Tag Archive | Food security

What Donors Say About Ethiopia: Resilience!

Dear readers, In a recent interview with Devex, newly appointed USAIDAdministrator Mark Green was asked about reforming the agency (USAID) and the way it provides humanitarian assistance. Administrator Green used the case of Ethiopia as a model of responding to food insecurity. Here is what he said: One of the stories that we talk about […]

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After its worst drought in 50 years, Ethiopia is being lashed by floods

An cow in Gelcha village, in the drought-stricken Oromia region of Ethiopia. (Reuters/Tiksa Negerit  WRITTEN BY Lily Kuo A year of drought has left 10.2 million Ethiopians, almost a tenth of the population, without enough food. Now, heavy rains are flooding the country, displacing thousands and killing already weakened livestock needed to feed Africa’s second […]

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Visiting drought-hit region of Ethiopia, Ban urges support to Government-led humanitarian efforts

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre), accompanied by World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin (right), visited drought-affected Ziway Dugda Woreda, Oromia Region in Ethiopia. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 31 January 2016 – The international community must stand with the people of Ethiopia in their time of need, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging donors gathered in […]

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Ethiopia’s drought overlooked as aid funneled to more desperate crises

From al Jazeera Addis Ababa’s efforts have managed the country’s worst drought in decades — but stymied needed international help by James Jeffrey IDAGA HAMUS, Ethiopia — Inside a health clinic in northern Ethiopia a nurse wraps a special tape measure around the upper arm of 9-month-old Aixiet, cradled in her mother’s arms. It reads red — […]

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Yes, Ethiopia has problems – but this drought is no 1984 rerun

From BBC William Davison With rapid economic growth and a government safety net, Ethiopians are understandably angry at being associated in western minds with misery  The Addis Ababa light railway under construction in 2014. ‘The country is pushing a narrative of breakneck development – the government says annual economic growth averaged 10% over the past […]

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The Real Farmers of Tanzania

From Foreign Policy The Real Farmers of Tanzania Oxfam is funding a reality TV show to try to empower women in the country’s anemic agricultural sector. But is it working? BY ALICE ROBB Carolina Chelele, a middle-aged farmer and mother of four, is making her way, blindfolded, through a hut in the rural Tanzanian village of […]

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Ethiopia: Need for humanitarian assistance increases, but the situation is under control

Addis Ababa, 12 October 2015 (WIC)- Though the number of people in need of humanitarian aid in Ethiopia has increased  following the global climate change effect of El-nino,  the situation is not out of control,  Secretary General of the Federal Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Committee in the Prime Minster Office said. The Secretary General and former […]

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  • Where are the women journalists in this cartoon? Hmmmmmmm https://t.co/rguA6VTPhs
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