Humanitarian Situation Report-October 2019
- Natural hazards continue to expose children to major risks. In October, approximately 100,000 children and their families were displaced due to the sudden onset of flooding throughout the country. In response to the flooding in Afar region, UNICEF reached 2,515 displaced people with BP5 biscuits. In Somali region UNICEF provided water treatment chemicals and non-food items, to ensure access to safe water for displaced families.
- Wide-spread desert locust infestation in Somali and Afar regions has decimated crops and may impact household food security, heightening worries that it could increase child malnutrition. UNICEF is working with the Food and Agriculture Organization and Regional Health Bureaus to monitor the situation.
- With UNICEF support, some 32,212 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) were treated and 145,500 people in hotspot areas received Oral Cholera Vaccinations (OCV).
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