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07 Dec 2016 description

While Ethiopia battles residual needs from the El Niño-induced drought, below average rains in the southern and eastern parts of the country caused by the negative Indian Ocean Dipole have led to new symptoms of drought. There are expectations of an overall strong harvest in northern and western parts of Ethiopia. Livestock deaths and water shortages are already reported from the primarily pastoral affected areas. In addition, disease outbreaks and food and nutritional insecurity persist in few other pocket areas.

07 Dec 2016 description


  • FEWS NET projects improved overall food security despite areas of concern

  • USAID, partners respond to emerging needs in southern, southeastern areas

  • USAID deactivates Ethiopia drought DART, RMT

Key Developments

06 Dec 2016 description

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), through its offices in Yemen, Djibouti and Ethiopia is assisting vulnerable and stranded Ethiopian migrants to voluntarily return to their country of origin. Since the conflict broke out in Yemen in March 2015, IOM has been providing this assistance to nearly 10,000 Ethiopian migrants.

05 Dec 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Government and partners providing water trucking services in Oromia and Somali regions

  • Inter Cluster Group do the prioritization exercise, in it includes US$27 million for immediate livestock interventions

  • Humanitarian partners launch lesson learning on the El-Niño drought response in Ethiopia

02 Dec 2016 description

A total of 108,750 poor rural households in four regions of Ethiopia are expected to benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Ethiopia to boost small-scale irrigation schemes.

01 Dec 2016 description


9.7 million
People food insecure
USD 91 million
Required for humanitarian response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector
1.3 million
People assisted by FAO seed and livestock interventions since January 2016
USD 14 million
Needed by FAO for urgent livestock interventions


30 Nov 2016 description

Planning for 2017

The 2017 HRD is being prepared around three Strategic Objectives:

• Save lives and reduce morbidity due to drought and acute food insecurity

• Protect and restore livelihoods

• Prepare for and respond to other humanitarian shocks- flooding, conflict and displacement.

29 Nov 2016 description

Historic seed campaign in Ethiopia leads to USD 1 billion in savings

2016 Emergency seed response

More than 1.5 million households were enabled to plant their field

29 Nov 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Worrying symptoms of new drought; overall financial requirement likely to reduce from El Nino impact year, meher assessment well underway

  • Humanitarian gatherings exempted from restrictions under the state of emergency

  • Cluster enhancing storage capacity for the large amount of incoming humanitarian cargo

29 Nov 2016 description
report UN Women

“After I came to this shelter, it was like a new beginning. I am back in school and I am a good student. I want to help other girls who are survivors of violence,” shares Tigist Getachew who lives in the Association for Women’s Sanctuary and Development (AWSAD), a shelter for survivors of violence located in an unmarked, confidential location in the center of Adama town, Ethiopia.

27 Nov 2016 description


  • Favourable prospects for 2016 main “meher” season crops

  • Below-average pasture conditions in southern and southeastern pastoral areas

  • Given the starting of the main harvest, cereal prices stabilized or declined though at high levels

  • General food security conditions improving with newly-harvested “meher” crops available for consumption

26 Nov 2016 description

Drought conditions likely to persist over eastern Horn, despite increased rains in some areas

Key Messages

26 Nov 2016 description

Ambassador Taye Atseke-selassie, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, meeting with Ambassador Mohamed Abdi Affey, Special Envoy for the Somali refugee situation and Ms. Clementine Nkweta-Salami, Representative of the UNHCR to Ethiopia, on Wednesday (Nove 23) reiterated that Ethiopia stands committed to sustain its help for the protection of refugees in addition to promoting their livelihoods.

25 Nov 2016 description

Continuing drought and endless fighting has made life unbearable for many people in Somalia. For those within reach, the Ethiopian border town of Dolo Ado offers safety, food and the healthcare they lack at home. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) operates a clinic in Dolo providing healthcare for those escaping the chaos as well as the local community.

23 Nov 2016 description

The Ethiopian Government is planning to construct two new dams to mitigate Ethiopia’s devastating and recurring floods. The decision comes just a few months after flash floods ravaged the country, causing as many as one hundred fatalities and displacing tens of thousands of people.

The construction, orchestrated by the Awash Basin Authority of Water Resources, Irrigation (ABA) and Energy Ministry, will take place in the Afar region and is estimated to cost 11.7 billion Birr.