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18 Oct 2017 description

Summary Points

  • Maize grain as usual was the most traded commodity in the region followed by dry beans, rice and then sorghum. See Figure 1.

  • Staple commodity prices especially for maize are expected to remain above last year and five year average prices despite near average harvest in the region with spatial pockets of deficit within and between countries because carryover stocks are low, tightening supplies available for trade.

18 Oct 2017 description

Sustained assistance needed in Somalia, Ethiopia where below-average Deyr rains are forecast

Key Messages

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

25 out of 32 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 1.8 million (CSA projection)
133,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
19,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

13 out of 129 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 21 million (CSA projection)
458,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
40,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

No woreda in the region classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 1 million (CSA projection)
2,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

• Benishangul-Gumuz mainly receives rains from June-September, during which heavy rains occasionally deter access to health facilities. The rain also heightens the risk of water-related diseases.

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

2 out of 14 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 0.4 million (CSA projection)
2,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

64 out of 265 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 35.5 million (CSA projection)
1.17 million children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
143,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

34 out of 137 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 19.2 million (CSA projection)
830,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
64,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

228 out of 870 woredas targeted as Hotspot Priority 1 (severely affected)*
3.6 million children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
376,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

KEY UPDATES

• Horn of Africa (HoA) drought continues to affect mainly Somali, SNNP, Oromia and Afar regions.

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

83 out of 93 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)* Population estimated to be 5.7 million (CSA projection)
830,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
97,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

7 out of 34 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)* Population estimated to be 5.2 million (CSA projection)
136,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
8,000 children with SAM expected in 2017** *

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

16 Oct 2017 description

We can combat global hunger and malnutrition, but it takes a holistic approach to ensure long-lasting impact

World hunger is on the rise. Today, nearly one in 10 people around the world suffer from hunger.

The solution to combatting hunger seems simple — get food to people in need when they need it. And while we have answered the call time and time again in response to crises and humanitarian need, supporting food security requires much more than filling people’s bellies.

15 Oct 2017 description
report CGIAR

by Georgina Smith

Women play an important role in rural agriculture. This International Day of Rural Women, we visit two farmers in Ethiopia who are transforming their rural livelihoods and making a difference in their communities.

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly one million people displaced in Somalia from January to August, more than 800,000 primarily due to drought conditions

  • Clashes in Ethiopia’s Oromiya and Somali regions displace populations, exacerbate humanitarian needs

  • USG provided more than $1 billion in humanitarian funding for the Horn of Africa regional response in FY 2017

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Oct 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 August to 30 September 2017.

Highlights

13 Oct 2017 description
report Oxfam

Key Statistics

  • 22.9 Million people affected by drought in the region

  • 15 million People facing crisis and emergencey food insecurity - 84,575 Cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) / Cholera have been reported in 2017 – with 1,546 associated deaths

  • 1.8 Million People in Kenya,
    Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions

  • $1,612,000 Horn of Africa Drought Response funding gap

CONTEXT UPDATE

12 Oct 2017 description

Despite average rainfall over East Africa, risk of flooding remains high in Sudan and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. and below-normal rainfall in August and early September has produced moderate to large moisture deficits in parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Below-average rain over the past three months has resulted in poor ground conditions in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

12 Oct 2017 description

Hundreds of thousands of young Ethiopian lives are under constant threat from drought and food shortages. The good news, however, is that efforts to detect child malnutrition and provide treatment are bearing fruit. With the support of EU humanitarian aid and other donors, UNICEF is helping Ethiopia’s health system improve malnutrition screening and care. From January to October 2016, during the height of the El Niño drought, 272 165 children were treated for severe acute malnutrition.

12 Oct 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