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UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #2 – Reporting Period: March - April 2014

Situation Report
Originally published



  • The new National Policy and Strategy on Disaster Risk Management was launched end of April 2014.

  • Over 120,946 South Sudanese have arrived into Ethiopia since 15 December 2013 – 75% of the new arrivals are women and children.

  • Following the take-over of Nasir – a border town in Upper Nile State of South Sudan - by South Sudanese Government forces, an estimated 10,500 asylum seekers arrived in Ethiopian entry point of Burbei by 5 May. UNICEF has scaled up the emergency response in health, water and sanitation and child protection in partnership with the Regional Government, Ethiopian Red Cross Society and Save the Children.

  • February 2014 Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) admission at national level for the six regions – SNNP, Oromia, Tigray, Somali, Amhara and Afar regions is 16,663 72% reporting rate), which is lower by 27 per cent as compared to the same month in 2013 (23,115).

  • In 2014, UNICEF requested US$ 36.08 million for its humanitarian action in Ethiopia. UNICEF has a funding gap of US$ 30.9 million (86 per cent).


2.7 million
People will require emergency food assistance in 2014 (HRD 2014)

Children will requiring treatment for severe acute malnutrition in 2014(HRD 2014) - 35,605 children have been treated by February 2014

South Sudanese refugees arrived to Ethiopia since December 15 2013 (UNHCR April 2014)

UNICEF humanitarian appeal 2014 (HAC 2014) is US$ 36.08 million -14% funded