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27 Jul 2018 description

SITUATION

  • Prolonged and severe drought in 2016-2017, followed by heavy seasonal rainfall and flooding in early 2018, has left many families facing severe food insecurity. An estimated 7.9 million people in Ethiopia require emergency food assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

24 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoE, UN launch joint appeal in response to population displacement along Oromiya–SNNP regional border

  • USG provides additional $170 million for Ethiopia emergency response

  • IOM identifies 822,000 IDPs in SNNP, additional 1.8 million IDPs in other areas of the country

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Jul 2018 description

USAID Health Financing Reform Project Makes Health Coverage More Accessible for Millions

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 19, 2018 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the end of its five-year Health Sector Financing Reform/Health Finance and Governance Project, which has helped more than 16 million people cover their medical costs through community-based health insurance programs.

19 Jun 2018 description

When Nyantau Machoch and her six children arrived in eastern Ethiopia’s Jewi refugee camp, they were relieved and grateful to receive nutrient-packed biscuits, the first food they had eaten in days. The family had traveled through the bush on foot from their home in war-torn South Sudan, as gunshots rang out around them. They survived on leaves and wild fruits, which filled their stomachs but made them sick.

14 Jun 2018 description

Consecutive seasons of drought have disrupted livelihoods and negatively affected food security and nutrition conditions across Ethiopia. By March 2018, the Government of Ethiopia and UN estimated that nearly 7.9 million people required emergency food assistance, including 1.8 million people in the country’s Somali Region. Drought has displaced thousands of people in Somali, impeding access to basic services.

25 May 2018 description

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over the newly constructed Kuni Health Center to the Amhara Regional Health Bureau at a special inauguration ceremony. The new health center was constructed through USAID’s Ethiopia Health Infrastructure Program, which is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). As a result, more than 25,000 people in Kuni and surrounding areas will have better access to essential health services, including immunizations for children, safe childbirth delivery, HIV care and treatment services, and more.

07 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict generates significant population displacement along the Oromiya–SNNP regional border

  • Heavy rainfall generates flooding, acute needs in Somali Region

  • 2018 HDRP identifies 8.5 million people in need of assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

08 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN projects nearly 7.9 million people could require humanitarian assistance during 2018

  • USG announces $110 million in additional humanitarian funding for the Ethiopia response

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Mar 2018 description

Situation

  • 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).

20 Feb 2018 description

SUMMARY OF KEY FINDINGS

AIM

The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of an early humanitarian response and resilience building on humanitarian outcomes in the Tigray and Somali regions of Ethiopia, both in terms of cost savings, as well as the avoided losses that can result from a more proactive response. The study investigates existing data and empirical evidence, and uses this to model the relative costs of different response scenarios.

KEY FINDINGS

31 Jan 2018 description

This report provides an assessment of lessons learned from a pilot project in Borana Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia, that tests efforts to strengthen climate resilience and their contributions to conflict prevention.

08 Jan 2018 description

Situation

  • Due to the lingering effects of the 2015-2016 El Niño-induced drought and multiple consecutive droughts, an estimated 8.5 million people in Ethiopia require emergency food assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). An additional 4 million chronically food-insecure people, who are supported by the Government of Ethiopia-led Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP), also require humanitarian assistance.

05 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Relief actors require more than $400 million to maintain response activities through July, the GoE and UN report

• Conflict displaces an estimated 857,000 people in Oromiya and Somali

• FEWS NET warns of deteriorating food security in Somali

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Oct 2017 description

Addis Ababa, October 16, 2017 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially launched a suite of four activities to address preventable maternal and child deaths in Ethiopia. These “Transform” activities will support the Government of Ethiopia’s overall efforts to prevent child and maternal deaths. USAID is investing approximately $181 million (USD) in these activities through 2022. The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is also providing support.