Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 40 | 30 October – 12 November 2017
- Government and partners continue to respond to the rising needs of conflictinduced IDPs in Oromia and Somali regions, but humanitarian needs surpass available resources.
Government and partners responding to needs of conflict-induced IDPs, gap remains high
Government and humanitarian partners continue to respond to the rising needs of conflictinduced IDPs in Oromia and Somali regions, but needs surpass available resources. As of 02 November 2017, the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) distributed a total of 17,277 metric ton of food (cereal, pulses, corn soya blend, rice, oil, and wheat flour) to the displaced in both regions. The Commission also distributed some 12,300 cartons of biscuit and 1,222 cans of milk powder. The response covered different woredas(districts) of Oromia, Somali and Harari regions and Dire Dawa Council.
Similarly, humanitarian partners have continued to support the displaced with ES/NFIs, nutrition,
WaSH and health assistance. As of 30 October 2017, partners distributed some 8,380 ES/NFI kits (6,650 in Oromia and 1,730 in Somali regions) and an additional US$1,100 cash grants in Oromia region. 86 mobile health and nutrition teams (11 in Oromia and 75 in Somali regions), equipped with SAMMAM treatment commodities, were deployed to identify outbreaks and conduct screening at community level. In October, partners allocated $47 million ($24 million to Oromia and $23 million to Somali) to the Regional Health Bureaus for additional nutritional screenings in IDP-hosting zones in both regions. Some 25,800 displaced households received water treatment chemicals in Oromia and 1,700 received WaSH supplies (jerrycans, buckets, laundry soap, body soap and water treatment chemicals) in Somali region. Partners are dispatching water treatment chemicals to an additional 12,500 conflict-induced IDPs in Oromia region.
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