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
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- Ethiopia – Eritrean Refugee Influx (DG ECHO, UNHCR, NRC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 September 2018)
The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by country and region. Calculated each year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GHI highlights successes and failures in hunger reduction and provides insights into the drivers of hunger. By raising awareness and understanding of regional and country differences in hunger, the GHI aims to trigger actions to reduce hunger.
(02/03/2017) In Africa, a hunger crisis is unfolding of even greater proportions than the one of 2010/2011 in the Horn of Africa. Welthungerhilfe is therefore providing 500,000 euros of emergency aid to help the victims of the drought. The money will be used for emergency assistance measures in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somaliland. These three countries in the Horn of Africa are currently suffering a severe drought that is threatening the lives of more than 11 million people. According to UN figures, more than 20 million people in Africa are dependent on humanitarian assistance for survival.
We help the hungry survive the disaster
Ethiopia has been repeatedly threatened by extreme hunger; the famine of 1984/85 when up to 1 million people died is to this day etched into the memories of Ethiopians and their government. El Niño induced crop failure and death of livestock leading to extreme hunger for upwards of 10 million people once again threatens Ethiopia.
Social protection to fight hunger
Bonn, 15.08.2011. Welthungerhilfe welcomes the increase in funding for the drought victims at the Horn of Africa announced by Development Minister Niebel. “We find it particularly positive that more than half of the funding for provisions and long term programs will be made available,” says Bärbel Dieckmann, President of Welthungerhilfe. “Currently, emergency relief is the priority, but at the same time additional aid must be initiated to provide better protection in future against extended dry periods for the people at the Horn of Africa.
The Welthungerhilfe is expanding their aid measures in Ethiopia. This week we will start distributing food aid in the Afar region in eastern Ethiopia to 13,500 adults and 5,000 children, as well as nutritional supplements to 2,000 both pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding. There are more than 200,000 refugees from Somalia in Ethiopia, but the conditions for the 4.8 million Ethiopians is also critical and continues to grow worse.
Berlin, 12th October 2007. Cuba and Peru in Latin America, Mozambique and Ghana in Sub-Saharan Africa, Indonesia and Vietnam in South Asia - these developing countries are all on the right path towards achieving the hunger-related Millennium Development Goals.
Bonn/Matuu, 23rd November 2006. Deutsche Welthungerhilfe has mobilized 200,000 euros for immediate relief in the Horn of Africa. The funds will be used primarily for the restoration of drinking water supplies and later on for the distribution of seed.
The River Shebelle on the Ethiopian border to Somalia burst its banks and flooded an area of 15 kilometres on either side. 24 villages in this area are being assisted in the sterilisation or re-digging of their wells. Following this, seed will be distributed since floods have washed away crops.
(Berlin: 13/10/2006) Warfare and armed conflict has devastating ramifications for the fight against hunger in affected countries. This is one of the central conclusions of a report presented by Deutsche Welthungerhilfe and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on Friday in Berlin.