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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.
26 Oct 2016 description
The number of people needing aid, now 9.7 million, is a moderate decrease from 10.2 million in June. But fighting in many parts of the region is a significant worry and will affect resources.
30 Aug 2016 description
According to the newly released Mid-Year Review of Ethiopia’s Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), with the number of people requiring food assistance moving from 10.2 million (January, 2016) to 9.7 million (August, 2016).
15 Aug 2016 description
The Humanitarian Requirements Document (HDR) issued on 12 August shows that US$612.4 million are urgently needed to address food and non-food needs for 9.7 million people.
12 Aug 2016 description
Seasonal floods that followed El Niño-induced drought have already damaged crops. The devastation may be further exacerbated by La Niña, expected from October onwards.
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.
18 Jul 2016 description
report Oxfam
This crisis was predicted, yet overall, the response has been too little, too late. The looming La Niña event may further hit communities that are already deeply vulnerable, says Oxfam.
06 Jul 2016 description
More than 60 million people worldwide are projected to be food insecure due to the impact of the El Niño climate event and many more are highly vulnerable to La Niña's likely knock-on effect.
04 Jul 2016 description
The compounded impact of both the El Niño-induced drought and the recent floods has eroded coping mechanisms among households. Around 690,000 people are affected, with over 320,000 displaced.
23 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF still urgently needs US$127 million of the US$226 million goal for the emergency response. Over 1 million children face severe malnutrition in ten countries in the region.
17 Jun 2016 description
The Report aims to equip relevant decision makers with key information for preparedness, response, advocacy and resource mobilisation efforts to mitigate and manage risks.
03 Jun 2016 description
The government estimates that some 486,000 people will be affected by floods during the 2016 belg season, and 190,000 people across the country are likely to be displaced at some point.
18 May 2016 description
At least 236,890 people displaced by torrential rains and flash floods since late March. The floods are happening on the back of 18 months of drought that already weakened coping capacity.
10 May 2016 description
Since the launch of the 2016 HRD in December 2015, the humanitarian context has changed - including deterioration of nutrition situation - requiring shifts in response strategy and prioritisation.
26 Apr 2016 description
With more than 60 million people affected by extreme weather events worldwide, the "worst-case scenario" could become reality without more funding, said Stephen O'Brien.
15 Apr 2016 description
Critical public health, medical, nutrition and water services are currently overstretched, and without support may well be decimated further, resulting in human suffering on an enormous scale.