Humanitarian partners have updated the Humanitarian Response Plan for Northern Ethiopia. The plan seeks US$116.5 million to address the immediate needs of an estimated 2.3 million people (1.3 million new caseloads due to the conflict and over 950,000 existing caseload, including refugees).
Humanitarian partners have quickly mobilized funding, including $29.6 million new contributions received from the Central Emergency Response Fund – CERF ($13 million), the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund - EHF ($12 million), Ireland ($2.4 million) and Switzerland ($2.2 million). An additional $23.5 million was sourced through re-allocation of existing resources. The outstanding funding gap stands at $40.3 million. The plan is for the duration until 31 January 2021.
The IOM flash appeal requires $22 million to contribute to collective preparedness efforts ahead of the humanitarian response to the conflict in Tigray.
The UNHCR Regional Refugee Preparedness and Response Plan for the Ethiopia Situation (Tigray) requires $155.7 million to address the needs of 115,000 projected refugees by June 2021.