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Periodic Monitoring Report 2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document (Covering 1 Jan to 31 Mar 2017)


While Ethiopia continues to battle residual needs from the 2015-2016 El Niño-induced drought, eastern and southern Ethiopia are in the grip of a new drought this year, which is the result of failed 2016 spring and autumn rains. The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners issued a joint 2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) in January 2017 requesting US$948 million for food and non-food assistance. In addition to 5.6 million people requiring emergency food assistance this year, some 2.7 million children and pregnant and lactating mothers with moderate acute malnutrition will require supplementary feeding (TSF), some 9.2 million people will require WaSH support and some 1.9 million households will need livestock support. The Government and partners also estimate that 303,000 children will become severely acutely malnourished and some 2 million school children will require support in school feeding and school WaSH during the year.

However, Ethiopia’s humanitarian context is quickly changing and the gravity of the situation today has already surpassed the needs identified in the 2017 HRD. A further increase in need is expected in the coming months given the increasingly confident local and international weather forecasting of poor spring rains this year – which would be the third consecutive weak or failed rains in the current drought belt.

Under the leadership of the Government of Ethiopia, delivery of life-saving and life-sustaining humanitarian assistance continues across all sectors amidst significant funding gap. The 2017 HRD is 46 per cent funded, with contributions of $432 million from international donors and $8.9 million from the Government of Ethiopia (including carry-over resources from 2016).

This Periodic Monitoring Report (PMR) provides a summary of the cluster financial inputs against outputs and achievements against cluster objectives using secured funding since the launch of the 2017 HRD. The PMR also describes changes in the humanitarian context where appropriate. The update on the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) provides a detailed funding overview of prioritized projects supported in ‘hotspot’ areas of the country. The PMR complements the HRD, which is structured around three Strategic Objectives: 1) Save lives and reduce morbidity related to drought and acute food insecurity, 2) Protect and restore livelihoods and 3) Prepare for and respond to other humanitarian shocks, including natural disasters, conflict and displacement. The HRD can be accessed using the following link:  

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Government of Ethiopia
Original Publication Date: 
20 Апр 2017
Document type: 
Periodic Monitoring Report
Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2021