Ethiopia’s acutely food-insecure population will likely decrease in the coming months, given projections of improved agricultural yields and pasture conditions and increased access to food supplies in many areas, according to recent projections. However, the delayed onset of October-to-December deyr and hagayya rains and new drought conditions have affected southern and southeastern Ethiopia.
USAID demobilized the Ethiopia Drought Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) and Response Management Team (RMT) on November 15. In the coming months, USAID/OFDA and USAID/FFP will continue to coordinate with U.S. Government (USG), UN, and other relief partners to monitor ongoing drought relief programs, assess emerging needs, and implement additional humanitarian activities.
In FY 2017 to date, USAID/FFP has provided 50,850 metric tons (MT) of in-kind relief food to the Joint Emergency Operation (JEOP), led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
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