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23 May 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 8 September 2017, rainfall attributed to the Kiremt rains began falling in Ethiopia, leading to extensive flooding. The Ambeira zone in Afar region, as well as special zones surrounding Addis Ababa (the capital), Jima, South-east Shewa, and South-west Shewa in the Oromia region were worst affected by the rains and flooding. It was estimated that a total of 18,628 households (HHs) or (93,140 people) where affected, of which 7,270 HHs (36,350 people) had been displaced.

09 May 2018 description


764,145 displaced individuals comprising 127,299 households in 347 displacement sites were identified in SOMALI region*. These figures represent a decrease of 68,507 in the total individuals (-8.23%) a decrease of 621 households (-0.49%) and an increase of 9 sites (+2.66%) since round 9 (January/February 2018). 67.72% sites opened in 2017 and 2.02% opened in 2018. Conflict was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 56% of the displaced population.

27 Feb 2018 description


  • The Government of Ethiopia allocated some $182 million to support and rehabilitate people affected by natural and manmade disasters in 2018.

  • If the predicted erratic and underperforming spring rains materialize, in the current drought belt, it will be the 4 th successive year of underperforming rains in some of these areas.

Government allocates US$182 million for 2018 Humanitarian response

21 Jun 2017 description

Ethiopia was hit by one of the worst drought for the first time in history in 2015. The seasonal assessments that followed the occurrence of the drought were able to identify the needs in the various sectors including the precarious protection situation of vulnerable groups including women and children, persons with disabilities, the elderly, internally displaced persons etc. The various requirements including protection needs were subsequently highlighted in the 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document.

21 Mar 2017 description


5.6 million people in need of relief assistance.

4.7 million are targeted in the joint WFPGovernment of Ethiopia (GoE) response, with the balance assisted by the NGO consortium Joint Emergency Operations Programme (JEOP)

2.7 million moderately acute malnourished children under five and pregnant and breastfeeding women in need of specialised nutritious food, of which WFP will assist 1.3 million in Priority 1 woredas.

USD 436 million requirement from March to December 2017 for Relief, TSF, PSNP and Refugee activities.

13 Feb 2017 description


167,688 The total number of IDPs in 2016 according to the Displacement Tracking Matrix carried out between September and October 2016

10.2M Individuals affected by the drought according to the 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document.

USD 23.8M Protection funding requirements 21.5 % funded


13 Oct 2016 description

In Numbers

  • 9.7 million people in need of food assistance.

  • 7.1 million people targeted in the 2016 joint WFP-Government of Ethiopia (GoE) response.


  • The joint WFP-GoE pipeline show breaks in cereals starting in October and pulses starting in November.

19 Sep 2016 description


  • The national food pipeline, based on information shared by all operators and adjusted to the revised Humanitarian Requirements Document, show cereal and pulses breaks in September.

  • Dispatches from the Government’s hub in Nazreth continues to be delayed due to lack of adequate staff at hub and woreda level, in addition to the ongoing situation in Amhara and Oromia.

Situation Update

20 May 2016 description

Description of the disaster

From the first week of April heavy rainfalls have occurred in Eastern and Southern parts of Ethiopia related to the El Niño phenomenon and the regular Belg rains (March – May). The first reports of flash floods and subsequent displacements of communities, especially in Somali region, was reported and responded to from 7 April onwards.