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25 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Floods affected more than 53,000 people in Gambella and Oromia regions during the months of August and September. The Emergency Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFI) cluster reports a gap in NFIs to respond to the emergency. More than 300,000 people are at risk of flooding in the next few weeks as heavy rains are expected to continue.

12 Sep 2017 description


  • More than 8.5 million people now need food assistance in Ethiopia following back-to-back droughts. WFP is targeting 5.5 million people in Ethiopia with emergency food and cash assistance, including nutrition support for the most vulnerable and refugees.

  • Thanks to generous contributions from donors, WFP will be able to restore full rations to all 600,000 refugees beginning from October.

04 Sep 2017 description


• At least 376,055 pregnant and lactating women and children under-5 will benefit from blanket supplementary feeding, with a new US$ 14 million funding from CERF and the Government of Denmark.

• AWD cases rising in Afar, Amhara and Tigray, while the outbreak is stabilizing in Oromia, SNNP and Somali regions.

• The WaSH Cluster has been closely working with the Health and Nutrition clusters to support ongoing multisector/integrated efforts to address the deepening AWD and nutrition crisis in Somali region.

01 Sep 2017 description

Extreme levels of acute food insecurity to persist in southeastern pastoral areas

30 Aug 2017 description


8.5 million People food insecure (Midyear Review of the 2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document [HRD])

2.25 million Households require emergency livestock support in 2017

USD 60.1 million Required for humanitarian response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector in 2017 (Midyear Review of the 2017 HRD)

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


17 Aug 2017 description

A product of the Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group (DRMTWG)

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 to 31 July 2017 (the information in this issue was compiled ahead of the announcement of the HRD mid-year review).


03 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Between January and May, UNICEF and partners have provided 141,636 children with treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in more than 17,600 treatment sites.

• Since January, 228,220 people in hard-to-reach areas in Afar and Somali regions benefited from medical services provided by 49 mobile health and nutrition teams (MHNTs) deployed by respective Regional Health Bureaus with UNICEF support. Of those people reached, 39 per cent are children under five years of age.

02 Aug 2017 description

In Numbers

7.8 million people in need of relief food assistance under the 2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document.

4.2 million people reached with relief assistance by the joint WFP-GoE response in May.

2.6 million children, and pregnant and nursing mothers in need of specialized nutritious food to treat moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). Of this, 1.3 million live in Nutrition Hotspot Priority 1 woredas (districts).


01 Aug 2017 description

Key Issues

  • High number of nonfunctional ground water points in drought affected areas remain critical sources of public health risk in the second half of the year, including Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)

  • The Tigray Regional Health Bureau has requested support from the Federal Ministry of Health and international partners to address the fast spreading AWD outbreak in the region.

  • Flood is affecting households and damaging public facilities in Afar region

26 Jul 2017 description

Key Issues

  • The UN Humanitarian Coordinator allocated US$44.7 million through the OCHA managed Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF), to address the most life-saving and time critical needs. All eligible partners are encouraged to consult respective clusters and submit their project proposal online on the Grant Management System not later than 8 August 2017.

  • An estimated US$30 million required to assist the most vulnerable Ethiopian returnees from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

25 Jul 2017 description

Emergency outcomes likely to persist in southeastern pastoral areas

Key Messages

18 Jul 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Partners have prioritized urgent financial requirements for acute, timesensitive humanitarian needs.

  • The new humanitarian hotspot classification revealed an increase in woredas requiring immediate lifesaving intervention from 192 to 228.

  • Inter-regional AWD response coordination crucial ahead of Kulubi Gabriel religious event on 26 July.

  • Amhara allocates close to ETB 31 million for flood mitigation; flash floods reported in Oromia.

10 Jul 2017 description

Key Issues

• 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.

07 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) continues to be reported in Amhara, Oromia and Somali regions although with a decreasing incidence rate.

  • The National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) issued its first Flood Alert of 2017 on 26 June identifying woredas in 43 zones and three towns that are at risk of flooding. The Alert identified specific flood risks according to region and recommended preparedness actions including prepositioning of food and non-food items, disease surveillance among other measures.

04 Jul 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Church leaders to work with Health Bureau in the fight against AWD in Amhara region

  • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia extends the amnesty period for irregular migrants by one month

  • Government and partners to distribute 3,000 ES/NFI kits in Somali region

27 Jun 2017 description

Key Issues

  • 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.

22 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Between January and April 2017, 110,676 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were admitted into the national Community Management of Acute Malnutrition programme. While overall SAM admissions in April decreased by 11 per cent compared to March, drought affected zones in Oromia, SNNP and Somali reported increasing admissions.