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)
• Government and partners continue assistance to GedeoWest Guji IDPs.
• The Government and partners are finalizing a new response/recovery plan targeting IDPs returning to their places of origin and at present locations.
Affected population 7.88 m
MAM 3.5 m
# of people displaced due to conflict 1.1 m
# of people displaced due to climatic shocks 0.5 m
World Humanitarian Day commemorated in Addis Ababa under the banner “Give Blood,
Save Lives” on 23 August and in with IDPs in Dilla Town on 19 August.
“As I stand before you today, I call on us all to increase our resolve to ensure emergency needs are met effectively and efficiently and to also tackle the root causes of emergencies; every human being deserves a life in safety, dignity and free from harm,” Ms. Gillian Mellsop,
UNICEF Country Representative and interim UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Ethiopia.
Government continues peace and reconciliation process to return IDPs in Gedeo and Guji zones
Peace and reconciliation conference to end Gedeo-Guji IDPs crisis
• The Government and partners have taken several measures to enhance response coordination and to boost response capacity at site level. Two Emergency Operation Centres (EOCs) were established in Dilla Town and in Bule Hora Town.
• The response is currently being rapidly scaled-up with diverted resources from life-saving responses to drought, flood and conflict-displacements elsewhere in the country and new resources allocated.
- UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund allocates US$15 million to support the scale-up of assistance for the Gedeo-West Guji displacement crisis in Ethiopia.
UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund allocates US$15 million to Ethiopia
• The national multiagency and multisector mid-year needs assessment started on 23 June in five regions (Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Tigray, Somali), except SNNPR.
• Upon the request of the SNNP Regional Government, the start of the assessment in the region was postponed twice. The assessment in SNNPR is expected to start on 7 July.
• More than 818,000 Gedeo-West Guji conflict IDPs require life-saving assistance for at least the next six months.
National mid-year needs assessment ongoing
• The number of people displaced by the West Guji (Oromia) – Gedeo (SNNP) inter-communal violence reached 818,000.
• Overall, the security situation in the conflict-affected areas is improving. However, tensions and intermittent, localized incidents continue to be reported and to hinder humanitarian response.
The Humanitarian Dashboard is a monthly product which consolidates headlines based on the evolving context, humanitarian needs, response and outstanding priorities. Cluster sections include changes in sectoral needs and progress towards current priorities, which were reviewed and endorsed by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Ethiopia Humanitarian Country Team and the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) in May 2018.
West Guji - Gedio Conflict Displacement1 (as of mid-June 2018)
This document has been prepared jointly by OCHA and the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), in partnership with Cluster Coordinators, to provide an update on the situation of populations displaced, primarily due to conflict along the border between Oromia and Somali regions, and to inform efforts in mobilizing additional international funding and resources in support to the current response.
I. Displacements Overview
Estimated 700,000 people displaced by Inter-communal violence in Gedeo and West Guji zones.
Acute watery diarrhea (AWD) outbreak in Afar region.
Summer rains predicted to put 2.5 million people at risk of flooding.
Scabies response support request from Amhara region.
Estimated 700,000 people displaced by Intercommunal violence in Gedeo and West Guji zones
Continued insecurity and ongoing localized inter-communal violence are displacing people; hindering IDP return to areas of origin as well as humanitarian operations.
The National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) estimates that as many as 527,263 people are displaced from West Guji zone to Gedeo zone alone; while some 170,467 people are displaced in West Guji zone.
• Renewed inter-communal violence along the borders of Gedeo (SNNPR) and West Guji (Oromia region) zones on 3 June displaced an estimated 40,000 people in Gedeo zone and more than 28,000 people in West Guji zone. Some 274,5481 people were already displaced in Gedeo and at least 84,000 people in West Guji from the previous waves of violence since April 2018.
• Civilian deaths, damage to properties and public infrastructures, including schools and health facilities, were also reported.
ECHO announces €2 million to IOM to deliver critical ES/NFIs humanitarian aid to 55,000 flood-affected displaced persons
Heavy rains cause landslides, leading to deaths and displacement in southern Ethiopia.
Normal to above normal summer kiremt/deyr rains forecast.
The Government relocated all 8,119 IDPs in Hamaresa site in East Hararge zone. The site is now closed.
ECHO announces €2 million to IOM for flood response
On 21 May, the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC)-led Flood Task Force issued a revised Flood Alert, based on the monthly National Meteorology Agency (NMA) forecast for the month of May 2018. The latest NMA forecast informs of a shift of the heavy rainfall from south eastern Ethiopia (mainly Somali region) to the central, western and parts of northern Ethiopia, including Afar, Amhara, Gambella, southern Oromia, parts of SNNP and Tigray region.
In this issue
Damage and loss assessment P.1
Gov’t to resettle Qoloji IDPs P.1
Tropical Storm SAGAR makes landfall P. 2
Rising humanitarian needs for Ethiopian returnees from KSA P. 3
Government is consolidating assessment of the damage and loss incurred due to the violence along the Oromia and Somali regional boundaries since September 2017.
The National Meteorology Agency forecast continued risk of localized flooding
At least 200,000i people are estimated to be displaced following inter-communal violence along the borders of Gedeo (SNNPR) and West Guji (Oromia region) zones.
The Ethiopian government and few partners provided limited first line assistance, including food, ES/NFI, WaSH and health/nutrition support. However, the needs significantly surpass resources available to date.