Ethiopia: impact of drought Oromia and Somali regions
The duration and severity of the current drought in Ethiopia, which began in late 2020, has surpassed the droughts of 2010–2011 and 2016–2017, with the country facing a fifth failed rainy season. By September 2022, an estimated 24.1 million people were affected by the drought, up from 13.8 million people in August. This report provides an overview of the humanitarian needs resulting from the current drought in particularly affected areas of Ethiopia (eastern/southeastern Oromia and Somali regions). The report also highlights key needs, the key population groups affected, coping mechanisms, compounding factors, access constraints, and response capacities in the respective regions.
This report benefitted from support by the H2H Network’s H2H Fund.