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UNICEF Horn of Africa Drought Situation as of May 2018


16.3 million people in need of humanitarian services

8.2 million children in need of humanitarian services

667,948 children under-five in need of SAM treatment

14.8 million people are in need of water

At least 6.2 million children are at risk of dropping out of school



  • Over 582,000 people have been affected by the flash and river floodingin Bakool, Banadir, Bay, Hiraan, Lower Juba, Middle Juba and Middle Shabelle regions, including 200,000 people displaced.

  • 1,954 cumulative Cholera/AWD cases resulting in 8 deaths (CFR 0.4) have been reported in 2018.


  • Floods in the Shabelle zone of Somali region have affected approx. 165,000 people, with high displacement in Somali and Oromia regions.

  • Nearly, 917,000 refugees have arrived in Ethiopia (from South Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea).


  • Floods have displaced more than 244,400 people and killed 80. The highest displaced populations are reported in Tana River, Turkana, Mandera and Kilifi counties.

  • A total of 2,829 Cholera/AWD cases resulting in 55 deaths (CFR 1.9%) have been reported in 2018.