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
- ACLED Regional Overview – Africa (24 September 2018)
- Ethiopia Key Message Update, September 2018
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2018 - Ethiopia (Revised August 2018)
- Timeline: the food situation in Niger
and the European Commission's response
SUMMER 2004: Locust infestation resulting in widespread crop and pasture losses. Poor rainy season with rainfall ending earlier than usual.
NIGER is just one of about 15 African countries facing major food problems over the coming months. According to Tom Arnold, chief executive officer of Concern Worldwide, the lives and livelihoods of 30 million people are at risk. Every 30 seconds an African child dies of hunger.
Niger, one of the world's poorest countries where 60 per cent of the 11.5m population live on $1 a day, is only the tip of the iceberg. African countries in which Concern is working are facing into food crises of a staggering scale. Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi and Somalia are in difficulty.
Food aid is beginning to flow into Niger, where some 2.9 million people face food shortages.
By Abraham McLaughlin and Christian Allen Purefoy
Trócaire launches an Africa-wide emergency appeal to raise €3 million to target the many countries on the African continent facing hunger and food insecurity.
A number of regions in Africa are experiencing food shortages with various levels of severity and complexity.
Jan Egeland, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, in his opening statement to a press conference held today at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, said that as Emergency Relief Coordinator, he found one of his most difficult missions was to bring attention to the most neglected and forgotten emergencies. For each one that received funding and profiling, there were a dozen neglected emergencies, some of which turned, despite early warnings, into full-blown catastrophes, such as in Niger and the sahel in Africa.
CARE International is working in Niger and across Africa to address food shortages, help people combat the impact of drought, and improve food production.
Nearly a dozen countries in Africa are facing severe food shortages this year. The UN estimates that more than 30 million people in East, West and Southern Africa will need food aid in coming months.
In Niger, CARE is delivering food and seeds to thousands of starving families, and has been preparing for this crisis since last year.