UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian SitRep #1 – Reporting Period January 2017

UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian SitRep #1 – Reporting Period January 2017


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  • The revised hotspot woredas list (December 2016) classified 34 additional hotspot woredas as compared with the last classification which took place in July 2016. Of the 192 hotspot woredas, 67 are found in the Somali region, 43 are in Oromia, nine are in SNNP and 23 are in Afar region.
  • UNICEF has procured 200,000 tubes of scabies treatment cream permethrin 5 per cent, and 200,000 more tubes are in the pipeline. A total of 750,000 tubes have been procured by UNICEF since early 2016.
  • In Somali region, with UNICEF support, the Regional Water Bureau (RWB) deployed a mobile maintenance team (three more teams to be deployed soon) to accelerate the rehabilitation of boreholes. UNICEF is supporting the RWB in the rehabilitation of 56 non-functional boreholes across the region.
  • In January, a new influx of 3,062 asylum seekers from Somalia arrived in Ethiopia. The asylum seekers are fleeing conflict compounded by food insecurity.


  • 5.6 million people* require relief food assistance in 2017
  • 304,300 children* are expected to require treatment for SAM in 2017
  • 9.2 million people* require access to safe drinking water and sanitation services
  • 2 million school aged children* require emergency school feeding and learning materials assistance
  • There are 793,321 refugees in Ethiopia (UNHCR, December 2016)
  • UNICEF requires US$110.5 million for its humanitarian work in 2017 (HAC, 2017)

HRD, January 2017


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