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Eritrea Will not Face Any Food Crisis: President

no Food Crisis in Eritrea
Thanks to our judicious policy and bolstering of strategic food reserves, food crisis will not happen in Eritrea.

By AFP,

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Saturday dismissed fears the Horn of African nation faces a food crisis, despite sweeping drought across the wider region leaving millions in need of aid.

Floods and failed rains caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon have sparked a dramatic rise in the number of people going hungry in east Africa.

But Eritrea has long rejected UN food aid in favour of a policy of self reliance, and President Isaias said he was not worried.

“In view of the harvest shortfall that has affected the whole Horn of Africa region, President Isaias stated that the country will not face any crisis in spite of reduced agricultural output,” the information ministry said, after he was interviewed by state-run media.  Continue reading Eritrea Will not Face Any Food Crisis: President

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

Can the Ethiopian Government Stop Famine this Time?

According to UN OCHA, Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in 30 years. In just two months, the Ethiopians facing famine doubled from 4.5 million to 8.2 million people. In September 2015, Ethiopia is facing a Biblical famine. Can the regime stop this famine? How? By begging the world for food? But no country in history ever beat famine by panhandling and begging. So, how could Ethiopia?

By Alemayehu G. Mariam,

It is a big international secret that Ethiopia today is in the middle of a Biblical famine. For the second time since 1984-85!  Last week, the Global Post headlined an article posing the question: Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in 30 years. Can the government stop famine this time?

The “government” of Ethiopia Global Post is asking if it can stop the famine is a dictatorship known as the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Back in 1984-85, the TPLF was a terrorist group in Ethiopia. Today, the TPLF is still classified as a terrorist group by the Global Terrorism DatabaseContinue reading Can the Ethiopian Government Stop Famine this Time?

Why is Ethiopia Hungry Again?

How the current starvation of 8.2 million Ethiopians unravel the deception of Ethiopia’s economic miracle. Famine doesn’t give a hoot to the regime’s cooked statistics and propaganda. The fundamental problem still lies on poor governance, not drought; incompetent and indifferent governance than environmental factors. Period!

By Jawar Mohammed,

Just a couple months ago, Western leaders and media outlets were fascinated with Ethiopia’s ‘miraculous’ economic growth. From Bill Gates to Obama, and everyone else in between, they were convinced and tried to persuade others that Ethiopia had put that sad history of famine behind itself and emerged as the fastest growing economy in Africa, if not the world.

Fast forward to these past few weeks, reports have begun – giving back Ethiopia its old name – a starving country begging for urgent food aid. A month ago, the number of people needing aid were reported to be 4.5 million; now its 8.2 million and expected to reach 15 million by the end of this year. Continue reading Why is Ethiopia Hungry Again?

Climate Disaster Hammers Ethiopia

According to the World Bank, Ethiopia is the fastest growing economy in the world … for years to come. With its just US $3 billion export economy, the country has been unable to afford US $500 million needed for emergency food aid to feed its 7.8 million starved people. Climate disaster doesn’t give a hoot about World Bank propaganda. (Photo: Eva-Lotta Jansson / Oxfam America)

By Thomas C Mountain,

This year the rains failed in southern Ethiopia and some 25% of a country of 90 million people are facing acute food shortages in the coming months. This climate disaster, brought on mainly by western  industries damage to the environment, has left the Ethiopian government quietly begging the international community for a preliminary food aid package worth $500 million, desperately need to start feeding over 7 million people. Continue reading Climate Disaster Hammers Ethiopia

Over 7.5 Million Ethiopians Going Hungry as Food Crisis in the Country Worsens

Deja vu all over again. Hunger is once again threatening vast swathes of Ethiopia. Today, over 7.5 million Ethiopians are facing “acute malnutrition” that is growing above the international thresholds that define an emergency. But why such recurring problem hits Ethiopia every year but not the arid neighboring state Eritrea? The fundamental problem in Ethiopia lies on poor governance, not drought; incompetent and indifferent governance than environmental factors.

By AFP,

The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon with around 7.5 million people now in need, aid officials said Friday.

That number has nearly doubled since August, when the United Nations said 4.5 million were in need — with the UN now warning that without action some “15 million people will require food assistance” next year, more than inside war-torn Syria. Continue reading Over 7.5 Million Ethiopians Going Hungry as Food Crisis in the Country Worsens