Tag Archives: Humanitarian Crisis

U.S. Warns South Sudan Govt Against ‘Deliberate Starvation Tactics’

South Sudan government deliberate starvation tactics
U.S. slams South Sudan government for deliberately hampering aid effort. (Photo: Siegfried Modola/Reuters)

BY MICHELLE NICHOLS | REUTERS

The United States warned South Sudan’s government on Thursday that preventing humanitarian aid workers from reaching parts of the war-torn state that are suffering famine could “amount to deliberate starvation tactics.”

A civil war erupted in 2013 when President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, fired his deputy, Riek Machar, a Nuer, who has fled and is now in South Africa. The United Nations says at least one-quarter of South Sudanese have been displaced. Continue reading U.S. Warns South Sudan Govt Against ‘Deliberate Starvation Tactics’

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 Hunger Reaches Emergency Levels

Ethiopia’s troubles come at a time when the world is already responding to a number of major food and humanitarian crises elsewhere. (Photo: Tesfaye / UNICEF Ethiopia)

By Codi Kozacek | for Circle of Blue,

The first three months of 2016 will be critical for providing food and water aid to Ethiopia, where swathes of the country are reeling under the worst drought in 50 years. In some areas, food insecurity has reached emergency levels, and at least 15 million people in Ethiopia will need humanitarian assistance this year, according to international aid agencies.

Ethiopia is struggling to cope with the legacy of one of its driest and hottest years on record. The weather, linked to the global El Nino weather phenomenon, destroyed harvests in central and eastern Ethiopia and severely harmed the health of livestock herds in the north. As a result, families face an early start to the annual lean season, which typically doesn’t begin until April. Continue reading Ethiopia Hunger Reaches Emergency Levels