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11 Aug 2017 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid’s emergency fundraising drive for East Africa’s hunger crisis has raised more than £2.1m in six months says the charity, as it urges the global community to do more to stop the scandal of mass starvation.

To date, Christian Aid and its local partners have helped nearly 75,000 people across Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan, since launching an emergency appeal in February.

26 Feb 2016 description
report Christian Aid

Millions of people in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Malawi face hunger and food shortages.

This regional food crisis is caused by El Niño weather conditions, which are closely linked to droughts and prolonged dry spells.

The current El Niño is on course to be the strongest and longest for 35 years. Its devastating effects have already hindered crop production and caused food shortages across the southern and east Africa region.

09 Feb 2016 description
report Christian Aid

Large-scale drought is having a devastating effect on millions in Ethiopia – and the situation is set to worsen.

Current situation

Ethiopia is suffering its worst drought in 30 years.

More than 10 million people are at risk.

Farmers’ harvests have failed, and their livestock are badly affected. Thousands of cows and goats have died.

The situation is critical.

We’re responding

We’ve made £50,000 of emergency funds available to help communities who’ve been hit hardest by the drought.

19 Dec 2015 description
report Christian Aid

This year, large-scale drought, exacerbated by effects of El Niño is having a devastating effect on millions in Ethiopia – and the situation is set to worsen.

The scale and magnitude of the crisis is unprecedented in terms of intensity and coverage. Most parts of the country are affected by drought and the situation has become alarming and life-threatening.

With more than 80% of the population relying on rain to grow crops, the rains during the Belg (short season) and the Meher (main season) are key to people’s lives and livelihoods.