Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 10 June 2013

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 10 Jun 2013

National Needs Assessment Update

The multi-agency and multi-sectoral national needs assessment is scheduled to begin on 15 June. The assessment will cover areas that receive belg (mid-February to May) rains, as well as agro-pastoralist areas in the eastern and southern lowlands that receive gu/ganna/sugum (March to June) rains. Secondary data generated by the Livelihood Early Assessment and Protection (LEAP) software and the National Meteorological Agency (NMA) will complement the assessment findings. The results will serve as the basis for revising the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for the second half of the year. For more information, contact

WASH Update

Critical water shortages continue to be reported in most woredas of Afar Region with WASH partners anticipating additional water trucking needs in the region. Similarly, water availability deteriorated over the past week in Tigray Region. Conversely the seasonal rains have fully replenished water sources in Somali and SNNP Regions, and in nearly all woredas of Oromia and Amhara Regions. Accordingly, 28 water trucks – up from 26 last week – were requested for more than 566,000 people nationwide. All trucks requested in Afar (6 trucks), Oromia (1 truck) and Amhara (4 trucks) are operational, while 9 of 17 trucks requested are operating in Tigray. For more information, contact

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