Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- Ethiopia: Investigate police conduct after deaths of five people protesting ethnic clashes
- Ethiopia - New episode of ethnic violence (DG ECHO, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 September 2018)
- Displaced Ethiopians, returnees need continued support
Regional food security situation and outlook
Drought conditions severely impacting food security in the eastern part of the region
The very poor rainfall performance and temporal distribution registered in March and April has caused serious dry conditions over several areas of the eastern part of the region, negatively affecting cropping and pastoral seasons.
Sixty-three food commodities and livestock were traded across the borders of eastern Africa countries in 2010
Approximately 330,000 MT of cereals and 109,000 MT of pulses were traded. Seventy-six percent is this trade was formal, and 24 percent informal
Uganda and Ethiopia were the key export countries while Kenya and Northern Sudan were the main importers
August and December were the peak trading months following the main harvesting season in the source countries
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Areas of high concern persist despite overall regional improvement
Overall, the food security situation in the region is still slightly improving, confirming the trend registered over the past 3-4 months. Those improvements follow the above-normal to normal harvests from the past long rains season and good rangeland conditions.
However, despite those improvements, areas of high concern persist in the region.
Call for Preemptive action to protect Livelihoods from confirmed La Niña event
- Preemptive action is needed to protect livelihoods & avoid later costly lifesavings emergency interventions.
- The FSNWG calls for The Humanitarian Community (donors, UN, NGOs) to be prepared NOW at regional & country levels.
- Focus should be on contingency planning & fun mobilization.
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Overall improvement though areas of concern where food insecurity persists
The overall Food Security situation in the region has improved due to sustained normal to above normal rainfall conditions, in terms of intensity, duration and coverage, between the March to May 2010 rainfall season.