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
- Ethiopia: Some 1,786 Displaced Persons Return Home
- ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord
- Countries from IGAD team up to end polio: The three Ministers of Health jointly launch to vaccinate about six million under-five children
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 63 | 3 - 16 September 2018
VDPVs from environm ental samples
➢No new cVDPV2 isolates from environmental samples. The date of collection of most recent positive environmental sample was on 17th May 2018
➢No new cVDPV3 isolate from environmental samples. The date of collection of most recent positive environmental sample for cVDPV3 in Somalia was on 19th April 2018
➢In total, 10 cVDPV2 and seven (7) cVDPV3 viruses have been isolated from environmental samples in 2018 compared to two (2) VDPV2s and 0 VDPV3 in 2017
11.4 million children are at risk of of malnutrition, water shortages, lack of health services, child protection violations and disruption to their education
758,000 children under-five are at risk of death and irreversible damage without access to critical nutrition
7.6 million children are in need of water
At least 3.4 million children are at risk of dropping out of school
- 11.4 million children are at risk of of malnutrition, water shortages, lack of health services, child protection violations and disruption to their education
- 758,000 children under-five are at risk of death and irreversible damage without access to critical nutrition
- 7.6 million children are in need of water
- At least 3.4 million children are at risk of dropping out of school
6 of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa have over 20% of their population using an unimproved water source and they include; Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and Madagascar. Of these countries, Somalia has recorded the highest number of cholera cases and deaths. Countries which have 11 to 20% of their population using unimproved water sources include; South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Eritrea, Angola, Zimbabwe and Lesotho. 5 of these countries (South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Angola and Zimbabwe) have reported outbreaks in 2017.
3 of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa have over 50% of their population using unimproved sanitation facilities and they include; Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda. Cumulatively, Tanzania has reported 2697 cases since the beginning of 2017. Countries which have 25 to 50% of their population using unimproved sanitation facilities include: Somalia, Kenya, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Madagascar. Cumulatively, these countries have reported 83, 346 cases in 2017, and majority of these cases emerging from Somalia.
10.2 million children are at risk of of malnutrition, water shortages, lack of health services, child protection violations and disruption to their education
8.3 million children are in need of water
770,000 children under-five are at risk of death and irreversible damage without access to critical nutrition
At least 3.5 million children are at risk of dropping out of school
By Rebecca Beauregard and Patrick Codjia
DOOLOW, Somalia, 30 June 2017 – Faisal Bule sits with his daughter, 18-month-old Dahran Faisal, at the nutrition centre in Doolow, a town in southern Somalia on the border with Ethiopia. Dahran is one of the newly admitted patients at the centre’s Outpatient Therapeutic Programme.
They were forced to leave their home village because of a severe drought that started in December 2016 and has been affecting the lowland areas across the Horn of Africa, particularly Ethiopia and Somalia, as well as Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda.
KENYA, SOMALIA, ETHIOPIA, SOUTH SUDAN, UGANDA REGIONAL WASH GROUP FEBRUARY 2017
Key mission findings
The majority of drought-related displacement has occurred within regions, with people migrating from rural to urban areas while there are “climate refugees” who came from Somali region of Ethiopia. The pull factor of IDPs to Gaalkacyo is the presence of humanitarian organizations proving assistance.
Local authorities (north Gaalkayco) noted that drought and conflict are the major causes of displacements with more than 40,000 people having been displaced by the drought since January
By Kun Li
26 April 2016
The rains have failed Hawa Ali, a shepherd from Ethiopia, over and over again for three years straight. Before all her animals succumbed to thirst, hunger and disease, she made the decision to join other families in her village and trek to neighbouring Somaliland.
NAIROBI, Kenya, 22 November 2013 - It has been six months since a polio outbreak hit the Horn of Africa, affecting some 200 children and adults in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Today, the progression of the outbreak has significantly eased off, thanks to the rapid response by the region’s governments and their partners. The risk of the virus continuing to spread, however, remains high.
Nairobi – FAO, WFP and UNICEF share the goal of strengthening resilience of the most vulnerable in Eastern and Central Africa. The three agencies confirmed their commitment to play a key role for mobilizing change through resilience building in the region. The agencies made the pledge during a two-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya.
NAIROBI, 20 July 2012 - A year ago today, the crisis in the Horn of Africa reached boiling point when the United Nations declared famine in two regions of southern Somalia. The extraordinary international support, coupled with favourable rains, helped save countless lives and reverse the famine. However, the crisis is far from over. Eight million people across Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are still in need of humanitarian assistance. Children, in particular, are threatened by a combination of poverty, insecurity, malnutrition, and disease.
UNICEF report: despite recent improvements, outlook for the Horn of Africa increasingly worrisome
More than 8 million people need emergency assistance
NAIROBI, 11 April 2012 – The massive humanitarian response in the Horn of Africa in 2011 reversed the spread of famine and saved tens of thousands of children’s lives, but the outlook is increasingly worrisome, threatening the tentative gains achieved to date, according to a new UNICEF report.
I. OVERVIEW OF COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS
The security situation in Southern Somalia, Northeastern Kenya and areas around the Kenya- Somalia border remains highly volatile. As a result access to people in need continues to be impeded.
In addition to the fighting in Deynile/Mogadishu and the reported continuing "slow but steady" advance of Kenya Defence Forces towards Kismayo, there have been reported sightings of Ethiopian troops crossing into Somalia since 19 November. However, Ethiopian authorities have denied these reports.
By Chris Niles
NEW YORK, 18 November 2011—UNICEF has welcomed the news that famine is on the retreat in southern Somalia.
Famine was declared in six areas of southern Somalia in July.
According to the latest report from the United Nations’ Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit, famine has been beaten in three areas. Middle Shabelle Afgovye and Mogadishu’s Internally Displaced Persons population continue to remain afflicted by famine, but not Lower Shabelle, Bakool and Bay.
I. OVERVIEW OF COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS
UNICEF is extremely concerned about the impact of escalating conflict in Somalia on children. All parties to the conflict are urged to take all necessary measures to safeguard civilians, including children hundreds of thousands of whom are already at risk due to the ongoing famine. Also of concern are the recruitment and use of children for armed services and sexual violence of children and women.
Deteriorating security levels continues to hamper access to people in need in Southern Somalia and Northeastern Kenya.
OVERVIEW OF COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS
- The humanitarian access situation in Southern Somalia and Northeastern Kenya remains challenging due to security concerns.
Kenya’s military involvement inside Somalia continues, with fighting ongoing in parts of Lower Juba, including bombing raids. The recent kidnapping of two additional aid workers from the Danish Demining Group in Galkayo has further restricted access in the border area between Northern and Southern Somalia.