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23 May 2018 description
  • As of 31 March 2018, Ethiopia hosts 916,678 refugees and asylum seekers within its borders, including the more than 22,000 who arrived during the first quarter of 2018.
  • The Government of Ethiopia has committed to address the concerns of refugees, including a pledge to grant local integration to those who have lived in the country for 20 years and above.
23 May 2018 description
  • 173,578 refugees in Ethiopia are between the ages of 15-24, representing 18.9% of the registered refugee population in the country.
  • 68,472 refugee youth are South Sudanese sheltered in camps in the Gambella region. They make up 39.5% of the youth refugee population in Ethiopia.
  • In Pugnido camp, Gambella, a ‘Youth Peace Education Club’, comprising young people from the refugees and their hosts, works on initiatives aimed at fostering peaceful co-existence and peace-building between the two communities.

22 May 2018 description

Thale Jenssen | Published 22. May 2018

Surrounded by a region in conflict, Ethiopia is Africa's second largest refugee hosting country, after Uganda. In addition, conflict, drought and flooding causes displacement inside the country. How are these refugees welcomed?

In January 2018, Ethiopia hosts close to 900,000 refugees, and the number is growing. They are mainly from neighbouring South Sudan, Eritrea, Sudan and Somalia. More than 1.5 million people in Ethiopia are internally displaced.

18 May 2018 description
report World Vision

Situation overview

  • Ethiopia: Conflict between ethnic Oromos from West Gujji and Gedeos from SNNP region resulted in large scale displacement from both sides, leaving people in dire need of food and non-food assistance. Currently, the government and partners are assessing the needs and will continue to provide coordinated support. Meanwhile, the regional governments of Oromia and SNNP are working jointly to return displaced people to their place of origin and restore peace and security in the area.

15 May 2018 description






15 May 2018 description

The Government of Ethiopia, humanitarian and development actors and UNHCR launch regional CRRF, beginning in Benishangul-Gumuz, with other regions to follow in May.

15,694 South Sudanese refugees have been registered in Ethiopia since the beginning of year.

40,000 new students have been enrolled in early, primary, secondary and tertiary education, as Ethiopia strives to achieve its ambitious education pledge.

Regional CRRF Launches

15 May 2018 description

Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering over 915,073 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 30 April 2018.

In the first quarter of 2018, 24,775 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, including 2,682 in April. They include 1,446 from Eritrea and 1,027 from South Sudan.

14 May 2018 description

2018 Overview

• Peace process not yet fully enforced

• Violence and food insecurity projected to result in 35,000 new arrivals

• Ethiopia to host 485,000 South Sudanese refugees by end of 2018 (The 485,000 target was premised in October 2017 on reaching 450,000 by the end of 2017 which was ultimately not reached. 421,867 arrived by 31 December 2017).

• 24 participating organizations

• Total funding requirements:
US$ 342,109,266

14 May 2018 description


There are seven refugee camps situated in Gambella regional state the western part of Ethiopia. In 2017 Standardized Expanded Nutrition Surveys (SENS) were conducted by UNHCR in collaboration with WFP, ARRA, UNICEF and key health and nutrition partners (ACF, GOAL, CWW, ARRA and MSF-H) from April 24th to June 9,th 2017 in Kule, Pugnido_I, Pugnido_II, Tierkidi, Nguenyyiel, Jewi and Okugo camps.

09 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


▪ Floods in the Somali region have affected approximately 163,500 people, with much of the affected area now inaccessible. UNICEF is scaling up its health, water, sanitation and hygiene activities to help prevent and quickly respond to disease outbreaks in affected communities.

▪ In Gedeo Zone, SNNPR, and West Guji, Oromia a conflict was re-ignited between ethnic Gedeo and Guji (Oromos) resulting in 300,000 people being displaced (unconfirmed). A joint multi-agency assessment led by Government is yet to be conducted.

09 May 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

16.3 million people in need of humanitarian services

8.2 million children in need of humanitarian services

667,948 children under-five in need of SAM treatment

14.8 million people are in need of water

At least 6.2 million children are at risk of dropping out of school



  • Over 582,000 people have been affected by the flash and river floodingin Bakool, Banadir, Bay, Hiraan, Lower Juba, Middle Juba and Middle Shabelle regions, including 200,000 people displaced.

06 May 2018 description

In Numbers

3.7 million people in the Somali Region are being assisted through WFP’s emergency relief assistance

US$6 m distributed through cash based transfers

US$154 m six months net funding requirement (Apr - Sept 2018)

5.4 million people assisted in March 2018

Operational Updates

• According to the Humanitarian Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP), 7.88 million people in Ethiopia will require food assistance in 2018.

03 May 2018 description

Summary Points

  • In Eastern Africa, staple commodity prices generally followed seasonal trends in Uganda, Kenya, and Somalia, but atypical price trends were observed in Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Tanzania (FEWS NET Price Watch, March 2018). Prices are expected to follow seasonal trends through June 2018, remaining below last year and five year USD prices due to a combination of currency depreciation, better production than 2017, and regional imports.

01 May 2018 description

Assosa, Ethiopia, 1 May 2018: Mr. Ashadli Hassen, President of the Benishangul-Gumuz National Regional State (BGNRS) yesterday reaffirmed his Administration’s commitment to support the self-reliance of refugees and host communities as the regional capital, Assosa, hosts the first of a series of regional events to launch the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF).

16 Apr 2018 description

Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering over 916,678 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 March 2018.

In the first three months of 2018, 22,093 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, including 6,996 in March. They include 3,886 from South Sudan and 2,772 from Eritrea.

Amid a funding shortage that has forced the reduction of rations for some 650,000 refugees in Ethiopia, UNHCR and WFP issued a joint appeal for $80 million to avoid the dire consequences of further ration cuts.

16 Apr 2018 description

UNHCR and WFP appeal for urgent support to provide food to refugees in Ethiopia. Without it, ration cuts will drastically impact the integrity of refugees across the country.

14,668 South Sudanese refugees have been registered in Ethiopia since the beginning of year.

1,589 vital events certificates have been issued to refugees since the launch of the vital events registration policy in October 2017.

16 Apr 2018 description

916,678 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers

246,055 Households