Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 57 | 2 - 15 July 2018

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund allocates US$15 million to support the scale-up of assistance for the Gedeo-West Guji displacement crisis in Ethiopia.

UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund allocates US$15 million to Ethiopia

On 12 July 2018, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the release of US$15 million to assist people affected by localized inter-communal violence in Ethiopia. This is the third allocation by the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF1 ) to Ethiopia humanitarian response in 2018. The latest allocation will enable humanitarian partners to scale up life-saving assistance in support of the Government-led response to the Gedeo-West Guji displacement crisis since April this year. More than 36,600 people will receive urgent nutrition assistance, some 600,000 people will be supported with water, sanitation and hygiene service, 71,200 households will receive non-food item kits and 175,000 people will benefit from health-care service.

“Under the leadership of Dr. Abiy Ahmed, new measures to bring unity and reconciliation have spurred great enthusiasm within the country and high international praise,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. “However, the impact of inter-communal tensions presents a challenge for the new leadership. Nearly one million people are displaced and require urgent help, especially during this rainy season. It is critical to act immediately and that is why CERF is releasing $15 million to enable urgent aid. The fund is one of the fastest ways to ensure aid reaches those who need it the most and I thank all donors to CERF for making this possible,” he added.

FIGURES

Affected population 7.88 m

MAM 3.5 m

SAM 350,000

#of people displaced due to conflict 1.1 m

#of people displaced due to climatic shocks 0.5 m

FUNDING

US$1.658 billion Requirement for 2018 Ethiopia Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan

US$117.7 million Requirement for the Gedeo-West Guji conflict IDPs assistance for six months.

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