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03 Feb 2016 description
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Without waste management, latrines, access to safe water and promotion of good hygiene, a crowded refugee camp will result in the rapid spread of disease.

03 Nov 2015 description
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The residents of Dhadacha Farda Kebele used to migrate in search of water, but for two years now they have not needed to leave their home area

“I have stopped migrating, thanks to Hara Amaya pond, located near my house,” mentioned Abdo Ibrahim, 52, a father of seven children.

27 Oct 2014 description
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The residents of Hargadeb report a decrease in conflict over water as a result of their pond.

03 Oct 2014 description
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Securing water through constructing a new pond helped Fate Hussen, a mother of five from migrating and her children from dropping out of school.

03.10.2014 by Tinbit Amare Dejene

“Calm down! Calm down!” shouts Fate Hassen, 43, an old woman who carried her grandson, while she guides her cows to drink water in the Hara Adi pond. It is located in Harashimbosite in Raytu district of Bale zone, in the South Eastern part of Ethiopia. She started using this pond recently.

29 Aug 2014 description
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Eight months after conflict broke out, thousands of South Sudanese refugees continue to flee into Ethiopia but lack of funding makes it difficult to provide shelter, clean water and proper sanitation. In August 2014, DanChurchAid visited Leitchuor camp in the Gambella region of south western Ethiopia.

14 Sep 2012 description

Last year more than 13 million people were starving in the Horn of Africa. People were driven to leave their homes in search of water and food.

Dan Church Aid, a member of ACT Alliance and our other partners were immediately ready with emergency relief. Thanks to the long-term commitment the Alliance has had in the region, this assistance has saved many lives.

08 Jul 2011 description
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The Horn of Africa is experiencing the worst drought in 60 years. Right now, more than ten million people need food.

08.07.2011 by Lisbeth Engbo

"Everything is very dry and dusty. The women spend most of their time searching for water. The men and boys have left the villages with the cows that have not died from hunger and thirst".

These are the observations of DCA's communication officer, Fikerte Abebe, who has just returned from Borena in the southern part of Ethiopia – one of the areas that are most affected by the drought.

16 May 2011 description
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The pastoral and agro-pastoral community of Southern Ethiopia is affected by drought caused by La Nina.

According to an assessment report of the government run Borena taskforce poor performance of the short term rainy season from September to November 2010 in all 13 districts of the Borena Administrative Zone in Oromia Regional State is the main cause of the drought.