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UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian SitRep #5 – Reporting Period 6 - 19 April 2017


  • In 2017, so far, 51,184 children have been admitted for treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM). There is an 18 per cent increase in SAM admissions from January (23,523) to February (27,661). Drought affected areas show a worrying level of SAM admissions.
  • With worsening food and water shortage and rise in acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) outbreak, the malnutrition situation is expected to aggravate in coming months. Rapid response team personnel are deployed to strengthen AWD management and UNICEF is collaborating with WHO to provide operational guidance on managing SAM cases with AWD in the Somali region.
  • In response to the AWD outbreak in Somali region, the Regional Water Bureau with UNICEF support has started mass chlorination of water sources.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
19 Апр 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Field coordination
Humanitarian Financing
Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2021