Tag Archives: Starvation

Fear of Mass Starvation in Tigray

Authorities say more than 4.5 million people there need emergency food.

Lack of food, water, and health service are affecting hundreds of thousands of people in Tigray region.  (Photo: Reuters)

BY BBC NEWS

Hundreds of thousands might starve to death” in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, according to a government official quoted in a leaked copy of notes taken at a meeting of humanitarian workers.

The government-run Tigray Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) is assessing needs following the conflict there.

The federal government declared victory at the end of November. Continue reading Fear of Mass Starvation in Tigray

The UN and Genocide by Starvation in Somalia

A million Somali children have starved to death in the past 24 months and this crime goes unnoticed by the international media?

Genocide by starvation. There are a lot of crimes being committed in the world today but can anyone say a million and a half dead Somalis shouldn’t be at the head of the list?

BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN

According to just released information sourced from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the FSNAU between October 2015 and April 2016, a period of only six months, upwards of 400,000 Somali’s, two thirds of whom were children, died of starvation. Continue reading The UN and Genocide by Starvation in Somalia

Starvation Looms as Food Runs Out in Drought-hit Ethiopia

Drought has forced 7.8 million people across the whole of Ethiopia to rely on emergency food handouts to stay alive.

A government not for the people. “If donors doesn’t send more aid money, the Ethiopian government would be “forced” to tap its development budget for drought relief.”

BY AFP

The Somali people of Ethiopia’s southeast have a name for the drought that has killed livestock, dried up wells and forced hundreds of thousands into camps: sima, which means “equalised”.

It’s an appropriate name, they say, because this drought has left no person untouched, spared no corner of their arid region. And it has forced 7.8 million people across the whole of Ethiopia to rely on emergency food handouts to stay alive. Continue reading Starvation Looms as Food Runs Out in Drought-hit Ethiopia

U.S. Warns South Sudan Govt Against ‘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’

Ethiopian Babies Starve, Regime Feeds Lobby Firm $150,000 Per Month

Millions of Ethiopians starve to death as the TPLF spends millions to keep itself alive

Blood Lobbying: Is it not a low-down dirty shame to take food out of the mouths of lullaby babies and feed the lobbying Beast?

By Prof. Al Mariam,

The latest USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS) report stated: “The 2017 Humanitarian Resources Document released by the Government of Ethiopia estimates 5.6 million people will require emergency food assistance through June 2017, with funding requirements of approximately $948 million USD.”

On January 18, 2017, the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) agreed to pay SGR Government Relations, Lobbying (Washington, D.C) $150,000 per month Continue reading Ethiopian Babies Starve, Regime Feeds Lobby Firm $150,000 Per Month

Ethiopia: Drought Continues to Threaten 9.7 million People

US$900 million needed for 2017 Ethiopia drought response while the global need reaches record $22.2 billion

In the 2017 Ethiopia drought, it is anticipated that 5.6 million people require food assistance; 1.2 million children and pregnant mothers will require supplementary feeding; 9.2 million people will be without safe drinking water and 2.4 million households will need livestock support.

By UN OCHA,

Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined with extensive flooding, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, continue to have a negative impact on the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians.

Urgent funding gaps for the response remain across multiple sectors to the end of 2016, notably for response to Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD), for interventions in animal health and food assistance. Continue reading Ethiopia: Drought Continues to Threaten 9.7 million People