ETHIOPIA PROTRACTED JOINT RESPONSE

Goal: Responding to the needs of IDPs and host communities affected by conflict and recurring emergencies
Lead Organization: SOS Kinderdorpen
Organizations: Cordaid, Plan International, Tearfund, Stichting Vluchteling, Terre des Homme, Cordaid
Duration: January 1, 2022 –
December 31, 2023
Highlight: The intervention targets the most vulnerable households, who are affected by the war or drought. We are aiming to improve access to food, WASH, health and protection services, education and to provide cash assistance. The main focus is on multi-purpose cash, WASH, food and livelihood security. We aim to target 360,123 people in need in Tigray (Tselemti), Amhara (Kobo, Weldiya, Efrata-Gidim), Oromia (Fedis).

Type of response:

The war in Tigray Region is ongoing. This makes the situation in the region very unstable and unpredictable. A lot of basic services were destroyed, such as health and WASH facilities in the North West Zone. In the North Shewa Zone and North Wollo Zone of Amhara the influx of internally displaced people is getting out of control. These zones are also experiencing the impact of natural shocks and intercommunal conflict. Furthermore, the drought in Oromia is causing problems of food insecurity, famine and climate refugees. There is an urgent need for food and nutrition support, WASH support, cash assistance, health and education facilities.

The aid organizations of the Dutch Relief Alliance are working together to deliver life-saving aid and essential services. The organizations each bring their own expertise to the table. This consists of:

  • Multi Purpose Cash: A harmonized approach will provide multipurpose cash assistance to vulnerable families. Each household will receive a transfer for up to three rounds per year to empower them with a stable, reliable source of income for basic needs.
  • WASH: Partners will set up health and WASH services and reactivate and/or support local water supply systems to resume services for the community. We distribute menstrual hygiene items for women. Partners support with water trucking, as well as the rehabilitation of construction of communal latrines and water schemes. Besides, water storage tanks for schools and health facilities are provided.
  • Food Security and Livelihoods: giving Income Generating Activity (IGA) or business training to the youth, so they can start building their own livelihoods. We supply supplementary food for children and pregnant women and extra food for lactating women, as well as dignity kits with basic needs. Those who live in the rural target kebeles of Kobo Woreda and other conflict affected residents, are supported with agricultural supplies.
  • Education: Ensuring that children gain access to formal education in safe learning environments, by for instance rehabilitation of schools and providing school- and recreational supplies. Making sure that conflict-affected children are able to begin or continue their education in a protective environment, contributes to their well-being, resilience and protection. Alongside, teachers and community members are be trained on PSS (posttraumatic stress disorder) and child protection, among other topics.
  • Protection: There are a lot of activities to promote the child safety and well-being: we address child protection concerns, enable families to be more resilient and provide adequate care to children, enhance community capacities, provide alternative care to 400 children without care, provide a comprehensive case management service for 300 children under abuse, violence exploitation and neglect and strengthen the capacity of 100 community groups, humanitarian and protection actors on prevention and response of child protection risks. Moreover, we spread targeted information regarding child protection issues including how to identify and report child protection risks.

CONTACT US

Contact lead organization SOS Kinderdorpen
Jaime Corbi Monguio
E: jaime@soskinderdorpen.nl