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28 Apr 2017 description

The Ethiopian Humanitarian Fund (EHF) allocated some US$ 19.7 million to prioritized sectors of nutrition, WaSH, agriculture and health to bridge the response gaps in the last months of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017 in response to the residual needs from the El Niño induced drought and the negative Indian Ocean Dipole. The humanitarian context is rapidly evolving due to deepening drought, meher harvest loss from frost and the spread of disease outbreaks, including Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD).

13 Apr 2017 description

The Ethiopian Humanitarian Fund (EHF) allocated some US$ 19.7 million to prioritized sectors of nutrition, WaSH, agriculture, health and protection to bridge the response gaps in the last months of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017. Residual needs from the El Nino-induced drought and the recent drought in the south and south-eastern parts of the country caused by the negative Indian Ocean Dipole increased financial requirements in almost all sectors. The 2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) requests for $598 million to assist 5.6 million people.

22 Mar 2017 description

The number of households in need of shelter & NFI assistance has reached 45,000 in the first 2 months of 2017, more than two-thirds of the projected new displacements in the Humanitarian Requirements Document. A pipeline break of emergency shelter/NFIs is expected by May given current drought and conflict induced displacement trends. As of 28 February, the Cluster had reached 6,900 households with emergency shelter and household items, amounting to 15.4% of the needs. The Cluster has 15,693 kits in stock and 12,000 kits in the pipeline.

21 Mar 2017 description

Livestock assistance in drought affected areas includes animal health, destocking and animal feed support. The map below indicates ongoing and planned livestock related activities of organizations that support the drought response. The below normal forecast of the March - May (gu/ganna) rains may further exacerbate the problem and increase the current resource requirements in south and southeastern pastoral areas

23 Feb 2017 description

Since November 2016, 578 schools have closed and the education of 228,000 children is disrupted in drought-affected areas, mainly due to non-availability of food and water in schools. Parents and children are moving to places where food and water are available.

At the moment, there are 163,000 internally displaced school-aged children in drought affected areas.

26 Jan 2017 description

ON 17 JANUARY 2017, THE GOVERNMENT OF ETHIOPIA AND HUMANITARIAN PARTNERS LAUNCHED THE HUMANITARIAN REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENT (HRD) FOR 2017. Back-to-back seasons of poor or non-existent rainfall in 2015, exacerbated by the strongest El Niño phenomenon on record in the same year, led to the worst drought in decades in Ethiopia in 2016.

26 Jan 2017 description

Livestock assistance in drought affected areas includes animal health, destocking and animal feed support. The map below indicates ongoing and planned livestock related activities of organizations that support the drought response.