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22 Aug 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Round 5 relief food distribution kicks off, targeting 3.3 million Relief and PSNP food beneficiaries in Somali region.

  • OCHA Ethiopia and OCHA AULO Commemorate World Humanitarian Day

  • The AWD outbreak continues to spread in Amhara region.

17 Aug 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 July 2017 (the information in this issue was compiled ahead of the announcement of the HRD mid-year review).

Highlights

01 Aug 2017 description

Key Issues

  • High number of nonfunctional ground water points in drought affected areas remain critical sources of public health risk in the second half of the year, including Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)

  • The Tigray Regional Health Bureau has requested support from the Federal Ministry of Health and international partners to address the fast spreading AWD outbreak in the region.

  • Flood is affecting households and damaging public facilities in Afar region

26 Jul 2017 description

Key Issues

  • The UN Humanitarian Coordinator allocated US$44.7 million through the OCHA managed Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF), to address the most life-saving and time critical needs. All eligible partners are encouraged to consult respective clusters and submit their project proposal online on the Grant Management System not later than 8 August 2017.

  • An estimated US$30 million required to assist the most vulnerable Ethiopian returnees from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

18 Jul 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Partners have prioritized urgent financial requirements for acute, timesensitive humanitarian needs.

  • The new humanitarian hotspot classification revealed an increase in woredas requiring immediate lifesaving intervention from 192 to 228.

  • Inter-regional AWD response coordination crucial ahead of Kulubi Gabriel religious event on 26 July.

  • Amhara allocates close to ETB 31 million for flood mitigation; flash floods reported in Oromia.

10 Jul 2017 description

Key Issues

• Germany contributes US$17.7 million to the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund making it the largest contributor to the Fund in 2017

• Localized flooding due to heavy summer/kiremt rains projected to affect 1.5 million people, nearly 500,000 people likely to be displaced

• Fall Armyworm infestation is spreading to more woredas across six regions.

04 Jul 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Church leaders to work with Health Bureau in the fight against AWD in Amhara region

  • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia extends the amnesty period for irregular migrants by one month

  • Government and partners to distribute 3,000 ES/NFI kits in Somali region

27 Jun 2017 description

Key Issues

  • The Fall Armyworm infestation continues to destroy meher crops across 233 woredas in six regions, and it is spreading at an alarming rate.

  • First quarter Therapeutic Feeding Program admissions exceeded HRD projections.

  • The number of irregular Ethiopian migrants returning from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has reached 35,000 (of an estimated 750,000 irregular Ethiopians residing in KSA) as the Amnesty period ends this week.
    Government of Ethiopia is negotiating for an extension to the amnesty period.

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