support the implementation of Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy through the REDD+ project.

This is the first financial assistance for Norway to the REDD+ project and is expected to make significant contribution to reduce emission from forests.

16 Aug 2017 description

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

August 2017 (Geneva)

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. The countries with the highest new internal displacement by conflict are:

16 Aug 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

In areas where families were heavily reliant on their animals to survive, the loss of livestock has reduced one-time breadwinners to being recipients of aid.

Arid land and undetected diseases continue to threaten the remaining animals and are leaving entire communities in the Afar region of Ethiopia without sufficient food and income to survive.

15 Aug 2017 description

editorial

Civil war, political instability, the presence of terrorist militias, drought, famine: the current situation for most countries in the Horn of Africa is a cause for concern. Because of the difficulties and despite the immense challenges, international commitment to the region has remained strong. Switzerland also has a presence on the ground: through its governmental institutions and NGOs, it is trying not only to deal with the most pressing issues but also to establish stability and lasting peace, either directly or by supporting local organizations.

15 Aug 2017 description

Situation

  • Due to the lingering effects of the 2015-2016 El Niño-induced drought and poor October-to-December 2016 and March-to-June 2017 rainy seasons, an estimated 8.5 million people in Ethiopia require relief food assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). This is in addition to 8 million chronically food insecure people who receive food or cash assistance through the Government of Ethiopia (GoE)-led Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP).

15 Aug 2017 description

Aden – Over the past three days, staff from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, have found more survivors, as well as the remains of more victims, from last week’s tragic incidents. On 9 and 10 August, a total of 280 migrants headed towards the Gulf countries were forced from two boats off the coast of Yemen’s Shabwa Governorate.

15 Aug 2017 description

Egypt remains a destination and transit country for refugees and asylum-seekers, most of which live in urban areas.

Currently, 208,398 refugees and asylum-seekers of 63 different nationalities are registered with UNHCR Egypt. Over half are from Syria.

27,766 people have registered with UNHCR Egypt since the beginning of 2017; 9,098 registered in May and June alone.

KEY INDICATORS

13,579
households/cases received multi-purpose cash grants in June 2017

15 Aug 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

204,767
and asylum-seekers (all nationalities) registered as of April 2017

2,789
Unaccompanied and separated children currently registered

686
refugees submitted to resettlement countries in 2017

839
Refugees departed for resettlement in 2017

FUNDING

USD 79.3 M
Requested for the operation in 2017

Funded 18%
Gap 82%

Priorities

15 Aug 2017 description

Ethiopia

Ethiopia is now ranked as a Severe Humanitarian Crisis following the mid-year review in which an increased number of people were identified as needing humanitarian assistance, particularly in the food security and WASH sectors.

15 Aug 2017 description

On 8 August 2017, the government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners released the mid-year review of the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2017. Southern and eastern Ethiopia continue to battle the impact of the Indian Ocean Dipole-induced drought, exacerbated by disease outbreaks, large scale loss of livelihood assets and displacement. The dire situation was further compounded by below average spring rains, the third consecutive poor/failed rains in the southern drought belt.

15 Aug 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

7 out of 34 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 5.2 million (CSA projection)
136,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
8,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

* Based on the latest classification conducted in July 2017.

** Mid-year HRD revision.

15 Aug 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

83 out of 93 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 5.7 million (CSA projection)
830,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
97,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

* Based on the latest classification conducted in July 2017.

** Mid-year HRD revision.

15 Aug 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

34 out of 137 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 19.2 million (CSA projection)
830,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
64,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

* Based on the latest classification conducted in July 2017.

** Mid-year HRD revision.

15 Aug 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

64 out of 265 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 35.5 million (CSA projection)
1.17 million children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
143,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

* Based on the latest classification conducted in July 2017.

** Mid-year HRD revision.

15 Aug 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

2 out of 14 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 0.4 million (CSA projection)
2,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

* Based on the latest classification conducted in July 2017.

** Mid-year HRD revision.

15 Aug 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

No woreda in the region classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 1 million (CSA projection)
2,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

* Based on the latest classification conducted in July 2017.

** Mid-year HRD revision.

15 Aug 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

13 out of 129 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 21 million (CSA projection)
458,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
40,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

* Based on the latest classification conducted in July 2017.

** Mid-year HRD revision.