Tag Archives: Somali region

Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia

22 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by AFP

The Somali people of Ethiopia’s southeast have a name for the drought that has killed livestock, dried up wells and forced hundreds of thousands into camps: sima, which means “equalised”.

It’s an appropriate name, they say, because this drought has left no person untouched, spared no corner of their arid region. And it has forced 7.8 million people across the whole of Ethiopia to rely on emergency food handouts to stay alive.
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Uneasy peace & simmering conflict: The Ethiopian town where three flags fly

16 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Tom Gardner in Moyale, The Guardian

Fresh tension in a disputed area has reopened old wounds between the Oromia and Somali states, as ethnic federalism fails to contain violence

Three different flags flutter in the breeze along the road that runs through Moyale in southern Ethiopia. The first is green, yellow and red: the colours of the Ethiopian federal state. Then, on the side of the road: red, black and white, with a tree in the centre, the colours of the Oromo. And a third: the green, white and red, with a camel in one corner, of Somalia.
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‘ኢትዮጵያ በድርቅ ምክንያት ከሚከሠት አደጋ ነፃ መሆን አልቻለችም’ – ምትኩ ካሣ

29 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


Ogaden: TPLF’s Hidden Shame!

28 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)



Frontline Club Oslo: Case Ethiopia

British aid facilitates repression, torture, deaths in Ethiopia & Africa

ONLF: ‘Ethiopia is boiling’ – another of Ethiopia’s woes

9 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Aljazeera

    The only policy in the Somali region they have is to dominate it, to exploit the oil, to consider the people as just a nuisance, and to exploit our resources and kill our people. Even if they allowed 10% of our rights in 1994, this fighting would not have started.

    – Abdirahman Mahdi, founding member and foreign secretary of the Ogaden National Liberation Force (ONLF).


Ethiopia, Africa’s oldest independent country, is one of the West’s closest allies in the Horn of Africa.

Bordering Kenya, South Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia, this vast nation is home to about 80 different ethnic groups, many with their own languages and customs.
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Ethiopian drought:                         Projected outlook through September 2016 foresees Belg prospects improving with April rains, while emergency situation continues

1 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)</em>

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that the humanitarian situation in the eastern and southern Africa region has in the last six months significantly deteriorated as a result of continuing climatic and economic shocks and an increasing level of conflict. The global El Niño event has had a significant impact in southern Africa, parts of Sudan, Djibouti, north Somalia and northeastern parts of Ethiopia.
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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


Floods cause deaths in drought-stricken Ethiopia & block food aid in drought-hit parts of country

26 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Flash floods in drought-stricken parts of Ethiopia have killed people and livestock and are blocking food aid deliveries to hungry communities, a charity said.
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