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Ethiopia Acceptance And Security And Safety Overview

April 2018 — By OCHA

This overview was created by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) with input by the Ethiopia Cash Working Group (ECWG) and as such is part of the overall effort to create an evidence base of the feasibility and appropriateness to use and scale-up cash transfer programming (CTP) in order to address humanitarian needs in Ethiopia. Over the last years, Ethiopia has repeatedly faced natural and man-made hazards such as severe droughts and sporadic conflict related to regional boundaries. These have led to a high presence of food insecurity and malnutrition among the population, to disease outbreaks, as well as to a considerable number of (internally) displaced people. Consequently, over 7 million people in Ethiopia were estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017, demanding financial requirements of $1,42 billion. Due to continuing conflicts and natural hazards, it is estimated that some 7.9 million people in Ethiopia will continue to face crisis situations that require humanitarian assistance worth approximately $1,7 billion in 2018.