Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 62 | 13 - 26 August 2018

HIGHLIGHTS

  • World Humanitarian Day commemorated in Addis Ababa under the banner “Give Blood,
    Save Lives” on 23 August and in with IDPs in Dilla Town on 19 August.

  • “As I stand before you today, I call on us all to increase our resolve to ensure emergency needs are met effectively and efficiently and to also tackle the root causes of emergencies; every human being deserves a life in safety, dignity and free from harm,” Ms. Gillian Mellsop,
    UNICEF Country Representative and interim UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Ethiopia.

  • WHD in Dilla Town was marked with a number of events, including cleaning of IDP shelters and its surroundings and distribution of TSF supplies by the event participants and a drama performed by IDP children under 12 years.

  • A joint assessment of IDP sites in Bahir Dar, North Wollo (Gubalafto, Habru, Kobo) and South Wollo (Ambasel, Werebabu) to be conducted from 27 August to 5 September 2018.

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.

Up to 150 people to benefit from the blood donation drive in commemoration of World Humanitarian Day in Ethiopia

UNOCHA in collaboration with the UN Health Care Centre and the Ethiopian Red Cross observed this year’s World Humanitarian Day under the banner “Give Blood, Save Lives”.
The event, which was held on 23 August in Addis Ababa, sought to pay tribute to millions of men and women who dedicated their lives for the service of humanity: community members,
Red Cross volunteers or Government, national and international humanitarian workers. The blood donation drive organized at the ECA compound will benefit up to 150 people. The event also sought to echo the global voice of condemnation of the killings and exploitation of civilians caught in conflict around the world, and to advocate for respect for international humanitarian law. “As I stand before you today, I call on us all to increase our resolve to ensure emergency needs are met effectively and efficiently and to also tackle the root causes of emergencies; every human being deserves a life in safety, dignity and free from harm,” said Ms. Gillian Mellsop, UNICEF Country Representative and interim UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Ethiopia, during her opening remark.

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