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Ethiopia Not on US Additional Humanitarian Aid to Africa

USAID: The situation in southern Ethiopia does not rise to the dire situation compared to South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen.

BY ESAT NEWS

Ethiopia is not among four countries that are recipients of the United States $639 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence.

The USAID said in a statement that the money will go to four countries: South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen. Continue reading Ethiopia Not on US Additional Humanitarian Aid to Africa

Ethiopia: 67 Children Died Due to Severe Acute Malnutrition

MSF sees tenfold increase in children with malnutrition in Ethiopia’s Doolo zone, highest ever seen

“The deaths of these 67 children [in the month of June alone] shows the gravity of the situation. What we are seeing is a humanitarian emergency.” – Saskia van der Kam, MSF Nutritional Advisor. (Photo: COLIN COSIER / AFP)
BY MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES

An acute humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Doolo zone, in Ethiopia’s Somali region, as malnutrition reaches alarming levels, warns Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), whose teams are working in Doolo zone, the worst affected area.

“The numbers of young children with severe acute malnutrition in Doolo zone are the highest ever seen in this area by our teams in the 10 years we have worked in the region,” says Saskia van der Kam, MSF nutritional advisor. Continue reading Ethiopia: 67 Children Died Due to Severe Acute Malnutrition

Starvation Looms as Food Runs Out in Drought-hit Ethiopia

Drought has forced 7.8 million people across the whole of Ethiopia to rely on emergency food handouts to stay alive.

A government not for the people. “If donors doesn’t send more aid money, the Ethiopian government would be “forced” to tap its development budget for drought relief.”

BY AFP

The Somali people of Ethiopia’s southeast have a name for the drought that has killed livestock, dried up wells and forced hundreds of thousands into camps: sima, which means “equalised”.

It’s an appropriate name, they say, because this drought has left no person untouched, spared no corner of their arid region. And it has forced 7.8 million people across the whole of Ethiopia to rely on emergency food handouts to stay alive. Continue reading Starvation Looms as Food Runs Out in Drought-hit Ethiopia

Drought Victims Face Malnutrition as Ethiopia Runs out of Emergency Food

Save the Children warned drought in Ethiopia could risk developing into a catastrophe

Young boy receives medical treatment for malnutrition in Ethiopia. (Flickr: UNICEF Ethiopia)

BY ESAT NEWS

The United Nations warns that deficiency disease looms in drought affected communities as food pipeline is breaking.

About eight million people currently receiving food assistance face malnutrition as Ethiopia runs out of emergency food aid from July 2017, according Relief web, the information wing of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Continue reading Drought Victims Face Malnutrition as Ethiopia Runs out of Emergency Food

Acute Food Insecurity and Conflict in Africa

Food security crisis in Africa spans the center of the continent from Mali to Somalia. Millions still at risk of starvation into 2017 as consequences of severe El Nino are still felt. NB: Names of countries in conflict are Bold.

By Africa Center for Strategic Studies,

Historic droughts in East and Southern Africa have caused food prices to skyrocket to record levels, doubling the price of staple cereals in some areas. The areas of greatest food insecurity, however, are those affected by conflict. Continue reading Acute Food Insecurity and Conflict in Africa