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Deepening Drought Hits Ethiopia Herders as Millions Go Hungry

Severe drought so far killed two million livestock in Ethiopia : FAO

Drought has devastated herders’ livelihoods as it exhausted pastures and water sources, leading to a significant number of animals dying or falling ill. In Ethiopia, some 8.5 million people – one in 12 people – are now suffering from hunger.

BY REUTERS

Livestock are dying in parts of Ethiopia that are overwhelmingly reliant on their milk as deepening drought pushes up the number of districts in need of life-saving aid by 19 percent, according to a report released on Thursday.

At least 8.5 million people in 228 districts of Ethiopia need urgent food aid in the second half of the year, up from 5.6 million in January, according to the study published on ReliefWeb, a website run by the United Nations. Continue reading Deepening Drought Hits Ethiopia Herders as Millions Go Hungry

US Gives Ethiopia $137m to Feed Drought Victims

USAID said, the $137 million in humanitarian assistance is used to feed three million starving people out of an estimated 7.8 million throughout Ethiopia.

BY ESAT NEWS

The Trump administration announced more than $169 million in humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia and Kenya to support people affected by prolonged severe drought.

Ethiopian regime officials have been saying that they would use available local resources and funds meant for development projects if the international community did not step in to help the drought affected people. Continue reading US Gives Ethiopia $137m to Feed Drought Victims

Ethiopia is Facing a Killer Drought

The government is playing down the severity of the crisis to keep the country from looking bad internationally.

It’s going almost unnoticed. Though famine was averted through concerted action between the Ethiopian government and donor groups, many parts of the Ethiopian highlands are still recovering from the 2015-2016 drought. (Michael Tewelde/World Food Program)

BY PAUL SCHEMM | WASHINGTON POST

The announcement by the United Nations in March that 20 million people in four countries were teetering on the edge of famine stunned the world and rammed home the breadth of the humanitarian crisis faced by so many in 2017.

Yet even as donors struggle to meet the severe needs in the war-torn nations of Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, another crisis, more environmental in nature, is taking place nearby — nearly unnoticed. Continue reading Ethiopia is Facing a Killer Drought

Crocodile Tears: Cover for Real Threats in the Horn Region

All those shedding crocodile tears for Eritrea and her people need not fret …. their concerns are just misplaced.

BY SOPHIA TESFAMARIAM

Disinformation about Eritrea has become a cottage industry among Eritrea’s quislings and the minority regime in Ethiopia. Not a single week goes by without some kind of mention of Eritrea by the regime, its self-serving think tanks and the Addis based international media, who have now become extensions of its misinformation campaigns. Continue reading Crocodile Tears: Cover for Real Threats in the Horn Region

Displaced and Neglected: Ethiopia’s Desperate Drought Victims

Dead camels rot on the outskirts of informal settlements in Ethiopia’s rain-starved Somali region as their owners, once proudly self-sufficient pastoralists, turn to government aid to stay alive.

Ethiopia’s crisis is far from over. There are 222 temporary assistance sites inside Ethiopia containing nearly 400,000 internally displaced Ethiopians, because of drought, currently awaiting for government aid. (Thomas Imo/Photothek via Getty Images)

BY JAMES JEFFREY | IRIN NEWS

Ethiopia is facing a drought so terrible that nomadic herders, the hardiest of survivors, have been pushed to the brink. The lucky ones receive supplies of food and brackish water, but the majority, who have settled in spontaneous camps in the remotest reaches, must look after themselves.

“We call this drought sima,” said 82-year-old Abdu Karim. “It means ‘everyone is affected’. Even when I was a child, no one spoke of a drought like this one.” Continue reading Displaced and Neglected: Ethiopia’s Desperate Drought Victims

Ethiopia: Drought Emergency Spirals Amid Major Aid Shortages

Millions of Ethiopians needs food, water and emergency medical care that are in short supply already due to funding shortages

BY KATY MIGIRO | REUTERS,

Millions of drought-stricken Ethiopians needing food, water and emergency medical care are not receiving it due to funding shortages, the United Nations said, warning the crisis will worsen if spring rains fail as predicted.

Some 5.6 million people need food aid in the Horn of Africa nation, which has been hit by a series of back-to-back droughts.

“The needs relating to the developing emergency exceed resources available to date,” the U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Monday. Continue reading Ethiopia: Drought Emergency Spirals Amid Major Aid Shortages