Ethiopia-Humanitarian Releif Assistance
- Reference: P-ET-AA0-015
- Approval date: 27/07/2011
- Start date: 26/07/2012
- Appraisal Date: 01/07/2011
- Status: OngoingOnGo
- Implementing Agency: MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECO. DEVELOPMENT
- Location: Drought affected Areas of Ethiopia
The Bank will contribute US$ 1 million in response to the appeal of the Government of Ethiopia. Due to limited resources, and in order to ease the management of the relief assistance, Bank contribution will be limited to the Food Aid component of the Humanitarian Emergency Requirements as stipulated in the Appeal Document. The proposed Emergency Relief Assistance Operation, will be funded from Bank's Special Relief Fund (SRF). The contribution will be used to procure cereals, cover the costs related to the delivery of food supply, including sea and overland freight, storage, handling, monitoring and distribution. It will also cover the management cost of the executing agency...
Contribute to the on-going efforts of Government and humanitarian Partners to save lives in the current crisis situation, protect livelihoods and enhance resilience to the drought effects. This objective will be achieved through the provision of USD 1 million worth of emergency food relief.
The poor performance of the 2011 belg rains in Ethiopia has led to a harvest failure in many belg crop-producing areas, causing the number of food aid beneficiaries to rise sharply. The multi-agency livelihood security assessment conducted in February 2011 indicated that the number of relief food beneficiaries has reached about 2.8 million (revised to 3.1 million in April 2011). The Government and humanitarian Partners jointly produced a Humanitarian Requirements Document in February 2011 based on the joint partner assessment. The document estimates Ethiopia's total emergency food net requirements for 2011 at 234,017 tones amounting to US$ 227.3 million. In addition, the document indicates that US$ 46 million non-food support (in the health, nutrition, water, sanitation, agriculture and livestock sectors) will be required. Faced with a humanitarian food crisis, the Government of Ethiopia in March, 2011 appealed to the international community for support of more than US$200 million. Satisfying the Government's request for emergency assistance is, however, posing a challenge to international humanitarian and aid agencies, as the scope of the food emergency crisis extends to East Africa (particularly Somali and Kenya) and has stretched their resources. WFP indicated about a shortfall of 39%. More upward revisions are made, following the Gu season needs assessment concluded in May 2011, as the food security situation is worsening and humanitarian needs are increasing. The Bank received the Government of Ethiopia's request for assistance on 15 July 2011.
The project save lives in the current drought-related crisis in the horn of Africa, protect livelihoods and enhance resilience to the drought effects through provision of emergency food relief.
HASHI Halima Yussuf - OREB