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
- Placing IDPs on the Map in Ethiopia and Beyond
- ECHO Factsheet – Ethiopia – Last updated 17/12/2018
- Multi-million-dollar project to construct schools in refugee camps and host communities launched in Ethiopia
- 700,000 people flee conflict to seek safety in Somali region of Ethiopia
- EU steps up support for Ethiopia: emergency aid for refugees, internally displaced people and to tackle natural disasters
The scandal of poverty, suffered by billions of people around the globe, could soon become far worse. It is being exacerbated by the effects of climate change, which are already having an impact in some parts of the world, with an increase in severe tropical cyclones, drought, falling crop productivity, rising sea levels and shrinking glaciers.
In east Africa some people are dying of
thirst and mothers are worried about where to find their child's next drink
of water. How can this happen when the world has so much? Caroline Waterman,
Christian Aid's communication officer for the region, explains.
Travelling through north-east Kenya, the only thing that punctuated the dry and dusty road between Garrisa and Wajjir, was the silhouette of people begging for water by the side of the road.
At times, on our route along this road, we would stop every ten minutes to fill people's gourds and jerry cans.
Christian Aid is launching an emergency appeal for East Africawhere millions of people are facing starvation after the region's worst drought in years.
Christian Aid has received reports of people
dying of thirst, and up to 70% of livestock have been lost as the predominately
pastoralist communities move their cattle in desperate search of food and
Food, water and humanitarian aid must reach the 11 million people affected by the crisis urgently if we are to prevent this becoming a major catastrophe.
Christian Aid is already working with partners across the region in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda and Tanzania.
Christian Aid's immediate response: