Consecutive, below-average rainy season yields for the Gu (from March to May) and Deyr (October to December) seasons have caused severe drought across northern, eastern, and central Ethiopia. ? This is leading to high levels of food insecurity, particularly in Afar, in Sitti zone of Somali region, and parts of Amhara, Oromia, and SNNPR. Malnutrition has increased significantly. ?
Hosting over 889,000 refugees from neighbouring countries, including approximately 418,9,000 from South Sudan, the majority of Ethiopia’s refugee camps have reached full capacity. Overcrowding, malnutrition, and critical shortfalls in humanitarian aid are of concern. Most refugees have been in protracted displacement, but remain in need of assistance.
INFORM measures Ethiopia's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be high, at 6.3/10. Vulnerability is of particular concern, at 6.6/10. ?
WASH: 10.5 million people need drinking water as a result of the ongoing drought.
Food: 12.5 million Ethiopians need food assistance, up from 5.6 million stated in January.