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
- The Crisis Below the Headlines: Conflict Displacement in Ethiopia
- Ethiopia to vaccinate more than 1 million people against yellow fever
- Ethiopia – Eritrean Refugee Influx (DG ECHO, UNHCR, NRC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 September 2018)
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 66 | 15 - 28 October 2018
- Ethiopia: Renewed influx of Eritrean refugees, 12th September to 13th October 2018
While Americans are cringing every time they pump gas, others around the world are feeling it too, although not just at the pump. Rising gas prices also cause a rapid increase in the price of staples.
The first time I met young Abdo Hussein in a village near Shashemene town in southern Ethiopia, his condition was dire and I never would have dreamed that I'd be warmly hugged by him today. It's four years since that unbelievable moment when we were all caught unaware by the death throes of an entire forgotten village. Frankly, I didn't believe at the time that Abdo would survive.
By Dr. Tadesse Kassaye
CCF Ethiopian staff
The most recent assessments in Ethiopia are showing that 12.6 million people, one in five of the population, are on the brink of starvation. Close to half of those are children under 15 years of age. Children are dying daily from malnutrition.
"The famine that has gripped Ethiopia is unbearable... The suffering I have seen first hand is beyond comprehension. Children cry for food that their parents cannot give them. Animal carcasses litter the landscape. I cannot stress how urgent the need is." - Fikru Abebe, CCF's National Director in Ethiopia
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.
Richmond, VA - Because of the partial failure of the December maize harvest, Christian Children's Fund (CCF) announced today it will extend its food aid program to Kenya through March 2001. It is anticipated that CCF will extend food and medical aid to Ethiopia as well, once the Ethiopian government provides its analysis of Ethiopia's recent harvest.
Famine in Africa
Richmond, VA - As famine sweeps through sub-Saharan Africa, many people in industrialized countries are asking why. Not why the rains don't come. But why people hang on to a way of life that is punctuated with devastating drought and famine.
Richmond, VA - Christian Children's Fund (CCF), one of the largest and most respected child development organizations in the world, has committed $2.5 million in food and medical aid to Ethiopia and Kenya. The funds are earmarked to help approximately 300,000 people in the districts of Shashemene, Bosona Worena, Boset and Silti in Ethiopia and in northern Kenya where CCF has long term development projects.
Richmond, VA - The signs of famine are everywhere in Ethiopia. As early as last fall, Christian Children's Fund (CCF) staff in Ethiopia and its southern neighbor, Kenya, began reporting unmistakable signs that the Horn of Africa would be facing a famine comparable to the disastrous famine of 1984-85, according to CCF President John F. Schultz. This led to CCF's first appeal for Ethiopia emergency assistance last September, which has been followed up by CCF this month with an appeal for food aid to both Ethiopia and Kenya.
Millions of people in Kenya and Ethiopia are facing a dire emergency - famine. Because they are countries where CCF is assisting children, this is of great concern to us.