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19 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
The conflict led to the exodus of government personnel, leaving essential services understaffed. There are pressing humanitarian needs for women and children.
24 Jul 2018 description
Since April 2018, some 970,000 people have been displaced and are in great need of humanitarian support to help them get through Ethiopia’s cold and rainy season.
10 May 2018 description
The Ethiopian government and partners providing limited first-line assistance, including food, NFI, WASH and health/nutrition support. However, needs surpass resources available.
09 Mar 2018 description
The well-managed, government-led, lifesaving response will need to be sustained across southern and eastern parts of the country through much of 2018.
02 Mar 2018 description
report Oxfam
Humanitarian needs are expected to remain significant, with an estimated 7.4 million people in Ethiopia, 6.2 million in Somalia and 3.4 million in Kenya requiring food aid in the first half of 2018.
15 Nov 2017 description
Despite stretched resources, the government, with support from humanitarian partners, continues to address the triple challenge of drought, flooding and inter-communal conflict.
09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
As a result of continued fighting and food insecurity in South Sudan, approx. 3,000 new arrivals were reported in Pagak, Gambella in July. There are currently some 843,374 refugees in Ethiopia.
07 Aug 2017 description
The mid-year review of the 2017 humanitarian requirements reveals a significant change in the humanitarian context, requiring urgent life-saving interventions due to exacerbated drought conditions.
02 Aug 2017 description
Engaging communities allowed response teams to understand the power relations, influencers and preferred communication channels in the Somali Region.
07 Jul 2017 description
The additional funding brings the total amount donated to the region, including Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda, to almost €260 million since the beginning of this year.
03 Jul 2017 description
So far, the deadly disease has hit about 300,000 people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and other countries. Yemen is worst hit, with cholera having claimed 1,500 lives in just two months.
24 Apr 2017 description
Exacerbated by one of the worst droughts in 30 years, the outbreak has affected more than 16,000 people in the whole region since the start of the year, with about 3,500 new cases per month.
21 Mar 2017 description
Prolonged drought, conflict and food and water shortages have left 16 million people on the brink of starvation and resulted in a spike in the number of AWD cases – a key symptom of cholera.
03 Mar 2017 description
On a visit to northern Kenya today, Stephen O’Brien saw the devastating impact of drought on rural communities and called for international support for communities affected by conflict and drought in the region.
21 Jan 2017 description
Humanitarian agencies call for action as more than 15 million people in Somalia, south-eastern Ethiopia, and northern and eastern Kenya are facing food and water shortages.
03 Jan 2017 description
Major funding requirements are expected for early 2017, as there are concerns over water availability, livestock health and the Meher harvest in southern and eastern Ethiopia.
23 Dec 2016 description
Forty-seven humanitarian partners are seeking a total of US$1.2 bilion for the period January ‐ December 2017, including US$558.2 million for Uganda and US$313.6 million for Ethiopia.
31 Oct 2016 description
Drought, exacerbated by El Niño, plus extensive flooding, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, continue to hit the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians.
25 Jul 2016 description
IOM reported that 631,508 individuals were displaced due to the impact of El Niño in Afar, Amhara, Dire Dawa, Hareri, Oromia, SNNP and Somali regions between August 2015 and June 2016.
15 Jul 2016 description
The population of South Sudanese refugees in the region could pass the one million mark this year if cross-border displacement trends continue, according to UNHCR.