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Ethiopia: Humanitarian Requirements Document - Mid-Year Review (August 2016)


Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined with extensive fooding, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, is having a negative impact on the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians. Food security and agricultural production are severely affected, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. Food insecurity and malnutrition rates remain high with the number of people requiring humanitarian assistance having tripled since early 2015. The national hotspot classifcation was updated in early July based on the fndings of the belg assessment, conducted by the Government and humanitarian partners, resulting in a slight decrease in the number of priority woredas from 429 to 420, of which 206 are now ‘priority one’ woredas. Some 420,000 children under age 5 are expected to require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in 2016. 

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
12 Aug 2016
Document type: 
Periodic Monitoring Report
Coordination hub(s): 
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2019