Ethiopia Humanitarian Response 2017: WASH Cluster Bulletin - March 2017

from UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster
Published on 31 Mar 2017


HRD 2017

Summary of WASH Cluster achievement in 2016

WaSH priority map 2017

Building resilience

Real Time Monitoring by IRC

Water Supply cost analysis

Child Protection Sub-Cluster

MoWIE: Disaster Risk Management Strategy

HelpAge Int’l

World Vision

Int’l Medical Corps

WaSH Cluster Contact list


The 2016 El Nino drought affected 10 million people.

The limited Kiremt and Belg rains reduced the recharge and storage of rain-fed shallow aquifers which resulted in the drying up and increased non functionality of hand dug wells, spring, ponds and birkas. The dramatic impact of 2 failed rains has prompted the One WASH National Programme to review the water supply technology choices. Further low pressure in the South Eastern part of Ethiopia has suppressed potential air moisture and resulted in a further 25% reduction in rainfall in the affected areas. Consequently, the WASH cluster have revised their targets for the 2017 Humanitarian Requirement Document (HRD) and emphasized the need for life saving WASH interventions to 9.2 million people.

Joint Technical Review (JTR) and Multi Stakeholders Forum (MSF)

As an annual event, Multi Stakeholders Forum (MSF) 8 will be held at the end of March after Joint Technical Review (JTR) missions which have started in early March.
This year, one of the themes is “Climate Resilient WASH”.

This is a highly recommended theme for which all WASH partners are encouraged to participate in discussion. Ato Gebite Genamo—Sector support director and Vikas Goyal—WASH Cluster coordinator will chair the session.