Ethiopia - Northern Ethiopia Humanitarian Update Situation Report, 17 February 2022



  • The humanitarian situation in Afar continues to deteriorate with large-scale displacement leading to increased needs while access to many areas is not feasible due to insecurity.

  • Additional medical supplies airlifted to Mekelle, but partners are not able to dispatch and distribute them to health facilities across Tigray due to lack of fuel.

  • As part of the second measles campaign in Tigray last week, more than 60,000 children under five and about 11,000 pregnant and lactating women were screened for malnutrition.

  • About 78,000 children and pregnant and lactating women in seven woredas in Afar are currently benefiting from supplementary feeding programs.

  • More than 127,000 people reached with food assistance under two food distribution rounds in Amhara during the reporting week.


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