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.?
No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.
For more information on the desert locust outbreak in East Africa, please see the relevant paragraph below.
Crisis Severity: 3.3
Humanitarian Conditions: 3
Access Constraints: 3
Information courtesy of ACAPS. https://www.acaps.org/
15 Common Operating Datasets or CCCM-tagged datsets are on the Humanitarian Data Exchange:
- Ethiopia - Internally displaced persons - IDPs - IDMC - 01/01/2008-12/31/2018
- Ethiopia administrative level 0-3 population statistics - Central Statistics Agency (CSA), Regional Bureau of Finance and Economic Development (BoFED), Federal Ministry of Health - 10/01/2019
- Ethiopia administrative level 0-3 boundaries - CSA (Central Statistics Agency) + Regional Bureau of Finance and Economic Development (BoFED) - 09/04/2019
- Ethiopia Displacement -IDPs - Site Assessment [IOM DTM] - International Organization for Migration (IOM) - 11/01/2019-11/30/2019
- Eastern and Southern Africa Risk Analysis - UNICEF ESARO - 03/06/2020
- UNICEF Refugees Situation and Response database - UNICEF ESARO - 07/31/2018
- Ethiopia : Humanitarian Needs Overview - OCHA Ethiopia - 01/01/2018-12/31/2020
- Eastern and Southern Africa Refugees and IDPs Situation and Response - UNICEF ESARO - 12/31/2019
- Eastern and Southern Africa Humanitarian Situation and Response - UNICEF ESARO - 12/11/2019
- Ethiopia Displacement Data - Geodeo and West-Guji - RRA [IOM DTM] - International Organization for Migration (IOM) - 08/11/2019-08/23/2019