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IGAD issues food insecurity crisiswarning

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) warned that there will be a food insecurity crisis in the Greater Horn Region if the assistance needed is not provided in time, The Reporter has learnt.

Revised HDRP faces USD 416.4 mln funding shortfall

Following the government and humanitarian partner’s mid-year assessments to reflect the changes in a humanitarian context in Ethiopia, and taking into consideration two years of drought, conflict and record high IDP’s; the 2018 Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP) has been revised to reflect a funding gap of USD 416.4 million, it was learnt.

Gov. to procure 4 bln birr wheat for drought

As part of the ongoing effort to mitigate the impact of the drought, Ethiopian government is to purchase four million quintals of wheat which is estimated to cost the government around four billion birr.

WB approves USD 600 mln for drought response scheme

The World Bank (WB) last week approved a USD 600 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to support the government of Ethiopia’s vision of building a national safety net system to provide effective support in chronically food insecure rural areas.