Tag Archives: Malnutrition

Ethiopia’s Deteriorating Humanitarian Situation

12.5 million people are now in need of food assistance. The Cholera outbreak which mainly affected Somali region is currently spreading to Northern Ethiopia.

An alarming humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Ethiopia.

BY RELIEF WEB

12.5 million people are now in need of food assistance. The food insecurity and malnutrition situation in the drought affected areas continues to deteriorate, in particular in Somali region.

Food assistance was delayed for the past months due to pipeline breaks and logistics constraints, but has recently picked up and a national integrated relief plan for food and cash was elaborated until the end of the year. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Deteriorating Humanitarian Situation

Senior UN Official Draws Attention to Importance of Increasing Engagement with Eritrea

OCHA’s Director of Operations, John Ging, called on the international community to increase the engagement with Eritrea and support funding for the Strategic Partnership Cooperation Framework (SPCF) for 2017-2021 that requires US$329 million over five years.

BY UN OCHA

Speaking to media in New York following a three-day mission to Eritrea the Director of Operations for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), John Ging, today highlighted the important progress that has been made in Eritrea over the last several years. Continue reading Senior UN Official Draws Attention to Importance of Increasing Engagement with Eritrea

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

Martin Plaut’s Assault on Eritrea Answered

Martin Plaut, the notorious anti-Eritrean fake news peddler and certified liar, once again caught with his pants down at a presentation he and a certain Vanessa Berhe called at the SOAS London.

By Daniel Berhane,

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

Climate Change Adaptation Interventions Improve Livelihoods in Anseba

Eritrea coping with climate change. The UNDP funded climate change adaptation programme in water and agriculture in Anseba region has made tremendous strides.

By UNDP Eritrea,

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

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?