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07 Oct 2016 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville Location: Geneva Date: 7 October 2016 Subject: (1) Ethiopia & (2) Guatemala

(1) Ethiopia

10 Aug 2016 description

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on tens of millions of people across the globe in 2015 and 2016. East Africa, Southern Africa, Central America, South East Asia and the Pacific Islands, continue to be at risk of extreme weather events, including below-normal rains and flooding. The humanitarian fallout includes increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; increased susceptibility to illnesses, and forced displacement.

16 May 2012 description
report Save the Children

One Little Life at a Time: Emergency Response in the Horn of Africa

In 2011, people in the Horn of Africa asked only one question: When will the rains return?

After two years of drought, 13 million people (half of them children) are still hungry and at risk of malnutrition—or worse. Families now depend on humanitarian aid to survive, many sheltered in the camps on the borders of Ethiopia and Kenya.

30 Sep 2010 description
report UN Foundation

United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign encourages American girls to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help the world's hardest-to-reach adolescent girls

New York, NY (September 30, 2010) - The United Nations Foundation is launching its newest campaign - Girl Up - which encourages American girls to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for their counterparts in the developing world. Girl Up will raise awareness about the 600 million adolescent girls living in developing countries and encourages American girls to give …

11 Mar 2010 description

United States Government Accountability Office

Report to Congressional Committees


Highlights of GAO-10-352, a report to congressional committees

What GAO Found

The U.S. government supports a wide variety of programs and activities for global food security, but lacks readily available comprehensive data on funding. In response to GAO's data collection instrument to 10 agencies, 7 agencies reported funding for global food security in fiscal year 2008 (see figure below) based on the working definition GAO developed for this purpose with agency input.

28 Oct 2009 description
report Save the Children


East Africa is experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades. In Ethiopia, the government estimates at least 6 million people-about half of them children-need emergency food aid through the end of this year. But, international donors have fallen short of their commitments. As of October, 2009, the country faces a shortfall of 125,000 tons of food needed to feed hungry children and their families.

Among those needing emergency assistance are the residents of Ethiopia's southern Somali region. There, things could get much worse if the October long rains are weak.

13 Oct 2009 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children Experts Available to Discuss Current Food Crises in Guatemala, Ethiopia and East Africa

WESTPORT, Conn. (Oct. 13, 2009) - Food prices have fallen from last year's peaks, wealthy countries are starting to recover from the financial crisis, and world leaders have pledged a $22 billion food security initiative - yet hunger is getting worse for poor children around the world.

1. For the first time in history more than a billion people live with chronic hunger - at least 400 million of them are children. Check out the Roadmap to End Global Hunger.


28 Sep 2009 description

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Millennium Villages Project announced the launch of a new partnership aimed at dramatically reducing hunger and malnutrition across Africa, at a Headquarters press conference today.

"This is a wonderful day, for me personally and for the Millennium Villages Project, in partnering with the World Food Programme," said Jeffrey Sachs of the Millennium Villages, a project involving eight villages and more half a million people in sub-Saharan African communities working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

With 1 billion people -- …

29 Jul 2009 description

FEWS NET overviews

For an analysis of food security in Guatemala, see the back page.

EAST AFRICA: Prices for most staple foods in all countries are above the nominal five year averages. Prices for white maize, the primary staple consumed by the poor in the region, are also rising in Ethiopia and Uganda in spite of government and humanitarian interventions, and are expected to rise further there and in Kenya through the end of the hunger season in September. Unusually high rates of urban food insecurity continue as incomes lag behind food costs.