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Eritrea: Securing Availability of Water for Good

BY SEMIR SEID | SHABAIT

Life without water is unimaginable. It is sad that in today’s world 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home. This affects their health, education, and livelihoods. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 commits the world to ensure that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and includes targets for protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution. Continue reading Eritrea: Securing Availability of Water for Good

Oases of Eritrea: Nature-Based Solutions for Development

Given access to water, nomadic communities vulnerable to the effects of climate change can escape poverty and food insecurity. (Photo: Elizabeth Mwaniki/UNDP Eritrea)

BY ELIZABETH MWANIKI | UNDP ERITREA

Eritrea is a country of varied landscapes. But driving from Asmara, the capital city, towards Keren town in the Anseba Region, you will notice a number of common features: Oases and water sources along the way are true hives of agricultural and economic activity. Continue reading Oases of Eritrea: Nature-Based Solutions for Development

Ethiopia: EPRDF has Passed its Expiry Date

Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it… TPLF/EPRDF have profoundly troubled the Ethiopian/Eritrean house and for that, they shall inherit the wind!

BY SIMON WELDEMICHAEL

The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), which has ruled Ethiopia since 1991, is a thinly veiled multi-ethnic coalition façade of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

The minority government, subsidized by western powers, has employed two complementary tactics to extend its existence: suppressing internal protests and externalization of internal conflicts. Continue reading Ethiopia: EPRDF has Passed its Expiry Date

The UN and Genocide by Starvation in Somalia

A million Somali children have starved to death in the past 24 months and this crime goes unnoticed by the international media?

Genocide by starvation. There are a lot of crimes being committed in the world today but can anyone say a million and a half dead Somalis shouldn’t be at the head of the list?

BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN

According to just released information sourced from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the FSNAU between October 2015 and April 2016, a period of only six months, upwards of 400,000 Somali’s, two thirds of whom were children, died of starvation. Continue reading The UN and Genocide by Starvation in Somalia

Ethiopia’s Deteriorating Humanitarian Situation

12.5 million people are now in need of food assistance. The Cholera outbreak which mainly affected Somali region is currently spreading to Northern Ethiopia.

An alarming humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Ethiopia.

BY RELIEF WEB

12.5 million people are now in need of food assistance. The food insecurity and malnutrition situation in the drought affected areas continues to deteriorate, in particular in Somali region.

Food assistance was delayed for the past months due to pipeline breaks and logistics constraints, but has recently picked up and a national integrated relief plan for food and cash was elaborated until the end of the year. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Deteriorating Humanitarian Situation

The Gash Barka Effect: Aligder Agro-Project

From traditional farming to agro-industrial farming. The Aligder agro-industry is one of the many modern agricultural projects undertaking under the the South-West Development Region.

BY NATNAEL YEBIO | SHABAIT

Agriculture is the key sector in most developing countries. It has a key role to play in enabling them to accomplish developmental goals, including self-reliance, growth and equity. Food production is a fundamental problem is many developing countries, including Eritrea. Continue reading The Gash Barka Effect: Aligder Agro-Project