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21 Jun 2017 description

Ethiopia was hit by one of the worst drought for the first time in history in 2015. The seasonal assessments that followed the occurrence of the drought were able to identify the needs in the various sectors including the precarious protection situation of vulnerable groups including women and children, persons with disabilities, the elderly, internally displaced persons etc. The various requirements including protection needs were subsequently highlighted in the 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document.

19 Jun 2017 description

HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT:

In 2016, Ethiopia experienced the worst drought in the past fifty years which lead to a record level of humanitarian needs. The El Niño phenomenon severely affected food security and agricultural production in Ethiopia, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. This was due to the combined effect of drought, flooding, disease outbreaks and malnutrition, as well as the disruption of basic public services, including health and education.

25 Feb 2017 description

Facts & Figures In 2017:

5.6 million people in need of food assistance

3.9 million people in need of water trucking

3 million acutely malnourished children & women including 300 000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition

1.9 million households need support to keep livestock alive

Almost 10% of the population chronically vulnerable to food insecurity

(source: UNOCHA)

16 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • In December 2016, UNICEF has deployed 60 water trucks in Oromia Region to benefit an estimated 120,000 people with access to safe water.
    UNICEF has also dispatched US$650,000 worth of household and community-level water treatment chemicals to different regions; and supported the rehabilitation and maintenance of sustainable water supply systems, which together benefitted around 700,000 people.

16 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

• 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

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.

Highlights

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

09 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 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

GENERAL CONTEXT

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

1. SITUATION OVERVIEW AND RATIONAL FOR EDUCATION IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE STRATEGY

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

INSIDE THIS ISSUE :

  • 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

REINFORCING PREPAREDNESS IN EMERGENCY

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

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

16 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

• 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.

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