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26 Jan 2018 description

The Netherlands-based IKEA Foundation is donating 10 million euros to assist Red Cross ‘early warning early action’ through innovative preparedness work in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda* over a five-year period – focusing on people exposed to droughts and floods, and especially the large refugee populations in all three nations, it was announced today.

26 Jan 2018 description
report World Vision


8.5 million people in need of humanitarian and protection services

5.4 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance

10.5 million people in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services

3.6 million children under-5 projected to be malnourished

1.3 Million+ people displaced due to drought and conflict in 2017

1.9 Million children require education support


25 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In 2017, Ethiopia was faced with drought, floods, conflict; and the continued influx of refugees.

  • Between January and November 2017, 321,040 children received lifesaving treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

  • 483,701 medical consultations were provided through 49 UNICEF supported mobile health and nutrition teams. 188,671 consultations were received by children.

  • UNICEF provided access to safe water for 2.4 million people affected by drought and displacement due to conflict.

25 Jan 2018 description


  • WFP continues to be challenged by funding shortfalls to the Refugee programme, and is currently distributing 80 percent of a full refugee food basket. Pipeline breaks leading to further reductions are expected from March 2018 if no further contributions are received.

  • Insecurities related to the Oromia-Somali regional border conflict have delayed WFP dispatches to the Somali Region.

In Numbers

Over 10 million people in Ethiopia are food insecure in the second half of 2017.

23 Jan 2018 description


  • Opening of Gaaluun bridge at Dawa river improves humanitarian access to Dawa zone.

  • As part of the national plan to rehabilitate internally displaced persons in Oromia and Somali regions, the Oromia region is settling some 86,000 IDPs in 12 towns across the region.

  • An ‘Alert’ released by Government and humanitarian partners estimated up to 7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in the first half of 2018, requiring some US$895 million

18 Jan 2018 description

This alert has been prepared as a complement to the indicative humanitarian needs and requirements for Ethiopia presented in the 2018 Global Humanitarian Overview.

In advance of the finalization of the meher assessment results, it is anticipated that between 5 and 7 million people will be targeted with relief assistance, requiring around $895 million over the course of 2018.

The priorities for immediate financing highlighted in this document are geared towards achieving two purposes:

08 Jan 2018 description


  • 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


• 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


18 Dec 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund
  • 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
18 Dec 2017 description

This report has been prepared under the auspices of the Federal Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group, co-chaired by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and OCHA with participation of Sector Co-Chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 01 to 30 November 2017.


  • Multi-agency needs assessment kicked off to identify the scope of humanitarian needs for 2018.

12 Dec 2017 description

When: Thursday, 14 December 2017, from 8:30-17:30

Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa

Who: State Minister of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, UNICEF Representative to Ethiopia, SIDA, high level officials from Amhara and Addis Ababa Bureaus of Labour and Social Affairs, local and international NGOs working in Addis Ababa and Amhara regions, the media and other invited guests.

11 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The government-led multi-agency humanitarian needs assessment started on 18 November 2017 and will continue until 13 December 2017. The findings will inform the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2018. Preliminary estimates are that 5 to 7 million people will require food support and 7.4 million people will require access to safe water.

08 Dec 2017 description

Additional EU assistance of €15 million will help scale up the response to surging humanitarian needs in the drought-stricken country.

01 Dec 2017 description

The Embassy of Italy in Addis Ababa signed a 14 million Euros grant financing agreement with selected civil society organizations to foster employment opportunities so as to reduce illegal migration.

The agreement is part of the 20 million Euros Stemming illegal migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia (SINCE) program.

The program aims at reducing illegal migration from Northern and Central Ethiopia by improving the living conditions of vulnerable population including potential migrants and returnees.

28 Nov 2017 description


  • The OCHA-managed Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) allocated US$11.35 million under its Reserve Allocation as a bridging response to the critical requirements identified until early 2018.

The Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund Allocates US$ 11.35 to fill critical gaps until early 2018