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Ethiopia Humanitarian Response 2016: WASH Cluster Bulletin - November 2016

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Inside this issue:

  • Borehole rehabilitation & Development by MoWIE

  • WASH Projections for 2017

  • Emergency WASH Project by Care Ethiopia

  • Global Handwashing Day celebration by International Medical Corps

  • WASH Cluster Dashboard Reflection

  • WASH Cluster Focal Points

WASH Cluster exceeds the HRD 2016 target

As of November 2016, WASH Cluster exceeded the target population of 9.6 million for HRD 2016 with 10 million people which is equivalent to 104% of the target. (Detailed analysis is shown on page 5.) Meher Assessment A seasonal assessment of Meher has started from the Mid-November in all regions after a training of enumerators from all the sectors in Addis Ababa. This is expected to be complete in the Mid-December. As usual, results from this assessment will be fed into formation of HRD 2017.

Water Trucking Needs Increasing

Due to the poor rainfall during the Meher rain season in association with the negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), there has been increasing demands of water trucking in the affected regions. Somali, Oromia, Tigray, Afar and SNNP regions have so far requested urgent needs for water trucking and the water trucking operation is ongoing mainly by the government.

Additional IMOs newly recruited

With a scope of expanding emergency responses and strengthening a linkage between emergency and development activities, WASH Cluster posted three additional Information Management Officers (IMOs) in Gambella region, BenishangulGumuz region, Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa and Harar. All the regions/city administrations in the country now have a presence of regional IMOs.

These IMOs are closely working with the regional/city government structures and supporting accurate and timely information collection from its respective region.