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Ethiopia: Humanitarian Requirements 2009 - Joint Government and Humanitarian Partners' Document

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This document summarizes emergency food and non-food requirements in 2009 identified by the multi-agency assessment conducted during November/December 2008. The effects of food insecurity caused by poor performance of seasonal rains, poor crop production coupled with the soaring cereal prices posed several humanitarian challenges to the lives and livelihoods of many in some areas in eastern half of the country. A total of 4.9 million beneficiaries are identified to require emergency assistance in 2009. Favourable food security prospects are, however, expected in the western meher crop producing areas.

The total net emergency requirement including food needs for the year and non-food needs for the first six months of 2009 amounts to USD 454,396,769. The net food requirement stands at 450,611 MT, amounting to USD 389,327,904. In addition, an estimated 1.2 million beneficiaries will be reached with a net 30,327 MT of supplementary food that amounts USD 26,202,528. A total of USD 38,866,337 is requested to respond to non-food needs of identified beneficiaries in the health and nutrition, water and sanitation and agriculture and livestock sectors.

As the year progresses, any other unanticipated emergencies will be addressed through flash appeals or contingency plans as appropriate. The overall federal and regional humanitarian coordination will be undertaken by Disaster Management and Food Security Sector (DMFSS) within the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD).

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