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25 May 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).

24 May 2017 description

The African Development Bank Group and Ethiopia signed loan and grant agreements to the tune of US $5.6 million on Wednesday for additional resources to Ethiopia’s One Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program. The Bank’s support focuses on the rural and pastoralist areas and is timely in the light of the drought that is being experienced in the horn of Africa.

24 May 2017 description

by Suresh Babu | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

  • Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

During times of conflict, building robust food systems can improve access to food

About 20 million people face starvation in four countries: Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, the United Nations says. Armed conflict, combined with drought and natural resource degradation have led to the breakdown of resilience in the food system in these areas.

24 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Somali region is disproportionately affected by the current acute watery diarrhea (AWD) outbreak, accounting for about 91 per cent of the cases reported in Ethiopia since the beginning of the year.

  • UNICEF support has enabled 794,150 people to access safe water. This includes 149,150 people in Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) and Tigray regions, reached during the reporting period, through construction of new water supply schemes, rehabilitation of non-functional water systems and expansion works.

24 May 2017 description

Food insecurity intensifies despite late Gu and Belg season rainfall

Key Messages

22 May 2017 description

ETHIOPIA/Somali region: Local women defy drought and come together to start their own business, boosting the local community and enhancing economic independence.

In February 2017, the Iskaashatada Hila’a, a women’s cooperative association in Harta Sheik town, established a grinding mill business, serving residents of area communities.

Fatuma Kahin (40), a senior member of the Hila’a association and the overall operations and accounts manager of the grinding mill, is thrilled to see how the project unites the people in her community.

22 May 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Partners encouraged to reprioritize water trucking amidst improving rains in drought-affected areas

  • Government and partners coordinating response to malaria outbreak and flooding in Gambella region.

  • PM calls on irregular Ethiopian migrants in Saudi Arabia to return home within amnesty

22 May 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española

25 de mayo, Día Mundial de África

  • Las principales causas de esta situación obedecen a una combinación de factores climáticos y otros causados por el ser humano. En algunos países, la población arrastra las secuelas de años de conflicto y violencia, y una de cuyas consecuencias es, precisamente, el hambre o el riesgo de hambruna.

19 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


7,400 Children with measles in drought affected areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia (Source: WHO and UNICEF Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia)

3.4 million Children (under five years) at high risk of measles in drought affected areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia (Source: UNICEF Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia)

19 May 2017 description

Addis Ababa May 19/2017 An all-out effort is underway to control the fall armyworm that has infested some parts of Ethiopia, according to Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The armyworm known as Spodopterais native to South America and has attacked maize crop in 13 Zones of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State, and 7 Zones of Oromia as well as 2 Zones of Gambella regional states, it added.

18 May 2017 description

By: Diana Diaz in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | 18 May 2017

Six young men pedal full tilt through the chaotic traffic in Ethiopia’s capital city, zigzagging between cars and trucks.

The cycle team are childhood friends who got split up when they fled their native Eritrea more than a year ago. Once in Addis Ababa, they found each other again through their love of competitive cycling. Each push of the pedal brings them new hope.

18 May 2017 description
report The Guardian

Fresh tension in a disputed area has reopened old wounds between the Oromia and Somali states, as ethnic federalism fails to contain violence

Tom Gardner in Moyale
Tuesday 16 May 2017 07.00 BST

17 May 2017 description

Addis Ababa May 17/2017 The World Bank Group disclosed that it will provide 4.9 billion USD for land, watershed restoration and women entrepreneurship projects as well as the Productive Safety Net program.

World Bank Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, held discussion today with Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen on ways of further enhancing partnership toward eradicating poverty.

17 May 2017 description

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17 May 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Government and partners will soon begin the 2017 mid-year needs assessment

  • The assessment will gauge the level of food and non-food needs in spring (belg-guganna-sugum) rains-receiving areas across 177 targeted woredas.

  • Scaled-up response critical to curb the spread of AWD outbreak within Somali and other at-risk regions

  • World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day Celebrated with a call to support humanitarian action

16 May 2017 description

307.5 M required for 2017 including special situations

62.1 M contributions received, representing 20% of requirements

245.4 M overall funding gap for Ethiopia

All figures are displayed in USD

16 May 2017 description


HRD 2017

Summary of WASH Cluster achievement in 2016

WaSH priority map 2017

Building resilience

Real Time Monitoring by IRC

Water Supply cost analysis

Child Protection Sub-Cluster

MoWIE: Disaster Risk Management Strategy

HelpAge Int’l

World Vision

Int’l Medical Corps

WaSH Cluster Contact list


The 2016 El Nino drought affected 10 million people.

16 May 2017 description


7.78 million
People food insecure (Government of Ethiopia National Disaster Risk Management Commission)

1.9 million
Households require emergency livestock support in 2017

USD 42 million
Required for humanitarian response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector in 2017 (2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document)

USD 20 million
Needed by FAO to assist 1 million farming, agropastoral and pastoral households in 2017