Ethiopia - July 2018 Situation Report

  • Internally Displaced Persons: Renewed inter-communal violence in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNP) regions has displaced nearly a million people since June 2018. The IDPs are currently sheltering in open halls of public institutions like schools, vocational centres, and others dispersed among host communities near the border between Oromia and Somali regions. More than half of the IDPs are children and are at risk of malnutrition and suffering from malnutrition and other communicable diseases. 
  • Flood alert: Nearly 2.5 million people are at risk of flooding as average to above-average kiremt (June-to-September) rains could result into more flooding in the low-lying areas of Ethiopia. On July 7, the government and humanitarian partners released the national flood contingency plan for the kiremt season that maps out floodprone areas, identifies mitigation and early warning actions to reduce the humanitarian impact, and priority response activities to be carried out by relevant sectors in the event of flooding.
  • Food insecurity in Amhara region: The preliminary report for 2018 Food Security and Agriculture Assessment shows that the belg (February to May) rains were between normal to below normal in most parts of Amhara region. This led to depressed harvests and the deterioration of livestock body conditions, consequently reducing income earned by households from the sale of livestock and livestock products. The worst hit areas were in Delanta (South Wollo zone), Angot, Gazo Belay and Wadla (North Wollo zone) woredas.
  •  Improved food security expected: Consecutive aboveaverage rains in the Somali region could contribute to improved food security conditions, particularly among pastoralists communities.

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