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21 Mar 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Acute malnutrition spikes in Somali region

  • Government and partners concerned by the deteriorating humanitarian situation amidst funding gap

  • Ministry of Education calls for additional fund to meet Emergency School Feeding needs

  • UK aid agencies have launched a fundraising appeal to help 16 million people who need food, water and medical treatment in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan

13 Mar 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Government and partners taking steps to improve humanitarian coordination in Somali region

  • Some 4.6 million people in need of water trucking support in new drought-hit areas

  • Government provides 200, 000 bales of animal fodder to drought affected areas

07 Mar 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Recent meteorological data shows a stronger likelihood for a weak belg/gu/ganna rains

  • Frost damages perennial crops in eight zones of Oromia region

  • Ethiopia continues to receive Somali refugees; malnutrition continues to be a challenge

06 Mar 2017 description

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 January to 28 February 2017.

Highlights

01 Mar 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Cross-border Murle attack in Gambella region, at least 3,714 displaced

  • At least 228,000 children out of school in drought- hit Oromia and Somali regions

  • Government and partners continue rationing water to drought-affected areas, but the need remains high

21 Feb 2017 description

Key Issues

  • The Central Emergency Response Fund allocates US$18.5 million for Ethiopia’s new drought

  • Humanitarian response well underway, dispersed pastoralist settlements posing challenges

The Central Emergency Response Fund allocates US$18.5 million for Ethiopia’s new drought

14 Feb 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Ethiopia Humanitarian Fundsupported projects are addressing priority needs in targeted drought - affected areas

  • Pastoralists continue to settle in temporary sites as drought conditions deepen in Somali region

Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund-supported projects are addressing priority needs in affected areas

06 Feb 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Spring rains expected to be weak in current drought-affected areas

  • A high-level mission to Borena zone sheds light on drought response and gaps in the area

  • The Logistics Cluster handed over a refurbished logistics hub facility to NDRMC in Adama

Spring rains expected to be weak in current drought-affected areas

31 Jan 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Government and the humanitarian community discuss the humanitarian situation in Ethiopian

  • Ministry to launch school feeding for over a million students in drought affected areas

Government and the humanitarian community discuss the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia

25 Jan 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Drought situation in Borena zone worsening with limited humanitarian response ongoing

  • Shortage of water and food displace destitute pastoralists in Somali region

  • Government and partners launch the 2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document for Ethiopia

18 Jan 2017 description

Key Issues

  • New Commodity Management Unit to improve coordination between PSNP and relief food

  • Lowland areas of Afar, Oromia, Somali and SNNP regions facing serious shortage of water

  • Frost affecting harvest as Ethiopia is experiencing unprecedented cold season

09 Jan 2017 description

Key Issues

  • 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

03 Jan 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Some 2,000,000 pastoralists and agro pastoralists need emergency food assistance; serious water shortage continues to affect the regions

  • Guideline developed for the assistance and return of Qoloji IDPs

  • Ethiopia continues to receive influx of South Sudanese refugees

28 Dec 2016 description

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 November to 30 November 2016.

Highlights

  • Worrying symptoms of new drought in the south and southeastern Ethiopia; meher assessment well underway

27 Dec 2016 description

Key Issues

  • The WASH Cluster targeting 9.2 million people for Emergency WaSH interventions in 2017

  • Cluster gave logistics capacity building trainings to over 600 staff since March 2016

  • Ethiopia and Kenya discuss sustainable cross border peace and economic transformation

19 Dec 2016 description

Key Issues

  • The Ethiopian Humanitarian Fund (EHF) allocates US$17 million to new humanitarian needs

  • Some 60 water trucks deployed to three severely affected zones in Oromia region

  • Zones continue to report on Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) cases in Oromia region

13 Dec 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Nearly US$900 million needed for 2017 Ethiopia drought response, the global need reaches record $22.2 billion

  • The federal NDRMC with the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) organizing inter-cluster mission to Somali region

  • Humanitarian partners convened Lesson learning workshop on the El-Niño drought response in Ethiopia

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

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

21 Nov 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Some 60 Kebeles Need Immediate Water Trucking in Somali Region

  • The Food Response in Level 1 woredas Sped up Significantly for the First time in Four Months

  • The National Meteorological Agency (NMA) Advises Farmers for Timely Collection the 2016 Meher Harvest