El Nino in Ethiopia: programme observations on the impact of the Ethiopia drought and recommendations for action

Ethiopia is facing a massive drought and food insecurity crisis as a result of failed rains and droughts that have been worsened by the 2015 El NiƱo, which in itself has been supercharged by climate change. Urgent humanitarian action is needed now to support millions of people who have lost food, water and livelihoods, and long-term investment is needed so that communities can become more resilient and reduce their vulnerability to weather events in the future.