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

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 30 Apr 2014

Highlights

  • 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).

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

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

238,761
Children will requiring treatment for severe acute malnutrition in 2014(HRD 2014) - 35,605 children have been treated by February 2014

102,463
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