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30 Apr 2016 description
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Belg prospects improve with heavy rainfall in April, but Emergency likely to continue

KEY MESSAGES

29 Apr 2016 description

FAO seeks $10 million to provide underserved districts with seeds, prevent further rise in food insecurity

29 Apr 2016 description

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

KEY FIGURES

# of IDPs 11 m

# of refugees 3.4 m

29 Apr 2016 description

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.

29 Apr 2016 description

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.

29 Apr 2016 description
  • Activities starting from November 2015 have been considered

  • 248 Woredas in six emergency regions are covered

28 Apr 2016 description

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.

28 Apr 2016 description

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

28 Apr 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

28 Apr 2016 description

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.

28 Apr 2016 description

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.

27 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2016 description

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.

27 Apr 2016 description

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.

26 Apr 2016 description

Key Issues

  • 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.