UNHCR Ethiopia Factsheet - March 2018

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 31 Mar 2018

Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering over 916,678 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 March 2018.

In the first three months of 2018, 22,093 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, including 6,996 in March. They include 3,886 from South Sudan and 2,772 from Eritrea.

Amid a funding shortage that has forced the reduction of rations for some 650,000 refugees in Ethiopia, UNHCR and WFP issued a joint appeal for $80 million to avoid the dire consequences of further ration cuts.