Ethiopia: Activities and Resources Available for Nutrition in Drought Affected Areas (as of 03 April 2017) – Ethiopia

The cluster projects 303,000 children with SAM will be treated in 2017; of these, 130,000 SAM cases in IOD affected woredas in Somali, parts of SNNP, Oromia and Afar regions. The cost for treatment supplies and related costs to address the expected SAM cases amounts to US$14.3 million, of which only US$4.2 million are currently available. The projections for required MAM commodities in priority one woredas is US$32 million, of which US$16 million is currently available and US$23.6 million required for priority 2 woredas, for which no funding is currently available. Rising trends in TFP admissions in the HoA drought affected regions, suggests that the nutrition situation of children is deteriorating, especially in Somali Region. It is expected that this trend will continue in drought affected regions in 2017, and therefore the funding gap is likely to increase in 2017.

The below map displays the current level of coverage and commitments for coverage in the affected areas of the four regions. Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) planned response in priority 1 and some priority 2 woredas currently affected by drought is likely to
take 6-8 weeks to reach the ground.

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