CANADEM’s Humanitarian Response in Ethiopia

Photo Journal from the Field: Humanitarian Response in Ethiopia

The Food Management Improvement Project (FMIP) is a WFP flagship project which supports the Government of Ethiopia through the National Disaster Risk Management Coordination Commission (NDRMC) to increase the efficiency and accountability of the management of the food-aid supply-chain during and after humanitarian disasters.

The NDRMC is responsible for the overall coordination and leadership of Ethiopia’s disaster risk management strategy approach and is WFP’s biggest cooperating partner in Ethiopia. WFP and the NDRMC jointly manage the largest food aid pipeline in Ethiopia with Commission having the responsibility to transport commodities to more than 1,500 locations every six weeks.

In November 2016, Perseverence Ganga, a CANADEM Consultant with the WFP in Ethiopia, participated in a various field visits to Tigray, Amhara and Afar Regions with representatives from Global Affairs Canada and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).

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Global Affairs Canada First Secretary and International Development Officer, along with DFID Humanitarian Affairs Officer inspect commodity accounting documents at a Food Distribution Warehouse during a field visit in the Afar region. The storekeeper explains how he accounts for the commodities using FMIP documentation templates. Perseverance clarifies further to the First Secretary.

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Global Affairs Canada First Secretary and International Development Officer, along with DFID Humanitarian Affairs Officer inspect commodity accounting documents at a Food Distribution Warehouse during a field visit in the Afar region. The storekeeper explains how he accounts for the commodities.

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DFID Humanitarian Affairs Officer Heidi Carrubba and CANADEM Consultant Perseverence Ganga inspect commodity accounting documents at Ayssaita Food Distribution Point in the Afar region.

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Global Affairs Canada International Development Officer, Alicia Sosa, with CANADEM Consultant Perseverence Ganga at an Agriculture Office meeting with Government Officials in the Afar region.

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Global Affairs Canada First Secretary for Development in Ethiopia, Cathy Tremblay, and DFID Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Heidi Carrubba, discuss the impact of food assistance with a female beneficiary (left) in Afar.

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Global Affairs Canada First Secretary and International Development Officer, along with DFID Humanitarian Affairs Officer meet with Ayssaita Woreda Agricultural Office officials in the Afar region.

DFID Humanitarian Affairs Officer Heidi Carrubba and CANADEM Consultant Perseverence Ganga walk to inspect a flooding site with local officials in Afar region.

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A typical pastoral community in the dry lowland region of Afar illustrates temporary housing, lack of infrastructure, herding animals, and a high rates of food insecurity.

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DFID Humanitarian Affairs Officer Heidi Carrubba and CANADEM Consultant Perseverence Ganga discuss warehousing management practices with a team in Tigray.

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CANADEM Consultant Perseverence Ganga inspects warehouse documentation in Tigray and provides feedback to storekeepers on how to improve their approaches.

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DFID Humanitarian Affairs Officer Heidi Carrubba and CANADEM Consultant Perseverence Ganga monitor a food distribution site in Tigray region.

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