Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2019
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- Multi-dimensional Child Deprivation in Ethiopia - First National Estimates
- UNHCR welcomes Ethiopia law granting more rights to refugees
- U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Applauds Ethiopia’s New Refugee Law
- UN Entities Support Ethiopia’s Quest for Policy Coherence for SDGs
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION.
- 1.1 Geography and Climate
- 1.2 Demography
- 1.3 Economy
- 1.4 Political and Administrative Set up
- 1.5 Health Profile
- 1.6 Health Problem
- 2.1 Climatic condition
- 2.2. Rainfall condition
- 2.3 Crop conditions
- 2.4 Livestock condition
- 2.5 Food situation
4. OBJECTIVES OF THE APPEAL
5. GOVERNMENT POLICY AND ACTIONS
This document supplements the ICRC's Headquarters Appeal 2003and contains:
- an overview of the ICRC's operations in 2003
- a description of its presence in the field
- a breakdown of its operational organization
- a description of its target populations
- a concise description of its programmes
- a brief description of its 63 delegations
- overall budget amounts
- overall budget and budgets by programme for each delegation
A major food emergency is affecting the Horn of Africa, in particular Ethiopia and Eritrea, following sporadic and well below average rains during 2002. Overall, between 12 and 16 million people in the Horn of Africa are expected to be in immediate risk during 2003. Some 2-2.5 Million Metric Tons of food assistance from the international community will be needed to prevent a humanitarian disaster.
Throughout Ethiopia, the affect of the drought and resulting famine is visible everywhere. Children are beginning to appear malnourished and thin; families have sold off goods; cattle carcasses litter the landscape and fields which should be in the height of harvest are dried up and unproductive.
- Mission Highlights
- 2. SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONTEXT
- 3. FOOD PRODUCTION IN 2002
- 4. PRODUCTION SITUATION BY REGION
- 5. FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION
- Late, poorly distributed and early cessation of seasonal rains resulted in a decline of grain production in 2002. Reduced use of improved seed and fertilizer also contributed to the decline.
- National cereal and pulse production is forecast at 9.27 million tonnes, about 25 percent and 21 percent down from 2001 and the average of the previous 5 years respectively.
ROME/ADDIS ABABA, 30 December 2002, -- More than 11 million people in Ethiopia are facing serious food shortages and possible starvation, following a prolonged dry spell that led to a poor harvest in many parts of the country, according to a joint report released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).
Press Release 02/87
This report includes:
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi issued a warning that his country may be facing a famine even worse than that in 1984, which killed nearly one million people.
Despite occasional difficulties and delays, the peace process between Ethiopia and Eritrea has progressed steadily,United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report, voicing his hope that the parties will continue their cooperation with the UN mission during the next crucial phase of delineating the border between the two countries.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - An outbreak of malaria has killed about 168 persons in Ethiopia's Amahara Region since December, the director of the national Anti-malaria Association, Abera Mehrete, said here Friday.
Ninety-eight Ethiopian civilians have been repatriated from Eritrea to Ethiopia last week under the auspices of the International committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). According to the ICRC, they crossed the border between the towns of Rama (Ethiopia) and Adi Quala (Eritrea). On the same day, in a different ICRC operation, three Eritrean civilians coming from Ethiopia arrived by air in Asmara where they were reunited with their families.
CONTINUING INTERVENTION REQUESTED TO ASSIST PASTORALISTS IN SOMALI REGION
UNMEE PUBLIC INFORMATION
On the 20th of December, a delegation from the US House Committee on International Relations (USA HIRC) paid a visit to Sector West Headquarters in Barentu where they were briefed about the Jordanian Battalion (JORBAT 4) mission in Area of Responsibility.
Teketel Haile-Mariam, PhD,USA
Less than a year ago, many farmers in some parts of Ethiopia lost their lives, oddly enough because of disturbances associated with surpluses of agricultural products (mainly food crops). Combinations of good soil moisture and application of improved farm inputs helped to produce abundances of supplies and surpluses in the affected regions, leading to drastic falls in prices.
A staggering number of 2.2 million people (2 million adults and 200,000 children) live with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. The figures are provided by the "AIDS in Ethiopia" report released about two weeks ago.
The report, the only official and reliable source of information on the subject as claimed by the authors, puts the 2001 estimate of HIV prevalence in Ethiopia at 6.6 percent.
Short summary of assessment in Shinille and Jijiga zones 15-23 December
Op-ed article from The Washington Post
The Department for International Development Clare Short today announced a further £30 million contribution to meet emergency assistance in Africa. £15m of the contribution will go to meeting emergency needs in Ethiopia and the other £15 million will be put to humanitarian assistance and recovery programmes across southern Africa.
Clare Short, Secretary of State for International Development said:
"I am very worried about food shortages in Africa.
Una semana después de que OXFAM INTERNCIONAL (INTERMÓN OXFAM en España) diera a conocer p=FAblicamente el contencioso que enfrenta a Nestlé con el estado etíope por una nacionalización de una empresa en 1975, y después de que 20.000 personas hayan enviado otros tantos correos electrónicos a Nestlé pidiendo que se retirase del caso, la multinacional suiza ha tomado una serie de decisiones positivas justo al iniciarse las fiestas navideñas.