This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 6,108,307 Swiss francs (reduced from 13,686,550 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Ethiopia Red Cross Society (ERCS) to deliver integrated assistance and support to some 250,591 drought-affected people (a decrease from 318,325 people), with a focus on the following sectors: Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Livelihoods, Nutrition and Food Security. The Appeal timeframe is extended until October 2018.
This Appeal is being simplified to focus on the smaller geographic area of Kuri woreda of zone 1 Afar, Babile woreda of Fafan zone Somali, Babile woreda of East Harerghe zone,
Oromia and Hamer Woreda of South Omo zone, South Nation, Nationality and People region (SNNPR, see attached map) where few agencies are operating; to focus on a more specific set of integrated food security and nutrition, health, water and sanitation, hygiene, and livelihoods interventions based on ERCS capacity, and on a budget that better reflects the funding environment. Against the revised Appeal budget of 6,108,307 Swiss francs (covered at 24 percent), the resulting funding gap is 2,786,072 Swiss francs. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available now of the evolving operation and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments.