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UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian SitRep # 7 – Reporting Period 6 – 19 May 2017


 Somali region is disproportionately affected by the current acute watery diarrhea (AWD) outbreak, accounting for about 91 per cent of the cases reported in Ethiopia since the beginning of the year.

 UNICEF support has enabled 794,150 people to access safe water. This includes 149,150 people in Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) and Tigray regions, reached during the reporting period, through construction of new water supply schemes, rehabilitation of non-functional water systems and expansion works.

 With UNICEF and partners’ support, 81,681 severe acute malnourished (SAM) children are receiving life-saving treatment. SAM admissions have increased by eight per cent from February to March, the most recently compiled data from partners.

 To respond to the ongoing scabies outbreak, UNICEF provided 166,768 tubes of permethrin to SNNP and Tigray regional health bureaus to benefit 166,768 people. 

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United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
19 мая 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
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