- WFP Ethiopia Country Brief, February 2017
- WFP Ethiopia: Drought Emergency Situation Report #1 January and February 2017
- UNHCR South Sudan Situation - Ethiopia Update, 17 March 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Requirements Document 2017
- FAO Ethiopia Drought response plan and priorities in 2017
- UNHCR: South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan Jan– Dec 2017
- UNHCR: South Sudan Situation Supplementary Appeal Jan - Dec 2017
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
Both large moisture surpluses and deficits continue to significantly impact different parts of Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
Since December, an increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.
Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits, degraded ground conditions, and poor crop prospects across parts of northeastern Mozambique.
By Ayuko Matsuhashi
BALTIMORE, MD/NAIROBI, February 27, 2017 – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is mounting an emergency response to assist some of the 23 million people facing hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.
A combination of violence, insecurity and weather upheavals made increasingly worse by climate change has brought on this crisis to East Africa, with some areas of South Sudan now facing a famine. In Somalia, the hunger crisis has reached a new high, with millions of people on the brink of famine.
Nairobi, 3 March, 2017
Political instability, war, and dry weather has pushed food production systems to the breaking point in several countries in the Greater Horn of Africa.
• Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2016, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.
Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) is a large-scale social protection intervention aimed at improving food security and stabilizing asset levels. The PSNP contains a mix of public works employment and unconditional transfers. It is a well-targeted program; however, it took several years before payment levels reached intended amounts.
Lack of access to work for refugees undermining efforts to prevent secondary migration – new report
Efforts to reduce irregular and dangerous secondary migration among Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia are being undermined by the fact they are not allowed to work legally, a new report by the Overseas Development Institute has found.
Brussels, 2 March 2017
Today, the Commission and the High Representative/ Vice-President presented the third Progress Report on the Partnership Framework with third countries under the European Agenda on Migration.
What has the College adopted today?
Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones
Food security emergencies are likely to increase
2 March 2017, Rome - Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, while drought conditions are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.
La faim persiste dans les zones de conflits chroniques malgré de bonnes récoltes mondiales
Les urgences liées à la sécurité alimentaire sont appelées à augmenter
781.8 M required for 2017
47.9 M contributions received, representing 6% of requirements
733.9 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation
Congo Brazzaville: The second edition of the African Day of School Meals was officially launched and celebrated on Wednesday 1 March 2017, under the patronage of the Congolese government, to the theme: “Home Grown School Feeding: Investment in Youth and Children for Harnessing the Demographic Dividend”.
Cross-border Murle attack in Gambella region, at least 3,714 displaced
At least 228,000 children out of school in drought- hit Oromia and Somali regions
Government and partners continue rationing water to drought-affected areas, but the need remains high