UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #5 – Reporting Period: September 2015

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 30 Sep 2015

Highlights

  • In October, the Government announced that about 8.2 million people in Ethiopia, including 4.6 million children, are in need of emergency food aid, up from the 4.5 million estimated in August.

  • The estimated number of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) for 2015 increased from 302,605 to 350,000.

  • A total of 42,803 children were treated in August 2015, a 27 per cent increase from 32,304 children in July 2015. Between January and August 2015, 219,617 children have been treated for SAM; this is a 27 per cent increase compared with the numbers reported during the same period in 2014.

  • An estimated 735,150 school children in 94 woredas in Afar, Amhara, Dire Dawa, Harari, Oromia, SNNPR, Somali and Tigray regions have dropped out of school due to the current drought emergency.

  • The Disaster Risk Management and Food Security Sector (DRMFSS) has issued a flood Alert. High-risk areas include Somali, SNNPR and Oromia regions.

  • UNICEF Ethiopia has increased its 2015 humanitarian appeal to US$55 million from the US$49 million revised in May 2015. UNICEF appeal is currently funded at 34 per cent, leaving a shortfall of US$36 million.