Following the overall near normal performance of the 2014 kiremt rains, food security is expected to improve in many parts of the country. Nevertheless, humanitarian challenges will continue in pocket areas in the northeastern and southeastern parts of the country where the seasonal rainfall performance was poor. Moreover, food security will likely continue to deteriorate in areas affected by various hazards during the latter half of 2014.
An estimated 2.9 million relief food beneficiaries are identified to require emergency relief food assistance in 2015. Additionally, an estimated 381,000 people may be in need of food assistance in the coming belg season, subject to verification at the mid-year review. The total gross emergency food and non-food requirement for 2015 amounts to USD 386 million. Considering available resources amounting to USD 41 million, the net total requirement stands at USD 344 million. The net food and TSF requirement totals to 353,269.78 MT, estimated to cost around 277 million. In addition, a total of net USD 67.9 million is required to respond to the non-food needs of identified beneficiaries in the health and nutrition, WASH, agriculture and education sectors.