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31 Dec 2002 description

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION.

  • 1.1 Geography and Climate
  • 1.2 Demography
  • 1.3 Economy
  • 1.4 Political and Administrative Set up
  • 1.5 Health Profile
  • 1.6 Health Problem
2. SITUATIONAL ASSESSMENT ON THE EXTENT OF THE CURRENT DRAUGHT PROBLEM IN ETHIOPIA
  • 2.1 Climatic condition
  • 2.2. Rainfall condition
  • 2.3 Crop conditions
  • 2.4 Livestock condition
  • 2.5 Food situation
3. HEALTH NEED ASSESSMENT
4. OBJECTIVES OF THE APPEAL
5. GOVERNMENT POLICY AND ACTIONS
31 Dec 2002 description

Throughout Ethiopia, the affect of the drought and resulting famine is visible everywhere. Children are beginning to appear malnourished and thin; families have sold off goods; cattle carcasses litter the landscape and fields which should be in the height of harvest are dried up and unproductive.

30 Dec 2002 description

Contents

  • Mission Highlights
  • OVERVIEW
  • 2. SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONTEXT
  • 3. FOOD PRODUCTION IN 2002
  • 4. PRODUCTION SITUATION BY REGION
  • 5. FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION
Mission Highlights

- Late, poorly distributed and early cessation of seasonal rains resulted in a decline of grain production in 2002. Reduced use of improved seed and fertilizer also contributed to the decline.

- National cereal and pulse production is forecast at 9.27 million tonnes, about 25 percent and 21 percent down from 2001 and the average of the previous 5 years respectively.

30 Dec 2002 description

ROME/ADDIS ABABA, 30 December 2002, -- More than 11 million people in Ethiopia are facing serious food shortages and possible starvation, following a prolonged dry spell that led to a poor harvest in many parts of the country, according to a joint report released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

27 Dec 2002 description
report Oxfam

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi issued a warning that his country may be facing a famine even worse than that in 1984, which killed nearly one million people.

27 Dec 2002 description

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - An outbreak of malaria has killed about 168 persons in Ethiopia's Amahara Region since December, the director of the national Anti-malaria Association, Abera Mehrete, said here Friday.

27 Dec 2002 description

CONTINUING INTERVENTION REQUESTED TO ASSIST PASTORALISTS IN SOMALI REGION

27 Dec 2002 description
report Addis Tribune

Teketel Haile-Mariam, PhD,USA

Less than a year ago, many farmers in some parts of Ethiopia lost their lives, oddly enough because of disturbances associated with surpluses of agricultural products (mainly food crops). Combinations of good soil moisture and application of improved farm inputs helped to produce abundances of supplies and surpluses in the affected regions, leading to drastic falls in prices.

27 Dec 2002 description
report Addis Tribune

A staggering number of 2.2 million people (2 million adults and 200,000 children) live with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. The figures are provided by the "AIDS in Ethiopia" report released about two weeks ago.

The report, the only official and reliable source of information on the subject as claimed by the authors, puts the 2001 estimate of HIV prevalence in Ethiopia at 6.6 percent.

23 Dec 2002 description

The Department for International Development Clare Short today announced a further £30 million contribution to meet emergency assistance in Africa. £15m of the contribution will go to meeting emergency needs in Ethiopia and the other £15 million will be put to humanitarian assistance and recovery programmes across southern Africa.

Clare Short, Secretary of State for International Development said:

"I am very worried about food shortages in Africa.

23 Dec 2002 description
report Oxfam

Una semana después de que OXFAM INTERNCIONAL (INTERMÓN OXFAM en España) diera a conocer p=FAblicamente el contencioso que enfrenta a Nestlé con el estado etíope por una nacionalización de una empresa en 1975, y después de que 20.000 personas hayan enviado otros tantos correos electrónicos a Nestlé pidiendo que se retirase del caso, la multinacional suiza ha tomado una serie de decisiones positivas justo al iniciarse las fiestas navideñas.

23 Dec 2002 description

Many families in Ethiopia are taking part in micro-enterprise development projects assisted by CWS and our partner, the Christian Relief and Development Association. CRDA micro-enterprise projects include water resource development, agriculture, child development, education, health, income generation, urban development, and community-based rehabilitation for disabled people.

20 Dec 2002 description
report UN News Service

Aiming to stem the spread of disease and malnutrition in drought-stricken Ethiopia, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today sent a massive shipment of medical supplies to the country.

19 Dec 2002 description

Baltimore, December 19, 2002 - Lutheran World Relief and other members of Action by Churches Together are helping drought-stricken communities in Africa with both needed food and future harvests, but Africa's current food crisis looms ever larger. United Nations estimates are that up to 30 million people in the Horn and southern Africa are now at risk.

19 Dec 2002 description

The recurring drought in Ethiopia in recent years has devastated the nutritional well being, general health status, food security, and economic stability of the population. International Medical Corps is planning an emergency nutrition and health program in Ethiopia that will minimize the effects of the drought on the population in drought-affected areas.

18 Dec 2002 description

By Mike Crawley, dpa

Badosa Batala, Ethiopia (dpa) - Abdulkadir Ahmed is only 11 years old, but he knows how badly his country has been hit by drought. He hears it at school - from his belly.

"My stomach makes noise,'' says the Grade 2 student in the village of Badosa Batala, 130 kilometres southeast of the capital Addis Ababa. "I am not paying attention to my teacher. We all spend the day thinking about our stomachs.''

More than 11 million Ethiopians are doing the same.