Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 56 | 18 June - 1 July 2018

HIGHLIGHTS

• The national multiagency and multisector mid-year needs assessment started on 23 June in five regions (Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Tigray, Somali), except SNNPR.

• Upon the request of the SNNP Regional Government, the start of the assessment in the region was postponed twice. The assessment in SNNPR is expected to start on 7 July.

• More than 818,000 Gedeo-West Guji conflict IDPs require life-saving assistance for at least the next six months.

National mid-year needs assessment ongoing

The national multi-agency and multi-sector mid-year needs assessment started on 23 June in five regions (Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Tigray, Somali), except SNNPR. The assessment will gauge the impact of the spring belg/gu/ganna/sugum (mid-February – May) rains in cropping and pastoralist areas. The findings of the assessment will inform the mid-year revision of the 2018 Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP), currently targeting 7.8 million people for relief food assistance nationwide. A revised HDRP is scheduled to be launched around mid-August.

So far led by the Response and Rehabilitation Directorate of the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), the seasonal assessment is now led by the Early Warning Directorate within NDRMC. Some 248 staff from federal and regional Government, UN agencies and NGOs partook in the assessment.

Upon the request of the SNNP Regional Government, the start of the assessment in the region was postponed twice due to their full engagement with responding to the West-GujiGedeo conflict displacement, according to the regional Government. The assessment in SNNPR is expected to start on 7 July.

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