Humanitarian Situation Report-March 2019



  • The 2019 Ethiopia Humanitarian Needs Overview has identified 8.86 million people in need of humanitarian assistance with 4.66 million being children under 18. Of the 8.86 million people, 8.13 need food assistance and 5.91 need nutrition assistance in 2019. 
  • With UNICEF’s support, 24,538 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) were admitted for community-based therapeutic care treatment in stabilisation centres and Outpatient Therapeutic Programmes in January 2019.
  • The humanitarian response in the Tuligulled woreda, in the Fafaan Zone of the Somali region will resume after two months of restrictions due to insecurity.
  • There remains a 65 per cent funding gap for this year’s UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children.
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