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World Vision Ethiopia: Hunger Response Situation Report No. 5 (25 May 2017)

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia is worsening. By the end of April, 7.8 million people are in need humanitarian assistance a 39% increase.

A multi-agency belg (seasonal rainfall) assessment is set to be conducted in early June 2017. The assessment will allow government and partners to capture the impact of the poor / failed spring rains on lives and livelihood. Erratic and below average amount of belg rainfall is likely to affect long-cycle and root crops in central Oromia and eastern and southern Southern Nations,
Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNPR).

Maize and sorghum production is threatened by the spread of a new pest. Presence of the fall armyworm has been reported in three regions (SNNP, Oromiya and Gambela). Over 26,000 hectares are already affected and maize crops in two million hectares are at risk. Rapid geographical spread of the infestation is raising concerns for significant crop damage.

Measles and acute watery diarrhea (AWD) pose a high risk of morbidity and mortality amongst vulnerable and malnourished children in the droughthit areas. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are also at increased risk.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
World Vision International
Original Publication Date: 
25 May 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Location(s): 
Ethiopia
Theme(s): 
Refugees and Returnees
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2020
Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017