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28 Sep 2017 description

Highlights:

• Prevailing severe dry weather conditions since October 2016 affected rangelands and crops in southeastern Ethiopia, resulting in serious deterioration of food security conditions.

• A major area of concern is the Somali Region, where an estimated 2.3 million people require emergency livelihood and food assistance.

• The critical food security situation reflects a sharply-reduced availability of food, pasture and water, particularly in southern and southeastern pastoral districts.

30 Aug 2017 description

IN NUMBERS

8.5 million People food insecure (Midyear Review of the 2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document [HRD])

2.25 million Households require emergency livestock support in 2017

USD 60.1 million Required for humanitarian response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector in 2017 (Midyear Review of the 2017 HRD)

USD 20 million Needed by FAO to assist 1 million farming, agropastoral and pastoral households in 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

17 Jan 2017 description

IN NUMBERS

5.6 million
People food insecure
(2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document)

1.9 million
Households require emergency livestock support in 2017

USD 42 million
Required for humanitarian response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector in 2017

USD 20 million
Needed by FAO to assist 1 million farming, agropastoral and pastoral households in 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

20 Dec 2016 description

With continued drought, Horn of Africa braces for another hunger season

Agricultural support critical now to protect livestock, equip families to plant in rainy season

14 Nov 2016 description

BULLETIN #4

This bulletin presents the results of the fourth round of data collection to monitor the 2016 Food Sector response to the ongoing drought emergency in Ethiopia. The data covers the months of August and Early September. This bulletin is a joint product of the Food Sector.

IN NUMBERS

80 percent of relief households cannot still meet their minimum caloric requirement from own means. The relatively richest households can meet their minimum caloric needs and beyond, from own means, pointing to targeting error of inclusion.

26 Oct 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

Key messages

30 May 2016 description
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IN NUMBERS

10.2 million People food insecure (2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document)

>1.7 million Households need emergency seed support

>654 000 Households require livestock assistance

USD 50 million needed for the implementation of FAO’s El Niño Response Pla

Key Messages

13 Apr 2016 description

IN NUMBERS

10.2 million
People food insecure
(2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document)

>1.7 million
Households need emergency seed support

654 000
Households require livestock feed assistance

USD 50 million
needed for the implementation of FAO’s El Niño Response Plan

KEY MESSAGES

11 Mar 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Planting of 2016 secondary “belg” season cereal crops underway
  • March‑May “belg” rains expected to be favourable, especially in SNNPR and southern Oromia Region
  • Cereal prices remain firm despite ongoing commercialization of 2015 main “meher” season harvest
  • Number of people in need of food assistance estimated at high 10.2 million
16 Feb 2016 description

Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have tripled since the beginning of 2015 as one of the strongest El Niño events on record has caused severe drought, leading to successive crop failures and widespread livestock deaths. The drought started in early 2015 with unfavourable belg rains (March–May) and continued with late and erratic kiremt rains (July–September), which produce 85 percent of Ethiopia’s food.

15 Jan 2016 description

15 January 2016, Rome -- The strongest El Niño weather episode in the last several decades has caused repeated crop failure, decimated livestock herds and driven some 10.2 million people across Ethiopia into food insecurity, FAO said today, as it presented its emergency response plan to urgently protect livestock and rebuild crop production in the Horn of Africa nation.

20 Jul 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Unfavourable prospects for 2015 secondary “belg” season cereal crops

  • Poor livestock body conditions in most pastoral areas due to dry weather conditions affecting pasture and water

  • Cereal prices increasing in June due to progress of lean season coupled with unfavourable prospects for “belg” season

  • Food security conditions deteriorate in “belg” season dependent areas as well as in most pastoralist areas

26 Jan 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Harvesting of main “meher” season crops is complete and overall production prospects are favourable

  • In southern and southeastern pastoral areas, “deyr/hagaya” rains (October-December) were generally below-average and ended earlier than usual

  • Below-average “xays/dada” rains affected pasture conditions in northern Afar region

  • Cereal prices decline or remain stable in most markets

30 Jun 2014 description

An assessment using FAO’s Agricultural Stress Index System (ASIS)

  • Current meteorological forecasts indicate a 70 percent probability of El Niño occurring during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer and 80 percent during the autumn or winter

  • The effect on agriculture will depend on the timing and severity of the El Niño, as well as the crop calendar in a particular region

27 May 2013 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Unfavourable prospects for secondary “belg” season crops

  • Prices of cereals increase in most markets following the seasonal trend

  • Food security declines in belg-dependant areas as the lean season reaches its peak

  • Number of hosted refugees, two thirds of them from Somalia, reaches record level of about 400 000 people