Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #8 – Reporting Period: August 2018
- ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 63 | 3 - 16 September 2018
- Ethiopia - New episode of ethnic violence (DG ECHO, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 September 2018)
- Briefing note: Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) Ethiopia (August 2018)
Previous drought and recent conflict maintain Crisis outcomes in the south
Food security improves significantly in southeastern areas, but continued assistance is needed
INTRODUCTION & KEY TAKEAWAYS
- Government and partners continue to respond to the rising needs of conflictinduced IDPs in Oromia and Somali regions, but humanitarian needs surpass available resources.
Government and partners responding to needs of conflict-induced IDPs, gap remains high
The Government and partners developed an ‘HRD Status Update’, highlighting all outstanding Humanitarian Requirements Document Mid-Year Review requirements against revised sector requirements to address new needs since August.
Cluster continues providing ES/NFI and cash-based assistance to displaced households, but needs surpass the ongoing response.
Some 110,000 displaced school children in 305 schools in Oromia and Somali regions are in dire need of assistance.
Since the revision of the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) in August 2017, the humanitarian context in Ethiopia has continued to evolve which has led the Government and humanitarian partners to further adjust the HRD requirements. In the food sector the needs have been revised slightly upwards to accommodate an increase in the number of beneficiaries through the inclusion of 4 million former Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) clients in the HRD.
Increased, sustained assistance needed to mitigate large food consumption gaps in Somali Region
Extreme levels of acute food insecurity to persist in southeastern pastoral areas
• Germany contributes US$17.7 million to the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund making it the largest contributor to the Fund in 2017
• Localized flooding due to heavy summer/kiremt rains projected to affect 1.5 million people, nearly 500,000 people likely to be displaced
• Fall Armyworm infestation is spreading to more woredas across six regions.
The Fall Armyworm infestation continues to destroy meher crops across 233 woredas in six regions, and it is spreading at an alarming rate.
First quarter Therapeutic Feeding Program admissions exceeded HRD projections.
The number of irregular Ethiopian migrants returning from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has reached 35,000 (of an estimated 750,000 irregular Ethiopians residing in KSA) as the Amnesty period ends this week.
Government of Ethiopia is negotiating for an extension to the amnesty period.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
• A fall armyworm infestation is currently wreaking havoc on belg crops across six regions in Ethiopia and is spreading at an alarming rate.
• The Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources has called on additional stakeholders’ participation to protect major maize growing areas from complete damage.
• Led by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission, the National Flood Task Force is finalizing a flood alert and flood contingency plan for preparedness and response.
• Ethiopia to host World Refugee Day in Gambella town
Near term humanitarian prospects for Ethiopia are worrisome due to insufficient funding, combined with operational challenges.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women and other vulnerable South Sudanese asylum seekers need to be prioritized for registration and relocation to existing camps pending the opening of Pugnido II.
Funding shortfalls are limiting partners’ capacity to meet nutrition intervention needs in hotspot woredas.
The cross-border relief operation to South Sudan is interrupted since 6 June due to intensified conflict.
The air deliveries are most affected as the drop zone sites are inaccessible.
DRMFSS and WFP, with relevant partners, will discuss the various obstacles causing delays in relief food distribution. An action plan will be developed to rectify the problem.
The 2014 multi-agency and multi-sector belg assessment started on 21 June countrywide and is expected to last for two weeks. The 2014 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) will be reviewed and adjusted based on the findings of the assessment team.
Acute water shortages were reported in northern and northeastern Afar and in pastoralist areas of southern Ethiopia.
The 2014 multi-agency and multi-sector belg assessment started on 15 June in Somali region and is expected to start on 21 June countrywide.
Two emergency nutrition surveys conducted in Jikawo and Lare woredas of Gambella region found critical levels of global acute malnutrition (GAM) of 19.2 and 18.2 per cent respectively. Partners agreed to strengthen their response.
95 per cent of the South Sudanese refugees in Gambella are women and children (70 per cent children). This calls for an increase in protection interventions among other specialized assistance targeting these groups.
The humanitarian community is concerned over the delays in relief food distribution and TSF intervention, and the likely impact on the nutrition situation in pocket areas.
The delayed Belg harvest prolongs lean season in southern and eastern Belg-producing areas
• Following a three- to four-week delayed onset of the rains which delayed planting and crop development, Belg crops will likely not be harvested until mid-July in southern and eastern Belg-producing areas instead of mid-June. The delayed harvest prevents the timely planting of short-cycle Meher crops on the same land.