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23 Oct 2017 description
report ActionAid

Over the past year, the drought emergency has shown how climate change and natural hazards are increasing humanitarian needs in Ethiopia. As communities cope with shocks in agricultural and livestock production and access to food, national humanitarian organisations working with these communities find themselves apart from the decision-making spaces.

20 Jan 2010 description

Background

A humanitarian emergency, by definition, requires immediate action, and for emergency actors to be able to respond they need access to quick and flexible funding.

29 Sep 2009 description
report ActionAid

According to the World Food Programme, there are 40 million people in the East and Horn of Africa who are desperately in need of food and there are reports of deaths due to starvation.

30 Aug 2008 description
report ActionAid

East Africa is experiencing serious food shortages triggered by the failure of seasonal rains. Communities have lost their harvests resulting in at least 7 million people facing hunger in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Somaliland.

East Africa is experiencing serious food shortages triggered by the failure of seasonal rains.

19 Aug 2008 description
report ActionAid

Millions of people across the Horn of Africa are facing starvation and the situation could become catastrophic unless urgent action is taken.

A combination of drought, failed harvests and the continued rise in global food prices has left at least 7 million people facing hunger in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Somaliland.

With millions facing hunger and destitution, ActionAid is warning that the region is now reaching a tipping point with increasing numbers of people unable to cope.

In Ethiopia, the government estimates that 4.6 million people need emergency food aid.

11 Aug 2008 description
report ActionAid

Time is running out for the Horn of Africa, hit by the combined impact of failed harvests and global increases in the price of food.

With millions facing hunger and destitution, ActionAid is warning that the region is now reaching a tipping point with increasing numbers of people unable to cope. Altogether five countries - Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti- are affected. If nothing is done, the situation could easily become catastrophic.

In Ethiopia, the government estimates that 4.6 million people need emergency food aid.

20 Nov 2006 description
report ActionAid

Floods in the Horn of Africa have driven thousands of people from their homes - affecting 1.8 million people across the region.

The worst hit areas are in Somalia at Hiran and Middle Shabeele, close to Puntland where ActionAid has been responding to the 2004 tsunami.

Two of the country's biggest rivers, the Juba and Shabeele burst their banks.

Rains have also badly affected north eastern Kenya and south eastern Ethiopia.

Flash floods along the Tana river have affected Garissa and Ijara in northern Kenya, displacing at least 6,000 people while six people have lost their …

21 Sep 2006 description
report ActionAid

ActionAid emergencies programmatic work has had a strong focus on floods during the lastfewmonths. We are responding to the floods in Ethiopia, Nepaland Indiawith emergency response programmes deliveringfood, medicines, utensils, shelter and school materials in the areas where we work.

Ethiopia

In Ethiopia the floods are still ongoing and affecting 7 of the9 regions in the country. The number of affected people has risen to 363,658; 145,048 of them have been displaced.

30 Aug 2006 description
report ActionAid

More than 600 people have died and as many as 50,000 people have been displaced by severe flooding in nine of Ethiopia's eleven regions. ActionAid is responding to the floods in the Dire Dawa and South Omo regions by providing emergency relief.

Over the past few weeks Ethiopia has been struggling to deal with flash flooding across the country. ActionAid is working with its partner organisations to provide immediate assistance distributing food and plastic sheeting.

22 Aug 2006 description
report ActionAid

Today, international development agency, ActionAid, warned that the death toll due to the flooding in Ethiopia could rise substantially in the next few days. Six hundred and twenty people have so far been confirmed dead, with hundreds more missing.

Many of the 50,000 people who have been made homeless by the floods are in danger of catching diseases such as malaria, cholera and diarrhoea, due to poor sanitation and overcrowding in makeshift shelters.

18 Aug 2006 description
report ActionAid

International development agency, ActionAid, is responding to the floods in the Dire Dawa and South Omoregions of Ethiopia by working with local partners to provide emergency relief supplies, such as rice, flour and plastic sheeting.

For more information from the region contact

Dr Retta Menberu, ActionAid Ethiopia's country director on + 251 (0)911 464781.
For all other inquiries contact the ActionAid media unit on + 44 (0)20 7561 7614 / 077539 73486 out of hours.

20 Feb 2006 description
report ActionAid

Two anti-poverty campaigners detained in Ethiopia since November have stated that they intend to plead not guilty. Their next court appearance is on Thursday 23 February.

04 Jan 2006 description
report ActionAid

The international development agency ActionAid has expressed its deep disappointment after an Ethiopian court today refused bail to two anti-poverty activists who were arrested in early November.

ActionAid Ethiopia's policy head Daniel Bekele, and close partner Netsanet Demessie of the Organisation for Social Justice in Ethiopia (OSJE), were held for more than a month before they were charged with conspiring to overthrow the Ethiopian constitution.

16 Dec 2005 description
report ActionAid

ActionAid is appealing for the immediate and unconditional release of two anti-poverty activists, one a staff member and one a close partner of ActionAid, who are being held without charge in Ethiopia.

The two men, Daniel Bekele and Netsanet Demessie, were among a number of civil society activists arrested in early November. ActionAid insists that Daniel Bekele and Netsanet Demessie have done nothing illegal, nor were they involved in any unconstitutional activities. They have been brought to court twice but never charged.

03 Nov 2005 description
report ActionAid

Daniel Bekele, ActionAid International's policy manager in Ethiopia, was this week arrested and detained in Addis Ababa without charge. He is reportedly being held in unacceptable conditions.

30 May 2003 description
report ActionAid

Seis meses después del llamamiento conjunto del Gobierno etíope y Naciones Unidas para asistir a la población afectada por la hambruna, la situación ha empeorado. Ahora, el n=FAmero de personas que requieren ayuda urgente ha aumentado en más de un millón. Así se pone de manifiesto en la nueva petición de ayuda realizada por el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) y las autoridades del país.

21 Mar 2003 description
report ActionAid

El Banco Mundial considera que hace falta 100.000 millones de dólares anuales para llevar agua a los países en desarrollo, un tercio del presupuesto militar de Estados Unidos

11 Dec 2002 description
report ActionAid

El primer ministro etíope hace un desesperado llamamiento a la comunidad internacional para pedir urgentemente 1,4 millones de toneladas de alimentos