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05 Jun 2018 description


  • 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

24 Feb 2017 description

Executive Summary

This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region*. It presents a three-month trend analysis from October to December 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from January to March 2017. It is the sixth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in October 2016.

Regional Trends: October-December 2016

12 Apr 2016 description

Key Issues

  • The number of priority 1 woredas increased from 186 (December 2015) to 219 (March 2016), indicative of a deteriorated humanitarian situation.

  • The National Disaster Risk Management Commission reactivated the National Flood Taskforce on 7 April, following flooding in three regions.

  • As of the end of March, 101,333 individuals or 1/3 of the people displaced between August 2015 and March 2016 by the El Niño-caused climate change, returned to their places of origin.

11 Mar 2016 description


  • Planting of 2016 secondary “belg” season cereal crops underway
  • March‑May “belg” rains expected to be favourable, especially in SNNPR and southern Oromia Region
  • Cereal prices remain firm despite ongoing commercialization of 2015 main “meher” season harvest
  • Number of people in need of food assistance estimated at high 10.2 million
20 Jul 2015 description


  • Unfavourable prospects for 2015 secondary “belg” season cereal crops

  • Poor livestock body conditions in most pastoral areas due to dry weather conditions affecting pasture and water

  • Cereal prices increasing in June due to progress of lean season coupled with unfavourable prospects for “belg” season

  • Food security conditions deteriorate in “belg” season dependent areas as well as in most pastoralist areas

11 Jul 2013 description

By Emerta Asaminew Aragie
June 2013

Executive Summary