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Added push factors for Ethiopians escaping death to flee their nation: drought, thirst, hunger & human rights violations; food & water distribution depends on politics & luck – even local media report

20 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

In a December 19, 2015 article, which took Dawit Taye, a staff writer for The Reporter, 18 days and 7,000km into some of the heartlands of Ethiopia’s present drought – Oromia, SNNPR, Amhara and Tigray – wrote:

    “Nevertheless, the distribution of food aid is highly problematic according to The Reporter’s observation. Primarily food aid distribution is santy at best. According to conditions on the ground, the people who are currently receiving food aid are those who have been severely affected by food shortage. Those who have household resources and capacity to withstand for some time have received no food aid, so far.

    Yet again, those receiving the food aid are not even receiving more than 15 kilos of wheat; and since September in most of the woredas [districts] only two rounds of distributions were made (a measurement in par with the international standards). In connection with food aid distribution the issue of nepotism and political connection is criticized to be a major shortcoming; and to that end regional officials have confirmed such incidents and punishment of aid officials implicated in such dealings.”

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More than 18 million Ethiopians, nearly 20% of nation, needs int’l humanitarian relief – UK minister

13 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
DFID Press Release

Ongoing drought has left Ethiopia facing a severe food crisis with millions in urgent need of emergency food aid and children facing malnutrition, International Development Minister Nick Hurd has warned.
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As Ethiopia suffers from severest drought, malnutrition-caused health risks are feared; WHO sends drugs & emergency health teams; ironically TPLF expects ‘to harvest 300k quintals of grains’!

6 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
UN News release

With Ethiopia battling its worst drought in 30 years due to the El Niño weather pattern, with 8.2 million people already in urgent need of food aid, the United Nations has sent an emergency health team to help support the Government’s response to a crisis that is expected to become even worse over the next eight months.
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Food security in Ethiopia is deteriorating at an alarming rate for many families – ChildFund Australia

29 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by ChildFund Australia

At least 4.5 million people in drought-stricken Ethiopia are in need of emergency food assistance as the country deals with an escalating food crisis, ChildFund Australia reported today.
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Ethiopia-donors-UN agree 4.5 million Ethiopians now in need of food aid after poor rains; TPLF got lowest threshold

25 Aug

Editor’s Note:

    UN agencies and non-governmental organizations operating in Ethiopia know that this 4.5 million people in need of food aid figure is a heavily negotiated number. Otherwise, given the size of the areas affected by the drought, and especially agricultural lands in Gojam and Oromia facing drought and possible famine, the present number is very small.
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በኢትዮጵያውያን መካከል የኑሮ ደረጃ ልዩነት መስፋት፣ በሕፃናት ደህንነትና ትምህርት የማግኘት መብት አለመከበር እየታየ ነው

26 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
በሚኪያስ ሰብስቤ: ሪፖርተር የሕፃናት ትምህርት የማግኘት መብትና የምግብ ችግር ፈተናዎች

በአዲስ አበባ ከሚገኙ የመጀመሪያ ደረጃ ትምህርት ቤቶች አንዱ በሆነው ብርሃንህ ዛሬ የሚታየው ሁኔታ፣ የሀብታም ልጆችን ከሚያስተምሩ የከተማዋ ትምህርት ቤቶች ሲነፃፀር ልዩነቱ እጅግ ሰፊ ነው፡፡
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The state of hunger & malnutrition in Ethiopia

14 Jun

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

While the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) of Ethiopia hardly comes with fresh data – in some respects it being as old as three and four years – it still renders useful service in shedding light on the depths and state of chronic poverty in Ethiopian society, irrespective of data quality.
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We let them starve – J. Ziegler

10 Oct

Jean Ziegler, the former UN special rapporteur for the right to food (Courtesy: Laurent Gillieron/EPA)

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

We let them starve, an interview-based article on The Guardian caught my attention this morning. It is the title of a book by Jean Ziegler, a well-known Swiss author and politician.
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