Humanitarian Action for Children 2016 - Ethiopia

from UN Children's Fund
Published on 26 Jan 2016 View Original

Total affected population: 10.2 million
Total affected children (under 18): 5.7 million
Total people to be reached in 2016: 8 million
Total children to be reached in 2016:6.8 million

2016 programme targets

• 435,000 children under 5 years with SAM admitted to therapeutic care programmes
• 1.8 million children under 5 years received vitamin A supplementation Health
• 6.8 million children under 5 years vaccinated against measles
• 5.85 million people provided with access to health care facilities stocked with emergency supplies and drugs

• 2.2 million people provided with access to safe water (7.5-15 litres per person per day)
• 1 million people reached with key health promotion messages

Child protection
• 4,500 separated and unaccompanied children registered in family tracing services and received family-based or appropriate alternative care
• 74,500 vulnerable children in refugee camps, host communities and droughtaffected areas benefitted from critical child protection in emergencies services

• 430,000 school-aged children with access to emergency education programmes
• 130,000 refugee and host community children received psychosocial support in emergency education programmes

Humanitarian strategy

UNICEF will continue to scale up its response to mitigate the impact of the current drought on women and children. This will involve working with partners to ensure that children have adequate access to education, health and nutrition care; safe water, sanitation and hygiene facilities; and protection support. Community resiliencebuilding efforts aimed at reducing the vulnerability of women and children will receive continuous support. In droughtaffected pastoral areas, UNICEF will work with mobile health and nutrition teams to provide access to life-saving health and nutrition services. UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners will support the Ministry of Health to prevent and control diseases, including scabies, measles and diarrhoea. Community-based management of acute malnutrition will be used to provide severely malnourished children with treatment. UNICEF and partners will complement life-saving WASH interventions with the establishment and rehabilitation of water sources and the dissemination of sanitation and hygiene information. UNICEF will also facilitate continued education for children affected by emergencies and will support communitybased social protection structures that aim to strengthen the traditional care and support systems of local communities. UNICEF will lead the nutrition and WASH clusters and colead the education and child protection subclusters.
Working closely with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UNICEF will deliver life-saving interventions to refugees and vulnerable host communities in Gambella and Tigray.

Results from 2015

UNICEF originally appealed for US$36.2 million and later revised the requirements to US$55 million to reflect the additional resources needed to respond to the El Niñodriven drought emergency and refugee crises. As of 31 October 2015, a total of US$30 million, or 55 per cent of the revised requirements, had been received. An additional US$11.5 million was carried forward from 2014. The UNICEF targets for treating severely malnourished children steadily increased, from 254,000 in early 2015 to 350,000 in late 2015, due to the deterioration of the nutritional situation. UNICEF supported the Ministry of Health and non-governmental organizations on SAM management, reaching 257,878 children through the provision of therapeutic food, drugs and equipment to more than 15,000 therapeutic feeding sites. UNICEF supported mobile health and nutrition teams to provide life-saving care to more than 190,000 people in the Afar and Somali regions. UNICEF efforts resulted in over 805,745 people gaining access to safe water in droughtaffected areas, and nearly 47,000 people receiving key hygiene messages. Some 195,100 children affected by emergencies were able to continue their education due to the delivery of supplies and through teacher trainings. The UNICEF-UNHCR partnership continued to deliver results for refugee children in 2015, with more than 50,000 South Sudanese refugee children vaccinated against measles and polio and over 78,000 vulnerable children provided with critical child protection services in refugee camps and host communities.