Ethiopia: UN urges support to mitigate most devastating drought in 30 years

The United Nations today stepped up its efforts to mitigate the effects of the worst drought to strike Ethiopia in 30 years, with an appeal from the heads of four UN humanitarian bodies for massive international funding now to pre-empt the high risk of death and large scale suffering later.

As Ethiopia battles devastating drought, UN sends in emergency health team

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.

Ethiopia: crucial funding helps UN agency avoid cutbacks in food aid to drought-affected people

Thanks to timely contributions from key donors, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is able to continue food distributions later this month for more than 1.5 million people in the Somali region of Ethiopia, and can scale up nutrition help to more than 700,000 children and nursing mothers in the most drought-affected areas.

Ethiopia: UN warns of deepening food insecurity, allocates emergency funds to tackle severe drought

With Ethiopia experiencing its worst drought in decades the United Nations is reporting deepening food insecurity and “severe emaciation and unusual livestock deaths” as the Organization's humanitarian wing has allocated $17 million in emergency funding to help the Government tackle climate challenges and ensure timely food relief.

Changing weather patterns lead to food insecurity in Ethiopia

More than eight million Ethiopians need food aid following crop failures brought on by the climatic phenomenon known as El Niño.

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Ethiopia experiencing ‘worst drought in 30 years’ due to El Niño conditions – UN report

Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in 30 years according to the United Nations, with levels of acute need across all humanitarian sectors having already exceeded levels seen in the Horn of Africa drought of 2011, and which are projected to become far more severe in 2016.

South Sudan: Protection site for foreigners closes

A deadline has passed for more than 200 foreigners to leave a UN-run protection facility in the capital of South Sudan.

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For Ethiopian coffee exporter, development begins with farmers

An Ethiopian coffee exporter has been explaining why farmers are crucial to her country’s development.

Asnakech Thomas said coffee has fuelled change in her community of Amaro, about 500 km from the capital, Addis Ababa.

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“Reinvigorated” global partnership at development conference

Four days of deliberation in Addis Ababa have resulted in what the UN described as “a strong and reinvigorated partnership for development.”

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Africa looking for self-funding blueprint

Africa should be looking at finding a blueprint to become economically independent and to be able to fund its own development projects; that’s according to the Deputy Minister of Finance of Zambia.

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