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PRE BELG/SUGUM 2015 JOINT ASSESSMENT REPORT IN ZONE 1,3 AND 5 WOREDAS OF AFAR REGION

Subject/Objective: 
The objective of the joint Pre Belg/Sugum assessment is to evaluate the performance of the Belg/Sugum 2015 rain in all Zone 1, 3, and 5 woredas of of Afar region and its impact on food security.
Methodology: 
Group focussed discussions were made with Wereda Administrations and appropriate line bureaus in all Weredas visited to collect secondary information related to rainfall, pasture conditions, condition of livestock, crop production, availability of water and existing challenges; the status of food distribution (both on PSNP and relief food) and the impediments encountered during distribution, the nutritional status of children, pregnant and lactating mothers in relation to the EOS screening and the progress of implementation of the TSF programme; the progress of implementation of WFP school feeding programme and its impact on the level of class attendance in comparison to the previous years.
Key findings: 
Summary: The Belg/Sugum 2015 rain was delayed onset for 5 weeks and below average with uneven distribution. As a consequence, pastoralists and agro-pastoralists have suffered from shortages of livestock feed and water causing migration to areas in Amhara and areas of the region with better pasture and water. The movement of people and migration of livestock were heavy in Zone 1 and 3. The body condition of livestock in all visited woreda was highly deteriorated. The impact was more serious with sheep and cattle. No significant livestock disease of emergency epidemic nature was reported in the all woredas in the zones as a whole.
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
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Assessment Date(s): 
01 Апр 2015
Frequency: 
Other
Status: 
Report completed
Collection Method(s): 
Mixed
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Participating Organization(s): 
National Disaster Reduction Management Commission
Location(s): 
Awsi (Zone 1)
Gabi (Zone 3)
Hari (Zone 5)