Friday, August 15, 2014
Food security alarm in Oromia
August 15, 2014 (IRIN) – In Ethiopia, FEWS NET said most pastoral areas would remain stressed even with humanitarian assistance.
“Poor households in the highlands of Arsi Zone in central Oromia have moved into Crisis (IPC Phase 3) having lost Belg crops typically harvested in June/July and a large number of livestock. Their food security is unlikely to improve until the Meher harvest in October,” it said.
At least 2.2 million people there require food aid, according to FSNWG.