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17 Jan 2017 description


189 New arrivals from Yemen

2,595 Refugees and asylum-seekers children enrolled to schools

484 Refugees and asylum-seekers supported with healthcare assistance

299 Refugee households provided with the business grants

747 Yemeni refugees families provided with the blanket cash assistance


19 Dec 2016 description

Key Issues

  • The Ethiopian Humanitarian Fund (EHF) allocates US$17 million to new humanitarian needs

  • Some 60 water trucks deployed to three severely affected zones in Oromia region

  • Zones continue to report on Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) cases in Oromia region

16 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Between January and September 2016, 247,480 children with severe acute malnutrition were admitted to the national Community Management of Acute Malnutrition programme. Out of these, 19,920 children (8 per cent) were admitted to in-patient care.

• In response to the new influx of South Sudanese refugees, UNICEF supported the Regional Health Bureau of Gambella to vaccinate 23,543 children 0 to 15 years old and 21,863 children 6 months to 14 years old against polio and measles respectively.

21 Nov 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Some 60 Kebeles Need Immediate Water Trucking in Somali Region

  • The Food Response in Level 1 woredas Sped up Significantly for the First time in Four Months

  • The National Meteorological Agency (NMA) Advises Farmers for Timely Collection the 2016 Meher Harvest

21 Nov 2016 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 October to 31 October 2016.


  • Unrest disrupts the delivery of humanitarian services, declaration of State of Emergency easing movement of relief items to affected communities

11 Nov 2016 description

Other ongoing priorities

38,331 new refugees from South Sudan since September 2016 Acute Watery Diarrhoea: 25,793 cases reported since November 2015. The outbreak may not be contained before the next rainy season.

09 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • From 3 September to 30 October 2016, 36,673 South Sudanese refugees have crossed the border into Gambella Region in Western Ethiopia. The average daily arrival rate has decreased from 1,000 at the beginning of September to 630 by end October. A new refugee camp, Nguenyyiel, has been opened.

07 Nov 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Humanitarian Partners supporting Somali Regional Health Bureau response to AWD

  • A New Drought has started in south eastern parts of Ethiopia

  • Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) to provide livelihood support to refugees and host community in Gambella

04 Nov 2016 description
report Save the Children


The Health Cluster Situation Update released on October 2, 2016 reports, as of 1st week of October 2016, a total of 21, 217 AWD cases from over 249 affected Woredas. Students at numerous schools are at high risk of being affected by AWD in the country.

31 Oct 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) allocated US$9.5M for underfunded refugee response in Ethiopia

  • Drought expected to continue into mid 2017 in southern and south eastern part of Ethiopia

  • Shortage of learning supplies and lack of school feeding to hamper school enrolment

26 Oct 2016 description

Although the El Niño weather event has passed its impact continues to be felt in the region: food insecurity doubled from 12 million in August 2015 to 23.4 million today. Humanitarian partners are targeting 1.25 million children under five for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) this year, of which nearly 83 per cent are from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia. Violence and rising food insecurity in South Sudan and Burundi have displaced nearly 290,000 people (205,541 refugees and 84,459 internally displaced) in the last 3 months alone.

26 Sep 2016 description

Key Issues

  • New study shows indebted households in drought affected areas will continue to sell their assets including livestock unless humanitarian assistance continues throughout 2016 and beyond

  • Acute watery diarrhoea response is urgently needed to numerous at-risk Ethiopian schools.

  • NDRMC alerted humanitarian partners to respond to the possible consequences of flooding due to controlled release of water from Gilgel Gibe dam in downstream communities

16 Sep 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 11-17 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

16 Sep 2016 description


  • Government and humanitarian partners launched the revision of the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for the second half of 2016. The revised HRD seeks additional US$612.4 million to help 9.7 million people with emergency food and non-food assistance. The total amount required for Ethiopia is US$1.5 billion.

15 Sep 2016 description

Key Issues

  • The Ethiopian Humanitarian Fund (EHF) allocates US$5.4m for acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) response

  • The Federal Ministry of Education calls on partners to address integrated school health programme

  • Humanitarian and development partners advocate for increased refugee host communities’ projects