The food security situation improved in most parts of the country following normal to above normal 2013 kiremt/deyr/hagya rains, except in pocket areas that received insufficient rains and areas affected by various hazards. The food security situation is particularly concerning in the north eastern parts of the country following three to four consecutive inadequate seasonal rains.
The requirements identified in this document are based on the 2013 meher assessment, a five years’ historical sector and weather trend analysis and the National Meteorological Agency (NMA) preliminary forecast for 2014 belg/gu/sugum/ganna rains.
An estimated 2.7 million relief food beneficiaries are identified to require emergency relief food assistance in 2014. The total gross emergency food and non-food requirement for 2014 amounts to USD 403 million. Considering available resources amounting to USD 51.6 million, the net total requirement stands at USD 351 million. The net food and TSF requirement totals to 359,589 MT, estimated to cost around 282.4 million. In addition, a total of net USD 68.8 million is required to respond to the non-food needs of identified beneficiaries in the health and nutrition, WASH, agriculture and education sectors.