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USAID Gives Ethiopia $246 Million in Food Assistance

Thirty years of receiving aid from USAID – why’s nothing changed in Ethiopia?
USAID. Thirty years of giving aid – why’s nothing changed in Ethiopia?

By TesfaNews,

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has given Ethiopia with nearly $246 million in food and nutrition assistance since summer 2015. This was announced when the agency was providing an additional $97 million in food assistance to the country.

Ethiopia is suffering its worst drought in 30 years. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says about 8.2 million people in Ethiopia need emergency food aid, nearly double the number compared to six months ago. Continue reading USAID Gives Ethiopia $246 Million in Food Assistance

Ethiopia Heading for Worst Drought in Decades

The number of people who require food assistance in Ethiopia could reach to 15 million – more than in Syria, if there is no timely response.

By Ruadhán Mac Cormaic | for The Irish Times,

Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in decades, with more than eight million people already in need of food assistance as a result of weather conditions that are set to worsen, the aid agency Goal has warned.

The failure of two consecutive rainy seasons, including the summer rain that normally feeds 80-85 per cent of the country but was exceptionally weak this year, has devastated livelihoods and greatly increased malnutrition rates in six Ethiopian regions.

The United Nations has said the level of acute need has already exceeded levels seen in the Horn of Africa drought of 2011, which led to a famine that claimed an estimated 200,000 lives in neighboring Somalia, and the drought is projected to become more severe next year.

“The concern is that if there is not a timely response the situation will deteriorate,” said John Rynne, Goal’s director in Ethiopia. Continue reading Ethiopia Heading for Worst Drought in Decades

Why is Ethiopia Hungry Again?

How the current starvation of 8.2 million Ethiopians unravel the deception of Ethiopia’s economic miracle. Famine doesn’t give a hoot to the regime’s cooked statistics and propaganda. The fundamental problem still lies on poor governance, not drought; incompetent and indifferent governance than environmental factors. Period!

By Jawar Mohammed,

Just a couple months ago, Western leaders and media outlets were fascinated with Ethiopia’s ‘miraculous’ economic growth. From Bill Gates to Obama, and everyone else in between, they were convinced and tried to persuade others that Ethiopia had put that sad history of famine behind itself and emerged as the fastest growing economy in Africa, if not the world.

Fast forward to these past few weeks, reports have begun – giving back Ethiopia its old name – a starving country begging for urgent food aid. A month ago, the number of people needing aid were reported to be 4.5 million; now its 8.2 million and expected to reach 15 million by the end of this year. Continue reading Why is Ethiopia Hungry Again?

Climate Disaster Hammers Ethiopia

According to the World Bank, Ethiopia is the fastest growing economy in the world … for years to come. With its just US $3 billion export economy, the country has been unable to afford US $500 million needed for emergency food aid to feed its 7.8 million starved people. Climate disaster doesn’t give a hoot about World Bank propaganda. (Photo: Eva-Lotta Jansson / Oxfam America)

By Thomas C Mountain,

This year the rains failed in southern Ethiopia and some 25% of a country of 90 million people are facing acute food shortages in the coming months. This climate disaster, brought on mainly by western  industries damage to the environment, has left the Ethiopian government quietly begging the international community for a preliminary food aid package worth $500 million, desperately need to start feeding over 7 million people. Continue reading Climate Disaster Hammers Ethiopia

Saudi Mercenaries and the Starvation of Yemen

What consequences will these Saudi air strikes on Yemen have? Are they going to be effective? What if it doesn’t? Are they going to impose mass starvation over the Yemeni people?

By Thomas C. Mountain,

THE Saudi military is almost entirely staffed by mercenaries. The Saudi jets bombing an air defenseless Yemen are piloted by Pakistanis. Its mid and low level officers are mainly from Jordan and most ominously for its ability to actually launch a ground invasion, its rank and file soldiers are almost entirely from Yemen.

That’s right, the Saudi army is packed full of Yemeni cannon fodder, which helps explains its ignominious failure in its war with Yemen’s Houthi’s in 2009.  Continue reading Saudi Mercenaries and the Starvation of Yemen