ANE's COVID-19 Emergency Responses
In light of the ongoing integrated interventions led by Ethiopian Government to combat the rapid proliferation of COVID-19, Action for the Needy in Ethiopia (ANE) has continued its commitment on social responsibilities, by allocating large portion of budget of more than ETB 1,000,000 from its own internal resource and also by using the funding resources mobilized through the partnership it established from UN Agencies, to tackle the social and economic impacts leaving on the daily condition of refugees, internal displaced persons (IDPs),returnees and vulnerable host communities in Ethiopia. ANE’s COVID-19 Prevention Programs cover identified settlement areas of refugee, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees from internal displacement in Oromia, Somali, Gambella, Benishangul Gumuz Regional States and Addis Ababa City Administration.
ANE strongly believes that COVID-19 has serious posed a series of threats on daily living conditions of vulnerable people leading them to encounter crisis associated with health, social and economic. COVID-19 can disrupt the ongoing humanitarian assistance and can worsen the poverty level conditions unless otherwise it is mitigated through application health advisory notes alerted by the Ethiopian Ministry of Health to contain its transmission. Below extracts brief report on ANE COVID-19 plans and achievements obtained between the months of April and May 2020.
Major AchievementsProvision of Emergency Food Assistance for People Extremely Vulnerable
On the mid of May 2020, ANE was able to allocate a budget from its internal sources and therefore food parcels like 25 kg rice, 25kg flour wheat and 3 liter of edible oil delivered to 424HHs extremely vulnerable people in Negele Borena town and different places in Guji Zone, Oromia to shield the community from COVID- 19. The food package support is directly financed from ANE’s own resource and finance
Provision of Water Supply/Source
Established 8 Hand Washing Points through the installation of 8 water tankers of each with 200 liters capacity and currently functional in Bule Hora Town, West Guji Zone of Oromia Regional State;
A total of 7 water points with 32 faucets are installed in Jewi refugee camp through the support gained from UNHCR. Additionally, three hand washing buckets have been placed for host communities in Jewi Refugee Camp area, Gambella Region;
Construction of Flospans
3 flospan (storage units) of each 82mx64m area and one mass-storage of 32mx40m capacity have been constructed to support Ethiopian Public Health Institute Support (EPHI) COVID-19 response through the support of World Food Program (WFP) Ethiopia.