Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue #18 | 07– 20 October 2019

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 7.8 million people continue to seek humanitarian assistance in the remainder of 2019

  • Somali region seeks nearly US$9 million to respond to the needs of more than 27,000 households affected by recent flooding

  • Desert locust swarms continue to threaten lives and livelihoods, mainly in Afar and Somali regions

  • As World Food Day was marked in Ethiopia, stakeholders called for stronger partnerships in fighting malnutrition and promoting healthy diets.

  • Growing food insecurity reported in some lowland areas of Amhara region.

  • Partners agree on a roadmap to a collective action on Accountability to Affected Populations

  • “As we celebrate this year’s IDDR, many Ethiopians continue to face the impacts of climate change and conflict induced mass displacement, and other extreme weather events,” said Commissioner of NDRMC.

  • Alemitu Jabo hoped to reunite with her husband whom she missed when she together with her children suddenly ran out from Elfarda kebele to Kercha town. Unfortunately, they have not met again since then and she never heard anything about him.

Some 7.8 million people continue to seek humanitarian assistance in the remainder of 2019: MYR

The Mid-Year Review (MYR) of the Ethiopia Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2019 indicates 7.8 million people will continue requiring humanitarian assistance until the remainder of the year. The needs require a total of US$1.064 billion, out of which the outstanding net requirements to address identified non-food needs for the remainder of the year is US$319 million. The Government and humanitarian partners have been dealing with the triple challenges of drought impact in the eastern and south eastern parts of the country, localized flooding and the still significant humanitarian and recovery needs of IDPs, returnees and host communities.
However, increased engagement and support is required from the Government and international humanitarian actors to address the gaps in the prioritized needs identified through the MYR exercise.

In terms of response, from January-June, a total of 7.9 million people have received assistance through at least one type of humanitarian intervention. Out of these people reached, 4.5 million people have received at least one type of non-food assistance; which corresponds to 62 per cent of the original target.

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