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Alert: Prolonged drought drives a food security Emergency in Somalia and southeastern Ethiopia

7 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Fews.Net
A major food security Emergency is expected to continue in the Horn of Africa into early 2018, following very poor performance of the March to June 2017 Gu/long rains, the second consecutive below-average season in many areas. The regeneration of pasture and water resources for pastoralists has been well below normal in southeastern Ethiopia, central Somalia, and northern Kenya, and July harvest prospects are very poor in most areas of southern Somalia. These factors are likely to sustain high humanitarian assistance needs across the Horn of Africa, and drive a continuation of Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity in southeastern Ethiopia and Somalia. In addition, Somalia continues to face a risk of Famine (IPC Phase 5). Improved humanitarian access in Somalia, and urgent, sustained assistance in Somalia and southeastern Ethiopia, is needed to mitigate very high levels of acute malnutrition and the threat of loss of life.
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Fresh FAO report & many problems. Ethiopia is faced with Fallarmy infestation: 968 ha of corn ravaged, as TPLF claims all is well!

10 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
After two days of meeting of the Executive Committee of the EPRDRF, they announced on the media they are winning, they are on top of everything, including the political crisis, the nation’s economic performance and overall growth and development, embarrassingly according to ENA’s news report.
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Famine ‘largest humanitarian crisis in history of UN’

11 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

UN humanitarian chief says 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria face starvation and famine.

The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the United Nations was founded in 1945 with more than 20 million people in four countries at risk of starvation and famine, the UN humanitarian chief has said.
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Cross-border conflict uproots 4 000 in Ethiopia

5 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – CROSS-border attacks by South Sudanese ethnic groups have displaced thousands in neighbouring western Ethiopia.

The attacks by the Murle ethnic group have been prevalent Ojwelo, Ojalo and Othwol in the Gambela region, with about 4 000 civilians uprooted from their homes.
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Drought adversely impacts education of 6 million Ethiopian children

8 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Reliefweb

*   A snapshot of the current situation

*   Nearly 6 million school children’s education could be affected by Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years.

*   The root cause of school dropout is food and water scarcity. If food and water is restored to schools, children will return.

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In drought & protest-smitten Oromia, TPLF anticipates huge agricultural harvests. Is it an attempt to cloud the political crisis? Or known TPLF fraudulence?

2 Jun

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Quoting the Oromo agriculture and natural resources bureau, the TPLF news outlet Fana reports that in the current agricultural season (Meher) in the Oromia state is expecting to harvest over 164 million quintals of agricultural products.
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Ethiopia is being destabilized by food insecurity and border disputes

10 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Global Risks Insights

Again large parts of Southern Africa and Eastern Africa, including South-Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Ethiopia, Somalia and parts of Kenya and Uganda, have been affected by the strengthening weather phenomenon El Nino. The drought has been persistent since November last year and has been causing major food security issues in the regions. While the drought is worst in the southern countries, East Africa is becoming increasingly unstable due to the fatal combination of famine, terrorist insurgencies, political pressure and regional instability.
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Defying censorship, hunger stories emerge from Ethiopia

1 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)by Christabel Ligami, http://www.equaltimes.org

During my recent visit to Addis Ababa, one thing caught my eyes: the increased number of people on the streets begging for food and money. This is not the same Ethiopian capital I visited last year. It is very different due to a severe drought, and the government is trying hard to keep word from getting out.
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