Ethiopia

Situation Report

Cluster Status

Emergency Shelter & Non-Food Items

Needs

  • Across Ethiopia, 4.5 million people are currently targeted for ES/NFI assistance.

  • In Tigray, more than 1.8 million people need of ES/NFI assistance; and more than 800,000 people are estimated to be impacted by heavy rains and floods in the coming three months, including IDPs currently living in sites, new seasonal displacements as well as the host community.

  • In Amhara, 517,000 IDPs and returnees still require ES/NFI assistance, with almost half living in inadequate conditions. Overcrowding is a major problem in collective centers in Deber Berhan, Sekota, and Zarima, increasing health and protection risks to IDPs living there.

  • Overall, 1.5 million people were estimated to require ES/NFI assistance in Amhara Region in 2022.

  • In Somali, at least 31,984 drought-affected households require ES/NFI support.

  • Reconstruction or repair for returnees living in damaged shelters or temporary shelters across the country.

Response

  • In Amhara, nearly 458,000 IDPs and returnees were assisted with ES/NFI during the reporting period, including 12,000 IDPs who have received shelter assistance in Jara and TIRKI.

  • In Tigray, 475,787people received emergency shelter and NFI assistance since the beginning of the year.

  • In Somali Region, as of end July, 8.3 per cent of ES/NFI needs of drought affected IDPs were met IDPs were supported with Full ES/NFI kits, and few were supported with cash for NFIs, especially in locations of Shabelle Zone where markets were accessible.

Gaps

  • Increased influx of IDPs in Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, and Somali regions have added to the already existing unmet needs.

  • Ongoing hostilities and security concerns over the past few weeks affected partners’ movement and field activities in several locations across the country.

  • Only 602,000 people can be reached with shelter/NFI assistance with available resources in Tigray, leaving 54 per cent of the initial target population without assistance.

  • Low funding, particularly for repair and reconstruction assistance in the returnee area in Amhara.

  • Lack of viable land for relocation of IDPs, and delay in installation of camp facilities in the newly proposed relocation sites in Amhara.

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