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11 Feb 2016 description


  • 731,071 Total number of refugees

  • 38,858 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 49.7% Percentage of women and girls

  • 56.6% Percentage of Children

Population of concern-updated

A total of 733,071 of concern (As of 31 January 2015)


USD 280.0 million requested

UNHCR Presence

11 Feb 2016 description
report Humedica

by Daniel Warkentin/LKO, 2016/02/04

Since nearly four years now humedica regularly sends intervention teams to the South of Ethiopia to provide essential medical care for the members of the Kara tribe, which lives very secluded. Recently, nurse Daniel Warkentin from Rengsdorf was part of the team. His review illustrates what kind of challenges such an intervention far away from any civilisation may involve.

In between adventure and assignment

10 Feb 2016 description

Joint media release

  • The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for International Development and the Pacific

The Australian Government is providing further humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia and Somalia to support those affected by drought conditions, and those affected by the ongoing conflict in Somalia.

10 Feb 2016 description

Key Issues

  • With the Meher approaching in a few months there is urgent need for funds for procurement. The Meher planting season accounts for more than 80% of the crop production in the country.

  • Humanitarian partners have commended steps taken by the Government to scale food assistance in light of impending short fall in funding for food assistance by end of April.

10 Feb 2016 description
report Save the Children

The international community has just three weeks to provide $245 million in emergency food aid to help prevent a potentially catastrophic escalation in severe acute malnutrition (SAM) cases in drought-afflicted parts of Ethiopia from the end of April when the main ‘hungry season’ begins.

09 Feb 2016 description

Addis Ababa February 09/2016 Norway has expressed its desire to provide support for refugees in Ethiopia.

Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom held a discussion here today with Norway's State Secretary for Justice and Public Security Joran Kallmyr on ways of controlling illegal migration and other issues of mutual concern.

After the discussion, Joran Kallmyr told reporters that his country would extend support for refugees in Ethiopia in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

09 Feb 2016 description

RICHMOND, VA – A severe shortfall in aid funding is putting thousands of children at risk in Ethiopia as the country deals with its worst drought emergency in decades. The drought and resulting food shortage are expected to continue well into 2016. ChildFund International is in urgent need of millions of dollars in additional funding to provide emergency food rations for 300,000 people over the next six months.

09 Feb 2016 description

USAID’s new activity will optimize the power of health communication to transform Ethiopia’s public health system

09 Feb 2016 description
report Christian Aid

Large-scale drought is having a devastating effect on millions in Ethiopia – and the situation is set to worsen.

Current situation

Ethiopia is suffering its worst drought in 30 years.

More than 10 million people are at risk.

Farmers’ harvests have failed, and their livestock are badly affected. Thousands of cows and goats have died.

The situation is critical.

We’re responding

We’ve made £50,000 of emergency funds available to help communities who’ve been hit hardest by the drought.

05 Feb 2016 description

By Alastair Leithead

Ethiopia is the world's fastest growing economy. So when drought struck why did it need international help?

Read the full report on BBC

05 Feb 2016 description

5 pages

  • Base Map

  • Transport infrastructures

  • Health facilities

  • Population distribution (2007) and main cities (2015)

  • Land cover and Elevation

05 Feb 2016 description

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on millions of people across the globe in 2015 and 2016. East Africa, Southern Africa, the Pacific Islands, South East Asia and Central America will continue to be at risk of extreme weather, including below-normal rains and flooding. The humanitarian fallout in certain areas includes increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; and forced displacement.

05 Feb 2016 description

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the urgent needs of families in Ethiopia suffering through the most severe drought in 30 years. More than 10 million people face severe hunger and loss of livestock across the dry and barren plains of western Ethiopia.

04 Feb 2016 description

SHIRE, Ethiopia, Feb 2 (UNHCR) – Improving conditions for refugees in camps and expanding programmes for legal pathways outside Ethiopia were both key to reducing the numbers who attempt perilous journeys to reach safety, Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said as he met Eritreans who fled to Ethiopia.