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Ethiopia

Coordination mechanism: Cluster
Year of activation: 2000
NCC: UNICEF P4, FT
Deputy: UNICEF NOC, FT
IMO:UNICEF NOC, FT;
One data clerk (UNICEF TA GS5);
Others: 1 International P3 TA Nutrition Cluster Coordinator at sub-national level (for Somali Region).
Coordination arrangements: The Emergency Nutrition Coordination Unit (ENCU) of the NDRMC is supported by Unicef. NDRMC chairs and Unicef co-leads the ENCU/Nutrition Cluster) at Federal level. There are sub-national ENCU coordination staff in 6 Regions of Ethiopia including in Somali Region where the Cluster approach is also activated.

Country Key Contacts

Cecile Basquin

Nutrition Cluster Coordinator/ENCU Team Leader cbasquin@unicef.org

Mathewos Tamiru

ENCU Information Management Officer mtamiru@unicef.org

Yoseph Teklu

Deputy ENCU Team Leader yteklu@unicef.org

Wondayferam Gemeda

ENCU Deputy Team Leader wgemeda@unicef.org

Annual report 2020

January to December 2020

Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO)
Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)
Current Challenges
  • In 2020 SAM admissions were higher than any previous years
  • Multiple factors including a deteriorating food security situation (high market prices, continued harvest production losses due to erratic rainfall and/or desert locust infestation and socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic) and the gradual adoption of the revised national acute malnutrition guidelines have all been driving high SAM admissions
  • The mobilization of the necessary resources to run a large scale Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) remained the main challenge
  • COVID-19 pandemic and prevention efforts overwhelmed the health system and negatively impacted health seeking behaviors, led to decreased active case finding activities, as Nutrition-related surveys and assessments were put on hold for 7 months, the monitoring of the nutrition situation weakened, and affected capacity building activities
  • Severe flooding and conflict led to population displacements and conflict in the West and Northern part of Ethiopia ongoing since several months led to interruption of life-saving nutrition services and access constraints have prevented humanitarian nutrition partners to deliver an emergency nutrition response that meet the scale of the needs of affected population.

Key Figures in 2020

(millions)

Funding in 2020

(millions)
Number of SAM under-five children in need 2020
Number of SAM under-five children in need 2021
Number of MAM under-five children in need 2020
Number of MAM under-five children in need 2021
Number of children 6-23 months in need of BSFP- Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme 2020
Number of children 6-23 months in need of BSFP- Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme 2021
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Micronutrient Powder Supplementation 2020
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Micronutrient Powder Supplementation 2021
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Vitamin A Supplementation 2020
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Vitamin A Supplementation 2021
(millions)
Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF 2020
Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF 2021
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need 2020
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need 2021
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need Of BSFP 2020
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need Of BSFP 2021
Number of PW in need of iron/folate supplementation 2020
Number of PW in need of iron/folate supplementation 2021
Number of caregivers of children less than two years old who were reached with messages on breastfeeding, young child feeding, or healthy diets in the context of COVID through national communication campaigns 2020
(millions)

22

Total Partners

0
National NGOs
0
International NGOs
0
UN Agencies
0
Government authorities
0
Donors

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