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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

31 Oct 2016 description


  • How to link emergency and development – MoWIE

  • Linking humanitarian responses with sustainable water supply –UNICEF

  • Drought response –World Vision

  • CLTS in emergency – Danish Refugee Council

  • Dashboard Update 4 WASH Cluster SAG


The year 2015-16 has been one of the most challenging periods for the WASH Cluster where response to El Niño driven drought.

29 Oct 2016 description

Start of seasonal rainfall delayed over parts of Eastern Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since late September has increased moisture deficits and worsened ground conditions across eastern Kenya, southern Somalia, and southeastern Ethiopia.

  2. Below-average rainfall since late September has strengthened moisture deficits and led to abnormal dryness in north-central Angola and southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

26 Oct 2016 description


This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region. It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2016. It is the fifth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in April 2016.

25 Oct 2016 description

In order to support management of the humanitarian response in Ethiopia, sectors have identified a set of response and contextual indicators. The monthly data provided against those indicators by the sectors has been visualized in the following info graphics. These visuals will help understand how the drought response is progressing and identify where issues are developing so that proactive measures can be taken

20 Oct 2016 description

Between January and August of 2016, 107,217 persons (578,363 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.

The Cluster is currently 51% funded, having received $12.5 million of the $24.4 requested in the revised 2016 HRD.

18 Oct 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Building climate resilient communities highlighted as a long term solution to reduce reliance on humanitarian aid at the International Day for Disaster Reduction

  • Ongoing protests in some parts of the country affecting humanitarian operations

  • Shortage of equipment and limited access to fungicides affecting wheat rust response

16 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


• From 3 September to 2 October 2016, more than 32,000 South Sudanese refugees have crossed the border into Gambella Region in western Ethiopia. The refugees are coming at a daily arrival rate of about 1,000. This is a huge increase compared to a total of 2,000 between January and August 2016.

• In August, in response to the drought, 11,279 children in Afar, Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Somali and Tigray regions benefited from a range of child protection activities aimed at protecting children from child abuse, neglect and gender based violence.

15 Oct 2016 description


• Since mid-September, Uganda, eastern DRC, and southeastern South Sudan received above normal rainfall amounts, which helped ease prolonged dryness.

• In central and southern Ethiopia, particularly in SNNPR and central and eastern Oromia, below-average seasonal rains have persisted.

This has resulted in poor cropping conditions in these areas.

14 Oct 2016 description


  • It was estimated that in 2016 a total of nearly 150,000 people would be displaced within Ethiopia from the effect of El Nino-exacerbated drought, flooding and inter-communities tension.

  • Around 90% of the flood-displaced population returns to their place of origin within a short time frame. However, those who have lost their livestock as well as been displaced by the drought are often without prospect of longer-term solutions.

03 Oct 2016 description

Key Issues

  • UNHCR faces 90% funding gap as Ethiopia continues to receive a daily average of 1,200 refugees from its neighboring countries.

  • The Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) allocated US$ 71.6 million for Ethiopia’s drought response including the recent US$6 m for Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) response

  • Seventh round of relief food dispatch and distribution ongoing

03 Oct 2016 description

Crop losses likely significant in parts of eastern and central Oromia and SNNPR

Key Messages

30 Sep 2016 description

As of August 2016, 718,154 persons (130,573 households) are reportedly displaced in Ethiopia. The number of IDPs displaced by flooding has significantly reduced, no accounting for only 6.8% of new IDPs - down from 57% in the last report. Displacement through inter-community tension has, however, been increasing over the past few months.

Since the beginning of 2016, 29,489 households have been reached with emergency shelter kits and 31,727 households with NFI kits across 6 regions.