In Ethiopia, consecutive failed rains combined with erratic weather conditions attributed to El Niño, has resulted in severe food insecurity, especially in the north and north east areas of the country. Some 8.2 million people are in need of assistance across the country, and the number could reach as high as 15 million in 2016. Following the recognition of urgent needs related to drought within Ethiopia, the ERCS requested support through an IFRC Field Assessment and Coordination Team (FACT), which was deployed to define the exact needs and to develop an appropriate, relevant plan and budget for the response.
This Emergency Appeal supports the Ethiopia National Red Cross Society (ERCS) to deliver assistance and support to 35,371 people, with a focus on health, water and sanitation, food security and livelihoods.
The combined activities target a grand total of 185,674 beneficiaries. Distribution of supplementary food targeting children under 5 years, as well as pregnant and breast feeding mothers. Provision of supplementary feed and treatment for livestock is targeting the most vulnerable 20% households in the host
community and IDPs in target kebeles.
Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
Disaster Management Phase