Assistance to Sudanese Refugees in Ethiopia, Revision 1 - ETH121
Appeal Target: US$1,393,309
Balance Requested: US$1,037,004
Geneva, 21 June 2012
This appeal replaces the one issued on the 10 February 2012. It has been revised to include more realistic targets, activities, and budgets and to include an implementation timetable. All changes are highlighted in yellow colour.
Since September 2011, there has been increased fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and other Sudanese armed groups (mostly SPLM-N) in Blue Nile State and in South Kordofan in Sudan.
According to UNHCR, constant attacks in areas within Sudan's Blue Nile state have driven a large number of Sudanese civilians to cross the border and seek shelter in the Kurmuk area of western Ethiopia. In addition, the Sudanese community are leaving the conflict area for safety in Ethiopia in fear of a possible ground offensive.
UNHCR estimates that about 20,000 refugees have been registered in Ethiopia and that the number is expected to rise in 2012 to an estimate of 30,000 new arrivals. The refugees are in need of basic humanitarian services and also need livelihood activities to augment the relief food ration.
ACT Alliance member LWF/ DWS-Ethiopia is working in this refugee assistance program in collaboration with both UNHCR and ARRA by providing WATSAN, livelihoods and environmental conservation services for a period of one year. The activities planned include: Crisis phase-Water trucking, provision of toilet facilities and waste pits, provision of environmentally friendly stoves and solar stoves. Intermediate phase- drilling of borehole for permanent supply of water to replace the water-trucking and livelihood activities in the form of backyard gardening.
The amount requested from ACT members is USD 1,393,309 to match the grant of USD 1,167320 from UNHCR. The total response is USD 2,560,630.
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