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31 Dec 2015 description

Highlights of the findings:

  • In addition to 207, 566 beneficiaries identified in the HRD, about 54,860 people are currently in need of food in need in Sitti Zone.

  • More than 967,000 livestock are affected and need emergency feed and drug intervention.

31 Dec 2015 description


  • Maize grain, was the single most traded commodity in the East Africa region in 2015 as depicted in Figure 1. There were also significant informal cross-border trade of dry beans, cooking bananas, locally produced rice, sorghum, sesame; imported sugar, wheat and flour.

  • Most of the primary staple food commodities were informally traded while a majority of the processed food commodities were formally traded in the region in 2015.

30 Dec 2015 description


• The year-on-year general consumer price index in November has increased by 10%, thus increasing the cost of living compared to last year the same time. In November 2015, the food and beverages inflation rate stood at 11.5% while non-food inflation was 8.4%. Several food sub- groups showed year-on-year increase: bread and cereal (4.6%); oils and fats (11.2%); vegetable, pulses, potatoes and tubers (15.7%). Month-on-month, food and beverages inflation declined by 4.6%.

29 Dec 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

29 Dec 2015 description

According to FewsNet. following the worst drought in more than 50 years. a major food security emergency is ongoing in central and eastern Ethiopia. Rainfall in central and eastern Ethiopia was very poor during 2015. February to May Belg rains were erratic and well below average; and the subsequent June to September Kinemt rains started late and were also significantly below average. As a result. a major food security emergency is expected to persist through 2016.

28 Dec 2015 description

Key Issues

  • El Niño continues to strengthen with the sea surface temperature (SST) in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean registering +2.9 degree Celsius above normal as of 21 December, up from +2.8 degree Celsius on 14 December and from +2.7 degree Celsius three weeks ago.

  • Failing to address MAM cases will cause spikes in SAM cases, leading to more human suffering and costlier intervention months down the line.

23 Dec 2015 description

New humanitarian support from Britain will help millions of people facing a severe and escalating food crisis in Ethiopia.

Ongoing drought has left 18 million Ethiopians in urgent need of relief. Crop failure and the death of livestock have led to widespread food shortages. Many children face the risk of malnutrition and a lack of clean water is increasing the threat of disease.

The UN and Government of Ethiopia have launched an appeal for an additional £923 million for the response.

23 Dec 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Millions of people in Ethiopia are in need of humanitarian support as the drought in Ethiopia intensifies.

Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years. The combination of the strong El Niño – a climate cycle that impacts on global weather patterns – and above average temperatures of the Indian Ocean mean that crops have failed, livestock have perished and people are facing devastating food shortages.

23 Dec 2015 description

Key messages

  • Ethiopia is currently experiencing a severe drought due to two consecutive poor rainy seasons. 10.2 million people are in need of emergency assistance. It is one of the countries most affected by the El Nino phenomenon.

22 Dec 2015 description
report CARE

More than 10 million people in Ethiopia are in need of emergency food assistance because of extreme drought caused by the global weather phenomenon El Nino, according to revised figures released by the Ethiopian government last week.

“Right now families in drought-stricken areas are about to exhaust all available resources to cope with the scarcity of food and water. There is no time to lose in ensuring that they get the assistance they need before it is too late.

22 Dec 2015 description

21 December 2015: With the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016 fast approaching, we are excited to share with you some of our speakers, who will deliver invaluable insight into technological innovations and best practice to improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa.

The opening speech of the Summit will be led by H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

21 Dec 2015 description

Addis Ababa December 19/2015 Somali state health bureau has announced the launching of polio immunization campaign in the state.

Abdishikur Abdulahi, bureau Diseases Protection and Control Work Process Coordinator said in the latest campaign, the bureau plans to vaccinate 889,190 children.

The six days door to door immunization campaign follows detection of polio on nine children in Warder Zone of the state.

21 Dec 2015 description

Key Issues

  • Cluster partners continue to increase response capacity with surge deployments.

  • More than 4,500MT of cereals is required to support small holder farmers with seed in 2016.

  • The relief food pipeline for early 2016 is significantly strained. The monthly commodity requirements for 10.2 million people are 173,595 MT of food.

19 Dec 2015 description
report Christian Aid

This year, large-scale drought, exacerbated by effects of El Niño is having a devastating effect on millions in Ethiopia – and the situation is set to worsen.

The scale and magnitude of the crisis is unprecedented in terms of intensity and coverage. Most parts of the country are affected by drought and the situation has become alarming and life-threatening.

With more than 80% of the population relying on rain to grow crops, the rains during the Belg (short season) and the Meher (main season) are key to people’s lives and livelihoods.