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
- 700,000 people flee conflict to seek safety in Somali region of Ethiopia
- The Crisis Below the Headlines: Conflict Displacement in Ethiopia
- Ethiopia - Council conclusions (19 November 2018)
- World Vision East Africa Region Situation Report | October 1 - October 31, 2018
- President’s Malaria Initiative: Ethiopia - Malaria Operational Plan FY 2019
This paper is the third to address the issues related to the Food Security Crisis in Africa and may be read in conjunction with the papers of November 2002 and February 2003. It does not review the issues already examined in those papers - the underlying causes of the crisis in the various countries, their crop calendars, or the link between under nutrition and the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Given the marked improvement of the situation in much of Southern Africa, this paper focuses attention on Eritrea, Ethiopia, southern Sudan and Zimbabwe.
New Concern surveys have revealed "frightening" levels of malnutrition in Ethiopia and Eritrea, the Dail's Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs has been told.
Concern has called on the government to
make 'special provision' for the food crisis in Africa by setting aside
30 million in the forthcoming Budget Estimates.
Up to 30 million people in Africa are threatened by continent's worst ever food crisis. Some 14 million people are affected in the southern Africa region, while as many as 16 million may be affected in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
The situation in Ethiopia is so critical that Concern has scaled back other work to concentrate on emergency operations.