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Ethiopia: Population Movement – Emergency Appeal, n MDRET020

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 5 million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Ethiopia Red Cross Society (ERCS) to deliver assistance to 80,200 people for about 9 months, with a focus on Shelter, Livelihoods and basic needs, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and National Society Capacity Strengthening. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed sectoral needs assessments.

The disaster and the Red Cross Red Crescent response to date

August 2018: 4 August 2018, ethnic clashes between Somali and non-Somali ethnic groups in the Somali region of Ethiopia affect 52,000 people.

August 2018: 338,631 Swiss francs allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to meet the needs of 13,000 conflict affected people through essential relief and emergency services.

September 2018: DREF Operations update issued seeking two months' timeframe extension (until December 2018) to complete activities on the DREF.

January 2019: A total of around 3 million people remain Internally Displaced in Ethiopia and require continued humanitarian assistance.

February 2019: Ethiopian Government launches the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan.

April 2019: Ethiopia Red Cross launches 16 million Swiss francs 2019 response plan, aligned with the National 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan.

April 2019: IFRC launches an Emergency Appeal for 5 million Swiss francs to support 80,200 people for about 9 months with a 400,000 Swiss francs DREF loan to start-up the response.

Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies