OCHA Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin June 2016

Ethiopia is responding to an El Niño-caused drought emergency: 

The El Niño global climatic event wreaked havoc on Ethiopia’s 2015 spring and summer rains driving food insecurity, malnutrition and water shortages in affected areas of the country. A wellcoordinated response is underway, although the scale of the emergency exceeds resources available. Given the lead times necessary for the procurement of relief items, the Government and its international partners urge immediate and sustained support for this slow onset natural disaster. 


Suspected yellow fever cases turned out negative:

 The Ethiopian Public Health Institue (EPHI) and World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that laboratory results of samples taken from 22 suspected yellow fever cases in South Omo zone, SNNP region, turned out negative. This confirms that there is currently no yellow fever outbreak in the country.

Additional funding required to meet ES/NFI requirements Between January and May 2016, some 84,287 households were affected by natural and man-made hazards, and are in need of emergency shelter and non-food item (ES/NFI) support. As at end May, the ES/NFI Cluster reached 21 per cent of the caseload with 17,991 ES/NFI kits. Download the full bulletin