The overall poor performance of the 2012 belg rains resulted in a deteriorating food security situations in some belg growing areas. Although the situation in most pastoral and agro pastoral areas in south and south eastern parts has improved following consecutive good seasonal rains, the situation continues to be of concern in some pocket areas such as Shinile zone of Somali Region. Poor performance of sugum rains has also led to continued water shortages in most areas of Afar Regional State.
The findings of the multi-agency assessment and subsequent monitoring results indicate that approximately 3.76 million people require relief food assistance from August to December 2012.
The total net emergency food and non-food requirement for the period August to December 2012 amounts to USD 189,433,303. The net food requirement, stands at 193,866 MT, estimated to cost around USD 149,276,820. In addition, a total of USD 40 million is required to respond to non-food needs of identified beneficiaries in the health and nutrition, water and sanitation and agriculture and education sectors.