Ethiopia

Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin 20 December 2021

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HIGHLIGHTS

• The already high humanitarian needs in Ethiopia are expected to rise in 2022 due to conflict, drought, flooding, disease outbreaks and desert locust infestation.

• According to the 2022 Global Humanitarian Overview, an estimated 22.3 million people will be targeted for humanitarian assistance in 2022.

• Recent analysis from the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET) warns that the food security situation in southern and eastern Ethiopia has already deteriorated significantly with IPC Phase 3 "Crisis" and Phase 4 "Emergency" currently prevailing in these areas.

• Conflicts continue to force people out of their homes in search of safety and assistance.

• The cumulative funding gap for both the Mid-Year Review of the Humanitarian Response Plan and the revised Northern Ethiopia Response Plan stands at more than US$1.2 billion.

22 million people estimated to require humanitarian assistance in 2022

Humanitarian needs remain high in several parts of Ethiopia with at least 20 million people requiring some form of humanitarian assistance until the end of the year. In northern Ethiopia (Afar, Amhara, Tigray regions), the number of people depending on emergency food assistance has increased from 8.1 million in August as indicated in the 2021 Humanitarian Response Plan Mid-Year Review to an estimated 9.4 million in November according to WFP assessment. Due to the effects of the ongoing conflict, the Amhara Region registered the largest increase with 3.7 million people in urgent need of assistance.

The humanitarian needs in Ethiopia are expected to remain high through 2021 and into 2022 due to conflict, drought, flooding, disease outbreaks and desert locust infestation. According to the Global Humanitarian Overview (https://gho.unocha.org) released in early December, an estimated 22.3 million people will be targeted for humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia in 2022. The Global Humanitarian Overview is an annual document that provides a snapshot of acute crises around the world as well as projected future trend. It aims, amongst others, to support large-scale resource mobilization effort.

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