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27 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño is deeply alarming, affecting over 60 million people globally. The El Niño phenomenon is now in a neutral phase, but food insecurity caused by drought is not likely to peak before December. East and Southern Africa are the most affected regions, and humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017.

23 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Context and Investment Case   

One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded places the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. UNICEF is responding to four primary needs:

  1. Over 1 million children are in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the region.

03 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • 10.2 million people are in need of food assistance in 2016 across Ethiopia, a number likely to grow in the months ahead.

  • WFP currently needs USD 570 million to support 7.6 drought affected people in 2016, and USD 30 million to provide food assistance to refugees hosted in Ethiopia.