Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 65 | 1 - 14 October 2018
- Affected population 7.95 m
- MAM 370,00 m
- SAM 416,000 # of people displaced due to conflict 2.2 m
- # of people displaced due to climatic shocks 0.5 m
- US$1.494 billion (Requirement for the 2nd half of 2018 Ethiopia Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan)
- Funding shortfall: US$416.4 million
US$ 416.4 million urgently required to cover needs until the end of the year
The Mid-Year Review (MYR) of the 2018 Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP) faces a funding shortfall of US$416.4 million to support 7.95 million people with relief food/cash assistance and 9.45 million people with non-food supplies until the end of the year, at a cost of $1.494 billion. Despite the general good performance of this year’s belg/spring rains, the number of people targeted for relief food and cash support remains largely unchanged due to the significant spike in internal displacement since April 2018. The displaced population, who have often fled with nothing more than personal possessions, as well as returnees who are going back to burnt houses and lost livelihoods, will require continued holistic support to sustain their lives and rebuild their livelihoods.
Ethiopia continues to respond to the needs of people affected by two years of drought and to around one million people who were displaced due to the conflict along the Oromia and Somali border in September 2017. Since April 2018, the country faced an additional surge in conflict-induced displacement along the SNNP-Oromia regional border and elsewhere in the country.
Local authorities and host communities were first to respond to these sudden, unforeseen crises, providing IDPs with life-saving assistance, including food, water, and non-food supplies.