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WFP Ethiopia Country Brief, August 2022

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In Numbers

3.6 million people assisted

USD 315,951 cash-based transfers provided

USD 428 million September 2022 - February 2023 net funding requirements

46,000 mt of food assistance distributed

Operational Updates

In August, WFP provided food and nutrition assistance to 3.6 million people, including those affected by drought and floods, internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, and malnourished women and children.

Relief

  • WFP provided food assistance to 2.09 million people, affected by drought and conflict.

  • WFP dispatch of relief assistance in the Tigray Region had delays due to a lack of fuel supply. However, WFP provided food assistance to 656,791 people in need in Tigray.

  • WFP also provided food and nutrition assistance to 311,765 and 325,090 food insecure internally displaced people and those in host communities in Afar and Amhara regions respectively.

  • In the Somali Region, WFP continued to provide food assistance to internally displaced people and people affected by drought during the month. WFP assisted 830,357 people with 16,875 mt of food during the month.

Nutrition

  • In August, WFP provided 3,252 mt of specialized nutritious foods for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) to 659,691 children under the age of 5, and pregnant and breastfeeding women and girls – 88 percent of its monthly target due to shortage of supplies.

Support to Refugees

  • WFP supported 742,241 refugees with food assistance in 24 refugee camps across Ethiopia during the month of August. Due to funding shortfalls, WFP was only able to provide 50 percent of the standard ration.

School Feeding

  • In August, WFP’s school feeding programme was on hold due to school holiday closures. In preparation for the re-opening of schools at the start of the academic year, WFP completed the translation of the National School Feeding Policy from Amharic to English and developed a capacity building training to train national and regional education personnel on School Feeding.

Fresh Food Vouchers

  • The Fresh Food Vouchers support households with pregnant and breastfeeding women and girls, and children under the age of two, to access fresh foods and improve their dietary diversity.
    During the month of August, WFP did not reach beneficiaries due to operational challenges, with 18,500 beneficiaries impacted.