እሑድ April 17, 2016 የአለም አቀፍ ትብብር ለኢትዮጵያውያን መብት ከ ኢሳት ጋር በመተባበር ፤ አለም አቀፍ የ እርዳታ ትብብር ጥሪ (Global Telethon) ያካሂዳል። በዚሁ እለት እና ሰዓት በመገኘት የእርዳታ ጥሪው ተሳታፊ እንዲሆኑ እንጠይቃለን። ዝግጅቱን በ ኢሳት ወይም በዚሁ ደረ-ገጽ መከታተል ይችላሉ። ለተጨማሪ መረጃ የኢሳት ሬዲዮን ያዳምጡ።
ዓለም አቀፍ ትብብር ለኢትዮጵያ ወይም በእንግሊዝኛዉ ግሎባን አሊያንስ ፎር ኢትዮጵያ የተሰኘ በሰሜን አሜሪካ በሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያዉያን የተቋቋመ ድርጅት ኢትዮጵያ ዉስጥ በድርቅ ለተጎዱ ወገኖች 50ሺ የአሜሪካን ዶላር ርዳታ ሰጠ።
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Global Alliance for the Rights of Ethiopia Gave 50 thousand dollar for drought affected ethiopia’s
ግሎባን አሊያንስ ፎር ኢትዮጵያ ኢትዮጵያ ዉስጥ በድርቅ ለተጎዱ ወገኖች 50ሺ የአሜሪካን ዶላር ርዳታ ሰጠ።
With UNICEF support, the Regional Health Bureau of Afar trained an additional 13 mobile health and nutrition teams in January, to provide basic health services to the drought affected population UNICEF is dispatching all the necessary drugs and WASH, Health and Nutrition supplies for the teams. The total mobile teams deployed in the Region will increase from the current 7 to 20 teams and will focus on remote and pastoralist areas in Afar.
The drought and lack of water in schools has impacted school attendance. UNICEF has procured 120 water tanks to be set up in primary schools in Oromia, Afar, and Somali regions to make water available in schools. The first phase benefited 80 schools in Oromia and Somali regions. An estimated 40,000 school children will have access to water in their schools.
A total of 89,325 people, including South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Tierkidi and Kule refugee camps and Itang Special Woreda have been vaccinated against Meningitis during a mass vaccination campaign in December 2015 and January 2016.
Over 190 children have died and 22,000 have been hospitalised in Tharparkar district in 2016 because of drought-related waterborne and viral diseases. Tharparkar is facing severe drought for the fourth consecutive year, and access to health services is reported to be very difficult, with families travelling an average distance of 17km to reach the nearest health facility.
3.6 million Haitians are facing food insecurity due to drought. 200,000 people are in extreme food insecurity. More than 1,000 people in Cap-Haitien, Nord department are also affected by heavy rains and flooding since the beginning of February, as are people in Port-de-Pais, Nord-Ouest.
Clashes in northern Shan state, between the Ta’Ang National Liberation Party and Shan State Army South, have displaced around 5,000 people since 7 February. There are concerns that the number of IDPs will rise. The IDPs are in need of warm clothes and blankets, food, and other essential commodities.
Ethiopia has been repeatedly threatened by extreme hunger; the famine of 1984/85 when up to 1 million people died is to this day etched into the memories of Ethiopians and their government. El Niño induced crop failure and death of livestock leading to extreme hunger for upwards of 10 million people once again threatens Ethiopia.
Ethiopia is unlike other sub-Saharan countries. It has recorded double-digit economic growth over the last decade, and the government has had a social protection scheme in place for the last ten years designed to protect the poorest people from starvation. Under this scheme, six million Ethiopians work for five days each month during the lean season on public works in return for 13kg of cereal and 4kg of pulses a month. Another million people who are unable to work because of age or illness get the food handout or the cash equivalent. Despite the scheme and the commitment of an additional 380 million dollars, the Ethiopian government needs the support of the international community because of the prolonged duration and scale of the drought.
The situation in areas where Welthungerhilfe is working (Amhara, Afar and parts of Oromia) is particularly bad. In Afar in particular, people are reliant on their livestock. Weak animals are dying from hunger and thirst. Farmers and pastoralists are trying desperately to sell them to raise enough money for food. But as is usual in these situations, the price of food is going up while the price of livestock in the market place is falling. Increasing numbers of children under two years age and women, whether pregnant or lactating mothers are presenting at clinics and feeding centers with severe acute malnutrition.
Gaps are starting to appear in the volumes of food being delivered and in the coordination of the response to the drought as the sheer scale of need is starting to overwhelm the capacity of government and of the humanitarian actors. In some cases food has been delivered by the government to areas in need but has not been distributed to people because there is not sufficient money for transportation of food to local distribution points. In other instances, there is a shortage of special food required to help the recovery of children and women when they are acutely malnourished.
The Australian Government is providing further humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia and Somalia to support those affected by drought conditions, and those affected by the ongoing conflict in Somalia.
Two seasons of poor or non-existent rainfall in Ethiopia, exacerbated by the current El Niño event, has left more than 10 million Ethiopians in need of assistance. An estimated 2.1 million people are suffering acute malnutrition and over 100,000 have been displaced.
The Australian Government will provide an additional $10 million to Ethiopia to help provide food and nutrition support, and services such as health and sanitation. In addition, the United Nations World Food Programme has channelled $6.4 million of Australia’s core funding towards its operations in Ethiopia bringing Australia’s total funding for the Ethiopian drought to $16.4 million.
The Australian Government is also providing a further $5 million in humanitarian assistance to Somalia, bringing Australia’s contribution to the Somalia crisis to $9 million since the beginning of 2015.
Over 4 million Somalis are in need of humanitarian assistance due to ongoing conflict and the deepening impacts of El Niño conditions. Delivered through the United Nations, funding will support life-saving interventions such as emergency food, water, shelter and healthcare.
Australia’s contribution will help vaccinate around 12,000 women and children, provide approximately 29,000 people with access to food and 59,000 people with sustainable access to safe water.
RICHMOND, VA – A severe shortfall in aid funding is putting thousands of children at risk in Ethiopia as the country deals with its worst drought emergency in decades. The drought and resulting food shortage are expected to continue well into 2016. ChildFund International is in urgent need of millions of dollars in additional funding to provide emergency food rations for 300,000 people over the next six months.
Ethiopia has faced two consecutive seasons of failed rains. This El Niño-induced drought led the Ethiopian government to declare in December 2015 that 10.2 million people would require emergency humanitarian assistance in 20161 . This includes 435,000 children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition and 1 million children with Moderate Acute Malnutrition. Despite the concerted effort already underway by the government of Ethiopia, UN agencies and NGOs to mitigate the impact of the drought, the scale of the emergency exceeds resources currently available.
More than $21 million is needed to provide a six-month supply of emergency food rations to 300,000 people in the eight districts in Ethiopia where ChildFund works. The funding will cover the purchase of grain, legumes and oils, and transport costs for those at risk. Of the $21 million, $5 million will provide supplementary food for the 100,000 who are the most vulnerable: children under the age of five, pregnant and lactating women, and the elderly.
The ongoing drought in Ethiopia is one of the greatest challenges we currently face,” said ChildFund International President Anne Lynam Goddard. “The government of Ethiopia has worked very hard to build the nation’s economy and infrastructure, but we must provide additional assistance now to ensure the drought does not reverse the efforts made to provide children in Ethiopia with the best possible start in life.
Donations to support ChildFund International’s work in combatting the crisis in Ethiopia can be made by visiting www.childfund.org/ethiopiacrisis.
ChildFund International is a global child development and protection organization serving 19.7 million children and family members in 30 countries. For more than 75 years, we have helped the world’s deprived, excluded and vulnerable children survive and thrive to reach their full potential and become leaders of enduring change. As a member of ChildFund Alliance, we create supportive environments in which children can flourish. For more information, visit www.ChildFund.org.
1 Government of Ethiopia and Humanitarian Partners, “Humanitarian Requirements Document 2016” (December 2015