Emergency WASH and Livelihood in Hamer Woreda, Ethiopia

Contract partner: ÖRK - Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz Country: Äthiopien Funding amount: € 460.000,00 Project start: 01.07.2017 End: 31.12.2018

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall project objective is to safeguard the lives and health of the drought affected population in Ethiopia. Specifically, the project aims to improve access to WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), restore livelihood capacities and strengthen the resilience of drought affected households in Asile Kebele, Hamer Woreda, South Omo Zone, SNNP region.

Expected results

Result 1. 950 targeted households (6.650 individuals) and their livestock have access to safe drinking water and established WASH committees play an active role in the management of the water infrastructure

Result 2: 6.650 targeted individuals have reduced their health risks and women play key role promoting hygiene and health practices

Result 3: Livelihoods of 350 vulnerable pastoral - especially women headed - households are restored


Target group / Beneficiaries

a) Target group:

DIRECT Beneficiaries

The intervention will benefit a total of 6.750 individuals, including

• 6.650 drought affected individuals (950 households) in Asile Kebele which corresponds to the total population of its 5 villages. They'll have access to safe drinking water and reduce their health risks through hygiene promotion. Out of those households, 350 most vulnerable households (women or single headed HH; HH with disabled, severe chronic disease, pregnant/lactating women, bed-ridden adults, HH headed by older people (60+)) will receive livestock, fodder seeds and Moringa seedlings to restore their livelihoods.

• 100 ERCS Zonal branch staff and staff of Zonal and Woreda offices will directly benefit from WASH, health and livelihoods trainings and improve their capacity to respond to future emergencies.

INDIRECT Beneficiaries

The indirect beneficiaries are about 75.758 people, which is the population of Hamer woreda.

b) Implementing partner of the applicant: Ethiopian Red Cross

c) Exact Location, Asile Kebele, Hamer Woreda, South Omo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region (SNNPR)



Shallow wells will be constructed and rehabilitated and WASH committees trained. Health and hygiene promotion activities will be conducted through training 30 community volunteers that will carry out house to house visits using Information-Education-Communication (IEC) material. The most vulnerable pastoralist households will be supported by livelihood activities such as provision of goats and Moringa trees for rangeland conservation and forage production.


Ethiopia has experienced an increase in recurring droughts in the past years. The current drought is one of the worst since many decades. According to the Zone DRMFSS (Disaster Risk Management and Food Security Sector) Office, 258.106 people are requiring urgent assistance in South Omo Zone. Among the 8 woredas which are all listed as hot spot areas by UNOCHA, Hamer is classified as priority one hotspot area for WASH, nutrition and agriculture sectors. The total affected population that requires assistance in Hamer woreda is 23.789 people.

project number 2679-04/2017
source of funding AKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
modality Project-type interventions
marker Gender: 1, Poverty: 1
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    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
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    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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