The conflict that has flared up between Guji and Gedeo communities in southern Ethiopia since March 2018, has left hundreds of thousands of people homeless and without security or livelihoods. Approximately 850,000 people were displaced in Gedeo zone and about 200,000 in Guji.
Christian Aid committed approximately £50,000 emergency response funds to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable households in west Guji zone. We delivered supplementary food and non-food items to a total of 1,500 households through our partner Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Development and Social Service Commission (EECMY DASSC) during July to September 2018.
Kercha District, Ethiopia
July to September 2018
1,500 households (approximately 9,000 individuals)
The EECMY DASSC implemented the project in coordination and collaboration with relevant government offices, and community structures on the ground. This was done following a systematic process: project identification, formulation, approval, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
As a result, the project was able to oversee the distribution of 40,000 kilos of supplementary food, 550 blankets, and household utensils such as plates, cups, tea-pots, cooking-pots and jerry-cans to a total of 1,500 households, primarily for children, lactating mothers, the elderly and people with disabilities.