UN agencies call for urgent life-saving action to avert looming famine in northern Ethiopia

FAO, WFP and UNICEF sound alarm on food insecurity in Tigray as 350,000 estimated to be in IPC 5 – Catastrophe

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF call for urgent action to address the dramatic acute food insecurity in northern Ethiopia. The three agencies are particularly concerned about the situation in Tigray region where the risk of famine is imminent, unless food, livelihood assistance and other life-saving interventions continue to be scaled-up, unimpeded access is guaranteed, and hostilities cease.

WFP Press Release: https://www.wfp.org/news/un-agencies-concerned-looming-famine-northern-ethiopia-call-urgent-life-saving-action-avert-it

IPC: http://www.ipcinfo.org/ipcinfo-website/alerts-archive/issue-42/en/

Given the escalating crisis and urgent need for food security response, two FSC Coordinators have been deployed to Tigray to oversee life-saving food and livelihoods assistance in the region. 


For further information contact: 

TIGRAY FOOD CLUSTER CC: Michelle HSU michelle.hsu@wfp.org

ETHIOPIA FOOD CLUSTER CC: Alycan MUSHAYABASA alycan.mushayabasa@wfp.org


ETHIOPIA AGRICULTURE CLUSTER CC: Mlobane, Ntandoyenkosi (FAOET) Ntandoyenkosi.Mlobane@fao.org



And see the Ethiopia webpage: https://fscluster.org/ethiopia