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21 Mar 2018 description
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Key messages

Acute food insecurity global estimates in 2017

• Around 124 million people in 51 countries face Crisis food insecurity or worse (equivalent of IPC/CH Phase 3 or above). They require urgent humanitarian action to save lives, protect livelihoods, and reduce hunger and malnutrition.

19 Mar 2018 description

$50 million is required immediately to cover the cost of two rounds of assistance for 1.8 million beneficiaries in Somali region, including drought and conflict-affected families, up until when the incoming supplies will arrive.

02 Jun 2017 description
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For the southern rainfall belt, already impacted by the IOD-induced drought, the poor spring rains are expected to result in a reclassification of some hotspot priority 2 to priority 1 woredas. This is partially due to reduced productivity of livestock due to limited water and fodder. The primary source of protein for vulnerable households in the lowland areas, livestock are critical for household food security and maintaining a healthy nutritional status. To provide animal health treatment and animal feeding support until the end of the year, humanitarian partners require US$54million.

02 Jun 2017 description
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While the final HRD number will be officially confirmed after the upcoming belg assessment, there is a need for a projection of needs in the second half of the year. This number may increase following the outcome of belg assessment

08 Feb 2017 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 08 Feb 2017.

The interactive map, found at https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/assessments/map, allows you to check if assessments have taken place in certain locations, if they are planned or ongoing and if something has already happened in a specific sector. The interactive global Assessment registry is built from assessments uploaded on humanitarianresponse.info by OCHA, the cluster leads and humanitarian partners. You can filter by country, cluster, organization and date.

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.

10 Aug 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño.

The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998. The negative consequences of El Niño are foreseen to continue through 2017, particularly in Southern Africa where this event has followed multiple droughts compounding the already fragile situation.

02 Aug 2016 description

BULLETIN #3

This bulletin presents the results of the bi-annual Community and Household Surveillance (CHS) to monitor the 2016 Food Sector response to the ongoing drought emergency in Ethiopia.
The data was collected from 23 May and 17 June 2016, in both in WFP operational and non-WFP operational areas.

This bulletin is a joint product of the Food Sector.

IN NUMBERS

41 percent reduction in inadequate food consumption among relief beneficiaries since February

14 Jul 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

06 Jul 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

01 Jun 2016 description

BULLETIN #2

This bulletin presents the results of the second round of data collection to monitor the 2016 Food Sector response to the ongoing drought emergency in Ethiopia. The data covers the months of March and April.

This bulletin is a joint product of the Food Sector.

MAIN FINDINGS

Food consumption among relief beneficiaries is showing some encouraging trends as rates of inadequate food consumption has dropped overall.

30 Mar 2016 description

BULLETIN #1

This bulletin presents the results of the first round of data collection to monitor the 2016 food sector response to the ongoing drought in Ethiopia. The data were mostly collected during the last week of February.

The bulletin is a joint product of the Food Cluster.

MAIN FINDINGS

  1. The ability of the affected population to cover food needs from its own means has deteriorated. A large percentage of households cannot afford the cost of the minimum food basket for a healthy life.

16 Mar 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts and floods as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. This particular occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

02 Feb 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable households are at risk of increased hunger and poverty due to droughts and floods as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climatic pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. No two El Niño events are ever the same and it is thought that this particular occurrence could be the most powerful on record. The strongest El Niño in 1997/1998 killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

07 Dec 2015 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable households are at risk of increased hunger and poverty due to droughts and floods as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. No two El Niño events are ever the same and it is thought that this particular occurrence could be the most powerful on record. The strongest El Niño in 1997/1998 killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.