783,401 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers
In December 2016, UNICEF has deployed 60 water trucks in Oromia Region to benefit an estimated 120,000 people with access to safe water.
UNICEF has also dispatched US$650,000 worth of household and community-level water treatment chemicals to different regions; and supported the rehabilitation and maintenance of sustainable water supply systems, which together benefitted around 700,000 people.
Large-scale and unprecedented protests swept through Ethiopia’s largest region of Oromia beginning in November 2015, and in the Amhara region from July 2016. Ethiopian security forces cracked-down on these largely peaceful demonstrations, killing more than 500 people.
Farmers who were affected by the El-Nino induced drought in Agarfa district of Bale Zone in Oromia state said their situations have now improved with better farm yields expected this crop season.
The El-Nino weather phenomena led to the loss of crops in the district, affecting more than two thousand hectares of farm, according to officials of the zone.
Some farmers talked to ENA saying they expect better production this Meher season as they utilized government-provided farm packages including select seed for their farming activities.
Some 5.6 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance requiring US$922 million
The new hotspot classification identified 454 woredas as priorities for the first half of 2016
An estimated 2.8 million boys and girls received critical educational materials
The regional state of Somali says the prevailing peace has led to the emergence of key infrastructures in the state.
Vital infrastructures such as roads and water facilities have been set up owing to the peace in the state, according to the state's President Abdi Mohammod Omer.
The facilities helped ease the distribution of emergency food aid among drought affected people in the state and enabled locals to gain more access by cutting short time and resource wastage.
Total people in need: 9.2 million
Total children (<18) in need: 4.8 million
Total people to be reached in 2017: 4 million
Total children to be reached in 2017: 2 million
October to December rainfall totals well below average in Eastern Horn as season ends
Addis Ababa December 06/ 2017 The National Disaster Risk Management Commission in collaboration with the regional governments is supplying urgent humanitarian aid and fodder to the drought affected areas.
In an exclusive interview with ENA Commissioner Mitiku Kassa said the government is working to meet humanitarian demands in the affected areas that put the lives of 5.6 million people at risk.
Addis Ababa January 6, 2017 The Amhara State Agriculture Bureau has announced that the number of people affected by the El-Nino induced drought has dropped by 72 per cent, putting the number of those in need at 650,000.
The bureau said the government's prompt response to the drought reversed the severe situation which might have turned into famine.
The drought which affected 80 woredas in the state required over 636 million Birr plus emergency food aid to withstand the situation, according to Dr. Teshome Wale, head of the bureau.
In December 2016 there was an 35% decrease in the number of migrants interviewed, with a total of 527 from four MRC locations. Of the 527 migrants interviewed 223 were in Somalia, representing 42% of the total. December data shows 76% were men and 24% were women. 99% of the migrants were Ethiopian and 405 individuals (77% of the total) were intending to travel to Saudi Arabia. The number of children interviewed in December reduced to 87, from 90 in September. This month 77% of the migrants left their homes for “economic reasons”.
In September 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda, replacing the previous Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This ambitious agenda of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is titled Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The previous MDGs identified 8 goals for reducing the number of people who live in extreme poverty, with actions to be taken in developing countries. The new SDGs have shifted development into a shared undertaking that addresses common problems.
In November 2016 there was an 38% decrease in the number of migrants interviewed, with a total of 812 from four MRC locations. Of the 812 migrants interviewed 316 were in Ethiopia, representing 39% of the total. November data shows 76% were men and 24% were women. 99.9% of the migrants were Ethiopian and 687 individuals (85% of the total) were intending to travel to Saudi Arabia. The number of children interviewed in November reduced to 90, from 184 in September. The location of Metema, Ethiopia, interviewed 40 migrants in November.
Addis Ababa, January, 03/2017. The number of people affected by the drought and who seek humanitarian aid has dropped to 5.6 million from the previous 10.2 million last year, showing a 44 percent decline, the National Disaster Risk Management Commission disclosed.
The Commissioner, Mitiku Kassa said a recent drought assessment conducted on 54 zones in nine regional states, indicate the reduction in the number of affected people.