Project information

Ethiopia Emergency Drought Relief

East Africa is in the grip of a critical humanitarian crisis. Many have already died and millions more are at risk of starvation. Back-to-back droughts have already left over 5 million people in Ethiopia suffering from extreme hunger.

March 2017 - September 2017

Charity information: Ethiopiaid

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  • Need

    Need

    While Ethiopia battles the continuing impact of last year’s El Niño-induced drought, again, failed rains in the southern and eastern parts of the country have led to new symptoms of drought. Many have been unable to rebuild their livestock herds, struggling to control disease outbreaks and remain reliant on water trucking.

    Solution

    We have been working with our local partner Afar Pastoralist Development Association (APDA) since 2015 to provide emergency drought relief in the Afar region of Ethiopia.

    We aim to treat the malnourished and provide food aid, maintain livestock and in turn livelihoods and
    provide urgently needed water.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Treat the malnourished and provide food aid.

    Activities

    » Conduct nutrition surveillance, treat those identified with malnutrition, provide lentils and give awareness on hygiene and disease prevention.

    Outcome: 15,000 children under the age of 5 and 25,000 pregnant or breast feeding women reached by a health worker and provided with aid.


    Aim 2

    Maintain livestock and livelihoods.

    Activities

    » Provide animal feed, veterinary care and medicines. Keeping family livestock alive & producing milk for self sufficiency.

    Outcome: Provide veterinary care to those whose livestock is still alive and keep families self sufficient.


    Aim 3

    Provide and conserve water.

    Activities

    » Provide water trucking to those most desperately in need.

    Outcome: 2,800 people provided with water trucking on a daily basis during the emergency period.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Survival of the current drought crisis, maintain pastoralist culture, provide health care and stability enabling communities to become more resilient.

    This will be demonstrated by healthy communities and self sufficient families, no longer reliant on emergency measures.

    Risk

    The scale of the problem is large and we do not know how long this drought will last. There are daily challenges to delivering aid in the vast rural environment.

    Reporting

    Email communications and via our blog to update on the success of our appeal.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £90,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £30,000 Treat malnurished Conduct nutrition surveillance, treat those identified with malnutrition, provide lentils and give a
      £30,000 Maintain livestock Provide animal feed, veterinary care and medicines. Keeping family livestock alive & producing milk
      £30,000 Provide water » Provide water trucking to those most desperately in need.
  • Background

    Location

    Ethiopiaid has worked in Ethiopia since 1989, working with a variety of grassroots partners across the country.

    The focus of our emergency relief is the Afar region, in the north east of Ethiopia.

    Beneficiaries

    Over 5 million are at risk of suffering from extreme hunger in Ethiopia.

    Our project will focus on the most vulnerable in the Afar region. Particularly the 15,000 children under the age of 5 and 25,000 pregnant or breast feeding women we've identified who are now suffering severe malnutrition.

    There are also currently 7,500 households in Eli Daar, Erebti, Afdeera, Kori, Teeru and Awra that have lost their livestock and their livelihoods.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Ethiopiaid has a proven track record of providing emergency aid in the Afar region of Ethiopia.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Lisa Cousins

    Executive Director