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Friday 8 April 2016

Ethiopia in the grip of its worst drought in 50 years. Six million children in need of food aid

Save the children is warning that at least six million children in Ethiopia are facing critical food shortages as a result of the worst drought in 50 years.

 

Newly appointed CEO of Save the Children International Helle Thorning-Schmidt urges the international community to step up its support.

 

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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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