Escalation of food insecurity and malnutrition in Ethiopia

Mar 2016

The devastating drought sparked by the worst El Niño in records has driven Ethiopia to an alarming state of food insecurity and malnutrition. The El Niño-induced drought is not just a food crisis — above all, it is a livelihood crisis. FAO Ethiopia seeks USD 13 million by the end of March to support more than 600.000 of the worst affected people, for seed support – both food crop seed and forage seed - and supplementary feeding for core breeding animals of livestock-dependent households. This is part of its overall USD 50 million El Niño Response Plan, which remains less than 10 percent funded.