6 December 2009
Arriving in Ethiopia is like meeting an old friend. Two and a half years ago, I took the country into my heart. Now I’m back in the rocky highlands of Tigray up in the North. I want to see what became of the projects I’ve been collecting funds for since my first visit.
2 December 2009
Bob Geldof sat uncomfortably in a vast field of igneous rocks scattered apparently at random among the sere grass.(..)The World Food Programme says 14 million will need feeding – and warns that the rich world is once again dragging its feet. Its stocks are so low it has cut rations from 15 kilos of cereal per person per month to just 10.
23 November 2009
In recent months, the Ethiopian government began marketing abroad one of the hottest commodities in an increasingly crowded and hungry world: farmland. (..) This impoverished and chronically food-insecure Horn of Africa nation is rapidly becoming one of the world's leading destinations for the booming business of land leasing (..).
23 November 2009
(..) The United Nations warned in June that as many as 6.2 million people in Ethiopia will need some kind of food aid in the next few months. But the true figure of those with insecure food supplies could be as high as 13.7 million. Twelve million Ethiopians received food from donor countries last year – Britain is the second biggest donor – most of it through the United Nation's World Food Programme. Aid agencies fear for this year's harvest because of poor rain and critical water shortages.
18 November 2009
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said Ethiopia will further strengthen development activities it has been undertaking in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).
6 November 2009
The American people, through the USAID, have provided US$340 million in emergency and humanitarian food aid - more than 464,000 metric tons – and more than $60 million in emergency nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, and similar non-food assistance over the last year to support vulnerable families and communities in Ethiopia.(..)USAID is providing an initial contribution of US$50 million to the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) and US$25 million to a consortium of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to respond to these relief needs.
2 November 2009
It is hard to talk about Ethiopia these days in non-apocalyptic terms. Millions of Ethiopians are facing their old enemy again for the third time in nearly forty years.(..)The United Nations World Food Programme says a much larger emergency fund of $285 million in international food aid is needed to avert mass starvation just in the next six months.
23 October 2009
There are cries of hunger from desperately underweight babies in many parts of Ethiopia and Sonali Wickrema, a World Food Program director in Ethiopia, says her organisation is struggling to provide relief. "There are about one million mothers and malnourished children currently in Ethiopia who require special assistance," she said.
22 October 2009
The Ethiopian government is expected to confirm later that it needs emergency food aid for 6.2 million people.
This is because of the effects of prolonged drought and erratic rains on crops and grazing for livestock.
The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) is already facing a shortfall of more than $85m (£50m) worth of food for Ethiopia to the end of this year.
21 October 2009
A vital air service providing humanitarian support to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in Ethiopia -- particularly the Somali Region -- may be grounded in a matter of weeks, due to a shortage of funds 9..). "As well as providing transport for aid workers, the humanitarian air service is also crucial for medical and security evacuations," said Mohamed Diab, WFP Ethiopia country director. "A disruption of these operations will have very serious consequences for the people in need of humanitarian assistance, as well as for the safety and security of our staff."
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- Delegates highlight rural poor financial inclusion service access Source: The Ethiopian Herald
- Lesson From A Famine: Markets Matter Source: Huffington Post
- Ethiopian farming co-ops begin record food delivery to UN for national relief efforts Source: UN News Centre
- Water-hungry Indian villagers find new reservoirs of solidarity Source: The Guardian
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