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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

Can Aid Reform End Ethiopia’s Repeated Hunger Emergencies?

Ethiopia has been and remains Africa’s largest recipient of “foreign aid”, a fancy word for alms on a grand scale. There are over 20 million Ethiopians facing the ugly prospect of famine today. How can the government feed such huge amount of hungry people? By begging the world for food? But no country in history ever beat hunger by panhandling and begging. The million dollar question is, can aid reform will end Ethiopia’s repeated hunger emergencies?

By Katy Migiro | for Reuters,

Over the years, Ethiopian mother-of-three Hana Mekonnen has received all sorts of aid designed to free her from the bitter trap of poverty and hunger: goats, cash transfers, resettlement and, of course, sacks of grain.
None has worked.

Hana’s one-year-old son was diagnosed with malnutrition in October, usually a time of plenty in Ethiopia’s mountainous Amhara region, when the main harvest starts to come in. Continue reading Can Aid Reform End Ethiopia’s Repeated Hunger Emergencies?

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

US Announces Additional $100m in Food Aid to Ethiopia

USAID announces an additional $97 million in emergency assistance for Ethiopia besides the $532 million in humanitarian assistance it provides since October 2014 to address the code red hunger in the country.

By USAID,

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith announced an additional $97 million in emergency assistance for Ethiopia today, to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis resulting from the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon.  Continue reading US Announces Additional $100m in Food Aid to Ethiopia

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