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 - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #8 – Reporting Period: August 2018
- ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord
- Ethiopia Key Message Update, September 2018
- ACLED Regional Overview – Africa (24 September 2018)
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2018 - Ethiopia (Revised August 2018)
‘This is the worst crisis we’ve ever experienced. We’ve gone from a reasonably successful life to utter devastation.’
The words of Salina Mamoru convey something of the detrimental impact of the drought affecting more than 13 million people in East Africa but her appearance and living conditions also speak volumes.
The 37-year-old is staying in the Katilu displacement camp in Turkana, northern Kenya, a dry, sandy and dusty place that has no home comforts.
Despite the extraordinary advances of the 21 st century, the devastating impacts of poverty and preventable diseases continue to prevail. While major development efforts are ongoing in countries around the world, the vast majority of those programmes continue to be implemented through segmented divisions and budgets as dictated by institutional structures – such as health, education, nutrition or water and sanitation.
After the drought come the floods. Torrential rain is pounding parts of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.
At least 150 people have been killed already, with more than a million others forced from their homes. Cows and goats have drowned and entire harvests have been ruined.
Swift church response
Southern Ethiopia has been experiencing floods since August. Wollaita Kale Heywot Church (WKHC) - a Tearfund partner in Ethiopia - responded immediately.
And they continue to offer practical support to those in desperate need.
Food shortages in Africa are becoming a familiar story. Last autumn the Sahel region was in the news, then it was the turn of southern Africa. Now, while these places continue to struggle, countries in East Africa are in grave need.
Food shortages in Africa is becoming a familiar story. Last autumn the Sahel region was in the news, then it was the turn of southern Africa. Now, while these places continue to struggle, countries in East Africa are in grave need.
But communities need not get tipped into disaster every time the rains fail.