Ethiopia: 67 Children Died Due to Severe Acute Malnutrition

MSF sees tenfold increase in children with malnutrition in Ethiopia’s Doolo zone, highest ever seen BY MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES An acute humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Doolo zone, in Ethiopia’s Somali region, as malnutrition reaches alarming levels, warns Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), whose teams are working in Doolo zone, the worst affected area. “The numbers […]

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Drought Victims Face Malnutrition as Ethiopia Runs out of Emergency Food

Save the Children warned drought in Ethiopia could risk developing into a catastrophe BY ESAT NEWS The United Nations warns that deficiency disease looms in drought affected communities as food pipeline is breaking. About eight million people currently receiving food assistance face malnutrition as Ethiopia runs out of emergency food aid from July 2017, according […]

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400,000+ Pregnant Women and Breastfeeding Mothers at Risk in Ethiopia: CARE

By CARE, As the effects of the El Niño drought in Ethiopia continues, the poverty-fighting organization CARE warns that of the 10.2 million people affected, an estimated 404,000[1] pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers are at particular risk of malnutrition and complications during pregnancy due to the devastating food shortages. It is expected that 27,000 women […]

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UNICEF: Six Million Children at Risk of Hunger in Ethiopia

By TesfaNews, A biblical hunger crisis is unfolding in Ethiopia that is like no other in history of this drought-stricken country. Malnutrition, hunger, and lack of water have resulted in a state rife with individuals deemed “food insecure,” with numbers officially reaching the tens of millions. According to the latest April 2016 Fast Fact Sheet released […]

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Ethiopia Drought Crisis as bad for Children as Syria’s war

By Al Jazeera, The UN says the worst drought in 30 years in Ethiopia means 400,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and more than 10 million people need food aid. It has appealed for a $50m cash injection to help the country deal with its worst drought in decades. Save the Children, the international […]

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Ethiopia Drought ‘Leaves a 10th of the Population’ Without Food

By TesfaNews, The Ethiopian government today announced that the number of Ethiopians who desperately need emergency food aid because of drought will rise to 10.2 million in January. The drought, blamed on the El Nino weather phenomenon caused by Pacific Ocean warming, was the worst in 50 years, and more than half of them are […]

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