In the evening of Saturday the 26 May 2018, the district of Gamo Goffa zone and Sidama Zone in SNNPR and Oromia Regions in Ethiopia, was affected by a landslide which caused 34 deaths (20 female and 14 male) and seriously injured 6 people. At least 21 houses were destroyed, and more than 50 livestock are reported dead. The landslide has displaced 654 persons (380male/274 female) and disrupted vital livelihoods area of 95.6 hectares of land. Affected communities and seek urgent life-saving assistance of relief food, shelter, WASH and NFIs.
The landslides have put Chire district in a state of crisis. The affected population find themselves in a desperate situation, with many unmet vital humanitarian needs such as access to: food, shelter, and WASH.
ACT Ethiopia forum is planning on submitting a funding proposal to provide relief food, water trucking, water purification substances and essential non-food items such as (cooking utensils and sanitation materials) depending on the availability of RRF fund to ensure that the landslides affected persons’ basic needs are met with regards to Food, Water and NFI.
The emergency response is currently being coordinated by the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) regional disaster risk management Bureau and district administrative office. To ensure that the humanitarian response is well coordinated and complementary, the ACT forum will take part in meetings with all relevant sector stakeholders (respective clusters on food, WASH and shelter and NFIs) and establish an open line of communication with crisis affected persons and communities to ensure a humanitarian response based on participation and feedback.