Nearly 5 million Ethiopians will need food aid in first half of 2010, UN reports

Some 4.8 million Ethiopians will require emergency food and related aid costing $270 million for the first six months of 2010 in a country already plagued by prolonged drought and crop failure, according to United Nations estimates released today.

Ethiopia faces large food shortfall for over 6 million drought victims – UN

Ethiopia needs an additional $175 million this year to help feed 6.2 million people ravaged by prolonged drought and crop failure, about 8 per cent of the population, the United Nations humanitarian arm reported today, citing the Government and aid agencies.

Food insecurity continues across parts of Ethiopia, UN reports

Food security continues to plague many areas of Ethiopia because of drought, according to the latest joint report by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.

Urgent resources needed to feed Ethiopians stricken by drought, warns UN

A lack of resources for emergency relief efforts in Ethiopia threatens to cut off food aid delivery to the most vulnerable people in the coming days, the United Nations humanitarian arm warned today.

Cases of deadly diarrhoea mount in Ethiopian capital, warns UN

The United Nations emergency humanitarian relief wing today warned of an outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea rife in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa that is threatening to continue its spread across other regions of the country.

Ethiopia’s drought survivors need urgent help to avert health crisis – UN

The United Nations humanitarian wing reported today that a critical water shortage in Ethiopia’s Somali region is threatening the health of the local communities who are being forced to use abandoned ponds and wells for drinking water, which may increase the risk of water-borne diseases.

Ethiopia still faces food insecurity due to drought despite some rains, UN reports

Although the October to November rainy season brought much relief to the drought-prone Somali Region of Ethiopia, reviving pastures and replenishing water sources, the rains were not enough to reduce overall food insecurity, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today.