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UNICEF Ethiopia HumanitarianSitRep # 6 – Reporting Period 20 April – 5 May 2017

Highlights:

  • The National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) estimates that the number of drought affected people will reach 7.6 million, an increase by 2 million from the number of 5.6 million beneficiaries estimated in the January 2017 HRD.
  • As part of the joint partners’ AWD response in Somali region, UNICEF is deploying four multi-sectoral teams in four priority zones and has deployed an additional health specialist to support case treatment centre (CTC) set-up and infection prevention interventions. A total of 31 CTC kits are already pre-positioned in Somali region.
  • UNICEF dispatched 62 emergency drug kits to Somali region for 29 mobile health nutrition teams which can support a minimum of 155,000 people to access medical services for three months.
  • UNHCR is projecting a huge influx of South Sudanese refugees (100,000 – 250,000) over the coming weeks. UNICEF is preparing a contingency plan for the potential influx of 100,000 refugees.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
05 May 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Location(s): 
Ethiopia
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2021