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Humanitarian Response Monitoring Ad Hoc Survey, 17 - 28 March 2017

Methodology and limitations

• Time period covered: 17-28 March 2017

• The National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) collaborated in calling DPPB and other woreda officials in 261 priority 1 and 2 woredas

• Some woredas remain uncovered because of the telephone network and lack of information with DPPB officials

• Results presented here have had no further triangulation

Some major headlines:

• At the time of the calls, only two per cent of the woredas assessed had received food within the previous four weeks. Important delays were reported in areas affected by the current drought and those at risk of drought, both in terms of dispatched to the woredas and in terms of distribution to people in need.

• Woredas in the southern belt also reported increases in market prices of more than 25 per cent since November, both generally speaking and for the most consumed cereal.

• Water shortages and insufficient water trucking capacity were reported by most woredas in the southern belt and in the East.

• A the time of the calls, a great majority of woredas reported that there had not been any significant rain in the previous two weeks, and in a majority of non-pastoral woredas, people had not cultivated and planted.

• A vast majority of respondents reported that livestock body condition was generally not good, and in more than half of the woredas assessed, there were no ongoing emergency livestock interventions.

Government of Ethiopia
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
25 May 2017
Document type: 
Assessment Report
Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2017