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Shelter and Non-Food Assessment of East and West Wollega Zone, Oromia Regional State

Shelter & NFI needs assessment
The overall objective of the assessment is to identify ES/NFI needs, existing response capacity, and priority woredas for ES/NFI as well as to determine possible response modalities in East and West Wollega. The assessment is focused around two main themes; preferred modality of response and access to Emergency Shelter and NFIs. While the Emergency Shelter and NFIs section provide information about IDPs priorities from five sets of ES/NFI contents, in terms of IDP priority particular attention was given to cash modalities and market functionalities given to the fact that the cash modalities is much easier to mobilize an effective response within a short period of time. Discussion with zonal and woredas DRM (Disaster Reduction and Management), observation of IDP sites, FGD with IDPs, interview with IDPs committee was used as a methodology for data collection in East and West Wollega. However, due to insecurity in Kamashi zone, the team conducted discussion and collected data from Benishangul Gumuz regional authority. Therefore, data on IDPs in Benishangul Gumuz is based on desk review with regional Disaster, Preparedness and Prevention Bureau.
Key findings: 
The assessment identified the overall number of IDPs (based on data from zonal and woredas DRM), the number of sites, the current ES/NFI needs, response modality preference as well as market functionality in both East and West Wollega zones and Benishangul Gumuz region. Currently, there are over 273,338 IDPs in 21 woredas residing in the temporary shelter, collective sites, and host community; 110,999 IDPs in East Wollega, 103,502 in West Wollega, 42,000 in Kamashi and 17,045 in Asossa zone. For more detail please see Annex A, Table 2 and Table 3.
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Assessment Date(s): 
01 Feb 2019 to 04 Feb 2019

Level of Representation

Governorate / State / Regional
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Emergency Shelter & NFI Cluster - Ethiopia
Participating Organization(s): 
International Organization for Migration
Catholic Relief Services
National Disaster Reduction Management Commission
Norwegian Refugee Council
East Wellega
West Wellega
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)