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UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian SitRep # 8 – Reporting Period 20 May – 5 June 2017

Highlights

• Floods have been reported following heavy rains in Amhara, Gambella, Oromia, SNNP and Somali regions. The National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) activated the National Flood Task Force for preparedness and response.

• The Somali Regional Health Bureau, UNICEF and WHO trained 212 front line health personnel in 41 prioritized case treatment centres (CTCs) across the region on the management of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) for severely malnourished children.

• In Somali region, UNICEF prepositioned 4,045 cartons of high calorie biscuits (BP5), to be distributed to CTCs in AWD affected woredas. This quantity will reach 24,270 patients with AWD in the region.

• The AWD situation has largely improved in the Somali region with an 88 per cent decrease in cases from early April to end of May.

• With ongoing rains, water and pasture availability improved in the pastoralist drought affected areas of the country, allowing water trucking interventions to scale down.

• There are grave concerns with regard to a potential break in the food aid pipeline in July and its potential impact on children’s nutritional status. 

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
05 Jun 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Location(s): 
Ethiopia
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2017