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12 Apr 2017 description

Purpose: To identify and share key lessons and recommendations on the role played by the Ethiopia Shelter & NFIs Cluster in the Humanitarian response from 2015 to 2016. Lessons learnt and recommendations will be used for improving and informing future shelter cluster responses, by evaluating the impact and effectiveness of the coordination services.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Background & Context

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

27 Dec 2016 description

Key Issues

  • The WASH Cluster targeting 9.2 million people for Emergency WaSH interventions in 2017

  • Cluster gave logistics capacity building trainings to over 600 staff since March 2016

  • Ethiopia and Kenya discuss sustainable cross border peace and economic transformation

22 Dec 2016 description

In Numbers

9.7 million people in need of food assistance.

7.1 million people targeted in the 2016 joint WFP -Government of Ethiopia response.

US$ 46 million is required for emergency relief, nutrition and PSNP for the December 2016 to May 2017 period.

Highlights

20 Dec 2016 description

With continued drought, Horn of Africa braces for another hunger season

Agricultural support critical now to protect livestock, equip families to plant in rainy season

19 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Large scale failure of the rains during October and November 2016 led to severe drought conditions across Somalia, northern and eastern Kenya and southeast Ethiopia, resulting in extensive growing season failures and record low vegetation.

19 Dec 2016 description

Key Issues

  • The Ethiopian Humanitarian Fund (EHF) allocates US$17 million to new humanitarian needs

  • Some 60 water trucks deployed to three severely affected zones in Oromia region

  • Zones continue to report on Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) cases in Oromia region

16 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

• Between January and September 2016, 247,480 children with severe acute malnutrition were admitted to the national Community Management of Acute Malnutrition programme. Out of these, 19,920 children (8 per cent) were admitted to in-patient care.

• In response to the new influx of South Sudanese refugees, UNICEF supported the Regional Health Bureau of Gambella to vaccinate 23,543 children 0 to 15 years old and 21,863 children 6 months to 14 years old against polio and measles respectively.

13 Dec 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Nearly US$900 million needed for 2017 Ethiopia drought response, the global need reaches record $22.2 billion

  • The federal NDRMC with the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) organizing inter-cluster mission to Somali region

  • Humanitarian partners convened Lesson learning workshop on the El-Niño drought response in Ethiopia

05 Dec 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Government and partners providing water trucking services in Oromia and Somali regions

  • Inter Cluster Group do the prioritization exercise, in it includes US$27 million for immediate livestock interventions

  • Humanitarian partners launch lesson learning on the El-Niño drought response in Ethiopia

29 Nov 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Worrying symptoms of new drought; overall financial requirement likely to reduce from El Nino impact year, meher assessment well underway

  • Humanitarian gatherings exempted from restrictions under the state of emergency

  • Cluster enhancing storage capacity for the large amount of incoming humanitarian cargo

21 Nov 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Some 60 Kebeles Need Immediate Water Trucking in Somali Region

  • The Food Response in Level 1 woredas Sped up Significantly for the First time in Four Months

  • The National Meteorological Agency (NMA) Advises Farmers for Timely Collection the 2016 Meher Harvest

21 Nov 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 October to 31 October 2016.

Highlights

  • Unrest disrupts the delivery of humanitarian services, declaration of State of Emergency easing movement of relief items to affected communities

14 Nov 2016 description

Methodology and limitations

• Time period covered: 10 October - 20 October 2016

• The National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) collaborated in calling DPPB and other woreda officials in 214 priority 1 and 2 woredas.

• Results presented here have had no further triangulation

14 Nov 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Government and Humanitarian Partners to Conduct the 2016 Ethiopia Meher Assessment

  • Over 450,000 People Need Urgent Water Trucking Services in Somali Region

  • Cluster Enhancing Logistic Capacity on Port operations and Overland Contracting

  • As of 08 November 2016, Ethiopia has lifted the directive which restricts diplomats from travelling beyond a-40 kilometers radius out of Addis Ababa without notification to the Command Post

14 Nov 2016 description

BULLETIN #4

This bulletin presents the results of the fourth round of data collection to monitor the 2016 Food Sector response to the ongoing drought emergency in Ethiopia. The data covers the months of August and Early September. This bulletin is a joint product of the Food Sector.

IN NUMBERS

80 percent of relief households cannot still meet their minimum caloric requirement from own means. The relatively richest households can meet their minimum caloric needs and beyond, from own means, pointing to targeting error of inclusion.

07 Nov 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Humanitarian Partners supporting Somali Regional Health Bureau response to AWD

  • A New Drought has started in south eastern parts of Ethiopia

  • Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) to provide livelihood support to refugees and host community in Gambella

31 Oct 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) allocated US$9.5M for underfunded refugee response in Ethiopia

  • Drought expected to continue into mid 2017 in southern and south eastern part of Ethiopia

  • Shortage of learning supplies and lack of school feeding to hamper school enrolment