Food and Nutrition

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25 Feb 2017 description

Facts & Figures In 2017:

5.6 million people in need of food assistance

3.9 million people in need of water trucking

3 million acutely malnourished children & women including 300 000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition

1.9 million households need support to keep livestock alive

Almost 10% of the population chronically vulnerable to food insecurity

(source: UNOCHA)

24 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Rebecca Beauregard

GASHAMO, SOMALI, 15 February 2017 – Mutas does not look at his mother. He is not looking anywhere, rather he lays still, his unfocused pupils covered occasionally by heavy eyelids. While we talk, his mother, Bedra Dek, keeps her eyes entirely on him. Her one-year-old son is suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and despite the food and water shortage and her two other children, she explains that all her thoughts are focused on him improving.

22 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • The revised hotspot woredas list (December 2016) classified 34 additional hotspot woredas as compared with the last classification which took place in July 2016. Of the 192 hotspot woredas, 67 are found in the Somali region, 43 are in Oromia, nine are in SNNP and 23 are in Afar region.

  • UNICEF has procured 200,000 tubes of scabies treatment cream permethrin 5 per cent, and 200,000 more tubes are in the pipeline. A total of 750,000 tubes have been procured by UNICEF since early 2016.

21 Feb 2017 description

Key Issues

  • The Central Emergency Response Fund allocates US$18.5 million for Ethiopia’s new drought

  • Humanitarian response well underway, dispersed pastoralist settlements posing challenges

The Central Emergency Response Fund allocates US$18.5 million for Ethiopia’s new drought

21 Feb 2017 description

New York, 21 February 2017 - With the Horn of Africa facing one of the worst droughts in decades, more than 5.6 million people in Ethiopia alone are in desperate need of life’s basic necessities. To provide time-critical aid to more than 785,000 people suffering from hunger, malnutrition and severe water shortages in Ethiopia’s worst-hit Somali region, Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien has released US$18.5 million from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

20 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • 5.6 million people will be in need of humanitarian assistance, under the 2017 Humanitarian Requirement Document. 2.7 million children, pregnant and breast-feeding women will be in need of specialized nutritious food.

  • The relief operation urgently need funding to provide critical food assistance to the drought affected population in the Somali Region.

Operational Updates

18 Feb 2017 description

Increased, unseasonal rainfall forecast in some drought-affected areas

KEY MESSAGES

  • Vegetation conditions remain very poor in much of East Africa, following very poor rainfall between October and January in many areas, particularly in Somalia, southeastern Ethiopia, northern Kenya, and northeastern Tanzania. Vegetations have continued to deteriorate into February, particularly in the Horn, as the dry season has continued.

17 Feb 2017 description

$1.9 BILLION TOTAL REQUIREMENTS

2.3 MILLION REFUGEES

2.1 MILLION INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE

12.8 MILLION NUMBER OF SEVERELY FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE

Situation Overview

15 Feb 2017 description

FAO and IGAD partnered together to conduct a rapid assessment from 12 to 18 January 2017, visiting 32 locations in cross-border areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia to understand drought impact on livelihoods, food security and nutrition in order to inform appropriate and coordinated responses in affected areas.

14 Feb 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Ethiopia Humanitarian Fundsupported projects are addressing priority needs in targeted drought - affected areas

  • Pastoralists continue to settle in temporary sites as drought conditions deepen in Somali region

Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund-supported projects are addressing priority needs in affected areas

13 Feb 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

After the El Niño weather phenomenon that severely affected Ethiopia and left 10.2 million people in need of emergency assistance in 2015/16, Ethiopia is once again subject to severe weather conditions causing the failure of the Hageya/Deyr rains (fall rain) in the southern and eastern rainfall belt. The severe water shortages resulting from negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) induced drought have caused high numbers of livestock deaths due to lack of pasture and high rate of disease.

10 Feb 2017 description
report Humedica

Increasing number of refugees in the Horn of Africa

by LKO, 2017/02/03

There is not enough water, more and more cattle is dying and food supplies are already short: for years now it has not rained sufficiently in the Horn of Africa and the fear is growing that this will lead to a recurrence of the latest famine, which claimed the lives of 260.000 people in 2011.

09 Feb 2017 description

Addis Ababa February 9,2017 National Disaster Risk Management Commission disclosed that the government has allocated 47 million USD to mitigate drought in pastoral areas.

Severe drought has hit citizens in 9 zones of Somali Regional State, West Gujji, Borena, lowlands of Bale, South Omo and Segen this year.

Recalling that 10.2 million citizens needed assistance last year, the commission said the total number of compatriots that need relief support has declined to 5.6 million.

09 Feb 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Training of surge capacity staff working on Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programmehas increased the reporting capacity in Afar and Oromia regions.

  • In November, there were slight improvements in actual beneficiary figures, compared to October. In most regions, the increase is mainly due to new screening figures. Only in Oromia did the beneficiary figures decline, due to the likely impact of Belgand Meherharvest in some of the areas.

09 Feb 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

TSFPHIGHLIGHTS

  • Four Mobile Health Nutrition Teams (MHNT), in Dalefage, Hadellela, Dulechaand Semurobi, were trained in screening for malnutrition, admission and treatment.

  • Treatment of target beneficiaries with specialized nutritious food continued in November, with increased admissions mainly due to new screening figures.

  • In November, the MHNTs reported 85% cure rate and 15 % default rate for children under five. For pregnant and lactating women cure rate of 81% and default rate 5% were reported.

09 Feb 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

TSFP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Treatment activities of the moderately acutely malnourished cases continued as usual in November.

  • The increase in planned and actual beneficiary numbers can mainly be attributed to new screening figures.

  • The November performance indicators show 98% cure rate for children under five and, 100% cure rate for pregnant and lactating women. Invariably, death and default rates for both groups have remained low.

09 Feb 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

TSFP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Following low level TSFP activities in October due to delayed submission of screening figures, treatment activities for moderately acute malnourished (MAM) cases picked up in November in both regular TSFP woredasand through the Mobile Health and Nutrition Teams (MHNTs).

  • The MHNT program performance indicators reported 97% cure rate for children under five, and 96% cure rate for pregnant and lactating women. Death and default rates remained low for both groups.

09 Feb 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

TSFP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Treatment of a Moderately Acute Malnutrition cases continued as usual in November, with Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programmeactivities reported in all the targeted woredas.

  • The number of actual beneficiaries reached in November has remained relatively stable compared to October 2016.