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Don’t Forget Ethiopia Starvation Risk: NGO

The Menschen für Menschen charity has said 5.7 million Ethiopians could die of a lack of food. Part of the problem is that other countries are faring even worse and thus getting most of the publicity.

Ethiopia is still reeling from effects of the 2015 drought. This year, some 6% of the population suffers from chronic food shortages. The ideal is for Ethiopians to be self-reliant in the future. But when and how?

BY DEUTSCHE WELLE

Some 6 percent of Ethiopia’s population of 98 million suffers from food shortages resulting from a catastrophic drought in the eastern African country. But that doesn’t qualify as a risk of famine for the United Nations, which defines the term as 20 percent of a country’s population having fewer than 2,100 kilocalories of nutrition per day. Continue reading Don’t Forget Ethiopia Starvation Risk: NGO

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

New Drought Strikes Millions in Ethiopia

UN warns new drought could drag nation backwards

While northern and western Ethiopia bore the brunt of El Niño, a new drought is emerging in southern and southeastern pastoral areas including Oromia, Somali and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNP) after poor, delayed and erratic rains curbed pasture and water availability.

By Katy Migiro | Reuters,

Millions of Ethiopians face a hunger crisis for a second consecutive year after drought hit sub-Saharan Africa’s second most populous nation, the United Nations said on Tuesday as it appealed for more than $900 million in aid.

A strong aid response to last year’s El Nino-linked drought, has almost halved the number of Ethiopians needing food aid to 5.6 million since mid-2016, but a lack of rains once again threatens the country’s ability to feed itself, it said. Continue reading New Drought Strikes Millions in Ethiopia

Ethiopia Appeals $948m to Address Food Needs

New drought strikes millions in Ethiopia for a second consecutive year

It’s another year and as expected, the Ethiopian government launched an urgent appeal to feed 5.6 million hungry people in the country. FAO warns the worst is yet to come. (Photo: FAO/Tamiru Legesse)

By UN News Centre,

On the heels of failed rains and a calamitous El Niño in Ethiopia, the country’s Government today launched an appeal for $948 million to urgently address food and non-food needs, while the United Nations agriculture agency FAO warned that a new drought may put the East African nation’s hard fought gains at risk.

The humanitarian response plan, launched by the Ethiopian Government and humanitarian partners, aims to help 5.6 million people mainly in the southern and eastern parts of the country, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Continue reading Ethiopia Appeals $948m to Address Food Needs

Floods Following Drought Worsen Ethiopian Hunger

Out of the frying pan into the fire. It was failed rains and now flooding to worsen Ethiopia’s hunger crisis. Flash floods complicates delivery of food aid to the 10.2 million starved Ethiopians.

By AFP,

Stuck on a track in eastern Ethiopia, trucks carrying food for the starving are forced to turn back. After one of the worst droughts for decades, the rains have finally arrived, but now only add to the complication of the delivery of food aid.

Flash floods have effectively transformed dry dirt tracks into impassable quagmires, adding to the woes of the victims in remote areas, some of whom have received no help for weeks. Continue reading Floods Following Drought Worsen Ethiopian Hunger

Will Ethiopia Need Another Live / Band Aid?

Band Aid, and the related Live Aid concerts, raised over $100m for the Ethiopian “famine” victims through one of the best selling single of all time “Do they know it’s Christmas?” in 1984. Besides the horrible “drought”, the country is suffering from a famine of democracy, justice, accountability, transparency, rule of law and human rights that no amount of live Aid, Band Aid or Dead Aid can cure.

By The Rakyat Post,

Poor spring rains have made Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years even more severe, and the government estimates the number of districts suffering a humanitarian emergency has risen by nearly one-fifth in three months.

The new figures will feed into the current revision by the government and aid agencies of a joint appeal in December for US$1.4 billion (RM5.43 billion) for more than 10 million people, some of them herders whose cattle are lying dead on the dry, dusty ground. Continue reading Will Ethiopia Need Another Live / Band Aid?