The Ethiopian Humanitarian Fund (EHF) allocated some US$ 19.7 million to prioritized sectors of nutrition, WaSH, agriculture and health to bridge the response gaps in the last months of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017 in response to the residual needs from the El Niño induced drought and the negative Indian Ocean Dipole. The humanitarian context is rapidly evolving due to deepening drought, meher harvest loss from frost and the spread of disease outbreaks, including Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD).
The African Development Bank Group and Ethiopia signed loan and grant agreements to the tune of US $5.6 million on Wednesday for additional resources to Ethiopia’s One Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program. The Bank’s support focuses on the rural and pastoralist areas and is timely in the light of the drought that is being experienced in the horn of Africa.
by Suresh Babu | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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During times of conflict, building robust food systems can improve access to food
About 20 million people face starvation in four countries: Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, the United Nations says. Armed conflict, combined with drought and natural resource degradation have led to the breakdown of resilience in the food system in these areas.
Somali region is disproportionately affected by the current acute watery diarrhea (AWD) outbreak, accounting for about 91 per cent of the cases reported in Ethiopia since the beginning of the year.
UNICEF support has enabled 794,150 people to access safe water. This includes 149,150 people in Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) and Tigray regions, reached during the reporting period, through construction of new water supply schemes, rehabilitation of non-functional water systems and expansion works.
Food insecurity intensifies despite late Gu and Belg season rainfall
ETHIOPIA/Somali region: Local women defy drought and come together to start their own business, boosting the local community and enhancing economic independence.
In February 2017, the Iskaashatada Hila’a, a women’s cooperative association in Harta Sheik town, established a grinding mill business, serving residents of area communities.
Fatuma Kahin (40), a senior member of the Hila’a association and the overall operations and accounts manager of the grinding mill, is thrilled to see how the project unites the people in her community.
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
25 de mayo, Día Mundial de África
Las principales causas de esta situación obedecen a una combinación de factores climáticos y otros causados por el ser humano. En algunos países, la población arrastra las secuelas de años de conflicto y violencia, y una de cuyas consecuencias es, precisamente, el hambre o el riesgo de hambruna.
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
7,400 Children with measles in drought affected areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia (Source: WHO and UNICEF Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia)
3.4 million Children (under five years) at high risk of measles in drought affected areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia (Source: UNICEF Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia)
Addis Ababa May 19/2017 An all-out effort is underway to control the fall armyworm that has infested some parts of Ethiopia, according to Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The armyworm known as Spodopterais native to South America and has attacked maize crop in 13 Zones of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State, and 7 Zones of Oromia as well as 2 Zones of Gambella regional states, it added.
By: Diana Diaz in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | 18 May 2017
Six young men pedal full tilt through the chaotic traffic in Ethiopia’s capital city, zigzagging between cars and trucks.
The cycle team are childhood friends who got split up when they fled their native Eritrea more than a year ago. Once in Addis Ababa, they found each other again through their love of competitive cycling. Each push of the pedal brings them new hope.
Fresh tension in a disputed area has reopened old wounds between the Oromia and Somali states, as ethnic federalism fails to contain violence
Tom Gardner in Moyale
Tuesday 16 May 2017 07.00 BST
Addis Ababa May 17/2017 The World Bank Group disclosed that it will provide 4.9 billion USD for land, watershed restoration and women entrepreneurship projects as well as the Productive Safety Net program.
World Bank Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, held discussion today with Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen on ways of further enhancing partnership toward eradicating poverty.
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EARLY WARNING AND RESPONSE SUMMARY
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
307.5 M required for 2017 including special situations
62.1 M contributions received, representing 20% of requirements
245.4 M overall funding gap for Ethiopia
All figures are displayed in USD
INSIDE THIS ISSUE :
Summary of WASH Cluster achievement in 2016
WaSH priority map 2017
Real Time Monitoring by IRC
Water Supply cost analysis
Child Protection Sub-Cluster
MoWIE: Disaster Risk Management Strategy
Int’l Medical Corps
WaSH Cluster Contact list
ADDRESSING DROUGHT IMPACTS IN LINE WITH HRD 2017
The 2016 El Nino drought affected 10 million people.
People food insecure (Government of Ethiopia National Disaster Risk Management Commission)
Households require emergency livestock support in 2017
USD 42 million
Required for humanitarian response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector in 2017 (2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document)
USD 20 million
Needed by FAO to assist 1 million farming, agropastoral and pastoral households in 2017