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.
In his mission to misinform, thereby tarnish the image of Eritrea, Martin Plaut has yet organized another event titled “Africa’s most Repressive State” at University of London this week. He also used the event to sell his new book, ‘Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s most repressive state‘.
Martin Plaut has clearly thrown away any pretension of objective journalism. Despite his claim that the book is about understanding Eritrea, its content is a pure propaganda to misinform, misrepresent, and misconstruction of Eritrean history in order to fit his agenda. Continue reading Martin Plaut’s Assault on Eritrea Answered→
The months of January and February are dry in Anseba, but one will not help notice an oasis in Fiza village around the banks of River Anseba.
Here, the people are busy in their farms, some preparing the farms for planting, others transferring tomato seedlings from the nursery to the farms, while others are weeding and spraying the almost mature crops. The citrus trees are heavy with fruit, while the mango trees are flowering. At the edge of the farms, Holstein Friesian cattle are grazing, while their calves moo in a distance. A young girl is singing as she tends to a clutch of chicks. Everybody seems to be excited and preoccupied about one activity or another. Continue reading Climate Change Adaptation Interventions Improve Livelihoods in Anseba→
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?→