Continued flooding since late March leaves hundreds of thousands of people displaced

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Ethiopia, United States of America

At least 236,890 people displaced by torrential rains and flash floods since late March. The floods are happening on the back of 18 months of drought that already weakened coping capacity.

Key Issues

  • At least 236,890 people displaced from torrential rains and corresponding flash floods since late March.

  • Major improvements in food dispatch and distribution performance have been achieved in the first months of 2016 with the transport of relief food increasing from 6,000MT per day at the start of the year up to 17,000MT per day currently.

  • The requirements for Agriculture, Education and Shelter/NFI sectors increased following the prioritization exercise early May.

  • USAID announces additional US$128 Million funding for humanitarian response in Ethiopia

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