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22 Aug 2017 description
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A complete and utter disaster on an apocalyptic scale could is destined to occur in Afder, the Somali region in the south east of Ethiopia.

According to recent reports from the United Nations before the year is out some 10.5 million people will not have regular access to safe drinking water, 8.5 million people will require emergency food assistance and 376,000 children will become severely acutely malnourished.

21 Aug 2017 description
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Prolonged drought and increasing food insecurity in Ethiopia has resulted in internal displacement, particularly in the Afar region which borders Somalia.

In Ethiopia, 8.5 million people are currently food insecure and require urgent assistance.

In the last three months alone this number has increased dramatically from 7.8 million as the situation worsens.

376,000 children aged five or under are severely malnourished.

An acute lack of food and water across the region has led to people fleeing their homes in search of survival.

16 Aug 2017 description
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In areas where families were heavily reliant on their animals to survive, the loss of livestock has reduced one-time breadwinners to being recipients of aid.

Arid land and undetected diseases continue to threaten the remaining animals and are leaving entire communities in the Afar region of Ethiopia without sufficient food and income to survive.

22 Apr 2017 description
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More than 5.6 million people in Ethiopia are in desperate need of food and water. The current drought hit the country before the population could recover from the devastating El Niño-induced drought in 2015 and 2016, which affected more than 10 million people.

The Government has since implemented an effective response plan, but millions of vulnerable Ethiopians are still facing severe drought conditions. The Somali and Afder regions in Ethiopia have been the worse affected. The lack of water, loss of harvests and livestock has resulted in mass displacement.

23 Dec 2015 description
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Millions of people in Ethiopia are in need of humanitarian support as the drought in Ethiopia intensifies.

Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years. The combination of the strong El Niño – a climate cycle that impacts on global weather patterns – and above average temperatures of the Indian Ocean mean that crops have failed, livestock have perished and people are facing devastating food shortages.

11 May 2015 description
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Education and economic empowerment programmes are expected to begin in Sub-Saharan Africa after a new agreement was reached between Islamic Relief and Al-Asmakh Charity Foundation.

02 Feb 2015 description
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Islamic Relief Ethiopia has launched an exciting project to empower girls through education.

The scheme, which aims to improve access to quality primary education for both girls and boys, began in December. It targets children in the rural district of Ewa, Afar, a largely rural regional state where many grapple with poverty and inadequate access to basic services.

Children struggling to access education

12 Jan 2015 description
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Islamic Relief has provided thousands of poor people with access to safe water and sanitation, through a large-scale programme being delivered with partners in Ethiopia.

Despite current development efforts, Ethiopia is amongst the poorest countries in the world, and the Somali region is its poorest region. Conflict and insecurity in the region has stifled much-needed development, leaving many poor families unable to access basic services such as education, health and water.

02 Dec 2014 description
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World Aids Day is a day dedicated to raise awareness about Aids and the spread of HIV throughout the World.

Globally, an estimated 35 million people were living with HIV last year, and 3.2 million of these were children. The vast majority of people living with HIV are in low- and middle-income countries. An estimated 2.1 million people were newly infected with the virus in 2013.

10 Oct 2013 description
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Around 21,000 vulnerable people in Ethiopia are to benefit from an Islamic Relief project to fight malaria.

Every day, about 3,000 children worldwide die from malaria – a preventable and treatable disease that kills between 600,000 to one million people a year, mostly on the African continent. Rural communities in Ethiopia are particularly at risk, with 75 per cent of land suitable for agriculture being susceptible to malaria.

12 Apr 2013 description
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As Ethiopia struggles in the midst of another food-crisis, Islamic Relief is continuing to provide emergency relief to some of the country’s most vulnerable communities.

Last year, regions of Ethiopia suffered complete crop failure as the rains failed once more, with vulnerable rural communities the hardest hit.

08 Jul 2011 description
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Islamic Relief Aid workers come across 8-month-old Mahmoud Ibrahim who is severely malnourished. The situation is critical and they make a frantic dash to the hospital to try and save Mahmoud's life.

The drought in the Horn of Africa is affecting nearly over 10 million people from across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. A deadly combination of successive failed rains and rising food prices has resulted in the worst drought the region has seen for 60 years.

05 Jul 2011 description
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The drought in the Horn of Africa is affecting nearly ten million people from across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. A deadly combination of successive failed rains and rising food prices has resulted in the worst drought the region has seen for 60 years.

23 Aug 2006 description
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Heavy rains and flooding in Ethiopia's South Omo Valley have killed 620 people and displaced 22,000. The number of missing is not known, and the death toll is expected to increase.

18 Apr 2006 description
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As drought continues to ravage the Horn of Africa, an estimated 11 million people in the region are facing critical food shortages. Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia are the hardest-hit countries.

03 May 2005 description
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Flooding in Ethiopia's Somali region has affected around 30,000 people and left an estimated 5,000 homeless. At least 134 people are known to have died, many after being attacked by deadly crocodiles.

Forty villages along Ethiopia's largest river, the Wabe Shebelle, were affected by the flood. The river burst its banks on 23 April 2005 after two days of continuous heavy rain and spread over 10 km, forcing villagers to flee to higher ground.

Flooding occurred along the entire length of the river.

29 Jan 2003 description
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$200,000 Approved for Famine Relief

26 Sep 2000 description
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Emergency and Relief Department
Over 19,000 in Ethiopia’s most remote drought-afflicted province to benefit.

In response to the drought which tightened its grip on the Horn of Africa in April 2000, Islamic Relief launched a $300,000 drought relief operation in Ethiopia, the worst affected country with over eight million at risk.

11 May 2000 description
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Islamic Relief has launched a food-aid programme in Ethiopia as the Horn of Africa experiences its worst drought since the famine of 1984. Ethiopia is the worst affected region with over 8 million people at risk.

09 May 2000 description
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Islamic Relief has launched a food-aid programme in Ethiopia as the Horn of Africa experiences its worst drought since the famine of 1984. Ethiopia is the worst affected region with over 8 million people at risk.