The government of Ethiopia, has been granted US50 million from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for climate-resilience projects. Deputy Minister of Forestry, Environment and Climate Changes, Kare Chawicha, said the country will receive the money after independent GCF experts decided on the US50 million ceiling. Ethiopia launched its ambitious five-year economic Growth and Transformation Plan GTP II (2015-2020) in July and it had hoped to unlock up to US250 million from the fund through its ministry of finance and economic co-operation (MoFEC) to meet its ambitious green development strategy.
The multi-agency Flood Task Force (FTF) issued an Alert for Unseasonal Rainfall and Flood in October 2015 to raise awareness of anticipated flood risk in Wabe Shebelle, Genale/Dawa, and southeastern parts of the country.
The Office of Government Communication Affairs has said that the Government will take every measure possible to avoid any loss of life from the drought that has affected many parts of the country. The Minister in charge of the Government Communication Affairs Office, Getachew Reda, said in a press release on Monday (November 16) that the Government was increasing the supply of emergency food aid and other support to people living in drought affected areas of the country.
EARLY WARNING AND RESPONSE SUMMARY
Pursuant to the National Meteorological Agency weather/climate outlook, during the upcoming November 2015, the wet weather condition will continue over south and southeastern parts of the country in a better strength with a chance of heavy falls at places, which can causes flash flood at places in the areas. Therefore proper precautions should be undertaken ahead of time over flood prone areas o f the aforementioned areas.
Addis Ababa November 13/2015 The Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM) has donated today 30 million birr to drought victims in the regional state.
While handing over the donation, ANDM Central Committee Office Head Alemnew Mekonnen said the organization would further strengthen its support.
The donation is collected from members of the party and supporters, he said, adding that the participation of all members of ANDM in raising the fund shows that the organization stands for the people.