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Anticipatory Cash Transfers and Early Warning Information Ahead of Drought in Ethiopia
Ahead of the March-May 2021 rainy season, forecasts indicated below-average rainfall was highly likely in the Somali region in Somalia. WFP and its partners implemented two anticipatory actions, anticipatory cash and early warning information.

The results presented in this factsheet show that anticipatory cash transfers and early warning information contributed to protecting communities' food security and livelihoods, preventing the worst impacts of forecasted poor rains during the March-April-May (Gu) rainy season in 2021. This intervention's results influenced the subsequent implementation of anticipatory action in Ethiopia. To ensure the improvement of our interventions, we follow an iterative learning process, where we build on lessons learned from past activations for future ones.