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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 6 February 2017

Key Issues

 Spring rains expected to be weak in current drought-affected areas

 A high-level mission to Borena zone sheds light on drought response and gaps in the area

 The Logistics Cluster handed over a refurbished logistics hub facility to NDRMC in Adama 

Back-to-back seasons of poor or non-existent rainfall in 2015, exacerbated by the strongest El Niño phenomenon on record in the same year, led to the worst drought in decades in Ethiopia in 2016. While the country continues to respond to residual needs from the past drought, below average rains in the southern and eastern parts of the country caused by the negative Indian Ocean Dipole have left 5.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017. Some US$948 million is urgently required to respond to the new humanitarian needs. 

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
06 Feb 2017
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin
Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2020