Ethiopia + 2 more

ACT Appeal: Drought Response in Ethiopia, Revision 1

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Appeal Target: US$ 9,534,963

Balance Requested: US$ 8,266,820

The worst drought in 60 years has hit the Horn of Africa, affecting more than 12.4 million people according to UN OCHA. In Ethiopia, some 4.8 million need immediate support. In addition, approximately 120,000 people from Somalia have crossed the border to Ethiopia and are currently living in crowded and under-resourced refugee camps in Dollo Odo.

The ACT Alliance Secretariat issued an appeal on 14 July 2011 with two ACT Alliance members requesting funds. However, this revised appeal replaces the first version and includes several other ACT Alliance members ready to provide immediate assistance to the population in Ethiopia and to the Somali refugees in the camps.

The following ACT requesting members in this appeal are implementing a total of seven different emergency projects:

  • Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus - Development and Social Services Commission (EECMY –DASSC)

  • Lutheran World Federation – Department of World Service (LWF/DWS)

  • International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)

  • Christian Aid (CA)

The goal of the ACT emergency response described in this appeal is to support life-saving efforts and mitigate the impact of drought on targeted communities in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, and Somalia refugees in Dollo Odo camps. A total of 99,846 people should receive support through this appeal.

The objective of the appeal is to save lives and livelihoods of drought affected communities through providing food and agricultural inputs, strengthening drought coping capacity for three months. In addition, ACT members will provide support in terms of food, health and nutrition, shelter materials, water, sanitation and hygiene, literacy programmes, secondary education, psychosocial and skills training in Dollo Odo refugee camps.