More than 15 million Ethiopians need emergency food and non food aid

Ethiopia’s local media reported that Ethiopia’s government and its humanitarian partners officially released the mid year review report of 2020 Ethiopia’s humanitarian emergency plan on September 1, saying that at least 15.2 million Ethiopians need emergency food and non food aid, with an estimated cost of $1.44 billion. In addition to government funding and donations, there is a funding gap of $929.6 million. < / P > < p > according to the report, the main factors affecting Ethiopia’s humanitarian plan in 2020 include the impact of spring rainfall on Seasonal Harvest and farmers and herdsmen communities in low altitude areas, food insecurity and livelihood losses caused by continuous desert locust invasion, displacement and local instability caused by floods, and the humanitarian impact of outbreaks of diseases such as cholera . According to the report, the unmet demand in Ethiopia has never been so high in the middle of this year, especially the financing of non food industry is seriously insufficient, and the food financing level in July is the lowest level in nearly five years. Novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic has further exacerbated the humanitarian challenges in various areas throughout the territory, according to the Ethiopian government. < / P > < p > Katherine Soze, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Ethiopia, called on the international community to provide additional funds for the humanitarian plan in Ethiopia. “The government and people of Ethiopia need the firm support of international partners more than ever before,” and “the country needs urgent additional funds, not only to control the further spread of various epidemics in the country, but also to provide support It is necessary to mitigate the long-term adverse effects on the already severe humanitarian situation. ”