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
- UNHCR welcomes Ethiopia law granting more rights to refugees
- Multi-dimensional Child Deprivation in Ethiopia - First National Estimates
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 72 | 7 - 20 January 2019
- Ethiopia – Inter-communal fighting in South Sudanese refugee camps (DG ECHO, DG ECHO partners) (ECHO Daily Flash of 21 January 2019)
- U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Applauds Ethiopia’s New Refugee Law
‘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.