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23 May 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 8 September 2017, rainfall attributed to the Kiremt rains began falling in Ethiopia, leading to extensive flooding. The Ambeira zone in Afar region, as well as special zones surrounding Addis Ababa (the capital), Jima, South-east Shewa, and South-west Shewa in the Oromia region were worst affected by the rains and flooding. It was estimated that a total of 18,628 households (HHs) or (93,140 people) where affected, of which 7,270 HHs (36,350 people) had been displaced.

22 Mar 2018 description

Summary

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 6,108,307 Swiss francs (reduced from 13,686,550 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Ethiopia Red Cross Society (ERCS) to deliver integrated assistance and support to some 250,591 drought-affected people (a decrease from 318,325 people), with a focus on the following sectors: Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Livelihoods, Nutrition and Food Security. The Appeal timeframe is extended until October 2018.

27 Dec 2017 description

Summary of the op:

Through this operation update the Ethiopia Red Cross Society requests 3 months’ timeframe extension of the operation to allow the NS to revise the operation i.e. areas of intervention, downward revision of the operational budget as well as rationalize the regions targeted by the revision. The revision is informed by the results of the meher assessment by government, joint movement secondary data review, IFRC Donor Advisory Group (DAG) recommendations following the field visit as well as lessons learnt workshop recommendations.

27 Sep 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

In Ethiopia, rainfall attributed to the Kiremt rains, which began on 8 September 2017 has led to extensive flooding. The Ambeira zone in Afar region, and special zones surrounding Addis Ababa (the capital), Jima, South-east Shewa, and South-west Shewa in the Oromia region have been worst affected by the rains and flooding. It is estimated that a total of 18,628 households (HHs) (93,140 people) have been affected from their homes, of which 7,270 HHs (36,350 people) have been displaced.

28 May 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains and corresponding flash floods as a result of the El Niño phenomenon and the regular Belg rains (March – May) occurred in the Eastern and Southern parts of Ethiopia in April 2016. The Belg rains, though late in onset, were heavier than usual both in terms of intensity and geographic coverage. The first reports of flash floods and subsequent displacements of communities, especially in Somali region, was reported and responded to from 7 April.

24 Mar 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 13,686,550 Swiss francs (increased from 2,595,467 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Ethiopia Red Crescent Society (ERCS) in assisting 318,325 people for nine months. The expanded operation will focus on the following sectors: health; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); livelihood, nutrition, food security. It also reflects a substantial increase in the target population, number of activities, an enlarged geographic scope and timeframe for implementation.

01 Mar 2017 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

The emergency appeal was launched in December 2015 seeking 2.2 million Swiss Francs to support Ethiopian Red Cross Society provide assistance to 35,371 people affected by drought in Afar and Somali Regions, through the distribution of supplementary food, malnutrition screening and referral, improved access to safe water, hygiene promotion and protection of their livelihoods.

31 Aug 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

September/October 2015: In Ethiopia, consecutive failed Belg rains (March – May) and Kiremt rains (June – September) combined with erratic weather conditions attributed to El Nino, have resulted in severe food insecurity, especially in the North and North East areas of the country.

07 Jul 2016 description

By Noora Jussila, Finnish Red Cross

In the Afar district in northern Ethiopia, people have been hoping, in vain, for much need rainfall, as severe drought has ruined three consecutive harvests right across the country. More than 10 million people are in need of food aid.

The drought makes access to food difficult in this country where up to 80 per cent of people make their living from farming. The situation in Ethiopia has not been this severe since the mid-1980s, when famine led to more than 400,000 deaths.

02 Jun 2016 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 2,773,566 Swiss francs (increased from some 2.2m Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) to reach 65,371 people (increased from 35,000) affected by drought.