Ethiopia + 1 more

UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #9 – Reporting Period: October 2016



  • From 3 September to 30 October 2016, 36,673 South Sudanese refugees have crossed the border into Gambella Region in Western Ethiopia. The average daily arrival rate has decreased from 1,000 at the beginning of September to 630 by end October. A new refugee camp, Nguenyyiel, has been opened.

  • Between January and August 2016, 221,233 children with severe acute malnutrition were admitted to the national Community Management of Acute Malnutrition programme. Out of these, 17,809 children (8 per cent) were admitted to in-patient care.

  • The Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) outbreak has continued since November 2015. With the exception of Gambella, all regions are now affected. The overall outbreak trend significantly decreased in October 2016, especially in Addis Ababa city. However, AWD is still a major concern.

  • The Education Cluster is underfunded with only US$5.6 million (20 per cent) of the required funding received. Educational materials are still required for 2.32 million children affected by humanitarian crises.

  • On 9 October 2016, the Government of Ethiopia declared a state of emergency following protests in Amhara and Oromia regions. This had severe impacts on the delivery of humanitarian service.

Situation in Numbers

  • 9.7 million people, including

  • 5.7 million children require relief food assistance in 2016. (HRD, August 2016).

  • 420,000 children are expected to require treatment for SAM in 2016. (HRD, August 2016)

  • 3.9 million people require access to safe drinking water. (HRD, August 2016)

  • Currently, there are 761,302 refugees in Ethiopia. (UNHCR, September 2016).

  • UNICEF requires US$124 million for its humanitarian work in 2016, including US$115.5 million for the drought response and US$8.5 million for refugee programming.