Following the poor 2014 gu/ganna rains, drought conditions are developing in the pastoralist areas of south eastern Ethiopia. The food security situation is also deteriorating in areas that received below normal belg/sugum rains in north eastern Afar, parts of Oromia and South Omo zone (SNNPR). Conversely, favourable 2014 belg rains contributed to th e improvement of food security situation in most part s of Amhara and SNNP regions.
This document is a revision of the 2014 annual humanitarian requirements based on a mid-year review. The scale and severity of humanitarian needs in 2014 have increased from the projections made at the beginning of the year. The increased humanitarian needs result from the poor belg/gu/ganna rains in the south eastern part of the country, the high likelihood of an El Niño condition to develop during the second half of the year, the high South Sudanese refugee influx and its impact on the host community in Gambella, as well as unforeseen hazards, including the desert locust infestation since March 2014.
The revised funding requirement is 12 per cent hi gher than the initial requirements amounting to USD 451,945,863. With 56 per cent of financial re quirements covered at mid-year, the net revised requirement stands at USD 227,207,365 . The number of relief food beneficiaries increased by 18 per cent to 3.2 million . Considering available resources amounting to USD 170,102,426, the net total relief food requirement stands at USD 172,386,664. In addition, a total of net USD 48,802,867 is required to respond to the non-food needs of identified beneficiaries in the health and nutriti on, WASH, agriculture a nd education sectors.