Ethiopia - August 2019 Situation Report

Ethiopia - August 2019 Situation Report

  • Food security overview: The food security situation is deteriorating in southern and southeastern pastoral areas of Somali, Bale lowlands, parts of Guji, and East and West Hararghe zones of Oromia due to delayed, erratically distributed, and below normal cumulative Gu/Genna rainfall.
  • Prevention to Control the Spread of Desert Locust: Ministry of Agriculture announced that it is taking urgent prevention and controlling measures on the proliferation of desert locust in Ethiopia. The latest assessment and monitoring from the ministry indicated that swarm of locust reported in parts of Somali, Afar, Amhara, Tigrai and East Oromia regions as well as Dire Dawa City in Ethiopia.
  • Mid-season (August-September) flood alert: The National Flood Taskforces issued National flood alert #3 and the alert identified that some 17,631 households in 30 woredas (Afar (6), Amhara (7), Gambella (3), Oromia (10), SNNP (1) and Somali (3) regions to be either affected or at-risk of flooding (August September) flood alert.
  • Terms of Reference (TOR) developed: For the Coordination Structure for Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Responses for Cholera and cVDPV2 Outbreaks by Public Health Emergency Management Ethiopian Public Health Institute.