ACAPS OVERVIEW

Overview

About eight million people in Ethiopia are in need of humanitarian assistance, largely as a consequence of internal conflict, international displacement, and recurrent natural hazards.? Intercommunal violence escalated dramatically in several regions throughout 2018, resulting in more than 1.3 million new displacements and increasing Ethiopia’s total IDP population to 2.4 million.? Ethiopia also hosts more than 900,000 refugees.? Over 99% of the refugees come from four neighbouring countries: South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea, and most currently reside in camp settings.?

Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia are significantly impacted by recurrent natural hazards, in particular drought and flooding. Several consecutive years of drought in southern and southeastern Ethiopia have led to worsening food security and disrupted the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of farmers and herders. Nearly all of Somali regional state, one of the regions most affected by food insecurity, is in IPC Phase 2 (Stressed) and IPC Phase 3 (Crisis).? Nationwide, approximately 7.88 million people continue to require emergency food 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

Humanitarian access in Gambella region has declined significantly in recent weeks as a result of ongoing violence and insecurity. Most humanitarian agencies in Gambella suspended their operations  after two INGO staff were killed by armed men on 6 September. The attackers were allegedly wearing police uniforms, though their identity and motives have not yet been confirmed. Tit-for-tat violence between the Anuak and Nuer ethnic communities has also increased, with 36 incidents reported in July alone. Some of the recent violence has involved the region’s South Sudanese refugee population. Gambella currently hosts more than 300,000 South Sudanese refugees, who represent nearly half of the region's total population.?

Key Figures

People displaced
3,028,000
People in Need
8,860,000
Severe humanitarian conditions - Level 4
4,560,000
Key figures are for the entire response and are not CCCM-specific.

INFORM Global Crisis Severity Index

Crisis Severity: 3.2

Impact: 3.7

Humanitarian Conditions: 3

Complexity: 3.3

Access Constraints: 3

The above scale is from 0 (Very low) to 5 (Very high)
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11 Common Operating Datasets or CCCM-tagged datsets are on the Humanitarian Data Exchange: