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11 Oct 2010 description

Washington, D.C. -Malnutrition among children under two years of age is one of the leading challenges to reducing global hunger and can causelifelong harm to health, productivity, and earning potential, according to the 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI).

30 Jun 2006 description
report Concern Worldwide

In the past few years, the Horn of Africa region has been drained by increasingly severe drought. In 2000, almost 100,000 people died during a drought in the same region.

19 Jun 2006 description
report Concern Worldwide

Drought and food shortages are affecting many countries in the Horn of Africa.

Although, in many areas, cereal harvests in 2005 were an overall improvement on previous years, severe droughts have left millions on the brink of starvation. The four Horn of Africa countries of Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti are some of the worst affected, where an estimated 8 to 9 million people are in need of assistance.

Somalia:

  • Approximately 2 million people are affected by this crisis in Somalia.
  • Insecurity is a huge problem.
29 May 2006 description
report Concern Worldwide

Although, in many areas, cereal harvests in 2005 were an overall improvement on previous years, severe droughts have left millions on the brink of starvation. The four Horn of Africa countries of Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti are some of the worst affected, where an estimated 8 to 9 million people are in need of assistance.

02 Aug 2005 description
report Concern Worldwide

NIGER is just one of about 15 African countries facing major food problems over the coming months. According to Tom Arnold, chief executive officer of Concern Worldwide, the lives and livelihoods of 30 million people are at risk. Every 30 seconds an African child dies of hunger.

Niger, one of the world's poorest countries where 60 per cent of the 11.5m population live on $1 a day, is only the tip of the iceberg. African countries in which Concern is working are facing into food crises of a staggering scale. Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi and Somalia are in difficulty.

29 Jul 2005 description
report Concern Worldwide

Concern is currently responding to a potentially devastating food crisis in the west African country of Niger. Almost 4 million people are at risk of starvation and children are already dying in large numbers. However according to Concern CEO, Tom Arnold who this morning returned from an extensive visit to Africa, Niger is reflective of a broader picture of food scarcity in Africa, "Niger is in fact only the tip of the iceberg. 12 African countries in which Concern are working are facing into food crises of a staggering scale. 30 million people are in need of urgent help.

15 May 2003 description
report Concern Worldwide


This paper is the third to address the issues related to the Food Security Crisis in Africa and may be read in conjunction with the papers of November 2002 and February 2003. It does not review the issues already examined in those papers - the underlying causes of the crisis in the various countries, their crop calendars, or the link between under nutrition and the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Given the marked improvement of the situation in much of Southern Africa, this paper focuses attention on Eritrea, Ethiopia, southern Sudan and Zimbabwe.

Eritrea

25 Feb 2003 description
report Concern Worldwide

Given the scale of the crisis in Africa, provisional estimates from the World Food Programme have raised concerns over being able to meet increased food aid needs in 2003.

18 Dec 2002 description
report Concern Worldwide

New Concern surveys have revealed "frightening" levels of malnutrition in Ethiopia and Eritrea, the Dail's Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs has been told.

13 Nov 2002 description
report Concern Worldwide

Concern has called on the government to make 'special provision' for the food crisis in Africa by setting aside 30 million in the forthcoming Budget Estimates.
Up to 30 million people in Africa are threatened by continent's worst ever food crisis. Some 14 million people are affected in the southern Africa region, while as many as 16 million may be affected in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

The situation in Ethiopia is so critical that Concern has scaled back other work to concentrate on emergency operations.

25 Apr 2001 description
report Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide has established a new emergency and rehabilitation program in Eritrea, following the end of a two-year war with neighboring Ethiopia. Concern is working with the Ministries of Agriculture and Health to assist thousands of people displaced by war (IDPs) who are returning home to rebuild their lives.