UN-OCHA: 700,000 people (Kenya), 1.6 million people (Somalia), 6.1 million people (South Sudan), 7.9 million people (Ethiopia) and 6.2 million people (Sudan) are food insecure.
Horn of Africa Food Insecurity Outlook. According to UN OCHA, 22.4 million people in the Horn of Africa region are food insecure and need food aid.
The United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) revealed on Wednesday that 22.4 million people in the Horn of Africa region need food aid. Continue reading UN Says 22.4 million People in the Horn of Africa Severely Food Insecure
The government and people of South Sudan should count Eritrea as a friend
A friend in need. The intervention of Eritrea was to save lives and to alleviate the suffering of 5.3 million people in need of assistance.
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The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management has revealed that the government of Eritrea will donate 40,000 tons humanitarian food aid to South Sudan.
This comes after a delegation from the ministry and the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission visited Asmara last month.
Continue reading Eritrea Reportedly Pledged to Donate 40K tons of Food Aid to South Sudan
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
The Trump administration announced more than in humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia and Kenya to support people affected by prolonged severe drought. $169 million
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
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)
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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