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19 Sep 2018 description

CONTEXT

Recurrent drought in the densely populated zones of East and West Hararghe has had a severe impact on the food security and overall livelihoods of communities, with failing crops and lack of water and pasture for livestock. This contributes to the two zones accounting for more than 10 percent of both chronic and acute food insecurity in Ethiopia.

CONFLICT

17 Sep 2018 description

Will an El Nino take place?

Current forecasts of Eastern Pacific sea surface temperatures (SST) and expert judgement point to a significant likelihood of an El Nino materializing: currently this stands at 50-55% chance of it happening in the northern hemisphere Autumn and 65-70% chance of it developing in the coming Winter.

How long is it likely to last?

Judging from the forecasts for how SST are likely to evolve, this El Nino, should it materialize, is likely to be relatively short and over by mid 2019.

07 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 5,467 mt of food assistance distributed

  • US$103.5 million, six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements, representing 46% of total

  • 1.6 million people assisted in July 2018*

Operational context

03 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

5,816 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 1.98 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 46.9 m six months (August 2018 – January 2019) net funding requirements

0.9 m people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

03 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

237.887 mt of food assistance distributed

US$0.15 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 12 m six months (August 2018 -January 2019) net funding requirements

33,682 people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

22 Aug 2018 description

Executive summary

This report provides United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members with an overview of the numbers of people in acute need of emergency food, nutrition and livelihood assistance in 22 countries/territories affected by conflict. It analyses the factors driving food insecurity and examines if those factors are a consequence of conflict and/or if they are driving further tension.

17 Aug 2018 description

ADDIS ABABA - The heads of the United Nations World Food Programme and UNICEF in Ethiopia have made a joint visit to Somali Region of Ethiopia to see firsthand how people affected by recent violence and civil unrest are being assisted.

WFP Country Director, Steven Were Omamo and UNICEF Representative in Ethiopia, Gillian Mellsop visited the regional capital Jijiga on Monday 13 August, where they assessed what further support was needed and emphasized the importance of strong partnerships in improving the situation.

15 Aug 2018 description

ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributing food to tens of thousands of people seeking temporary shelter following violent protests in the Somali Region of Ethiopia.

​People fled their homes in the eastern region when violent protests erupted on 3 August. Houses, churches, vehicles and shops were burned, damaged or looted, and WFP was forced to suspend all its operations in the Somali Region. At least 80 people were killed, according to media reports.

03 Aug 2018 description

Alexander Betts, Remco Geervliet, Claire MacPherson, Naohiko Omata, Cory Rodgers, Olivier Sterck

Executive summary

Context. Kenya hosts nearly 500,000 refugees.1 Most of these refugees are from Somalia, but Kenya also hosts refugees from South Sudan, Ethiopia, DRC, Burundi, and Sudan. Historically, most of the refugees have been concentrated in three main locations: the Dadaab camps, the Kakuma camps and Nairobi.

30 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

13,394 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 3.5 m cash based transfers made
US$ 46 m six months (July-December 2018) net funding requirements
1.8 m people assisted in June 2018

Operational Updates

23 Jul 2018 description

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Saturday 21 July welcomed an historic donation of 33,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of the Republic of Korea. This donation will enable WFP to provide food assistance to more than 1.5 million people, mostly refugees, living in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.

18 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

  • Inflation: In June 2018, the inter-annual general inflation stood at 14.7 percent up 1.0 percentage points from last month. Food inflation increased from 14.9 percent last month to 17.9 percent in June 2018. This could pose a serious risk to food security, generally, and of pricing poor household out of the food market, specifically.

18 Jul 2018 description

Background

For more than two decades, the Government of Malawi has hosted both refugees and asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and Somalia, most of whom are settled at Dzaleka Camp.

WFP currently provides food assistance to 32,500 refugees in Dzaleka Camp, and since July 2015, this assistance has been extended to an additional 4,000 asylum seekers from Mozambique who have settled at Luwani Camp.

11 Jul 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

As many scientists are warning it is becoming increasingly unlikely that the world will be able to remain within the warming threshold of 2 degrees, decision-makers need to be able to plan to adapt to a world with higher levels of global warming. WFP helps inform these adaptation decisions, as part of the European Commission scientific research project known as High-End cLimate Impact and eXtremes (HELIX). Check out this poster to understand the impacts of extreme climate change on global food insecurity in a warmer world, and how WFP is helping countries to address these impacts.