This operation has been modified as per budget revision 1.
Timor-Leste has over 70 percent of its population of 1.1 million people classified as subsistence farmers. The El Niño phenomena in late 2015 has resulted in an estimated 25 percent reduction in locally grown food (FAO report). This had an impact on the nutritional intake of households as their coping mechanisms have resulted in, at most, only one meal a day. The El Niño also resulted in 70,000 animals dying (Ministry of Agriculture report) – this has also impacted on nutrition consumption
Duration of assistance (maximum three months): Three months from 1 September to 30 November 2016 depending on date of confirmation of contribution
Total numbers affected and in need of emergency food aid: 20,600 people