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Periodic Monitoring Report 2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document (Covering 1 Jan to 30 Jun 2017)

Introduction

While Ethiopia continues to battle residual needs from the 2015-2016 El NiƱo-induced drought, eastern and southern Ethiopia are in the grip of a new drought, which is the result of failed 2016 spring1 and autumn rains exacerbated by weak 2017 spring rains. The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners issued a joint 2017 HumanitarianRequirements Document (HRD) in January 2017 requesting US$948.6 million for food and non-food assistance. In addition to 5.6 million people requiring emergency food assistance, 2.2 million people were included during March as late frosts reduced harvests in some spring rain receiving areas. In addition, some 2.7 million children and pregnant and lactating mothers with moderate acute malnutrition were identified for supplementary feeding (TSF), some 9.2 million people for WaSH support and some 1.9 million households were targeted for livestock support. The Government and partners also estimated that 303,000 children would become severely acutely malnourished and some 2 million school children would require support in school feeding and school WaSH during the year.

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Government of Ethiopia
Original Publication Date: 
10 Aug 2017
Document type: 
Periodic Monitoring Report
Location(s): 
Ethiopia
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2017