This Appeal replaces the Preliminary Appeal 08/2000 launched on 8 April, 2000, increasing the budget from CHF 5,281,179.
THIS APPEAL SEEKS CHF 10,370,382 IN CASH, KIND AND SERVICES TO ASSIST 130,000 BENEFICIARIES FOR 8 MONTHS
Four consecutive years of poor rainfall in Ethiopia have led to drought conditions and minimal harvests. This has had a cumulative impact on households in both pastoral and agricultural communities, undermining coping strategies and leading to greater vulnerability to drought. Many households have been forced to sell their livestock and other assets and some to migrate from their land in search of income and food.
The International Federation and Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) appeal will provide CHF 9.2 million in cash, kind and services for 122,000 people.
This appeal is a revision of the preliminary appeal issued on 8 April. The ERCS and Federation will expand its operations beyond South Wollo to include both North Borena, as well as build disaster preparedness capacity in East Harerghe. Monitoring of the situation in these areas and other parts of the country will continue and any further expansion by the ERCS and Federation will depend on these ongoing assessments.
The Red Cross operations in response to the drought in Ethiopia are closely coordinated between the ERCS, the Federation, and the ICRC, taking into account the assistance programmes of the Government, the UN, and NGO's. The Federation, at the request of the ERCS, is coordinating international support for the ERCS's programmes in South Wollo, North Borena, and Haraghe. The ICRC's drought response programmes in the SNRS are being implemented in close cooperation with the ERCS, and will be reflected in a separate appeal.