This is a situation report for week 30 issued by the Tigray Region Emergency Coordination Centre.
The report is categorised in clusters. Here are some takeaways by cluster. The full report can be accessed from the attachment at the bottom.
- The Tigray government is trying to coordinate its efforts with that of Ethiopian Disaster Risk Management Commission (EDRM).
- Food partners (USAID and WFP) have not resumed the provision of aid (the suspension has run for four months now.)
- IDPs in 17 towns have been supported with 3,100 MT tonnes of food items.
- Food partners are on the verge of rolling out a new aid distribution system. Small-scale distributions have been tried in 7 rural food distribution points.
- As part of the new system, food partners will set up 600 food distribution points in rural areas.
- The number of people who have resorted into beggary in towns has increased.
- IDPs in Endabaguna haven’t received food from food partners since their displacement in March.
- Food partners continue facing challenges in accessing some kebeles in Erob (Eastern), Zala Anbesa town (Eastern), Gulo Mekeda (Eastern), Egela (Central), Dima (North Western) and Tahtay Adiyabo (North Western) due to ongoing presence of armed actors and their movements along the international border and in contested areas.
- The Semera–Mekelle road is the only reliable path. Gondar — Shire is volatie; so is Kombolcha — Mekelle.
- Partners don’t report the arrival of their trucks on time.
- Tutorial for 10K Grade 12 students arranged for two months in the 4 Universities (Raya, Mekelle, Adigrat, Mekelle and Axum).
- School Principals from 2,492 schools are expected to attend training for two weeks.
- 552 schools are in an inaccessible woredas; 110 schools are hosting IDPs and other groups; 162 Schools are either fully damaged or are in the borders with Eritrea and Amhara.
- Possible desert locust outbreak projected.
- And due to the siege, supplies of inputs like spray machines and PPE are not available.
- People drinking dirty water; healthcare system broken; health professionals not fully back. If cholera breaks out, the system is not ready to handle it.
- Since the 27 July 2023, 496 newly reported cases (170 new cases and 326 late reported cases) and 5 new deaths reported.
- IDPs living in merged classes in schools are experiencing overcrowded conditions, especially situation in Adigrat is particularly alarming, as students who resume schooling share the same compound with IDPs, leading to overcrowding and a lack of separate facilities.
- Due to the stalemate of relocation activities in the region, most schools are reopened in the presence of IDPs in the centers. The cluster is working with the Protection Cluster to monitor the situation till relocation is resumed.
- Food remains the #1 need.