Life without water is unimaginable. It is sad that in today’s world 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home. This affects their health, education, and livelihoods. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 commits the world to ensure that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and includes targets for protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution. Continue reading Eritrea: Securing Availability of Water for Good
BY ELIZABETH MWANIKI | UNDP ERITREA
Eritrea is a country of varied landscapes. But driving from Asmara, the capital city, towards Keren town in the Anseba Region, you will notice a number of common features: Oases and water sources along the way are true hives of agricultural and economic activity. Continue reading Oases of Eritrea: Nature-Based Solutions for Development
BY SIMON WELDEMICHAEL
The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), which has ruled Ethiopia since 1991, is a thinly veiled multi-ethnic coalition façade of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
The minority government, subsidized by western powers, has employed two complementary tactics to extend its existence: suppressing internal protests and externalization of internal conflicts. Continue reading Ethiopia: EPRDF has Passed its Expiry Date
A million Somali children have starved to death in the past 24 months and this crime goes unnoticed by the international media?
BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN
According to just released information sourced from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the FSNAU between October 2015 and April 2016, a period of only six months, upwards of 400,000 Somali’s, two thirds of whom were children, died of starvation. Continue reading The UN and Genocide by Starvation in Somalia
12.5 million people are now in need of food assistance. The Cholera outbreak which mainly affected Somali region is currently spreading to Northern Ethiopia.
BY RELIEF WEB
12.5 million people are now in need of food assistance. The food insecurity and malnutrition situation in the drought affected areas continues to deteriorate, in particular in Somali region.
Food assistance was delayed for the past months due to pipeline breaks and logistics constraints, but has recently picked up and a national integrated relief plan for food and cash was elaborated until the end of the year. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Deteriorating Humanitarian Situation
BY NATNAEL YEBIO | SHABAIT
Agriculture is the key sector in most developing countries. It has a key role to play in enabling them to accomplish developmental goals, including self-reliance, growth and equity. Food production is a fundamental problem is many developing countries, including Eritrea. Continue reading The Gash Barka Effect: Aligder Agro-Project