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Ethiopia: Humanitarian Response Situation Report No. 17 (January 2018)


  • Integrated multi-sector humanitarian response to  be maintained through 2018 given the still fragile humanitarian situation in the south and south eastern lowlands, and indication of a possible deterioration due to climate variations.
  • According to the National Meteorological Agency (NMA), the 2018 spring rains in the current drought belt could potentially be erratic and could  underperform.  If this materializes, it will be the 4th successive year of underperforming rains in areas that have suffered climate shocks.
  • The 2018 humanitarian requirements – expected to be released mid-February- will lay out urgent lifesaving needs in 2018, as well as preparedness and recovery opportunities and calls for increased partnership with development partners, setting the ground for a multi-year framework.
  • Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mr. Mark Lowcock announced the release of $10 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to provide life-saving assistance for those most in need among the violence-induced internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities; and to support IDP durable solutions.


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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
12 Feb 2018
Document type: 
Situation Report
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