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Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 14 November 2016

Publication date

Key Issues

  • Government and Humanitarian Partners to Conduct the 2016 Ethiopia Meher Assessment

  • Over 450,000 People Need Urgent Water Trucking Services in Somali Region

  • Cluster Enhancing Logistic Capacity on Port operations and Overland Contracting

  • As of 08 November 2016, Ethiopia has lifted the directive which restricts diplomats from travelling beyond a-40 kilometers radius out of Addis Ababa without notification to the Command Post

Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined with extensive flooding, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, continue to have a negative impact on the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians. Urgent funding gaps for the response remain across multiple sectors to the end of 2016, notably for response to Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD), for interventions in animal health and food assistance. Major funding requirements are already anticipated for early 2017, as there are concerning indications that the La Niña phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean, and more significantly the current negative Indian Ocean Dipole, may affect water availability, livestock body condition and Meher harvest performance in parts of southern and eastern Ethiopia

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