Regional food security & nutrition update 2022: Eastern Africa region

Throughout 2022 levels of food insecurity have continued to increase in Eastern Africa, with 82 million people who are suffering from hunger. In South Sudan, approximately 6.6 million people – or over half of South Sudan’s population – are projected to experience high levels of acute food insecurity between October and November 2022. An estimated 22.6 million people are suffering from food insecurity across Ethiopia. Approximately 6.7 million people across Somalia are expected to face high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3+) between October and December 2022, particularly affected are agropastoral populations in Baidoa and Burhakaba districts and displaced populations in Baidoa town of Bay Region.