UNHCR Ethiopia – Operational Update

 

Renewed violence in the Oromia and SNNP regions of Ethiopia has caused the displacement of over one million Ethiopians, who are now in critical need of humanitarian assistance.

The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners require a total of USD 117.7 million to scale up their response to the most recent round of internal displacement.

UNHCR has received USD 7.5 million from CERF for procurement and distribution of non-food items (NFIs) in regions affected by the recent displacement.

KEY INDICATORS (AS OF 31 JULY)

928,663 Refugees and asylum seekers registered in Ethiopia

59% Percentage of refugees below the age of 18

34,509 New arrivals registered in Ethiopia in 2018

FUNDING (AS OF 31 JULY 2018)

USD 327.8 M requested for the Ethiopia operation

New funds to help respond to displacement crisis

Renewed violence in the Oromia and SNNP regions has caused the displacement of over one million Ethiopians, who are now in critical need of humanitarian assistance.

To respond to the crisis, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated USD 15 million, of which UNHCR has received USD 7.5 million for procurement and distribution of non-food items (NFIs) in the affected regions.

The Ethiopian government has called for concerted efforts to respond to the increasing number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and a delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen visited displaced populations in the region on the 6th of July.

The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners require a total of USD 117.7 million to scale up their response to the most recent round of internal displacement.