Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Grave concern in Ethiopia

Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan and the food security situation is of grave concern in 6 other countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda, and Yemen. Very high levels of severe acute malnutrition have been reported in the the most affected countries.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO Ethiopia in AWD Prevention Activities

Harare, 30 December 2016 – The Qulubi Gebreal celebration that brings together more than half a million pilgrimage participants across the nation took place on 28 December 2016. This colorful ceremony has always been there twice a year on 28 July and 28 December each year. In such a situation where people are gathered, many are at risk of contracting communicable diseases especially AWD (Acute Watery Diarrhea). As a result, WHO Country Office in Ethiopia took part in the preparation and implementation of preventive measures against AWD and similar public health hazards.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Emergency Health Response in Ethiopia

27 April 2016 -- Failed crops, malnutrition and disease outbreaks are just some of the devastating effects of the El Nino-related drought on Ethiopia. An estimated 1.7 million people are suffering from moderate or severe acute malnutrition and the Ethiopian government estimates that over 10 million people will require humanitarian assistance to cope with the drought in 2016.

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