Highlights 2012

  • OCHA helped secure access in Somali Region including Nogob zone in November 2012, which had not been accessible since May 2011. Other advocacy initiatives included input to the Humanitarian Coordinator’s appeal to the Minister of Federal Affairs to consider five amendments in the implementation of government legislation. 
  • With OCHA support, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) focused efforts and resources on nutrition-sensitive livelihoods-based investments to enhance the resilience of drought-affected communities in southern and southeastern lowlands of Ethiopia. OCHA mobilized funding through the Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) to support families with children in therapeutic nutrition programmes in early recovery livelihood projects.
  • OCHA conducted a comprehensive review of the workings of the HCT, including a 2012 mid-term review to strengthen agenda-setting and decision-making and improving collaboration with other coordination fora.

A farmer weeds his fields recently washed out by flash floods in the Cheffa Valley, Amhara region, Ethiopia © Ben Parker/IRIN