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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

21 Feb 2017 description

Key Issues

  • The Central Emergency Response Fund allocates US$18.5 million for Ethiopia’s new drought

  • Humanitarian response well underway, dispersed pastoralist settlements posing challenges

The Central Emergency Response Fund allocates US$18.5 million for Ethiopia’s new drought

14 Feb 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Ethiopia Humanitarian Fundsupported projects are addressing priority needs in targeted drought - affected areas

  • Pastoralists continue to settle in temporary sites as drought conditions deepen in Somali region

Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund-supported projects are addressing priority needs in affected areas

06 Feb 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Spring rains expected to be weak in current drought-affected areas

  • A high-level mission to Borena zone sheds light on drought response and gaps in the area

  • The Logistics Cluster handed over a refurbished logistics hub facility to NDRMC in Adama

Spring rains expected to be weak in current drought-affected areas

31 Jan 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Government and the humanitarian community discuss the humanitarian situation in Ethiopian

  • Ministry to launch school feeding for over a million students in drought affected areas

Government and the humanitarian community discuss the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia

25 Jan 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Drought situation in Borena zone worsening with limited humanitarian response ongoing

  • Shortage of water and food displace destitute pastoralists in Somali region

  • Government and partners launch the 2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document for Ethiopia

18 Jan 2017 description

Key Issues

  • New Commodity Management Unit to improve coordination between PSNP and relief food

  • Lowland areas of Afar, Oromia, Somali and SNNP regions facing serious shortage of water

  • Frost affecting harvest as Ethiopia is experiencing unprecedented cold season

09 Jan 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Some 5.6 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance requiring US$922 million

  • The new hotspot classification identified 454 woredas as priorities for the first half of 2016

  • An estimated 2.8 million boys and girls received critical educational materials

03 Jan 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Some 2,000,000 pastoralists and agro pastoralists need emergency food assistance; serious water shortage continues to affect the regions

  • Guideline developed for the assistance and return of Qoloji IDPs

  • Ethiopia continues to receive influx of South Sudanese refugees

28 Dec 2016 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 November to 30 November 2016.

Highlights

  • Worrying symptoms of new drought in the south and southeastern Ethiopia; meher assessment well underway