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07 Feb 2017 description


Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Round 1, carried out between September and October, had identified 167,688 persons (30,676 households) who have been displaced in 2016 and remain in situation of displacement in 135 sites across 6 regions (Afar, Gambela, Harari, Oromia, Somali, and Tigray). Of these 33% were as the result of communal conflict, 23% from drought and 44% due to flooding. The majority of displaced population were in Somali, Gambela and Afar regions.


31 Dec 2016 description

Pastoral conditions deteriorate following very poor seasonal performance in southeastern areas


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.

30 Nov 2016 description

Inside this issue:

  • Borehole rehabilitation & Development by MoWIE

  • WASH Projections for 2017

  • Emergency WASH Project by Care Ethiopia

  • Global Handwashing Day celebration by International Medical Corps

  • WASH Cluster Dashboard Reflection

  • WASH Cluster Focal Points

WASH Cluster exceeds the HRD 2016 target

27 Nov 2016 description


  • Favourable prospects for 2016 main “meher” season crops

  • Below-average pasture conditions in southern and southeastern pastoral areas

  • Given the starting of the main harvest, cereal prices stabilized or declined though at high levels

  • General food security conditions improving with newly-harvested “meher” crops available for consumption

23 Nov 2016 description

The Ethiopian Government is planning to construct two new dams to mitigate Ethiopia’s devastating and recurring floods. The decision comes just a few months after flash floods ravaged the country, causing as many as one hundred fatalities and displacing tens of thousands of people.

The construction, orchestrated by the Awash Basin Authority of Water Resources, Irrigation (ABA) and Energy Ministry, will take place in the Afar region and is estimated to cost 11.7 billion Birr.

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

20 Nov 2016 description


Between January and August of 2016, 578,363 persons (107,217 households) had been newly displaced due to drought (10%), flood (60%) and conflict (30%). As of the end of August, 718,154 persons (130,573 households) were reported as displaced in the country.


14 Nov 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Government and Humanitarian Partners to Conduct the 2016 Ethiopia Meher Assessment

  • Over 450,000 People Need Urgent Water Trucking Services in Somali Region

  • Cluster Enhancing Logistic Capacity on Port operations and Overland Contracting

  • As of 08 November 2016, Ethiopia has lifted the directive which restricts diplomats from travelling beyond a-40 kilometers radius out of Addis Ababa without notification to the Command Post

10 Nov 2016 description

Crisis (IPC Phase 3) expected in parts of Oromia, SNNPR, and southern pastoral areas

Key Messages

  • Meher harvests starting in October are significantly reducing the number of people in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse. However, poor Kiremt rainfall in eastern and central Oromia and SNNPR, low livestock holdings in pastoral southern Afar and Shinile, and expected poor performance of October to December rainfall in southern pastoral areas are likely to lead to above-average food assistance needs in 2016/17.

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

07 Nov 2016 description

Key Figures

684,705 The total number of IDPs including protracted and new caseloads in the country as of July 2016 373,231 Individuals displaced due to the flooding as of July 2016.
264,079 Individuals are still displaced due to the impact of El Niño as of July 2016.
10.2 M Individuals affected by the drought according to the Humanitarian Requirements Document.
USD 23.8 M Protection funding requirements 21.5 % funded

Key Facts

04 Nov 2016 description
report Save the Children


The drought of 2015-16, combined with extensive subsequent flooding and disease outbreaks, continues to have a negative impact on the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians and the disruption of basic public services. Overall food security and agricultural production remain severely affected, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors.

01 Nov 2016 description


According to Central Statistics Authority, the total population of Ethiopia is estimated at about 92 million in 2016. Ethiopia has recorded one of the fastest growing economies (at an average of 10.5%) in the Sub-Saharan Africa in the last 10 years. However, it ranks 174 of 188 countries on the 2015 Human Development Index implying a long way to go.

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