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WFP Ethiopia Country Brief, May 2022

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In Numbers

2.7 million people assisted

USD 3.75 million cash-based transfers provided

USD 511 million (June - November 2022) net funding requirements

28,952 mt of food assistance distributed

Operational Updates

• In May, WFP provided food and nutrition assistance to 2.7 million people, including those affected by drought and floods, internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, and malnourished women and children. assistance to communities affected by conflict in Northern Ethiopia.


• In the Tigray Region, WFP delivered food assistance to 461,542 people in May. WFP also provided food and nutrition assistance to 196,536 people in the Afar Region and 36,640 people in the Amhara Region, both to internally displaced people and food insecure people in host communities.

• In the Somali Region WFP continued to provide food assistance to internally displaced people and people affected by drought during the month, but with a reduced cereal ration due to funding shortages. WFP also assisted 539,625 people with 5,491 mt of food and USD 2.65 million in cash-based transfers during the month of May.


• In May, WFP provided 1,570 mt of specialized nutritious foods for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and the prevention of wasting to 326,393 children under the age of 5 and Pregnant and Lactating Women and Girls (PLWGs).

Support to Refugees

• WFP supported 730,918 refugees with 8,434 mt of food assistance and USD 390,958 in cash-based transfers in 24 refugee camps across Ethiopia during the month of May. Due to significant funding shortfalls, WFP was only able to provide 50 percent of the standard ration.

School Feeding

• In May, WFP’s school feeding programme provided 198,029 school children with daily meals with 380 mt of food.

Fresh Food Vouchers

• The Fresh Food Voucher Programme supports households with PLWGs, and children under the age of 2 years, to access fresh foods and improve their dietary diversity. During the month of May, WFP provided fresh food vouchers to 90,926 women and children in the Amhara Region. An additional 2,885 PLWGs were reached through Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) activities, which promote best dietary practices.

Livelihood Support

• To improve the livelihoods of local communities, WFP supported over 7,380 people through its resilience building and livelihood activities in the Gambella Region. Under this initiative, WFP conducted a workshop to ascertain local private sector needs and capacity to link farmers to sustainable markets. This led to the design of a pilot project “Integrated Smallholder Resilience and Livelihood Support project” in collaboration with UN agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs), local administrators and smallholder farmers.