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2017/08/11UN News

UN agency sounds alarm as drought-stricken herders in Ethiopia face massive livestock losses

Drought has devastated herders’ livelihoods as it exhausted pastures and water sources, the United Nations agriculture agency said today, stressing that supporting them to get back on their feet and prevent further livestock losses are crucial in the Horn of Africa country, where hunger has been on the rise this year. The drought has led to a significant number of animals dying or falling ill, particularly in the southern and south-eastern regions of the country, as other areas recover from previous seasons’ El Niño-induced drought," warned the Food and Agriculture Organization of the (FAO)....Read Full Article

2017/08/11UN News

UN agency sounds alarm as drought-stricken herders in Ethiopia face massive livestock losses

Drought has devastated herders’ livelihoods as it exhausted pastures and water sources, the United Nations agriculture agency said today, stressing that supporting them to get back on their feet and prevent further livestock losses are crucial in the Horn of Africa country, where hunger has been on the rise this year. The drought has led to a significant number of animals dying or falling ill, particularly in the southern and south-eastern regions of the country, as other areas recover from previous seasons’ El Niño-induced drought," warned the Food and Agriculture Organization of the (FAO)....Read Full Article

2017/07/24theguardian

This is not ’natural selection’: east Africa is in the grip of a famine emergency

arlier this month Adam Gartrell’s article flashed up on my phone screen as I walked between hospital wards in which critically unwell children are congested three-to-a-bed in rural Kenya. The title ("Ignorant and ugly: Australian social media attitudes to an African disaster")...Read Full Article

2017/06/29CNN

Help famine victims in Africa, Yemen

Twenty million people desperately need food assistance across four countries: Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeast Nigeria -- according to figures from the United Nations. "We stand at a critical point in history, " UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien told the Security Council. "Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN." Famine in South Sudan alone has left 100,000 people on the verge of starvation and almost 5 million people, more than 40% of the country’s population, in need of urgent help, aid agencies say. Somalia needs funds -- and quickly. In addition to drought and famine, diseases, like cholera and measles are spreading. Charities are responding by helping to provide food, water and sanitation, health and shelter in the distressed areas. You can make a difference by simply clicking below....Read Full Article