More support needed to address the deteriorating humanitarian context in the country. The net 2015 HRD requirement is still at 41 per cent funded. The relief food caseload is likely to increase following the mid-year review
Limited truck availability to move relief food supplies continue to delay the relief operation
South Sudanese refugees continue to arrive in Gambella at a daily average rate of 209 people. Akobo, Pagak and Pochalla are the main crossing points.
Poor households in central SNNPR and northeastern Amhara to enter Crisis in July
Despite some Belg rainfall in May, after starting late, the cumulative March to May Belg rains were well below average. As a result, planted area was low, and many crops have not developed as early as is typical. During dry spells in March and April, a significant proportion of Belg crops wilted .
Well below average Belg harvest likely in central SNNPR
The Humanitarian Requirements Document for 2015 has been endorsed and released. About 2.9 million people need emergency support until June 2015. From the total about 38 and 31 percent are from Oromia and Somali region which constitute 70 per-cent of the caseload..
For the 2014/2015 marketing season, WFP has signed contracts with 30 Purchase for Progress cooperative unions of Amhara, Oromiya and SNNPR regions for the delivery of 30,000mt of local maize.
South Sudanese refugees continue to arrive in Gambella at a daily average rate of 103 people. Akobo, Pagak and Pochalla are the main crossing points.
Insufficient February–June belg rains in parts of Ethiopia have contributed to deteriorating levels of food security, according to the UN. The USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) forecasts that belg-reliant households in some parts of Amhara and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNP) regions will move from Stressed—IPC 2—to Crisis—IPC 3—levels of food security in July.4
US$1.2 million is urgently needed to cover the funding shortfalls for the procurement of ready-touse therapeutic food (RUTF) requirements for 2015.
There is a funding gap of US$23.5 million for the national measles vaccination campaign planned in October 2015.
Partner participation in the belg assessment team going to SNNPR is worryingly limited. The failed belg is expected to have the most severe impact on the food security in this predominantly belgdependent region.
PHOENIX (June 17, 2015) – Modern fatherhood means being involved with childrearing duties, and supporting the family emotionally, spiritually and physically. In many cases, it also means making sure the family has safe shelter, food on the table and the income to pay for children’s education. Each and every day, hundreds of fathers around the world are able to provide for their families thanks to programs established by Food for the Hungry.
On 15th June 2015, a conference was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to bring people together and share the latest research on food and nutrition. The event was led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and was the second of its kind to be held after the successful 2014 conference in New Dehli.
June 15, 2015, Addis Ababa—Since 2000, Ethiopia has been doing something right in early childhood nutrition. Under-five child stunting rates have dropped from 58 percent to 40 percent, child wasting has dropped below 10 percent, and the prevalence of underweight in young children has declined from 41 to 25 percent.
Funding shortfalls are limiting partners’ capacity to meet nutrition intervention needs in hotspot woredas.
The cross-border relief operation to South Sudan is interrupted since 6 June due to intensified conflict.
The air deliveries are most affected as the drop zone sites are inaccessible.
DRMFSS and WFP, with relevant partners, will discuss the various obstacles causing delays in relief food distribution. An action plan will be developed to rectify the problem.
698,687 Total number of refugees
30,132 New arrivals in 2015
49.9% Percentage of women and girls
36,083 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
South Sudanese refugees continue to arrive in Gambella at a daily average rate of 102 people. Akobo, Pagak and Pochalla are the main crossing points.
The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia is quickly deteriorating due to an expanding drought following poor belg/gu/ganna/sugum raining season. Increasing water and pasture shortages were reported in parts of the country, leading to deteriorated livestock production and productivity, deepening food security and raising levels of malnutrition.
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.
The humanitarian community urged donors to bolster support to meet the increased humanitarian need in the country.
The number of nutrition hotspot priority 1 woredas almost doubled in May 2015.
The number of measles outbreak sites continues to increase with 173 outbreak sites reported this week compared to 165 sites two weeks ago
INCREASED HUMANITARIAN NEED EXPECTED IN THE SECOND HALF OF 2015