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28 Feb 2015 description

Pocket areas that received inadequate seasonal rainfall in 2014 and/or had a poor harvest due to flooding or crop disease will remain vulnerable in early 2015. Released on 18 February, the nutrition hotspot classification for the first quarter of 2015 identified 338 nutrition hotspot woredas for priority intervention. The classification team also identified woredas that require emergency WaSH intervention.


26 Nov 2014 description

Key Issues

  • Ethiopia hosts the largest South Sudanese refugee population in the region with 256,000 people, including nearly 194,000 new arrivals registered since 15 December 2013. The number of arrivals increased of late from 90 people per day to an average daily arrival rate of 100 people.

03 Nov 2014 description

Some 72,680 people in Afar, Somali and SNNP regions were affected by flooding. More than 50,000 people were displaced, having partially or totally lost their homes and livelihoods. The forecasted good performance of the deyr (October-December) rains in the Somali region pose a continued risk of flooding. The Government and humanitarian partners started mobilizing resources. Responses are coordinated through the Government-led Incident Command Posts in Gode, Jijiga (Somali region) and Amibara (Afar region).