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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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Failed Belg rains worsen Ethiopia’s food insecurity on wider basis; food prices escalate as TPLF stumbles by its lack of appropriate policies or money to feed the nation

3 Jun

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

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The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (fews.net) last month warned that the February to April 2015 period was drier than normal in most parts of Ethiopia. The most affected parts of the country extend from Tigray in the north to SNNPR in the south, to Amhara in-between and eastern and central Oromia.
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Ethiopia’s pastoral areas to remain stressed, forecast says, “even with humanitarian assistance”

20 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Suseptibility to possible famine and evident hunger have again reared their ugly heads in some of Ethiopia’s regions, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS.Net) and some representatives of affected areas.
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