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21 Oct 2008 description

Background

Since the beginning of the UN-led humanitarian reform process, there have been several suggestions about the need to better involve NGOs - particularly national and local NGOs - in the various aspects of reform.

15 Oct 2008 description
report Save the Children

On the eve of World Food Day on Thursday 16 October, Save the Children warns that hundreds of millions of the world's poorest children already suffering from severe malnutrition will face a bleaker future as developing nations grapple with food, fuel and financial crises.

Save the Children has urged world leaders to mobilise a global response and to not ignore children suffering from chronic malnourishment, either at home or in the developing world.

"As a result of these three major crises coming within the last year, millions of families in the world are going to find it …

01 Oct 2008 description

Note: The map included a table showing the number of primary-aged children out of school. Map production date estimated.

03 Sep 2008 description
report Save the Children

Children's lives in Ethiopia are at risk because of a chronic lack of international funding for food aid, warns Save the Children.

A US$140 million shortfall in funding to the UN's World Food Programme means that aid agencies such as Save the Children, as well as the Ethiopian government's rescue effort, don't have enough money to provide essential short- and long-term feeding for chronically malnourished children.

Save the Children's warning comes as John Holmes, the Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs to the UN, visits Ethiopia to assess the …

26 Aug 2008 description
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Health and nutrition support to reach more than 30,000 children and 21,000 mothers

Westport, Connecticut (August 26, 2008) - Dubai Cares, a charitable establishment that aims to provide access to primary education in developing countries, today announced its partnership with Save the Children to provide lifesaving assistance to thousands of women and children affected by the growing food crisis in Ethiopia.

The Ethiopia initiative marks an expansion in the scope of an existing partnership between Dubai Cares and Save the Children, which was announced in April and has, to date, …

04 Aug 2008 description
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (August 4, 2008) - While praising concerted efforts in Ethiopia to address severe malnutrition among growing numbers of children, Dr. Charles MacCormack, president and CEO of Save the Children USA, said donor nations including the United States may not be able to provide the same resources as they have in the past to help countries like Ethiopia deal with the global food crisis.

MacCormack said increases in transportation costs could reduce the ability to ship food from the United States to the Horn of Africa.

01 Jul 2008 description
report Save the Children

An escalating global food crisis triggered by rising food prices and, in some areas, a major drought, has put large numbers of children and their families at risk of severe malnutrition. In Ethiopia alone, the government estimates that some 4.5 million people are in need of emergency food assistance, and that 8.5 million people currently enrolled in the national food safety net program will likely require additional support.

Our Response

Save the Children's emergency response in Ethiopia is currently focusing on six of the worst-affected areas.

19 Jun 2008 description
report Save the Children

Westport, Conn. (June 19, 2008) - Save the Children is making an urgent global appeal to help an estimated 900,000 people, including 325,000 children in Ethiopia, and others around the world who are bearing the brunt of a severe food price crisis.

The aid organization's emergency response is focusing on the food crisis in 6 of the worst-affected areas in Ethiopia and will include reaching nearly 50,000 children with life-saving high-energy foods through emergency feeding centers.

18 Jun 2008 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children is appealing for US$20 million to help around 900,000 people, including 325,000 children, who are bearing the brunt of the food crisis in Ethiopia.

Our emergency response includes providing nearly 50,000 children with life-saving high-energy foods through emergency feeding centres.

Children in some of the poorest areas of the country are already struggling to survive on wild nettles.

13 Jun 2008 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children is launching an emergency appeal (14 June) to help children in Ethiopia who are suffering from increasing levels of hunger.

A combination of drought and escalating food prices has left 4.6 million people urgently in need of food.

12 Jun 2008 description
report Save the Children

Poor rains and rising food prices have combined to create conditions of acute food insecurity and malnutrition for thousands of children and vulnerable families in Ethiopia.

Following the poor seasonal rains at the beginning of the year, up to 4.6 million people require life saving assistance, with millions more at risk in the coming months.

03 Jun 2008 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary

Thirty-seven million children living in conflict-affected fragile states remain out of school, denied their right to education and the opportunity to lift themselves and their communities out of an endless cycle of poverty and conflict. With the capacity of their governments weakened, and education systems destroyed as the result of years of conflict and crisis, these children face a bleak future unless external support is forthcoming.

22 May 2008 description
report Save the Children

Westport, Conn. (May 22, 2008) - More than 11 million children and families across Ethiopia are in desperate need of food resources, according to the United Nations. In the southern regions - the areas most severely affected by the food crisis - the number of children at risk of severe acute malnutrition is increasing rapidly. Resources for therapeutic and supplementary feeding are severely strained and stocks are limited.