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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

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

400,000+ Pregnant Women and Breastfeeding Mothers at Risk in Ethiopia: CARE

A country in life support. From 10.5 million hungry people that need food aid to the 400,000 children that are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and now another 400,000 pregnant and breastfeeding women that are at greater risk of malnutrition. (Photo: Unicef/Ethiopia/Ayene)

By CARE,

As the effects of the El Niño drought in Ethiopia continues, the poverty-fighting organization CARE warns that of the 10.2 million people affected, an estimated 404,000[1] pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers are at particular risk of malnutrition and complications during pregnancy due to the devastating food shortages.

It is expected that 27,000 women will give birth this month alone, facing the prospect of not being able to provide sufficient food and milk for their newborns. Continue reading 400,000+ Pregnant Women and Breastfeeding Mothers at Risk in Ethiopia: CARE

UNICEF: Six Million Children at Risk of Hunger in Ethiopia

The UNICEF today announced the number of children that are at risk from hunger, disease and lack of water in Ethiopia have reached 6 million on top of the 400,000 children who are suffering from “severe acute malnutrition”.

By TesfaNews,

A biblical hunger crisis is unfolding in Ethiopia that is like no other in history of this drought-stricken country. Malnutrition, hunger, and lack of water have resulted in a state rife with individuals deemed “food insecure,” with numbers officially reaching the tens of millions.

According to the latest April 2016 Fast Fact Sheet released by UNICEF, the number of children that are at risk from hunger, disease and lack of water in Ethiopia have reached 6 million on top of the 400,000 children who are suffering from “severe acute malnutrition” and the 15 million people that are at the verge of starvation and need urgent food relief assistance. Continue reading UNICEF: Six Million Children at Risk of Hunger in Ethiopia

Ethiopia Drought Crisis as bad for Children as Syria’s war

A Looming Humanitarian Crisis. The two humanitarian emergencies in the world that the UN categorized as “Category-1′ are Syria and Ethiopia. There are 400,000 children suffer from severe acute malnutrition in addition to 10 million who needs urgent food. (Photograph: William Campbell/Sygma/Corbis)

By Al Jazeera,

The UN says the worst drought in 30 years in Ethiopia means 400,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and more than 10 million people need food aid. It has appealed for a $50m cash injection to help the country deal with its worst drought in decades.

Save the Children, the international non-governmental organisation, says the drought in Ethiopia represents as big a potential threat to children’s lives as the war in Syria. Continue reading Ethiopia Drought Crisis as bad for Children as Syria’s war

Ethiopia Drought ‘Leaves a 10th of the Population’ Without Food

The Ethiopian government announced 10.2 million Ethiopians will face severe acute food insecurity and require $1.4 billion in food assistance in 2016, making Ethiopia the country with the largest acutely food insecure population in the world.

By TesfaNews,

The Ethiopian government today announced that the number of Ethiopians who desperately need emergency food aid because of drought will rise to 10.2 million in January.

The drought, blamed on the El Nino weather phenomenon caused by Pacific Ocean warming, was the worst in 50 years, and more than half of them are children, the UN children’s charity Save the Children says.

The UN World Food Program (WFP) is undertaking school feeding program in 916 schools located in the drought affected areas. Continue reading Ethiopia Drought ‘Leaves a 10th of the Population’ Without Food