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09 Oct 2017 description

The combination of drought, El Niño and conflict has left East Africa struggling to survive. The region is facing a monumental hunger crisis with 24 million people affected in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan. More than 15 million children in the region are facing health risks due to ongoing drought and insecurity. Of them approximately 800,000 are severely malnourished and at risk of starvation. This largely pastoral region has been hit particularly hard by drought which resulted in an immense loss of livestock.

23 Nov 2016 description

The Ethiopian Government is planning to construct two new dams to mitigate Ethiopia’s devastating and recurring floods. The decision comes just a few months after flash floods ravaged the country, causing as many as one hundred fatalities and displacing tens of thousands of people.

The construction, orchestrated by the Awash Basin Authority of Water Resources, Irrigation (ABA) and Energy Ministry, will take place in the Afar region and is estimated to cost 11.7 billion Birr.

22 Dec 2015 description

21 December 2015: With the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016 fast approaching, we are excited to share with you some of our speakers, who will deliver invaluable insight into technological innovations and best practice to improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa.

The opening speech of the Summit will be led by H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission.