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)
- Displaced Ethiopians, returnees need continued support
Humanitarian assistance and improved seasonal performance mitigate a deterioration in food security
Conflict and the impacts of drought continue to drive very high assistance needs in East Africa. In South Sudan, Yemen, Ethiopia, and Somalia, large-scale Emergencies persist, and households face significant gaps in meeting their basic food needs, although humanitarian assistance is preventing more extreme outcomes in many areas. Sustained, large-scale humanitarian assistance is needed to protect livelihoods and mitigate the potential for loss of life.
Conflict and drought continue to drive very high assistance needs in East Africa
Extreme food insecurity to persist in East Africa, Yemen through at least mid-2018
Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) outcomes likely exist despite ongoing harvest
Sustained assistance needed in Somalia, Ethiopia where below-average Deyr rains are forecast
Significant risk of Famine (IPC Phase 5) will persist into 2018
Extreme levels of food insecurity persist across South Sudan as conflict continues to limit access to typical food sources and, in some areas, the delivery of humanitarian assistance. Emergency (IPC Phase 4) or Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes exist in all states, despite the start of the harvest. Some households on isolated islands along the White Nile in Leer of Unity and Ayod of Jonglei could be in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) in the event they are unable to move in search of assistance.
Emergency (IPC Phase 4) persists as insecurity disrupts assistance and trade flows
A large-scale food security Emergency continues across South Sudan. Over half of the total population is in need of humanitarian assistance. Conflict continues to disrupt typical livelihood activities in all regions of the country, and already extremely poor macroeconomic conditions have further deteriorated, forcing staple food prices to climb above levels observed last year.
Conflict drives severe food insecurity in South Sudan and Yemen; early season rainfall poor in the Horn of Africa
Famine (IPC Phase 5) likely ongoing in parts of South Sudan; risk of Famine (IPC Phase 5) continues in Somalia
Extreme levels of food insecurity expected by May 2017
In South Sudan, ongoing insecurity in Western Bahr el Ghazal, Greater Equatoria, and Greater Upper Nile continue to restrict food access and Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) outcomes persist. In Northern Bahr el Ghazal, the ongoing harvest, availability of fish, and increased humanitarian assistance are increasing food access, but improvements remain limited given widespread poor harvests and macroeconomic instability.
Large-scale food security crises to continue in South Sudan and Yemen
Persistent conflict in the region continues to contribute to high levels of needs
Above-average rains remain favorable to cropping in northern areas, but flooding risks remain
Total rainfall since mid-July has been above average in most northern areas of East Africa, including most of Sudan, western and northern Ethiopia, South Sudan, Djibouti, and Yemen, and is contributing to mostly favorable cropping and rangeland conditions.
La Niña in 2016 could suppress rainfall over the Horn of Africa in the latter half of the year