Austria Stretches Hand with $3.4m

A 97.5 million Br assistance has been handed from Austria a two-year project on drought resiliency program in the Ethiopian Somali regional state, south-eastern Ethiopia.  There is also additional 11.2 million Br co-funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) the Food Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for the project.

These assistances will be delivered to two districts, Dollo and Korahe, arid regions that frequently face climate-induced environmental hazards with recurrent and protracted droughts that had span from 2015 to 2017.  These conditions have led to food insecurity, internal displacements, and scarcity of livestock feed and water in the region.

Agro-pastoral households have been negatively affected by the extended drought and have been unable to plant and harvest crops leading to sharp increases in the populations that require humanitarian assistance.

The project aims at enhancing food security by elevating shortages of livestock feed that is brought about by drought.

Ethiopia needs 1.6 billion dollars for 2018 in humanitarian and development assistance for 7.8 million people that are in desperate need of aid.

Published on Jun 30,2018 [ Vol 19 ,No 948]



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