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Ethiopia: Humanitarian needs overview

10 Jan 2020


Internally displaced persons in Oromia Region, West Guji Zone, Ethiopia, July 2018. Credit: OCHA/Tinago Chikoto

Some 8.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia, according to the country’s 2020 Humanitarian Needs Overview, which was officially released on 9 January.

Of that figure, 6.2 million people are in acute need, out of 10.6 million people affected by climate and human-made humanitarian crises in the country.

Most of the people in need are in the Oromia, Somali and Amhara regions, with the drivers of need including climatic shocks, pest infestations, lack of recovery and displacement due to conflict.

The Humanitarian Needs Overview is consolidated by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on behalf of humanitarian partners in consultation with the Government of Ethiopia.

Ethiopia’s 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan is being finalized as a next step.