Ethiopia: Gedeo-West Guji, Displacement Crisis, Situation update No.6, 19 July 2018

Highlights

• The Government and partners have taken several measures to enhance response coordination and to boost response capacity at site level. Two Emergency Operation Centres (EOCs) were established in Dilla Town and in Bule Hora Town.

• The response is currently being rapidly scaled-up with diverted resources from life-saving responses to drought, flood and conflict-displacements elsewhere in the country and new resources allocated.

• The EHCT endorsed the re-activation of the Logistics Cluster to urgently fill gaps in transportation, storage and distribution/staffing capacity, and speed-up ongoing relief efforts.

• There are still significant resource and commodity gaps. IDPs’ living condition is still cramped; relief food deliveries are still not adequate; protection risks and hygiene and sanitation issues are still rife; while health outbreak risks are still high. The level of acute malnutrition among IDP children is also a grave concern.

Displacement overview

Recognizing the need for urgent scaled-up multi-sector response and based on a working scenario of the displacement situation continuing for at least the next six months, the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and humanitarian partners had released a multi-sector Response Plan on 22 June 2018, targeting 818,250 people displaced (IDPs) by the Gedeo-West Guji violence, at a cost of US$117.7 million. The Plan aims to address life-saving needs.

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