Humanitarian Bulletin - Weekly Humanitarian Highlights in Ethiopia, 24 January 2012

Situation Report
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HRD Update

The 2012 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) covering the first half of the year was launched on 19 January. The document identifies emergency requirements in the food and non-food sectors based on the findings of the joint meher/deyr multi-sectoral assessment conducted in November and December 2011, as well as government early warning information. In the first half of 2012, some 3.2 million people will require relief food assistance nationwide. The regions with the highest requirements are Somali and Oromia, with 1.1 million (34.4 per cent) and 1 million (33.7 per cent) beneficiaries respectively. Overall, some US$168.7 million will be required, including 365,612 MT of food (estimated at $122.3 million) and $46.4 million in non-food assistance. For more information, contact:

Food Assistance Update

As of 18 January, the eighth round of relief food dispatches, targeting 3.1 million people, stood at 92 per cent, including 79 per cent dispatched to areas covered by the NGO consortium Joint Emergency Operations (JEOP); 96 per cent dispatched through WFP’s Hubs-and-Spokes programme in Somali Region; and 100 per cent to areas covered by the Disaster Risk Management and Food Security Sector (DRMFSS). Meanwhile, relief food dispatches for an exceptional ninth round in Somali Region stood at 12 per cent as of 10 January. This round targets 1.4 million people in the region and is intended to cover the gap until the start of the first round in 2012 based on the new HRD figures. For more information, contact:

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