Food and Nutrition

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01 Dec 2016 description


9.7 million
People food insecure
USD 91 million
Required for humanitarian response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector
1.3 million
People assisted by FAO seed and livestock interventions since January 2016
USD 14 million
Needed by FAO for urgent livestock interventions


30 Nov 2016 description

Planning for 2017

The 2017 HRD is being prepared around three Strategic Objectives:

• Save lives and reduce morbidity due to drought and acute food insecurity

• Protect and restore livelihoods

• Prepare for and respond to other humanitarian shocks- flooding, conflict and displacement.

29 Nov 2016 description

Historic seed campaign in Ethiopia leads to USD 1 billion in savings

2016 Emergency seed response

More than 1.5 million households were enabled to plant their field

27 Nov 2016 description


  • Favourable prospects for 2016 main “meher” season crops

  • Below-average pasture conditions in southern and southeastern pastoral areas

  • Given the starting of the main harvest, cereal prices stabilized or declined though at high levels

  • General food security conditions improving with newly-harvested “meher” crops available for consumption

26 Nov 2016 description

Drought conditions likely to persist over eastern Horn, despite increased rains in some areas

Key Messages

25 Nov 2016 description

Continuing drought and endless fighting has made life unbearable for many people in Somalia. For those within reach, the Ethiopian border town of Dolo Ado offers safety, food and the healthcare they lack at home. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) operates a clinic in Dolo providing healthcare for those escaping the chaos as well as the local community.

22 Nov 2016 description


• The year-on-Year general inflation rate, based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) comparison was 5.6% in October 2016; food inflation stood at 3.4% and non-food inflation rate at 8.3%.
The Central ststistics Agency reported that most componenets of the food CPI increased compared to last year :price indices of bread and cereals, milk, cheese and eggs, meat, fruits, vegetables and pulses, potatoes and tubers , and non-alcholic beverages increased. On the contrary, the oils and fats price index declined.

21 Nov 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme


woredas have improved since October.
woredas have improved to level 3 since October.
woredas deteriorated since the October food dispatch prioritization results. 26
woredas deteriorated to level 1 since October.


21 Nov 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Some 60 Kebeles Need Immediate Water Trucking in Somali Region

  • The Food Response in Level 1 woredas Sped up Significantly for the First time in Four Months

  • The National Meteorological Agency (NMA) Advises Farmers for Timely Collection the 2016 Meher Harvest

21 Nov 2016 description

This report has been prepared under the auspices of the Federal Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group, co-chaired by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and OCHA with participation of Sector Co-Chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 01 October to 31 October 2016.


  • Unrest disrupts the delivery of humanitarian services, declaration of State of Emergency easing movement of relief items to affected communities

17 Nov 2016 description


  • The Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives has approved the state of emergency declared on October 8, 2016 by the Council of Ministers to restore peace and stability in the country. The State of Emergency was declared following widespread social unrests.

  • The relief operation urgently requires USD 120 million to provide critical food assistance to drought affected populations.

  • WFP has obtained Central Emergency Response Funds (CERF) to provide assistance to newly arrived South Sudanese refugees.

16 Nov 2016 description

BEIJING - The Government of the People’s Republic of China has made a contribution of US$10 million towards the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) emergency operations currently supporting El Niño drought-affected people in Ethiopia and Somalia. The Chinese Minister of Commerce, Gao Hucheng, signed an agreement with WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, during the UN General Assembly in New York. Earlier, the Government of China also signed a US$2 million agreement with WFP to support its emergency operations for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.

16 Nov 2016 description

In addition to the specific market data in the following maps, average nominal price changes from September 2015 to September 2016 are as follows: maize, sorghum and teff have increased by 29%, 34% and 31% respectively, while the average nominal price of aggregated pulses has increased by 13%. In contrast, the price of wheat has fallen 21% since September 2015 the result of food assistance related imports by Government and development partners.

15 Nov 2016 description

Ethiopia is bracing for a new drought across significant swathes of livestock-dependent southeastern areas of the country, mere months after the worst drought in 50 years severely affected smallholder crop production and claimed hundreds of thousands of livestock nationwide.

14 Nov 2016 description

Ethiopia has completed the most widespread and impressive seed distribution campaign ever undertaken during an emergency in the country’s history. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and over 25 NGOs and agencies reached 377 woredas across six regions with a historic 32 000 tonnes of seed. The seed provided restored depleted household supplies after a catastrophic El Niño induced-drought crisis in 2015 and 2016.