Food and Nutrition

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06 Mar 2015 description

Pocket areas that received inadequate seasonal rainfall in 2014 and/or had a poor harvest due to flooding or crop disease will remain vulnerable in early 2015. Released on 18 February, the nutrition hotspot classification for the first quarter of 2015 identified 338 nutrition hotspot woredas for priority intervention. The classification team also identified woredas that require emergency WaSH intervention.

FOOD SECURITY

05 Mar 2015 description

February 26, 2015
Michael Francom | Feed the Future | Newsletter

During a 2014 trip to Africa, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden visited Ethiopia to see firsthand how the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is helping the country’s agriculture sector to grow and thrive.

03 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

EDUCATION

02 Mar 2015 description

Maize is the most widely consumed cereal by the rural poor. Sorghum is generally one of the cheapest cereals. Teff is also very important throughout the country. The most important markets for teff are the large cities including Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Mekele, and Dire Dawa. Addis Abada is the capital city, and Dire Dawa, Mekele, and Jijiga are major towns in the eastern, mainly food insecure, parts of the country. Bahir Dar is a major town in a surplus producing area.

28 Feb 2015 description

March to May rains may not fully restore rangelands in pastoral areas

KEY MESSAGES

27 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 196,144 individuals, including 193,425 individuals who entered through the Gambella Region and 2,719 who entered through the Assosa Region.

27 Feb 2015 description

In Ethiopia, almost one third of the population lives in poverty and 40 percent of children under the age of five suffer from stunting. For decades, parts of the country have faced high levels of food insecurity and have depended on food aid to cover their household food shortages. In the country’s northern Amhara region, however, women farmers are beginning to break the cycle of hunger and poverty by increasing agricultural production and raising incomes with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

23 Feb 2015 description

In 2014, the Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) allocated some US$18.3 million, covering a wide range of responses from treatment of malnutrition, to emergency water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, NFI and agriculture projects. During the year, significant support was also provided to refugees particularly to South Sudanese asylum seekers that crossed the border seeking for protection and humanitarian assistance. In addition, support to common services including the humanitarian air service and common pipelines for nutrition programmes were funded.

23 Feb 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • DRMFSS/ENCU called on nutrition partners to start new or expand existing emergency nutrition interventions based on the newly released nutrition hotspot woreda list.

  • 23,646 people in drought-affected Legahida and Salahad woredas of Nogob zone (Somali region) await water trucking support.

  • The Somali region WaSH Cluster is completing a rapid assessment to verify the reported acute water shortages in Deka Siftu woreda of Liben zone.

17 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 195,547 individuals, comprising 192,828 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,719 who entered through the Assosa region. Of the total figure, 57% are female and 67% are children.

16 Feb 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • The 2015 Humanitarian Requirements Document awaits Government approval for publication.

  • The nutrition situation is concerning in woredas that received poor 2014 kiremt rains, including in North Gonder and Waghimra zones of Amhara region.

  • Gambella regional authorities have yet to endorse the two camp sites identified by ARRA in mid-January 2015.

11 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

665,881 Total number of refugees

33,772 Identified unaccompanied minors & separated children

195,500 South Sudanese refugees since 15 Dec. 2013

95% Funding Gap

09 Feb 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • Most of the belgreceiving areas will likely receive near-normal rainfalls in 2015, while pocket areas will experience belownormal rainfall performance.

  • The sixth relief food round will be the bridging round for 2014. The 2015 Humanitarian Requirements Document is expected to be launched in the second week of February.

  • UNHCR and partners acknowledge the need to speedily develop new camp sites and to make the necessary preparations ahead of the next rainy season in mid-February.

09 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The general security situation in Gambella region during the reporting period was calm and peaceful.

06 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • The general year to year inflation which is based on comparison of current and last year similar month Consumer Price Index, stood at 6.2% for November 2014. The food part of the inflation rate was 4.7% and the non-food 7.3%. In December 2014, the general inflation rate stood at 7.1% comprised of food inflation at 6.5% and non-food inflation at 7.9%.

02 Feb 2015 description

Maize is the most widely consumed cereal by the rural poor. Sorghum is generally one of the cheapest cereals. Teff is also very important throughout the country. The most important markets for teff are the large cities including Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Mekele, and Dire Dawa. Addis Abada is the capital city, and Dire Dawa, Mekele, and Jijiga are major towns in the eastern, mainly food insecure, parts of the country. Bahir Dar is a major town in a surplus producing area.

02 Feb 2015 description

Minister MacKay and MP Armstrong announce two projects that will help boost farmers’ productivity and resilience

February 1, 2015 - Truro, Nova Scotia - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

31 Jan 2015 description

Food security deteriorated in some areas in Amhara, Afar, and Oromia

KEY MESSAGES

 Following the average to slightly above-average Meher harvest from October to January, household food access increased in most central, southern, western, and northwestern areas.