Tag Archives: Hunger

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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Can aid reform end Ethiopia’s repeated hunger emergencies?

5 May

Editor’s Note:

    TEO has been writing for several years now that PSNP is simply a palliative, not solution to Ethiopia’s drought, poverty problems and continuing food insecurity. The problem is systemic, now under the TPLF, official corruption, state violence and capital flight. In terms of monies, it has been using the nation’s resources strictly t benefit the warlords in power and their families and allies, not toward national development that benefits the people – not in petty projects that benefit.

    The TPLF in power is serving its interests, dividing the country into ethnic groups and bantustanizing the nation. How could national leadership without national loyalty unite the people and help them become full participants in the affairs of the nation? How could there be development in such a situation.

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Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Katy Migiro, Reuters
 
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Malnutrition spreads in Ethiopia, as drought worsens – reports Reuters

14 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Katy Migiro
 

Nairobi — Poor spring rains have made Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years even more severe, and the government estimates the number of districts suffering a humanitarian emergency has risen by nearly one-fifth in three months.
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ድርቁ በኢትዮጵያ ሶማሌ ክልል በርትቷል

13 Apr

ave The Children at work in the Ogaden (Reporter foto)

ave The Children at work in the Ogaden (Reporter foto)


 
Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
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ሁለት አነስተኛ ድንኳኖች በአካባቢው ያለውን ከፍተኛ ሐሩርና ንዳድ ለመከላከል ያስችሉ ዘንድ ተዘርግተዋል፡፡ በአንደኛው ድንኳን ውስጥ አራት ፍራሾች ተዘርግተው፣ ኢልኒኖ ባስከተለው ከፍተኛ ድርቅ የተነሳ የምግብ እጥረት የገጠማቸውን ሕፃናትና እናቶች ለመንከባከብ እንዲያስችሉ አንሶላ ለብሰው ተዘጋጅተዋል፡፡
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Food emergency increases in politically unstable Ethiopia, as drought & human rights violations worsen

13 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

On March 23, 2016, the man in the Ethiopian prime minister’s office appealed for international humanitarian assistance on behalf of the victims of the worsening drought in Ethiopia.
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Central and Northeastern Ethiopia in worse drought situation: Status to continue through Sept 2016

3 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

The drought situation in Ethiopia has become so worrisome to the United Nations and the international humanitarian community that reently it has embarked on “a 90-day campaign to raise awareness about the food crisis in the country [to] raise funds to bridge a $700 million gap”, according to UN sources. This campaign is now needed because there is inadequate local resources and, for various reasons, international humanitarian response.
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Needs of Ethiopians pale beyond foods, when their pressing civic requirements – freedoms, democracy, human rights & dignity – are considered

16 Mar

Editor’s Note:

    The existence of a notional 10.2 million needy people in Ethiopia, bordering the fictional, has entered its seventh month. The tune is very interesting that everyone these days is singing their prayers about the drought from the same hymn book. This must be the most frustrating experience for international humanitarian workers with cause and commitment.
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Worries abound about leaner season drought-stricken Ethiopians may confront in coming months

23 Feb

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Monday, February 22/2016 expressed its worries that poor rains received in January and February in most northern and eastern parts of Ethiopia were insufficient to replenish water sources and rejuvenate pasture in those parched lands. Therefore, drought-affected areas continue to report deepening water and browse shortages.
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