Food and Nutrition

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20 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • The overall year-on-year general inflation rate in August was 5.9%; food inflation stood at 4.4% and non-food inflation was 7.6%. While year- on year infaltion increased for most part of the last one year, the August rates are the lowest over the one year period.
  • National average wholesale nominal prices of maize increased significantly, including in major supply markets of Amhara and Oromia regions.
19 Sep 2016 description
report Caritas

Every day is a struggle to survive for Rahel, 34, and her family in Sebeya, a village in one of the worst drought-affected areas on the Ethiopian border with Eritrea. Her husband is a soldier and often away. She works as a farm labourer when she can find work to feed herself and her young daughters, Danait and Melat.

“This last year has been the worst ever. I have little or no money coming into the house,” said Rahel. “There has been no rain, no harvest. The ground has remained a desert, offering us nothing.”

19 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • The national food pipeline, based on information shared by all operators and adjusted to the revised Humanitarian Requirements Document, show cereal and pulses breaks in September.

  • Dispatches from the Government’s hub in Nazreth continues to be delayed due to lack of adequate staff at hub and woreda level, in addition to the ongoing situation in Amhara and Oromia.

Situation Update

19 Sep 2016 description
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2016 EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAMME

Of the total 9.7 million people in need of food assistance as identified by the 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), together with WFP, is assisting 7.1 million people. The remaining beneficiary caseload is covered by the Joint Emergency Operations Program (JEOP) NGO consortium.

HIGHLIGHTS

19 Sep 2016 description
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2016 TARGETED SUPPLEMENTARY FEEDING PROGRAMME

The 2016 Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme (TSFP) targets 2.36 million children under five years of age, and pregnant and nursing women who are suffering from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) with Specialized Nutritious Foods (SNF). WFP covers 192 of 206 priority 1 hotspot woredas, with NGOs and the Government responsible for coverage in the remaining.

HIGHLIGHTS

17 Sep 2016 description

This report is the first to be published by the project ‘Institutionalising Gender in Emergencies’, which is funded by the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) and implemented by Oxfam in Dominican Republic, Pakistan, Ethiopia and South Sudan. It is a gender analysis developed in collaboration with CARE Ethiopia and combines a desk review with primary field research in Ethiopia, focusing on the gendered effects of the drought brought by El Niño in 2015. These findings offer a starting point from which to improve gender-responsive approach to humanitarian action.

16 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IOM reports increased displacement in August due to flooding and conflict

  • Upcoming meher harvest likely to improve food security

  • DART assesses nutrition conditions in SNNP, visits USAID partner activities

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Sep 2016 description
  • The Agriculture sector started delivering seeds mid-April, in preparation for the Meher planting season, which takes place from June to mid-July. As of end of July, at least 90 per cent of crop seeds and 37 per cent of vegetable seeds had been delivered against the plans.

16 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

743,732 refugees registered in the country

2,145 refugees newly registered in August

22,449 new arrivals registered since January 2016

38,615 Unaccompanied and Separated Children

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

16 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Government and humanitarian partners launched the revision of the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for the second half of 2016. The revised HRD seeks additional US$612.4 million to help 9.7 million people with emergency food and non-food assistance. The total amount required for Ethiopia is US$1.5 billion.

15 Sep 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Slightly below average production of 2016 secondary “belg” season crops
  • Favourable prospects for 2016 main “meher” season crops
  • Cereal prices are generally at high levels
  • Number of people in need of assistance slightly declines, but food insecurity remains high

Production of 2016 secondary “belg” crops slightly below average

15 Sep 2016 description

Key Issues

  • The Ethiopian Humanitarian Fund (EHF) allocates US$5.4m for acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) response

  • The Federal Ministry of Education calls on partners to address integrated school health programme

  • Humanitarian and development partners advocate for increased refugee host communities’ projects

14 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Government of Ethiopia and Humanitarian Partners have launched the revised Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), following the completion of the Belg Assessment in early June. The document highlights a continued need for food assistance for 9.7 million drought affected people.

08 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • The situation in Oromia and Amhara has influence the dispatch and delivery rates for both the Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme and the Relief Programme.

  • Results as of 26 August indicate that for Round 5, average total deliveries completed to Food Distribution Points (FDPs) for all partners is 81% and average distributions completed is 70%.

Situation Update

08 Sep 2016 description
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2016 EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAMME

Of the total 9.7 million people in need of food assistance as identified by the 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), together with WFP, is assisting 7.1 million people. The remaining beneficiary caseload is covered by the Joint Emergency Operations Program (JEOP) NGO consortium.

HIGHLIGHTS

05 Sep 2016 description

Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined with extensive flooding, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, continue to have a negative impact on the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians. Overall food security and agricultural production remain severely affected, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors.

Key Issues

05 Sep 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Geneva, 5 September 2016

Dear Colleagues,

The ETH161 Appeal has been both extended (for 5 additional months) and revised, for the following reasons: late receipt of funds, underfunding of some components and challenges and delays in implementation, including massive coordination effort and heavy bureaucratic process to get permission to respond to particular geographic area, which didn’t stop requesting members to prioritize the limited resource received and take action to respond.

02 Sep 2016 description
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2016 TARGETED SUPPLEMENTARY FEEDING PROGRAMME

The 2016 Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme (TSFP) targets 2.36 million children under five years of age, and pregnant and nursing women who are suffering from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) with Specialized Nutritious Foods (SNF). WFP covers 192 of 206 priority 1 hotspot woredas, with NGOs and the Government responsible for coverage in the remaining.

HIGHLIGHTS

01 Sep 2016 description

Meher cropping prospects mostly positive, but SNNPR and eastern Oromia drier than normal

KEY MESSAGES