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 - Globally, 108 million people in 2016 were reported to be facing Crisis level food insecurity or worse (IPC Phase 3 and above). This represents a 35 percent increase compared to 2015 when the figure was almost 80 million. The acute and wide-reaching effects of conflicts left significant numbers of food insecure ...read more
31/03/2017
 - The FAO Horn of Africa Cross-Border Drought Response Plan outlines the urgent livelihood needs of drought-affected pastoral agropastoral households in vulnerable cross-border areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda, building from national response plans and including subregional response actions. To safeguard livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition, FAO ...read more
28/03/2017
 - From 12 to 18 January 2017, FAO and IGAD partnered to conduct a rapid assessment to understand drought impact on livelihoods, food security and nutrition in cross-border areas in order to inform appropriate and coordinated responses. The assessment teams visited 32 locations in cross-border areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The results of the assessment show that 380 ...read more
15/02/2017
 - Highlights Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have halved since last year owing to generally average crop production, wide-scalehumanitarian 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 ...read more
17/01/2017
 - FAO’s Rapid Results Drought Response Plan addresses the most time-sensitive needs of rural families across Somalia. In 2016, Somalia’s two main rainy seasons were poor, both Gu (April-June) and Deyr (October-December). Drought has been declared across the country: from the north’s largely pastoral arid lands, down through the central and ...read more
16/01/2017
 - Key messages New drought is imminent in southeastern regions. The very poor performance of the October to December rains sent shockwaves throughout southern and southeastern pastoral areas of SNNPR, Oromia and Somali Regions and led to widespread scarcity of pasture and water. Livestock body conditions have deteriorated and thousands of animals ...read more
30/11/2016
 - Key messages State of Emergency declared amid social unrest. The Government of Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency in October in response to a wave of protests that has been escalating since August. Travel and telecommunications have been restricted, affecting emergency monitoring and assessments on the ground, particularly in areas of ...read more
26/10/2016
 - Key messages  Food insecurity rates improved slightly but remain high, according to the newly released Mid-Year Review of Ethiopia’s Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), with the number of people requiring food assistance moving from 10.2 million (January, 2016) to 9.7 million (August, 2016). Livestock sector needs have more than tripled since the start ...read more
30/08/2016
 - Key messages Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have tripled since the beginning of 2015 as one of the strongest El Niño events on record caused severe drought, leading to successive crop failures and widespread livestock deaths. Food insecurity and malnutrition rates remain high. Insufficient access to and availability of food has caused humanitarian ...read more
30/05/2016
 - Drought is one of the main causes of food insecurity. In 2011, the Horn of Africa has faced the worst drought in 60 years. An estimated 12.4 million people suffered from a massive food shortage. To mitigate the impact of agricultural drought, it is of high importance to dispose of ...read more
19/05/2016