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Thursday 25 February 2016

Severe drought pushing Somalia/Somaliland further into chaos, warns Save the Children

 

The worst drought to hit Somalia/Somaliland in several years will further destabilise an already fragile country unless the international community steps in to prevent a famine, warns Save the Children.

 

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Wednesday 10 February 2016

The time for roundtables is over - Ethiopia needs action now

A blog by John Graham,Country Director, Save the Children Ethiopia

 Stuart Sia/Save the Children

People from Denkarone and even surrounding areas fill their containers with precious water delivered by Save the Children

 

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Wednesday 10 February 2016

FOREIGN DONORS MUST PLEDGE $245M IN NEXT THREE WEEKS TO AVOID BREAK IN FOOD AID PIPELINE BY END OF APRIL

The international community has just three weeks to provide $245 million in emergency food aid to help prevent a potentially catastrophic escalation in severe acute malnutrition (SAM) cases in drought-afflicted parts of Ethiopia from the end of April when the main ‘hungry season’ begins.

 

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Friday 22 January 2016

350,000 BABIES EXPECTED TO BE BORN ACROSS DROUGHT-AFFECTED PARTS OF ETHIOPIA AS FOOD CRISIS PEAKS

Save the Children is calling on the United Nations to urgently raise the global alarm on Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years as global leaders, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, prepare to arrive in the nation’s capital for the 26th African Union Summit starting on January 25th.

 

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Friday 18 December 2015

Ethiopia drought: schools closing, livestock dying, and wells drying up

As a result of the severe drought in Ethiopia thousands of women and children are currently spending up to six hours a day fetching clean water as many wells are now drying up, and up to 1.2 million children are missing out on education as schools are closed in the worst affected areas.

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