Overview

Consecutive below-average rainy seasons have caused severe drought across northern, eastern, and central Ethiopia.  ? This is leading to high levels of food insecurity, particularly in the Somali region. Malnutrition is also a key concern in this area. ? There are 2.6 million IDPs in the country. ?

Hosting over 900,000 refugees from neighbouring countries, including approximately 420,000 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 as high at 6.9/10. Lack of coping capacity is of particular concern at 7.7/10. ?

Latest Developments

13/11: 57,000 displaced people in Oda (15,000) and Kamashi (42,000) zones of Benishangul are not receiving humanitarian aid because of access constraints and security concerns.?57,000 displaced people in Oda (15,000) and Kamashi (42,000) zones of Benishangul are not receiving humanitarian aid because of access constraints and security concerns.

12/11: Around 300 people of the Tigrayan and Kimant ethnic groups have crossed from Metema town to Sudan after an ethnic-based attack on 6 November. ?

Key figures

  • 8,200,000 People in need of WASH  [?]
  • 2,600,000 IDPs in Ethiopia  [?]
  • 370,000 children suffering from SAM  [?]

Key priorities

Food: 7.9 million Ethiopians need food assistance.

WASH: 8.2 million people need of WASH support. 

 

 

Information Gaps and needs

Lack of access has resulted in very limited information on many hard-to-reach areas and areas where there are ongoing clashes.