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25 May 2016 description
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Key Issues

  • Ethiopia showcases best practices in drought response at World Humanitarian Summit (WHS).

  • Joint Government and humanitarian partners’ assessment on the impact of the belg rains.

  • National Meteorological Agency (NMA) forecasts normal to above normal performance for the kiremt rains.

Ethiopia showcases best practices in drought response at WHS

23 May 2016 description

El Niño in early 2016 continued to severely affect the North Andes region of South America. Based on IDEAM data, UNITAR-UNOSAT identified rainfall anomalies for the period between October 2015 and March 2016, which are well below average precipitation for the Caribbean region of Colombia (See central map).

23 May 2016 description

Eléments clés

36 762 personnes déplacées internes (7 019 ménages) ont été enregistrées et identifiées par le programme DTM dans l’ensemble des régions du Mali. 27 422 PDIs sont dans les régions nord et 9 340 PDIs dans les régions sud.

Une enquête réalisée auprès des personnes déplacées montre que 55,2% des ménages interrogés souhaitent retourner dans leur lieu d’origine tandis que 43,2% souhaitent rester sur leur lieu de déplacement.

23 May 2016 description

Sri Lanka

From 15 to 22 May, floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Roanu affected over 340,000 people across 22 districts.

23 May 2016 description

(Addis Ababa and Istanbul 23 May 2016): Mr. Demeke Mekonnen Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister today chairs a side event at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) showcasing the country’s best practices in the drought response.

20 May 2016 description


• Recurrent floods have been recorded during the month of May especially in the West, North, Center, and Nippes department. More than 9,000 families have been affected and thousands of homes were damaged.

• The humanitarian community and the Haitian government are determined to eradicate the cholera epidemic and launched a vaccination campaign in this context.

20 May 2016 description

(Addis Ababa, 20 May 2016): Following a joint prioritization exercise by the Ethiopia Government and its partners, Ethiopia’s humanitarian requirements have increased to US$1.5 billion. Of this, $702.6 million is urgently required to address prioritized humanitarian needs for the remainder of the year.

This review serves as a complement to the 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), which is the joint common plan and implementation framework of the Government and humanitarian partners to address humanitarian needs in Ethiopia.