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24 Jan 2017 description
  • 131Child Protection Hotspot 1 Woredas out of 265 Woredas (Severely affected districts in 5 regions)

  • Mobilization of $ 5.5 Milloion for Child Protection.

  • BOWCA -led Coordination Structures in 5 regions (BOLSA in Tigray)

  • Child Protection included in the HRD 2016 for the firest time.

23 Jan 2017 description


UNHCR’s core objectives are to provide refugees and other persons of concern with international protection, and seek durable solutions for them.

Ethiopia maintains open borders for those seeking protection, and among the over 761,000 refugees hosted as of the end of September 2016 there are approximately:

23 Jan 2017 description


As a refugee team competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio for the first time, hundreds of fellow refugees took part in mini-Olympic competitions in Ethiopia;

23 Jan 2017 description


  • Ethiopia hosts 743,732 refugees, among which 49.8% are women and girls, while 57.1% are children. The refugee population is primarily from South Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea.
  • Refugee youth aged between 15-24 represents 15.8% of the overall refugee population in Ethiopia.
  • Amongst South Sudanese refugee population, youth represents 14%, while they represent 17% and 40% amongst Somali and Eritrean refugee populations respectively.
23 Jan 2017 description


  • 5,431 persons (84%) were referred to UNHCR RSC.
  • 4,951 persons (77%) were submitted to resettlement countries; of which 4,797 persons were submitted to USA (97%).
  • 2,833 persons departed to resettlement countries.
23 Jan 2017 description


  • 783,401 refugees registered in the country

  • 8,879 refugees newly registered in November

  • 70,849 New arrivals registered since January 2016

  • 39,146 Unaccompanied and separated children

Population of Concern

  • A total of 783,401 population of concern (As of 30 November 2016)
19 Jan 2017 description


The relief operation urgently requires USD 72 million to provide critical food assistance to drought affected populations especially in the Somali Region in south eastern Ethiopia. Preliminary indications from the results of the Meher assessment indicate a likely drop in beneficiary numbers, even though below average rains in the south east may indicate a new emerging drought.

WFP Assistance

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

17 Jan 2017 description


5.6 million
People food insecure
(2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document)

1.9 million
Households require emergency livestock support in 2017

USD 42 million
Required for humanitarian response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector in 2017

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


17 Jan 2017 description

FAO targets pastoralists in southern regions facing failed rains on heels of a calamitous El Niño

17 January 2016, Rome-New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to shore up vulnerable households in rural areas, FAO warned today.

17 Jan 2017 description

Ethiopia: Government and partners launch the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2017

US$948 million urgently needed to address food and non-food needs for 5.6 million people

((Addis Ababa, 17 January 2017): The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners today officially launched the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2017. The HRD seeks US$948 million to help 5.6 million people with emergency food and non-food assistance, mainly in the southern and eastern parts of the country.

17 Jan 2017 description

783,401 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers

228,402 Households

16 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In December 2016, UNICEF has deployed 60 water trucks in Oromia Region to benefit an estimated 120,000 people with access to safe water.
    UNICEF has also dispatched US$650,000 worth of household and community-level water treatment chemicals to different regions; and supported the rehabilitation and maintenance of sustainable water supply systems, which together benefitted around 700,000 people.

16 Jan 2017 description
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Large-scale and unprecedented protests swept through Ethiopia’s largest region of Oromia beginning in November 2015, and in the Amhara region from July 2016. Ethiopian security forces cracked-down on these largely peaceful demonstrations, killing more than 500 people.