Appeals & Response Plans
- 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
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Ethiopia: Yellow Fever Outbreak - May 2013
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- Ethiopia: 2018 Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan
- Ethiopia: Conflict Displacement Situation Report #2 (8 February 2018)
- Funding urgently needed to support hungry refugees in Ethiopia
- The COMPASS girls give crucial direction to Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia
- WFP Ethiopia Drought Emergency Situation Report #9, January 2018
Due to the lingering effects of the 2015-2016 El Niño-induced drought and multiple consecutive droughts, an estimated 7.9 million people in Ethiopia require emergency food assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). An additional 8 million chronically food-insecure people are supported by the Government of Ethiopia (GoE)-led Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP).
Office of the Spokesperson
March 6, 2018
Today, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced nearly $533 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, as well as countries in the Lake Chad region, where millions are facing life-threatening food insecurity and malnutrition as a result of ongoing conflict or prolonged drought. While humanitarian aid is truly life-saving, this assistance will not solve these crises, most of which are largely manmade.
This activity report summarizes activities of Result Area 5, also known as the Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative—referred to as the “ADRF Initiative,” the “Initiative” or “R5”—from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The report gives an overview of the achievements to date and identifies upcoming priorities and challenges.
La prévalence du mariage des enfants est en baisse dans le monde entier grâce à une diminution considérable des mariages précoces dans plusieurs pays au cours des dernières années, a annoncé le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’enfance (UNICEF).
Globalement, la proportion de femmes mariées pendant leur enfance a diminué de 15% durant la dernière décennie, cette pratique ne touchant plus une femme sur quatre, mais environ une femme sur cinq.
Improving trend in child marriage driven largely by significant reductions in South Asia, but problem persists with over 150 million girls likely to marry by 2030
NEW YORK, 6 March 2018 – The prevalence of child marriage is decreasing globally, with several countries seeing significant reductions in recent years, UNICEF said today. Overall, the proportion of women who were married as children decreased by 15 per cent in the last decade, from 1 in 4 to approximately 1 in 5.
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Six projects totaling $1.3 million committed in February
Over 28,000 people in five countries will benefit; includes emergency humanitarian response in Somalia
Over 28,000 people in five countries will benefit from six projects totaling $1.3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in February.
COUNTRIES REQUIRING EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE FOR FOOD
FAO assesses that globally 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food.
Conflicts continue to be the main factor driving the high levels of severe food insecurity.
Weather shocks have also adversely impacted food availability and access, notably in East Africa.
17.8 million people in need of humanitarian services
8.3 million children in need of humanitarian services
656,614 children under-five in need of SAM treatment
14.9 million people are in need of water
At least 5.6 million children are at risk of dropping out of school
OME – Recognizing the multiplying effects of investing in rural women, Sweden – through its development cooperation agency Sida – announced a US$5 million commitment to the Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women (JP RWEE).
Ground conditions improve in southern Africa, while Namibia and Angola remain dry
Africa Weather Hazards
Since November, rainfall has been below-average in South Africa. Significant moisture deficits have strengthened and expanded into several parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, and southern Angola.
The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during February
No significant rain fell for the third consecutive month in the winter breeding areas along both sides of the Red Sea during February. Consequently, unusually dry and unfavourable breeding conditions persisted in most areas.
DES MILLIONS DE PERSONNES MENACÉES PAR LA FAMINE
165,478 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)
341,534 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - 2017)
48,485 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya
5,258 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018
189 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018
969 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018
1,334 vulnerable refugees and asylumseekers evacuated since November 2017
USD 85 M required for 2018
Poor spring (Gu) rains likely to prolong food security emergency in southeastern Ethiopia
The Horn of Africa has been hotter and drier than normal in January following an early cessation of seasonal rains around mid-December. This is likely to result in further deterioration of pasture and water resources, most notably in pastoral and marginal agricultural areas of Somalia, Ethiopia and parts of northern Kenya. Humanitarian needs are expected to remain significant, an estimated 7.4 million (latest figure) in Ethiopia, 6.2 million in Somalia and 3.4 million in Kenya will require food assistance in the first half of 2018.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 48 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
Global Overview FEBRUARY 2018
Durame, ETHIOPIA – Genet Girma, 31, was a trailblazer in her community. Fifteen years ago, she ran away from home when she learned that her mother planned to have her undergo female genital mutilation (FGM).
As in many other communities in Ethiopia, FGM is deep-rooted in the Kembatta community, which Ms. Genet belongs to. The practice can cause lasting harm, including pain, infection, haemorrhage and complications in childbirth. It can even be fatal.