Ethiopia: Response overview December 2022

Key points

• Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in 40 years, placing communities in peril in the southern parts of the country. With a fifth consecutive failed rainy season from October to December 2022, the situation will continue to drive displacement and high humanitarian needs in 2023.

• Humanitarian assistance has slowly started to reach people affected by conflict in northern Ethiopia, following a peace agreement signed by the Government of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front in October 2022. However, humanitarian access and the delivery of urgently needed assistance, especially in Tigray, remain key priorities to ensure people are able to recover from conflict.

• In 2023, urgent and flexible funding is needed to restore agricultural livelihoods and protect the assets of communities affected by conflict and drought.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations