Food and Nutrition

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18 Jan 2017 description

Key Issues

  • New Commodity Management Unit to improve coordination between PSNP and relief food

  • Lowland areas of Afar, Oromia, Somali and SNNP regions facing serious shortage of water

  • Frost affecting harvest as Ethiopia is experiencing unprecedented cold season

17 Jan 2017 description

IN NUMBERS

5.6 million
People food insecure
(2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document)

1.9 million
Households require emergency livestock support in 2017

USD 42 million
Required for humanitarian response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector in 2017

USD 20 million
Needed by FAO to assist 1 million farming, agropastoral and pastoral households in 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

17 Jan 2017 description

FAO targets pastoralists in southern regions facing failed rains on heels of a calamitous El Niño

17 January 2016, Rome-New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to shore up vulnerable households in rural areas, FAO warned today.

17 Jan 2017 description

Ethiopia: Government and partners launch the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2017

US$948 million urgently needed to address food and non-food needs for 5.6 million people

((Addis Ababa, 17 January 2017): The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners today officially launched the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2017. The HRD seeks US$948 million to help 5.6 million people with emergency food and non-food assistance, mainly in the southern and eastern parts of the country.

16 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • In December 2016, UNICEF has deployed 60 water trucks in Oromia Region to benefit an estimated 120,000 people with access to safe water.
    UNICEF has also dispatched US$650,000 worth of household and community-level water treatment chemicals to different regions; and supported the rehabilitation and maintenance of sustainable water supply systems, which together benefitted around 700,000 people.

09 Jan 2017 description

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.

09 Jan 2017 description

Key Issues

  • 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

09 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

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

07 Jan 2017 description

October to December rainfall totals well below average in Eastern Horn as season ends

Key Messages

06 Jan 2017 description

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.

06 Jan 2017 description

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.

06 Jan 2017 description

In December 2016 there was an 35% decrease in the number of migrants interviewed, with a total of 527 from four MRC locations. Of the 527 migrants interviewed 223 were in Somalia, representing 42% of the total. December data shows 76% were men and 24% were women. 99% of the migrants were Ethiopian and 405 individuals (77% of the total) were intending to travel to Saudi Arabia. The number of children interviewed in December reduced to 87, from 90 in September. This month 77% of the migrants left their homes for “economic reasons”.

04 Jan 2017 description

In September 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda, replacing the previous Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This ambitious agenda of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is titled Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The previous MDGs identified 8 goals for reducing the number of people who live in extreme poverty, with actions to be taken in developing countries. The new SDGs have shifted development into a shared undertaking that addresses common problems.

04 Jan 2017 description

In November 2016 there was an 38% decrease in the number of migrants interviewed, with a total of 812 from four MRC locations. Of the 812 migrants interviewed 316 were in Ethiopia, representing 39% of the total. November data shows 76% were men and 24% were women. 99.9% of the migrants were Ethiopian and 687 individuals (85% of the total) were intending to travel to Saudi Arabia. The number of children interviewed in November reduced to 90, from 184 in September. The location of Metema, Ethiopia, interviewed 40 migrants in November.

03 Jan 2017 description

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.

03 Jan 2017 description

Key Issues

  • 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