Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 24 June 2013

National Needs Assessment Update

The multi-agency and multi-sectoral national needs assessment is on-going. The assessment team, comprising close to 180 sectoral experts from Government, NGO, Donor and UN agencies, was deployed on 15 June for two weeks. Prior to its departure, the team had a pre-assessment briefing session on 14 June focusing on assessment methodologies and logistics arrangements. The assessment will cover areas that receive belg (mid-February to May) rains, as well as agro-pastoralist areas in the eastern and southern lowlands that receive gu/ganna/sugum (March to June) rains, and will inform the revision of the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for the second half of the year. For more information, contact: OCHA-eth@un.org

Relief Food Update

As of 18 June, dispatch of the second round of relief food reached 91 per cent completion. Meanwhile, the first round of relief food distribution is on-going, with 86 per cent of total allocation so far distributed: The Disaster Risk Management and Food Security Sector (DRMFSS) distributed 87 per cent of total allocation to its covered areas; the NGO consortium Joint Emergency Operation (JEOP) distributed 95 per cent and WFP 77 per cent. Distribution of the second round of relief food has started in all regions except Afar, Harari and SNNP, and reached 29 per cent. Due to supply shortages, DRMFSS-covered areas are receiving a reduced food basket (no oil) and reduced ration for Corn Soya Blend (CSB) under the second round.

As of the same date, dispatch of the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) food allocation for April stood at 70 per cent; while the PSNP food allocation for May reached 44 per cent and that of June reached 26 per cent. For more information, contract wfp.addisababa@wfp.org

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