Ethiopia + 2 more

UNICEF Horn of Africa Drought Situation as of 31 January 2018


17.8 million people in need of humanitarian services

8.3 million children in need of humanitarian services

656,614 children under-five in need of SAM treatment

14.9 million people are in need of water

At least 5.6 million children are at risk of dropping out of school



  • The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains critical due to ongoing impacts of drought and conflict
  • 95,028 cumulative AWD/Cholera cases since the beginning of the outbreak (March 2016)


  • Ethiopia is currently faced with a complex crisis of drought and conflict displaced populations
  • Outbreaks of malaria, measles and Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) will continue to threaten children’s well-being


  • According to FEWSNET, dry conditions prevailed over the pastoral areas in January 2018
  • A total of 817 Cholera cases resulting in 10 deaths (CFR 1.2%) have been reported in 2018