Ethiopia Situation Report - January 2017

Situation Report
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5.6 million
People food insecure
(2017 Humanitarian Requirements Document)

1.9 million
Households require emergency livestock support in 2017

USD 42 million
Required for humanitarian response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector in 2017

USD 20 million
Needed by FAO to assist 1 million farming, agropastoral and pastoral households in 2017


  • Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have halved since last year owing to generally average crop production, wide-scale humanitarian coverage and proactive Government response in 2016.

  • Food insecurity levels remain alarming despite improving national food availability. Since July, the number of priority hotspots has increased by 15 percent – largely owing to slow livelihoods recovery and emergence of new drought in southern and southeastern pastoral areas.

  • FAO requires USD 12.5 million to address needs of pastoralists affected by new drought in southern and southeastern Ethiopia. The failure of a critical rainfall season across the Horn of Africa has caused critical shortages of pasture and water, resulting in extreme emaciation, disease outbreaks and the deaths of tens of thousands of livestock in affected areas of Ethiopia.