Situation Report

Cluster Status

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)


  • An estimated 13 million people need WASH services in the drought affected woredas across the country

  • Insecurity in the North of the country and new displacements in Afar and Amhara require further WASH services in IDP collective sites to accommodate the needs of newly displaced people.


  • In July, the WASH cluster’s 41 active partners reached a total of 230,225 people with cluster’s activities. 

  • Since the start of the year, and until end of July 2022, 3.6 million people received WASH services across Ethiopia as follows:

    • 1.9 million people received access to safe drinking water through emergency water trucking.

    • More than 1.6 million people received access to safe drinking water through durable solutions.

    • Around 450,000 people were provided with lifesaving WASH NFIs.

    • Around 270,000 people were provided with access to sanitation facilities (latrine, bathing and hand washing facilities) across the country.

    • More than one million people were reached through essential sanitation and hygiene messages.


  • Given the scope of needs across the country, many regions still lack sufficient partners’ presence.

  • Lack of funding remains a concern to implement critical WASH activities across affected areas.

  • While emergency water trucking alleviates immediate needs, drought affected areas require long term investments in water systems to address needs in the region. Linking emergency and long-term response needs to be further strengthened.