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 - 2015-2019
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- Multi-dimensional Child Deprivation in Ethiopia - First National Estimates
- UNHCR welcomes Ethiopia law granting more rights to refugees
- UN Entities Support Ethiopia’s Quest for Policy Coherence for SDGs
- Ethiopia: 3W - Agriculture Cluster Ongoing Activities Map (as of November 2018)
- Ethiopia: 3W - WASH Cluster Ongoing and Planned Activities map (as of November 2018)
Famine, food shortages, malnutrition, massive loss of livestock and skyrocketing food prices continue to affect more than 11 million people in East African countries as drought and hunger spread across the region.
PWS&D is working in partnership with Canadian Foodgrains Bank to support the people of Eastern Africa as they suffer from the worst drought to hit the region in 60 years.
The World Food Program estimates at least 10 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Dijibouti, Uganda and Sudan will now require food assistance following two years of prolonged drought. The lack of rains has damaged crops, dried up existing sources of water and led to higher grain prices.
A re-assessment of the food crisis in Ethiopia has revealed that the situation has deteriorated since January 2003, when the Ethiopian government announced that the number of people requiring food assistance increased from 10.2 million to 11.3 million, with three million of those under close monitoring. The assessment was completed in April 2003 by eight multi-agency teams.
A program supported through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) is helping to bring relief to the drought stricken Kucha district of Ethiopia.
People suffering from food shortages in Ethiopia will soon be the beneficiaries of Canadian food assistance as Canadian Foodgrains Bank is shipping 9,700 tonnes of wheat to the people of Ethiopia. Canadian Presbyterians have contributed to this shipment through Presbyterian World Service & Development.