Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #8 – Reporting Period: August 2018
- ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord
- Countries from IGAD team up to end polio: The three Ministers of Health jointly launch to vaccinate about six million under-five children
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 63 | 3 - 16 September 2018
- Displaced Ethiopians, returnees need continued support
Liben zone is an arid region in the southeast of Ethiopia regularly hit by severe droughts. In 2012 and 2013 in the Dhekasuftu district alone more than 2,000 households were displaced because of drought. Recognizing the severity of the recurrent droughts, its effect on pastoral livelihood and the need to work in a consortium and multi-sector intervention, I led the planning and implementation of a project called: ‘Building resilience through integrated multi-sector interventions in drought-prone areas of Liben zone of Somali Region, Ethiopia’.
It is dry in Ethiopia – bone-dry. Riverbeds have run empty and the camels drink at the sole remaining pond. With trucks, the government and NGOs shuttle water to the affected areas in the country’s northeast. If large-scale assistance does not arrive soon, millions of people risk dehydration, malnutrition and the starvation of their cattle, which is their main source of income.
Disasters and their effects are well documented but little mentioned is how people have traditionally coped before disasters strike. Evidence exists that communities are endowed with traditional early warning systems that ensured safety for communities and minimal loss of lives and property to hazards. More recently, climatic change has created confusion in the ecological system such that indigenous early warning systems have either been discarded or underutilized.
Lessons from Borana, Oromia and Harshin, Somali Regional States, Ethiopia
This Study on Ethiopia's Land Fragmentation in the drylands of the Horn of Africa and its effects on pastoral resilience. This is having a highly negative impact on pastoralism as an effective production system in these predominantly drylands areas,and increasing the vulnerability of those who rely on pastoralism for their food and livelihood security.
Organization Name Independent consultant Author Name Fiona Flintan , Boku Tache and Abdurehman Eid