While Ethiopia battles the residual needs arising from the El Niño-induced drought, below average rains in the southern and eastern parts of the country caused by the negative Indian Ocean Dipole and La Niña have led to new symptoms of drought. Livestock deaths and water shortages are already reported from the affected areas. In addition, disease outbreaks and, food and nutritional insecurity persist in pocket areas.
The Government and humanitarian partners are recalibrating the nationally-led response to address residual and emerging needs. It is anticipated that 5.6 million people will require food assistance; 1.2 million children and pregnant and lactating mothers will require supplementary feeding; 9.2 million people will be without safe drinking water and 2.4 million households will need livestock support. Partners also estimate that 300,000 children will become severely malnourished in 2017. (OCHA, 05 Dec 2016)
Farmers who were affected by the El-Nino induced drought in Agarfa district of Bale Zone in Oromia state said their situations have now improved with better farm yields expected this crop season.
The El-Nino weather phenomena led to the loss of crops in the district, affecting more than two thousand hectares of farm, according to officials of the zone.
Some farmers talked to ENA saying they expect better production this Meher season as they utilized government-provided farm packages including select seed for their farming activities.
Some 5.6 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance requiring US$922 million
The new hotspot classification identified 454 woredas as priorities for the first half of 2016
An estimated 2.8 million boys and girls received critical educational materials
The regional state of Somali says the prevailing peace has led to the emergence of key infrastructures in the state.
Vital infrastructures such as roads and water facilities have been set up owing to the peace in the state, according to the state's President Abdi Mohammod Omer.
The facilities helped ease the distribution of emergency food aid among drought affected people in the state and enabled locals to gain more access by cutting short time and resource wastage.
Total people in need: 9.2 million
Total children (<18) in need: 4.8 million
Total people to be reached in 2017: 4 million
Total children to be reached in 2017: 2 million
October to December rainfall totals well below average in Eastern Horn as season ends
Addis Ababa December 06/ 2017 The National Disaster Risk Management Commission in collaboration with the regional governments is supplying urgent humanitarian aid and fodder to the drought affected areas.
In an exclusive interview with ENA Commissioner Mitiku Kassa said the government is working to meet humanitarian demands in the affected areas that put the lives of 5.6 million people at risk.
Addis Ababa January 6, 2017 The Amhara State Agriculture Bureau has announced that the number of people affected by the El-Nino induced drought has dropped by 72 per cent, putting the number of those in need at 650,000.
The bureau said the government's prompt response to the drought reversed the severe situation which might have turned into famine.
The drought which affected 80 woredas in the state required over 636 million Birr plus emergency food aid to withstand the situation, according to Dr. Teshome Wale, head of the bureau.
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Par Obi Anyadike
Rédacteur pour l'Afrique
NAIROBI, 27 décembre 2016
Dans une bonne partie du monde, la saison des fêtes est l’occasion de se faire plaisir. Mais il en va bien autrement pour ceux qui sont occupés à fuir la violence et les bouleversements ou qui se trouvent coincés dans un camp de réfugiés avec pour tout repas de Noël les maigres rations alimentaires qui leur sont distribuées.
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Addis Ababa, January, 03/2017. The number of people affected by the drought and who seek humanitarian aid has dropped to 5.6 million from the previous 10.2 million last year, showing a 44 percent decline, the National Disaster Risk Management Commission disclosed.
The Commissioner, Mitiku Kassa said a recent drought assessment conducted on 54 zones in nine regional states, indicate the reduction in the number of affected people.
Some 2,000,000 pastoralists and agro pastoralists need emergency food assistance; serious water shortage continues to affect the regions
Guideline developed for the assistance and return of Qoloji IDPs
Ethiopia continues to receive influx of South Sudanese refugees
Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) with the money supported byDavid and Lucile Packard foundation provided supplementary food for 7,641 drought affected children under 5, lactating and pregnant mothers in Somali region Fafan zone, kebribeyah and Harshine districts from December 19 to 30,2016.
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