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Ethiopia: Humanitarian Requirements Document 2017


While Ethiopia battles residual needs from the El Niño-induced drought, below average rains in the southern and eastern parts of the country caused by the negative Indian Ocean Dipole have led to a new drought. 

Following successful kiremt rains between June and September 2016, above-average harvest is expected in northern and western parts of Ethiopia. This is expected to improve the food security situation in these areas. At the same time, reports of livestock deaths and water shortages are emerging from the primarily pastoral areas in southern and south-eastern parts of the country. In addition, disease outbreaks and food and nutritional insecurity persist in pocket areas throughout Ethiopia.

The needs presented in the HRD for 2017 have been established through a robust, Government-led multiagency meher needs assessment, which took place over three weeks in November and December 2016. Nearly 230 representatives from the Government, UN, NGOs and donors visited affected communities across Ethiopia’s nine regions. The assessment concluded that some 5.6 million people will be in need of assistance in the course of 2017.* 

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Government of Ethiopia
Original Publication Date: 
17 Jan 2017
Document type: 
Other Response Plans (FLASH)
Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2022