Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 28 July 2014

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 28 Jul 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • Faced with limited resources and growing needs, the WaSH Cluster called an extraordinary meeting on 22 July to prioritize needs. As of 23 July, the Cluster remained one of the least funded at 19.52 per cent

  • The performance of the kiremt rains is expected to improve, in intensity and coverage, in the coming months, increasing the risk of flooding in areas receiving above-average rainfall.

  • The relocation of South September) rains, the following areas are receiving average to above-average rainfall: eastern Sudanese asylum seekers from entry points to camps is temporarily suspended, pending the development temporary transit (Pamdong),

WaSH Update

Following poor seasonal rainfall performance in the first half of 2014, drought conditions are reported in parts of Afar, Amhara, Somali, Tigray and the lowlands of Oromia regions.

Communities in these areas are facing critical water shortages. The situation in Borena zone of Oromia region is particularly concerning, with more than 30,000 conflict-affected people internally displaced in Guji woreda. The WaSH Cluster re-activated the Borena zone WaSH Emergency Taskforce to closely monitor the situation. Of the 27 water trucks requested for Oromia region, 17 are operational. UNICEF is supporting the maintenance of 30 water schemes in Bale zone and 15 water schemes in Arsi zone. Faced with limited resources and growing needs, the Cluster called an extraordinary meeting on 22 July to prioritize needs. As of 23 July the WaSH Cluster remained one of the least funded, at 19.52 per cent. OCHA’s Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) pre-allocated up to US$2 million to respond to acute water shortages through a call for proposals. For more information, contact awesterbeek@unicef.org

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