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20 Jun 2017 description

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Meteorological Organization have signed a memorandum of understanding to deepen cooperation to respond to climate variability and climate change, which, according to the agreement, "represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies, natural ecosystems and food security."

19 Jun 2017 description

HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT:

In 2016, Ethiopia experienced the worst drought in the past fifty years which lead to a record level of humanitarian needs. The El Niño phenomenon severely affected food security and agricultural production in Ethiopia, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. This was due to the combined effect of drought, flooding, disease outbreaks and malnutrition, as well as the disruption of basic public services, including health and education.

19 Jun 2017 description

Executive Summary

The last decade has seen major growth in humanitarian need, putting the international humanitarian system under pressure and stretching donor resources. Within this context, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) introduced multiyear humanitarian funding (MYHF) for protracted conflicts in 2014. This recognised the long-term nature of many of the top recipients of humanitarian aid, as well as the complexity of the contexts in which they were operating.

17 Jun 2017 description

Ahead of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it would work with partners to accelerate the implementation of the Drought Resilience Sustainable Livelihood Support Programme (DRSLP) in the Horn of Africa.

16 Jun 2017 description

Background to the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund

Established in 2006, the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) responds to disasters triggered by natural hazards, such as floods, droughts and outbreaks of diseases, as well as conflict-related crises. The EHF aims to support the timely disbursement of funds to the most critical humanitarian needs in the context of both the annual Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) and emerging unforeseen emergency needs.

16 Jun 2017 description
report World Vision

Nairobi - While students in North America and Europe get ready to celebrate the school holidays, 1.4 million children in East Africa are desperate to resume their education. As the continent commemorates the 2017 Day of the African Child, the focus on protecting children and creating equal opportunities for all, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, could not be more apt for millions of East Africa’s children today.

16 Jun 2017 description

Rainfall continues over most of West Africa and northern East Africa

  1. Below-average rainfall since late February has resulted in moisture deficits throughout many parts of southern South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

  2. Limited rainfall since March has led to developing moisture deficits across parts of Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, and southern Guinea.

15 Jun 2017 description

Current Situation

In 2015 Africa experienced its worst drought in 60 years. The unusually strong El Niño weather pattern in 2015-2016, coupled with record-high temperatures, had a catastrophic effect on crops, vegetation, livestock, and water resources. Unfortunately, the drought has continued into 2017 due to lack of significant rainfall.

In addition to the drought, armed conflict, and economic decline has further exacerbated the problem for some countries.

15 Jun 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

7 out of 34 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 5.2 million (CSA projection)
160,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017
8,600 children with SAM expected in 2017
UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

15 Jun 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

67 out of 93 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 5.7 million (CSA projection)
410,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017
49,000 children with SAM expected in 2017
UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

15 Jun 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

27 out of 137 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 19.2 million (CSA projection)
590,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017
62,000 children with SAM expected in 2017
UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

15 Jun 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

51 out of 265 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)* Population estimated to be 35.5 million (CSA projection) 996,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017 137,000 children with SAM expected in 2017 UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

15 Jun 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

14 out of 129 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)* Population estimated to be 21 million (CSA projection) 474,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017 29,800 children with SAM expected in 2017 UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response

15 Jun 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

23 out of 32 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)* Population estimated to be 1.8 million (CSA projection) 106,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017 13,000 children with SAM expected in 2017 UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

15 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Ethiopia drought response is facing significant funding shortfalls. Available resources are expected to cover needs only until the end of June. If new resources are received now, food commodities will only arrive in the country by August/September.

  • It is expected that the Humanitarian Requirements Document caseloads will be revised upwards after the Belg assessment in May/June due to an overall deteriorating food security situation.

15 Jun 2017 description

These are the words of Mulu Yami, 28, from Bushoftu town in Ethiopia; she is one of the 30,000 smallholders who were reached by the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Fund (FSRE fund). She has a poultry business. The FSRE Innovation Fund was financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia and managed by ICCO Cooperation on behalf of AgriProFocus.

15 Jun 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2017

14 Jun 2017 description
report Save the Children

Millions of Children Robbed of Childhood in East and Southern Africa

14 Jun 2017 description

Nairobi, 13 June 2017 - A High-Level Partnership Mission consisting of representatives mainly from Arab states has concluded a six-day fact-finding mission to drought-affected populations in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.