Ethiopia: Internally displaced people
NRC has partnered with UNHCR in distributing non-food items composed of blankets, sleeping mats, cooking pots and tarpaulins.
Updates per sector:
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Urgent need for emergency latrines for disease prevention in camp locations. 2,770 stances needed to meet a ration of one to hundred people for an estimated camp population of 277,000. It is anticipated that these latrines will fill and require decommissioning with subsequent construction of new latrines.
71 water trucks need to be put on the road for provision of safe water for 76 collective centres for three months. 94 schemes need rehabilitation as priority, including installation of water reservoirs and tap stands. New water point construction required to supplement the demand of the new population.
Hygiene promotion and AWD prevention campaigns. Mesaging required through various channels. Solid waste management solutions, disinfection treatment chemicals for regular chlorination for disease prevention.
Community settings and camps need non-food items, bathing facilities.
As of 1 August 2018, there were 860,000 internally displaced people in Gedeo ZOne who have been mostly settled within already food insecure host communities.
Two rounds of food provision curently ongoing. Five Woredas (Dilla town, Dilla, Zuria, Kochere, Gedeb and Bule) covered by WVI and two Woredas (Yirgachfe and Wenago) covered by NDRMC. Gaps and challenges included registration issues and verification of lists. COmmunity representatives selected from each respective IDP groups were not showing up for the distribution. Lack of transportation and lack of adequate storage facilities.
70 IDP sites in Gedeo zone are hosted in school facilities. 8 schools are fully damaged and 4 schools are partly damaged. 21,014 learners have been displaced from 18 schools in Gedeo and 15,544 learners displaced from Guji zone and now hosted in Gedeo. Access to education is a big challenge. Needs include construction of temporary learning spaces, rehabilitation of damaged schools, catch up classes and provision of educational supplies. School feeding programmes for 18 affected schools for 21,000 children required. A multi-secotr approach is required to prepare for school year 2019 starting September especially relocation of IDPs living in schools.
Photo: Nashon Tado/NRC