What does HCS stand for?
HCS stands for Hararghe Catholic Secretariat
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It is very likely that similarly to the belg growing areas in Welo and North Shewa, this season's belg rains may fail yet again, further aggravating the already prevailing critical emergency situation in the country. Objectives The objective of the mission fielded by the United Nations Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia (UN-EUE) was to evaluate the prevailing agricultural and food security situation in drought affected lowland areas of West and East Hararghe and to estimate consequences of most probably yet another belg rain and forthcoming harvest failure. The mission held discussions with West and East Hararghe Zonal Administrations, the Zonal Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Departments (DPPD) and the Zonal Agricultural Offices. Additional consultations with NGOs operating in drought affected areas led to field visits to Babile and Fedis weredas in East Hararghe and to Daro Lebu, Anchor-Goba Koricha and Mieso weredas in West Hararghe. For the field visits to Fedis wereda in East Hararghe, Hararghe Catholic Secretariat.
The program is implemented in 76 approved woredas across 6 regions (Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, Somali, Tigray and Dire Dawa Administration). The JEOP program is targeting transitory or acute food insecure households through a beneficiary targeting process led by the Government of Ethiopia’s (GoE) Disaster Risk Management & Food Security Sector (DRMFSS) under the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA). In addition to helping transitory food insecure households meet their food needs, the JEOP intends to mitigate asset depletion of targeted households through an early warning system using SMS system. The JEOP consortium is led by CRS and includes CARE, Save the Children International (SCI), World Vision (WV), Food for the Hungry (FH) and the Relief Society of Tigray (REST). CRS works through its local implementing partners Hararghe Catholic Secretariat.