Tag Archives: Food aid

Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan & Yemen said with the greatest needs for food aid thru 2016

26 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Fews.net Food Assistance Outlook Brief

This video version of FEWS NET’s Food Assistance Outlook Brief for April 2016, which projects humanitarian assistance needs in October 2016, shows:

    *   30 of the 34 countries that FEWS NET covers will have significant populations in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse food insecurity

    *   El Niño, conflict, and macroeconomic issues are the primary drivers of food insecurity

    *   El Niño is dissipating but a transition to La Niña, which brings a different set of concerns, is more likely by the end of 2016

    *   Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen are the countries with the greatest needs

    *   Severe and extensive drought in Southern Africa has significantly reduced crop production


በድርቅ የተጎዳውንና የምግብ ድርሻውን ሊወስድ የሚመጣውን ረሃብተኛ በዕርዳታ ለተገኘ እህል በአባይ ግድብ ሰም ብር200 ማስከፈል በወንጀል ያስጠይቃል!

22 Oct

በከፍያለው ገብረመድኅን – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ሃገሪቱ ለምንድነው ዘወትር በመልካም አስተዳደር ዕጦት የምትቸገረው? ሥርወ መሠረቱ ሥልጣን ላይ ተቀምጦ ከተጠያቂነት ነጻ መሆን፣ የአመራርና የመርህ ድህነት ችግር ነው!

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From Oliver Twist to Ethiopia’s PSNP: How did workfare become so productive?

26 Jan

Editor’s Note:

    In April 2013, we observed, “Although Ethiopia has been fighting to get past its hunger and famine image, it has hardly managed to do so with several million people still dependent on international food aid — just to be alive.” That observation came out of our concern that, despite continuation of aid, the number of those that perpetually need aid has been increasing.
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Food security & food aid as alibi, GMO being massively pushed into Ethiopia, Africa

3 Nov

Editor’s Note:

    Do you recall, when Meles Zenawi took out brief time to serve as the genetically modified organisms (GMO) Ambassador to Africa? It was a short-lived stint; when Meles heard the strong criticisms from Ethiopians in the diaspora and other African experts, he swiftly changed tack.
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Land grab: Saudi Star says no displacements in Gambela: Saudi minister says he hears no complaints

3 Jul

B Adam Robert Green

Saudi Arabia’s oil keeps the world turning, but the Kingdom is thirsty for water. For years, the government subsidised domestic food production to feed its 25m population – supporting the production of around 3m tonnes of wheat per year, along with barley and other crops – but the costs of irrigation are spiralling and the Saudi natural water supply dwindling. The sweltering, sandy expanse of Saudi Arabia does not boast a comparative advantage in agriculture.
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The Word on Women – Food Insecurity and the Energy Crisis Result in Grabbing Land from Women

18 Feb

By Lydia Alpizar Duran, Trust Law

Once the most frequented source of poster images depicting starving children, Ethiopia is now in the media for a new reason: as the go-to destination, ironically, for foreign companies and governments leasing land to grow food and biofuels.
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Part II. Meles says no land grab in Ethiopia—Not today, not tomorrow!

23 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

Allegations of land grabbing persist, despite vigorous denials

Part I of this article dealt with the landgrab issue in Ethiopia in the context of displacements of local people, mainly in Western Ethiopia. It also discussed Indian concerns about the future security of their investments in agriculture in Ethiopia, as repeatedly expressed by Vickram Bahl, Editor-in-Chief of India’s ITMN television.
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Greed for power, human rights violations & misuse of aid in Ethiopia interwoven, research by UK-based investigative media group reveals

5 Aug

Revealed: Aid to Ethiopia increases despite serious human rights abuses

August 4th, 2011 | by Angus Stickler and Caelainn Barr | Published in All Stories, Ethiopia Aid Exposed | (Source: http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/)

Britain and the international community stand accused of turning a blind eye to widespread human rights abuses in Ethiopia, by providing billions of dollars of aid despite evidence that it is used as a tool of political oppression.

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