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Ethiopia: Weekly Humanitarian Highlights in Ethiopia, 24 December 2012

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Ethiopia

National Needs Assessment Update

The national needs assessment has concluded with regional authorities in all assessed areas debriefed by the assessment teams. As per the agreement reached at the Strategy-level Multi-Agency Coordination Meeting on 29 November, a federal level debriefing is tentatively scheduled for 3 January (to be confirmed). The results of the assessment will inform the 2013 Humanitarian Requirements Document (January-June), which is expected to be issued in early 2013. For more information, contact ocha-eth@un.org

Relief Food Update

As of 18 December, distribution of sixth round relief food, targeting 3.8 million people, reached 90 per cent. Dispatch of seventh round relief food, targeting 2.8 million people, also stood at 90 per cent, including 98 per cent to areas covered by the Disaster Risk Management and Food Security Sector (DRMFSS) and 83 per cent to areas covered by WFP (Somali Region), with dispatch completed in all areas covered by the NGO consortium Joint Emergency Operation (JEOP). DRMFSS and partners have agreed to distribute a “bridging” round in January 2013, with allocations to follow reconfirmation of the targeted caseload. For more information, contact: wfp.addisababa@wfp.org

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