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17 Jun 2016 description

June 17, 2016 IASC Early Warning, Early Action and Readiness Report for the period June to November 2016. The Report is biannual, with a 6 month horizon. It is the product of a group of Agency analysts. In most cases these individuals work for their respective Emergency Directors. Analysis of preparedness status is provided by OCHA. The Report complements more frequent interaction between RC/HC and the ERC as the IASC system officials accountable for ensuring interagency early action and readiness. This should take place using the IASC Emergency Response Preparedness approach.

17 Jun 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

2016 EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAMME

Of the total 10.2 million people in need of food assistance as identified by the 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), together with WFP, is assisting 7.6 million people. The remaining beneficiary caseload is covered by the Joint Emergency Operations Program(JEOP) NGO consortium.

HIGHLIGHTS

17 Jun 2016 description

Abnormal dryness in southern Haiti and parts of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite enhanced rain over some areas of the Gulf of Guinea over the past few weeks, low and erratic rainfall during April and May has persisted and led to growing moisture deficits over Liberia and parts of Sierra Leone.

16 Jun 2016 description

On Monday 13 June, Irish Aid airlifted 23 tonnes of emergency relief items to families displaced by recent flooding in Ethiopia.

The El Niño weather event, one of the strongest ever measured, has caused unpredictable and severe weather conditions in Ethiopia. The country has experienced its worst drought in decades. Food production has declined dramatically, and the food and nutrition security situation in many parts of Ethiopia has deteriorated significantly. Over 10 million people are in need of assistance.

13 Jun 2016 description
report IRIN

By James Jeffrey

Sitting on parched ground pummelled by the sun, a camel looks on majestically as pastoralists mill around it in a whirl of activity. Loaded onto its back are sacks of grains and pulses, yellow jerry cans, bottles of cooking oil, bits of fabric and plastic to make rough bivouac structures, and more.

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13 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

· UNICEF has improved its quality assurance mechanism of the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition Programme by recruiting 10 more field monitors, deployed in SNNPR, Amhara and Oromia regions. The field monitors will monitor the progress and performance of the humanitarian response with respect to quality of service provided by the CMAM and the infant and young child feeding (IYCF) programmes and in response to the drought situation.

13 Jun 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Government and humanitarian partners joint 2016 belg assessment underway

  • Third and fourth rounds of emergency relief programme ongoing

  • AWD cases confirmed in Addis Ababa

10 Jun 2016 description

Increased rainfall to alleviate dryness in areas of West Africa and Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite increased rainfall over some areas of the Gulf of Guinea over the past fews weeks, low and erratic rainfall in April and May has led to growing moisture deficits over Liberia and parts of Sierra Leone.

10 Jun 2016 description

The Catholic aid charity CAFOD today launched an emergency appeal to help millions of people facing hunger in Ethiopia.

CAFOD is appealing for £3 million, as more than 10.2 million people across the country are in dire need of food, clean water and basic sanitation.

09 Jun 2016 description

"We sow, and if the rains don’t come, the insurance allows us to still feed our children" – Aissata, a farmer in Medina Diakha, Senegal.

The current El Niño phenomena, which began in early 2015, is one of the strongest on record and is affecting the food security of a vast number of food-insecure people around the world.

08 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoE, relief actors launch assessment of belg seasonal outcomes on June 5

  • Flood-affected households receive emergency relief items

  • Ambassador Haslach and DART visit USG programs in Afar

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 Jun 2016 description
report Save the Children

THE IMPACT OF ETHIOPIA’S DROUGHT ON CHILDREN’S EDUCATION

A snapshot of the current situation

  • Nearly 6 million school children’s education could be affected by Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years.

  • The root cause of school dropout is food and water scarcity. If food and water is restored to schools, children will return.

06 Jun 2016 description

“The drought in Ethiopia is not a one-off event,” says Abdifateh Ahmed Ismael. He is the President’s advisor with humanitarian affaires in the Somali region. “The world must understand that the drought affecting Ethiopia is a climate crisis that will haunt people for generations,” he warns.

06 Jun 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Scaled-up response required to curb the ongoing acute watery diarrhea (AWD) outbreak in Oromia, Somali and SNNP regions.

  • The National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) alerting regions and the community on possible disasters following heavy k iremt rains

  • Rain breaks over the last two weeks eased food dispatches.

03 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • 10.2 million people are in need of food assistance in 2016 across Ethiopia, a number likely to grow in the months ahead.

  • WFP currently needs USD 570 million to support 7.6 drought affected people in 2016, and USD 30 million to provide food assistance to refugees hosted in Ethiopia.

03 Jun 2016 description

In Numbers

10.2 million people in need of food assistance in 2016.

7.6 million people targeted in the joint 2016 Government-WFP response

USD370 million urgently required by WFP to address food assistance needs in Ethiopia for the rest of 2016.

Highlights

  • Food consumption among relief beneficiaries is showing some encouraging trends, but the situation remains critical for the drought-affected population.

03 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Improved spring belg rains reduced demands on water trucking, but triggered massive flooding and an urgent need for water treatment chemicals. The kiremt summer rains are expected to be timely and most areas of the country that benefit from the seasonal rains are likely to have significant rainfall activitiy. With a global La Niña event also foreseen, further flash-flooding and flooding may occur.