Ethiopia ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #18, Fiscal Year (FY) 2016

Report
from US Agency for International Development
Published on 31 Aug 2016

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kiremt rains, flooding displace an additional 1,785 households in Afar, Oromiya during July

  • ESWG launches seed assessment; distributions remain ongoing in some areas of Ethiopia

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Increased rainfall in areas of Oromiya Region has resulted in improved water, farmland, and livestock conditions, as well as positive food security trends, according to local Government of Ethiopia (GoE) officials and USAID partner reports. To date, August rains have also reduced reliance on water rationing in parts of Oromiya due to increased water availability.

  • On August 22, the GoE and relief actors launched a post-distribution seed assessment to evaluate emergency seed interventions in areas of Ethiopia where farmers have prepared and planted fields for the upcoming meher harvest.

  • The GoE and relief organizations recently commenced the seventh round of 2016 relief food distributions. The fifth and sixth rounds of relief food assistance also remained ongoing as of August 26—with 81 percent and 39 percent of supplies, respectively, delivered to final points for distribution to intended beneficiaries.