Belg prospects improve with heavy rainfall in April, but Emergency likely to continue
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
FAO seeks $10 million to provide underserved districts with seeds, prevent further rise in food insecurity
In this issue
Implementing the Agenda for Humanity P.1
IGAD-SADC and conflict prevention P.2
The Great Lakes Pact and Rule of Law P.3
Domesticating the Kampala Convention P.4
Burundi Humanitarian Hotline installed P.6
Launch of Humanitarian-Private Sector Platforms P.6
HoA Initiative: Financing Humanity P 7
# of IDPs 11 m
# of refugees 3.4 m
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.
Women in Ethiopia, as in many other developing countries, are the principal water-bearers. Their work is physically taxing and time-consuming, and many walk long distances to reach a water source. They must then fill and lug heavy containers back to their land, but their labors don’t stop there. They must also allot available water for washing, cooking, irrigation and livestock.
Activities starting from November 2015 have been considered
248 Woredas in six emergency regions are covered
Addis Ababa Apirl 28/2016 The East Africa Bottling Share Company, local bottler of Coca-Cola, has donated today two million birr to compliment the drought relief effort in Ethiopia.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony held at the national palace, Ethiopian Red Cross Society Patron President Mulatu Teshome said the support extended reflects good sense of responsible corporate citizenship and sets example for the business sector to compliment efforts of the Society to curb the impacts of drought in Ethiopia.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
WASH Drought Response: Taking Stock 1
WASH Updates In Numbers 1
WASH Cluster Priority Woredas 2
WASH Response to Acute Watery Diarrhoea 2
Real Time Monitoring of Water Access 3
A Snapshot of WASH Interventions in Drought-Affected Areas 3 - 4
WASH Funding Overview 5
WASH ETF: Who Are We? 6
WASH Cluster Focal Points 6
WASH DROUGHT RESPONSE: TAKING STOCK
2016 EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAMME
Of the total 10.2 million people in need of food assistance as identified by the 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), the Government of Ethiopia (GoE)
National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), together with WFP, is assisting 7.6 million people.
The remaining beneficiary caseload is covered by the Joint Emergency Operations Program (JEOP) NGO consortium.
On 11 April, 2016, Ethiopia Satellite Television (ESAT) released a news item claiming that the Ethiopian government had stopped the fundraising campaign by UN agencies. According to the report, this message was conveyed in a meeting between a representative of United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Special Envoy for the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Ambassador Behane Gebrekiristos. OCHA Ethiopia hereby states strongly that the story is false. OCHA did not speak to this media house and the government never told OCHA to stop the campaign.
The drought in Ethiopia is having enormous consequences for the population. More than 15 million people are now dependent on food aid. 'The number of people who need food aid may rise dramatically if the international community fails to provide enough aid quickly enough. Norway is now allocating an additional NOK 30 million in humanitarian assistance,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.
DAA Esposito travels to Ethiopia to assess the response
Approximately 1.7 million households require meher seed assistance
Case incidence of AWD decreases in most areas
ADDIS ABABA, 26 April 2016 (UNHCR) - The UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the recent violent incidents in and around Gambella town, western Ethiopia, and is calling for calm in this difficult situation.
It is regrettable that lives have been lost during these violent incidents and UNHCR extends its deepest sympathies to all individuals and families who have lost their loved ones and urges all concerned groups to exercise restraint to prevent further escalation of the situation.
Agriculture is the mainstay of the Ethiopian population and a key sector of the country’s economy.
However, on account of climatic, social and institutional factors contributing to low production and productivity, agriculture is unable to feed the population. The current study on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) was initiated to identify and document existing CSA practices in Ethiopia that enable stakeholders to understand the opportunities and constraints of adopting particular CSA technologies or practices.
Ethiopia Government and Humanitarian partners commence with visits to donor capitals to raise awareness on urgent needs for increased funding for the country’s El Niñoinduced drought crisis.
The Humanitarian Requirement Document (HRD) which seeks US$1.4 billion to assist 10.2 million Ethiopians in 2016 has received about US$800 million from the Government and the international community. But ongoing response is threatened by critical funding gaps in all sectors.