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  • 12/02/2016 — Ethiopia

    Focus On Zero Hunger: El Niño 2016

    The current El Niño is one of the strongest on record, increasing hunger world wide. In Haiti the number of food insecure has doubled. Papua New Guinea is suffering from record droughts and Ethiopia has registered one of the driest seasons in 50 years. One Future, #ZeroHunger.

  • 02/02/2016 — Ethiopia SHOTLIST (PDF)

    Devastating EL Nino Increasing Hunger Worldwide (For the Media)

    The current El Niño, which began in early 2015, has at least matched the strongest on record, affecting the food security of a vast number of vulnerable people around the globe.  The current El Niño is comparable to that of 1997/98, which killed some 23,000 people, displaced hundreds of thousands, and resulted in some $45 billion in damages. WFP could be stretched operationally and financially during 2016 as the impact of El Niño translates into increased food-assistance needs across most areas of operations. This highlights the necessity of increased investment in disaster-risk reduction, early warning, climate-change adaptation and resilience building. WFP is responding with such measures as: prepositioning stocks of food, for example in cyclone-prone Madagascar and in Haiti, where earthquakes and drought wreak havoc; planning water deliveries in Lesotho where shortages are being felt; distributing high-energy biscuits as emergency food to flood victims in Somalia.

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Publications

  • Seasonal Monitor

    Seasonal Monitor
    The WFP Seasonal Monitor examines satellite imagery of rainfall and vegetation in order to assess the development of the growing season and how such conditions might impact the lives and livelihoods of the...
  • Ethiopia - Monthly Market Watch, 2017

    Ethiopia - Monthly Market Watch, 2017
    Ethiopia - Monthly Market Watch, 2017 ...
  • Conducting Mobile Surveys Responsibly: A Field Book for WFP Staff, May 2017

    Conducting Mobile Surveys Responsibly: A Field Book for WFP Staff, May 2017
    The field book outlines the main risks for staff engaged in mobile data collection and helps promote responsible data collection/storage/sharing in the very complex environment...
  • The Market Monitor

    The Market Monitor
    This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and their potential impacts on the cost of the basic food basket. ...

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