Ethiopia to Import 300,000 Tons of Wheat to Build Reserves

Aug. 25 (Bloomberg) — Ethiopia will import 300,000 metric tons of wheat for reserves and to assure food supply amid drought, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said. The milling wheat, a variety used... Read more »

Rising Hunger in South Ethiopia Despite Lush Green

SHEBEDINO, Ethiopia (AP) — Malnourished children are flocking into feeding centers in this forested corner of southern Ethiopia after a drought in East Africa extended into this normally fertile region. While the... Read more »
Mohamed Ibrahim prepares to bury his one-year-old son at the Kobe camp (AFP, Jenny Vaughan)

‘Ten children die each day’ in Ethiopia refugee camp

(AFP) GENEVA — An average of ten children under the age of five die every day from malnutrition and disease in Ethiopia’s Kobe refugee camp, the UN’s refugee agency said Tuesday. “Since... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Emergency Food Reserve Near Zero: WFP

The head of the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) in Ethiopia says the country’s emergency food stocks are almost completely exhausted, with drought conditions expected to worsen before they improve.  There are... Read more »

East African Famine Pledging Conference Delayed , More Regions to be Declared

The African Union said a conference to raise funds for more than 12 million people stricken by drought and famine in the Horn of Africa has been delayed by more than two... Read more »

A view of Horn of Africa’s drought from space

The worst drought in 60 years has hit the Horn of Africa region, an area in east Africa that includes Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. A recent satellite-derived animation from the European Space... Read more »

ETHIOPIA: Floods pose new threat to food security

ADDIS ABABA,  (IRIN) – While the ongoing drought has seriously undermined the food security of up to 4.5 million people in Ethiopia, a threat posed by expected flooding during the second half... Read more »

US official: Ethiopia underestimates drought saying 4.5 million people need food aid

DADAAB, Kenya — Faduma Sakow Abdullahi and her five children tried to escape starvation in Somalia by journeying to a Kenyan refugee camp. Only one day before they reached their destination, her... Read more »

Ethiopian Government Uses Aid as Political Tool : Report

NAIROBI — Ethiopia, one of the world’s top donor aid recipients, is using the assistance to suppress dissent by denying opponents government support, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. Farmers who do not... Read more »
Eleni Gebremedhin - ecx

Ethiopia food aid at commodity exchange

afrol News, 17 June – The Ethiopia Commodity Exchange has signed an agreement with food aid donors that will make and increasing part of food aid by purchased through the commercial market... Read more »