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Ethiopia Bi-Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 03 - 16 June 2019

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • New drought condition caused by the failure of 2019 spring rains in the Horn of Africa region leaves an estimated 3.8 million people in southeastern Ethiopia in need of immediate life-saving and livelihood interventions from June-September 2019.
  • The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocates US$10 million to kickstart drought impact mitigation efforts in south-eastern Ethiopia.
  • More than 1.3 million IDPs have reportedly returned to their places of origin during the first phase of the Government’s Strategic Plan to Address Internal Displacement and a costed Recovery/ Rehabilitation Plan that was launched on 8 April 2019.
  • WFP’s plan to distribute cash transfers to 116,000 people in Moyale and Hudet woredas of the Dawa zone in round 2, will allow beneficiaries, particularly the IDPs, to purchase cereals that are available in local markets and provide the means for targeted households to have access to preferred and diverse food items.
  • A four-year (2019-2022) inter-agency partnership in place to strengthen the socio-economic enabling environments of communities that host different forcibly displaced populations to ensure sustainable decent work, training and education opportunities for host communities.
  • Government-led Multi-agency belg needs assessment will start from June 22 in 25 zones.
  • “The needs are huge amongst which is shelter. The makeshift shelters are not completely rain proof, which is a challenge when it rains. The Government is currently providing some iron sheets to reconstruct our houses, but it is not enough,” says Halima Abdalla,Darera, from IDP return site.
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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
22 Jun 2019
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin
Location(s): 
Ethiopia
Theme(s): 
Accountability to Affected Populations
Field coordination
Humanitarian Assistance
Humanitarian Financing
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2019