AMHARA REGION - KEY FINDINGS
LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 5,783 displaced individuals comprising 1,500 households in 34 displacement sites were identified in Amhara region. These figures represent a decrease of -1,027 in the total individuals (-15.08%) a decrease of -113 households (-7.01%) and an increase of 2 sites (6.25%) since round 11 (May/ June 2018). 40.77% sites opened in 2017 and 6.30% opened in 2018. Conflict was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 90% of the displaced population.
DEMOGRAPHICS: 50% of displaced individuals were female and 50% were male. 46% were younger than 18 years old. 3% were over 60 years old.
SHELTER: 5 sites reported that over 25% of households were living in shelters that were below regional and cultural standards.
WASH: Only 0sites meet SPHERE standards of access to over 15 liters of water per person per day. 12 (35%) displacement sites reported having no latrines.
FOOD, NUTRITION AND LIVELIHOODS: 19 (56%) sites, representing 3861 individuals, reported no access to food. 94% of sites reported that IDPs did not have access to income generating activities.
HEALTH: Malaria was the primary health concern in this round of data collection with 12 sites reporting this.
EDUCATION: In 3% of sites 50% or less of the children on site are attending formal primary school. Formal primary school education is available at 23 sites. Alternative basic education (ABE) is available at 2 sites.
COMMUNICATION: 44% of sites reported that Local Leader were IDPs primary source of information followed by Families/Friends at 41% of sites.
Figure 1 illustrates trends in stock totals of displacement in the region over time compared to recent displacement. Figure 2 shows IDP numbers dissagregated by cause over time.
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