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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Can the Ethiopian Government Stop Famine this Time?

By Alemayehu G. Mariam, It is a big international secret that Ethiopia today is in the middle of a Biblical famine. For the second time since 1984-85!  Last week, the Global Post headlined an article posing the question: Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in 30 years. Can the government stop famine this time? The “government” of […]

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Over 7.5 Million Ethiopians Going Hungry as Food Crisis in the Country Worsens

By AFP, The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon with around 7.5 million people now in need, aid officials said Friday. That number has nearly doubled since August, when the United Nations said 4.5 million were in need — with the […]

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Children at Risk in Ethiopia’s Unfolding Food Crisis

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. Food security in the Horn of Africa is deteriorating at an alarming rate, with the situation in Ethiopia particularly concerning. Two consecutive seasons of […]

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EU Food Aid Bound for Ethiopia Arrived Djibouti Port

By TesfaNews, The first in a series of European Union food aid shipments to drought-stricken Ethiopia have arrived the port of Djibouti. The food aid, which consists of 30,000 tonnes of Wheat will be distributed to communities that are most affected such as the Afar and Somali Region of Ethiopia. A second and third shipment will arrive […]

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