Friday , September 24 2021

WFP Ethiopia Short Country, June 2021 – Ethiopia

In numbers

4.14 million people helped

Cash transfers USD 2.65 million

USD 377 million (July – December 2021) net financing requirements

49,620 mt of food aid were distributed

Functional updates

The WFP helped 4.14 million people, including droughts and floods, IDPs, refugees and children and malnourished women in June. WFP continued the second round of emergency food aid in Tigray, but the entire humanitarian response stopped in mid-June due to active conflict and many challenges.


  • In the Tigray region, WFP reached 1.5 million people in the first round of food distribution. In the second round, the WFP reached 380,676 people, 22% of its target, due to the brief suspension of its activities in the Region due to insecurity.

  • In the Somali region, the WFP continued to provide in-kind food aid to drought and flood victims and the displaced. WFP is fully responsible for providing food assistance to this area. WFP has now reached 2.03 million people through the first round of food distribution under the 2021 Humanitarian Response Plan, providing $ 1.48 million (ETB 64.9 million) in CBT to 226,252 people in the region .


  • WFP distributes 3,334 metric tons (mt) of specialized nutritional food to 703,753 children aged 6-59 months, as well as to pregnant and lactating women and girls (PLWG) through targeted complementary feeding (TSF) for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) .

  • Insecurity in Tigray has cut off access to markets and services, leading to an increase in malnutrition among PLWGs and children. WFP has targeted 85 woredas in Tigray, including IDP sites, to address critical nutritional needs.

Refugee support

  • WFP supported 687,881 refugees with in-kind food aid and CBT in 24 refugee camps in June. Of these, 65,311 elementary school children benefited from school feeding in 24 camps.

School nutrition

  • WFP reached 186,903 school children in Afar and Oromia with 2,654 tonnes of food aid.

Climate Risk Management

  • To improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, the WFP trained 66 developers in agricultural practices such as feed production and pasture management.

  • In Gambella County, WFP trained 2,238 households on topics such as climate-smart farming, beekeeping, home gardening, crop production, and business development.
    Social protection and survival

  • To enhance the livelihoods and resilience of refugees and farmers in the host community, WFP distributes $ 1.1 million CBT to 160,305 beneficiaries in the Somali region.


  • In June, WFP carried over 13,200 mt for relief, food and refugee operations throughout the Tigray region. Since the beginning of the crisis, a total of 44,000 tonnes of food aid has been sent to Tigray.

  • WFP transported over 70,600 mt of food on behalf of the National Disaster Management Committee (NDRMC) as part of WFP Joint Services within and within the Tigray Region.

  • WFP continued to operate the Last Mile Solution (LMS) and Bag Marking Solution (BMS) to improve its food monitoring systems. In June, WFP recorded 24,063 mt of freight through the LMS, covering 62 different locations. Over 2,389 mt were labeled with BMS and delivered to 106 different locations. Since the start of the two initiative projects, in June 2019 for the LMS and in June 2020 for the BMS, over 37,000 mt have been marked with BMS and over 353,000 metric tons have been confirmed with the LMS.

  • In June, the Logistics Cluster facilitated the transport of 661 tonnes of humanitarian cargo to Tigray, assisting 19 partners. Since the launch of the Tigray operation, the Logistics Cluster has facilitated the transport of over 4500 mt of cargo on behalf of 41 partners.

Gender and protection

  • WFP received 169 helpline cases in June. 35 percent of calls were made by women and 65 percent by men. By the end of the month, 59% of cases had been resolved.

Cross-border assistance to South Sudan

  • Despite continuing insecurity and inaccessibility of the road, WFP has continued its cross-border support in South Sudan. WFP delivered 1,703 tonnes of food by air, water and road transport. WFP shipped 11,893 mt of freight from Ethiopia to Sudan between January and the end of June 2021.

United Nations Humanitarian Air Force (UNHAS)

  • In June, UNHAS carried 1,828 kilograms of light humanitarian cargo and 214 passengers.

  • 24 humanitarian organizations used UNHAS services in June, including two medical evacuations.

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