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20 Jun 2017 description

Key Issues

• A fall armyworm infestation is currently wreaking havoc on belg crops across six regions in Ethiopia and is spreading at an alarming rate.

• The Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources has called on additional stakeholders’ participation to protect major maize growing areas from complete damage.

• Led by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission, the National Flood Task Force is finalizing a flood alert and flood contingency plan for preparedness and response.

• Ethiopia to host World Refugee Day in Gambella town

05 Jun 2017 description

Key Issues

• A High-Level Partnership Mission to the Horn of Africa to visit Ethiopia and Somalia

• DPFSA Requested for humanitarian assistance to 2,395 flood-displaced persons

• Malnutrition looms in drought affected communities as food pipeline breaks at end of June

31 May 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Improved spring rains in most drought-affected areas have improved pasture and water availability for human and livestock.

  • The Food Cluster is projecting that all available relief food stock will be depleted by the end of June, leaving at least 7.78 million people without food assistance post-June.

  • The Ethiopia Humanitarian Country Team endorsed the timeline for the roll out of the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) strategy on 26 May.

22 May 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Partners encouraged to reprioritize water trucking amidst improving rains in drought-affected areas

  • Government and partners coordinating response to malaria outbreak and flooding in Gambella region.

  • PM calls on irregular Ethiopian migrants in Saudi Arabia to return home within amnesty

17 May 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Government and partners will soon begin the 2017 mid-year needs assessment

  • The assessment will gauge the level of food and non-food needs in spring (belg-guganna-sugum) rains-receiving areas across 177 targeted woredas.

  • Scaled-up response critical to curb the spread of AWD outbreak within Somali and other at-risk regions

  • World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day Celebrated with a call to support humanitarian action

09 May 2017 description

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 01 to 30 April 2017.

Highlights

02 May 2017 description

Key Issues

  • A new caseload of more than 2 million people are receiving humanitarian assistance

  • A joint UN and Government ‘most likely scenario’ being developed to guide fundraising and operational readiness

  • The methodology sub-working group proposes spring/belg-gu assessment early June

  • Emergency School Feeding Program has been instrumental in the re-opening of schools in droughthit areas

A new caseload of more than 2 million people are receiving humanitarian assistance

17 Apr 2017 description

Key Issues

  • NGOs encouraged to redirect EHF allocations to AWD response in Somali region

  • Partners to distribute ES/NFIs to displaced people in Gog and Jor woredas of Gambella region

  • Government and partners to launch water chlorination campaign in Somali region

11 Apr 2017 description

A product of the Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group (DRMTWG)

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 01 to 31 March 2017.

Highlights

11 Apr 2017 description

Key Issues

  • With the Government of Ethiopia in the lead, humanitarian partners are responding to the AWD outbreak in Somali region

  • The speed and geographical spread of the outbreak coupled with poor sanitation and hygiene; limited access to water; logistical challenges; and low community awareness pose challenges to effective AWD response in the region.

  • Germany pledges an additional US$106 million (€100 million) for the Horn of Africa Drought response.

04 Apr 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Stretched rainless season, frost damage to meher harvest, and below average spring rains in the current drought belt drive up humanitarian needs.

  • NDRMC anticipates an increase in the number of drought affected people in the coming months.

  • Ministry of Health deploys some 300 national health professionals to contain drought-induced disease outbreaks in Somali region.

  • Protection Cluster calls for prioritized services to the most vulnerable people in displacement sites

29 Mar 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Government providing over 250,000 bales of grass for livestock support in Somali region

  • The Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) allocates US$21 million to critical emergency needs

  • The European Union allocates an additional $179,750,175 (€165million) in response to the Horn of Africa Drought

21 Mar 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Acute malnutrition spikes in Somali region

  • Government and partners concerned by the deteriorating humanitarian situation amidst funding gap

  • Ministry of Education calls for additional fund to meet Emergency School Feeding needs

  • UK aid agencies have launched a fundraising appeal to help 16 million people who need food, water and medical treatment in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan

13 Mar 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Government and partners taking steps to improve humanitarian coordination in Somali region

  • Some 4.6 million people in need of water trucking support in new drought-hit areas

  • Government provides 200, 000 bales of animal fodder to drought affected areas

07 Mar 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Recent meteorological data shows a stronger likelihood for a weak belg/gu/ganna rains

  • Frost damages perennial crops in eight zones of Oromia region

  • Ethiopia continues to receive Somali refugees; malnutrition continues to be a challenge

06 Mar 2017 description

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 01 January to 28 February 2017.

Highlights

01 Mar 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Cross-border Murle attack in Gambella region, at least 3,714 displaced

  • At least 228,000 children out of school in drought- hit Oromia and Somali regions

  • Government and partners continue rationing water to drought-affected areas, but the need remains high