- The mid-year review of Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2016 was released on 12 August. The total number of people requiring food assistance is revised down from 10.2 million to 9.7 million for the second half of 2016; out of which 7.1million will be assisted through WFP-GoE and 2.6 million through JEOP. The implication on WFP’s resources and coverages will be updated in the next Situation Report.
This report has been prepared under the auspices of the Federal Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group, co-chaired by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and OCHA with participation of Sector Co-Chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 1 June to 30 June 2016.
Ethiopia is responding to an El Niño-caused drought emergency: The El Niño global climatic event wreaked havoc on Ethiopia’s 2015 spring and summer rains driving food insecurity, malnutrition and water shortages in affected areas of the country. A well-coordinated response is underway, although the scale of the emergency exceeds resources available. Given the lead times necessary for the procurement of relief items, the Government and its partners urge immediate and sustained support for this slow onset natural disaster.
On 12 August, the Government of Ethiopia launched the revision of the joint Government and partners’ Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD). The revised HRD estimates that 9.7 million people in Ethiopia will be in need of emergency food assistance until the end of the year. This is a decrease from the 10.2 million people estimated at the beginning of the year. Similarly, the estimated number of children that require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in 2016 decreased from 458,000 to 420,000.
USAID/Ethiopia Mission Director announces $35 million in new humanitarian funding for the Ethiopia drought response
GoE releases mid-year review of the HRD for 2016, requesting $612 million
Description of the disaster
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the United States announced nearly $35 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Ethiopia face the impacts of the worst drought in fifty years.
(Addis Ababa, 19 August 2016): The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners gathered in Addis Ababa today to celebrate 2016 World Humanitarian Day. World Humanitarian Day, which is held on 19 August, celebrates the spirit that inspires humanitarian work, as well as recognizing the commitment of humanitarian workers around the world. This year’s theme of ‘One Humanity, Shared Responsibility’ draws the world’s attention to the 130 million people caught in crisis today.
741,288 refugees registered in the country
1,696 refugees newly registered in July
20,304 New arrivals registered since January 2016
13,159 Urban Eritrean refugees verified during the reporting period
WORKING WITH PARTNERS
The Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) is UNHCR’s main government counterpart with which close cooperation is maintained to ensure the protection of refugees.
Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined with extensive flooding, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, is having a devastating impact on the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians. Food security and agricultural production are severely affected, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors.
2016 TARGETED SUPPLEMENTARY FEEDING PROGRAMME
The 2016 Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme (TSF) targets 2.36 million children under five years of age, and pregnant and nursing women who are suffering from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) with Specialized Nutritious Foods (SNF). WFP covers 192 of 206 priority 1 hotspot Woredas, with NGOs and the Government responsible for coverage in the remaining Woredas.
Government and humanitarian partners need to scale-up their prioritized response to provide food assistance to some 9.7 million people in the second half of the year
The National Meteorological Agency cautions about the consequences of floods due to heavy rains in the coming two months
Ethiopia hosts the largest number of refugees in the continent while it is experiencing one of the worst drought in history: One Humanity, Shared Responsibility: World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2016
Rounds 5 and 6 are currently ongoing. Round 5 has reached 84% dispatch for the Food Cluster and 95% dispatch for WFP alone. WFP will be able to close Round 5 before 19 August. Round 6 has reached 22% dispatch for the Food Cluster and 26% dispatch for WFP alone.
The Horn of Africa and Ethiopia specifically are prone to cyclical droughts and flooding linked to the global El Niño and La Niña climate phenomena.
$45 million additional funding urgently needed to support Ethiopian agriculture
12 August 2016, Rome - With this year's main planting season winding down in Ethiopia, there is still a small window of opportunity in September for farmers to plant the last set of crops this year and grow food for millions facing hunger, provided the necessary support arrives on time.
Addis Ababa August 12/2016
Number of people who need emergency food aid in "belg" producing and pastoralist areas for the coming five months has decreased closely by half a million people, said the National Disaster Risk Management Commission, quoting an assessment conducted on those areas.
The Commission in collaboration with stakeholders has conducted an assessment on the level of food insecurity in those areas last June to determine the number of people who need emergency food aid between August to December 2016.
US$612.4 million urgently needed to address food and non-food needs for 9.7million people
Addis Ababa, 12 August 2016: On 12 August, the Government of Ethiopia officially launched the revision of the joint-Government and partners’ Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for the second half of 2016. The revised HRD seeks US$612.4 million to help 9.7 million people with emergency food and non-food assistance.