Multi-Sectoral Non-Food Meher Assessment Final Report – Tigray Region

Multi-Sectoral Non-Food Meher Assessment Final Report  – Tigray Region

INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES


Introduction

Multisectoral seasonal (emergency needs) assessment is an assessment conducted once in a year in all regions, under the leadership of  Disaster Risk Management Commission through its lower structures. Based on this, the team comprising of DRMC, government sectors from federal and regional bureaus, UN agencies and NGOs set out to conduct the emergency need assessment in Tigray region from 21st November to 8th December 2023. The non-food assessment covers health and nutrition, education, WASH, and social protection, and it helps to assess the health, nutrition, WASH, educational and social protection status of the drought prone woredas.  

As a result of ensuing malnutrition and consumption of unprotected and unsafe water, the communities are exposed to water borne illnesses, outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases, skin infections to mention but few.

The drought also leads to high school drop-out rates; extended school closures resulted in teachers leaving the affected areas. 

Main objective 

 Assess the extent, type, magnitude, severity and likely of the different hazards (drought, human epidemics, conflict, floods, etc) and risks to the populations in the most vulnerable woredas (including identifying the most vulnerable populations) for health, nutrition, WASH, education and social protection related emergencies in Tigray region (From January up to October, 2024). 

The main objectives of the non-food components of the assessment are: 

  • Assess the extent, type, magnitude, severity and likely of the different hazards (drought, human epidemics, conflict, floods, etc) and risks to the populations in the most vulnerable woredas (including identifying the most vulnerable populations) for health, nutrition, WASH, education and social protection related emergencies in Tigray region (From January up to October, 2024). 
  • Assess the existing capacity of the basic social services such as health, nutrition WASH, education and social protection to address the emergencies likely to occur. It also determines the short coming (gap) in the capacity of the existing services to address the problem.
  • Identify areas where emergency assistance might be needed and come up with reasonable estimates of the size of the population needing emergency assistance and the duration of assistance.
  • Based on the findings on the assessment of risks for, and the need to address, potential emergencies and develop necessary plans for fostering preparedness sectors to adequately address  the potential emergencies; 

Date assessment started and completed: November 18 – December 8, 2023.

List of organizations participated:

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